Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Continuous Computing's ATCA DPI Platforms Tops 320 Gbps

Continuous Computing released its latest FlexTCA integrated platform for deep packet inspection (DPI) network intelligence applications.

Continuous Computing's FlexTCA, which is based on the latest 40G ATCA standards, combines switch, packet processing and compute products. It capitalizes on the company's FlowEngine DPI software framework, which combines the advanced load balancing and packet processing capabilities of an ecosystem of software vendors and the customization capabilities of professional services companies into a package that provides NEPs the complete foundation on which they can build and market advanced DPI applications.

The FlexTCA DPI platform is the first to come with native 100GbE interfaces – dual 100GbE CXP with active/standby capability and the option to aggregate other interface types (e.g., 10GbE SFP+ or 40GbE QSFP) for maximum speed.

Policy enforcement and monitoring have become critical elements of assuring performance in today's bandwidth-constrained networks, and DPI is the key enabling technology," said Mike Coward, chief technology officer and co-founder of Continuous Computing. "With the skyrocketing increase in network traffic from advanced, bandwidth-hungry content like converged voice and video, packet processing solutions need to be able to mirror the resulting massive increase in throughput requirements. With up to 320Gbps system capacity, FlexTCA is the right platform at the right time."

The new FlexTCA platform family includes:

  • Option of 14-, 6- or 2-slot platforms, all of which support 300W+ blades

  • FlexCore™ ATCA-FM81 hub switch supporting 10GbE, 40GbE and 100GbE interfaces

  • FlexPacket™ ATCA-PP81 DPI blade with dual NetLogic Microsystems XLP832 CPUs

  • Optional hardware offload includes NetLogic NL11K KBP (Knowledge-based Processor) TCAM and specialized NetLogic NETL7 NLS2008 RegEx solutions for pattern matching

  • FlexCompute™ ATCA-XE100 compute blade with the latest Intel microprocessors.

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