Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Radisys Packs a 4X Punch with New T-Series 40G ATCA Platform

Radisys introduced its T40, an ATCA-based 40G platform designed to scale for carrier applications such as deep packet inspection (DPI), advanced network security and the 4G evolved packet core (EPC).

As part of the Radisys T-Series family of ATCA solutions, the new T40 platform provides 4X switching capacity over existing 10G systems and 160 Gbps of I/O performance, while aggressively lowering the cost per bit. Radisys calculates that compared to existing 10G systems its new 40G ATCA platform can deliver up to a 50% cost-per-bit reduction for network operators. The calculation is made by comparing the cost of fully-loaded 10G systems processing tens of thousands of concurrent video sessions versus an optimized 40G system.

The T40 platform is a telecom-grade system, built to Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) specifications, that is pre-integrated with a large selection of ATCA blades built with cutting edge processors and software. Key capabilities include:

  • T-Series Management Software, including platform management, load balancing and switch redundancy

  • 28 Intel processors with more than 1TB of memory in a chassis

  • High-speed 40G chassis with 70 CFM per slot

  • 160G of flexible I/O on the hub

  • A 640G hub to provide 40G to each slot

  • Next generation processors on every board, including 40G backplane connectivity

  • Pre-integrated software to enable carrier cloud services

  • Radisys Trillium 3G and LTE protocol stacks, including passive monitoring versions.
"As the number one supplier of global telecom platforms and ATCA solutions with 175 customer wins and counting, Radisys has the industry-leading expertise necessary to address the inherent risk TEMs assume when investing R&D resources in the hardware and software development and integration environment," said Keate Despain, vice president and general manager, platforms, Radisys. "The T40 is a complete, integrated platform that enables our customers to alter their R&D profile and focus their efforts on application development in order to increase service revenue-transforming the R&D expense associated with the platform away from a fixed cost to a variable cost."

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