|[August 05, 2014]
Overture Extends 6500 Service Aggregation and Switching Platform
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
today announced the latest release of its award-winning Overture 6500
service aggregation and switching platform. This release includes a new
8-slot chassis and features that enhance service assurance and service
availability. With a new high-capacity chassis and rich feature set, the
Overture 6500 raises the standard for delivering performance-assured
Carrier Ethernet over any access method, including fiber, E-Access,
copper, SONET, and TDM, with full resiliency.
The 6500 is a key component of Overture's Ensemble Open Services
Architecture™ (Ensemble OSA™), an open platform for service automation
and network virtualization. Ensemble orchestration and control software
activates the Overture 6500 to build connectivity in the OSA between end
customers and virtualized network functions. This allows service
providers to create connections among service end points and to virtual
network functions to create an end-to-end service.
Exceptional Ethernet Density
The newly introduced 6508 8-slot chassis joins the 3-slot 6504 released
in 2013. Leveraging the same interface modules and processors as the
6504, the new 6508 chassis brings scale to service providers with high
density Ethernet service deployments. The 6508 chassis takes service
density to a new level, serving combinations of up to 192 1GigE and 18
10GigE optical, 768 Ethernet over Copper pairs, 32 Ethernet over SONET,
2688 Ethernet over DS1s fom a single 19" chassis.
The latest 6500 software release adds cross-card bonding capabilities
for copper and TDM groups to the 6500's existing cross-card link
aggregation and cross-card G.8032v2 Ethernet ring capabilities.
Cross-card bonding improves resiliency and eliminates the need for
service providers to move pairs from one card to another when addressing
pair growth. The 6500 cross-card bonding approach consumes no additional
card slots and requires no dedicated switching cards, which means
service providers don't pay a premium for high availability and easy
Enhanced Performance Assurance
With dramatic increases in service operations and maintenance (SOAM)
processing throughput, the new software release gives service providers
the ability to extend Y.1731 Service Assurance and Fault Management to
over 3000 services and implement high speed ring protection signaling.
"The latest enhancements to the 6500, together with our Ensemble
OSA, demonstrates how Overture is helping create a fundamentally new
approach for service creation, activation and assurance," said Brian van
Voorhis, Senior Product Manager, Overture. "As operators begin to
realize the benefits of SDN and NFV integration, we are committed to
providing a ubiquitous Carrier Ethernet foundation at the metro service
edge so that our customers achieve unmatched service agility and
operational efficiency today and for the future."
More information on the Overture
6500 is available at Overture's website
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About Overture Networks
Overture is the preferred provider of Carrier Ethernet solutions for the
metro service edge. By leveraging Overture's Carrier Ethernet expertise
and its new Ensemble Open Service Architecture™ for software-defined
services, network operators and service providers worldwide are
maximizing operational efficiencies and introducing new
revenue-generating services on a scale never before possible.
Overture is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, with sales
offices around the globe. For more information, visit http://www.overturenetworks.com.
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