Showing posts with label ATCA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ATCA. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Artesyn Intros 2-Slot 40G ATCA Platform

Artesyn Embedded Technologies introduced its Centellis 2100, a two-slot 40G AdvancedTCA (ATCA) system platform designed to support the latest high performance payload blades.

The unit offers power and cooling support for up to 400 W per slot and up to 500 W in a single slot configuration.  It is designed for data intensive, central office and enterprise networking applications such as distributed networking functions, IMS/IPTV subsystems, 4G wireless applications, and edge networking and routing. The 3U 19 inch small form factor chassis enables reuse of existing, larger scale ATCA hardware and software elements providing a significant reduction in development cost and reducing time-to-market for deployments. The Centellis 2100 features redundant DC or AC power input modules, allowing customers to integrate the system platform into redundant or non-redundant power configurations.

https://www.artesyn.com/computing/products/product/centellis-2100-2-slot-advancedtca-platform-core

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Radisys Builds Bigger, Smarter COTS Platforms for SDN/NFV

Radisys introduced its T-100 platform featuring new "FlowEngine" data plane software and optimized for high performance SDN and data plane Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) processing requirements.

Significantly, the new T-100 Platforms, which are based on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) silicon, can support multiple 100G ingress ports, while classifying, switching and load-balancing traffic to the latest Intel Xeon-based processing blades for performing virtual network functions.

Key capabilities of Radisys' new FlowEngine include:

  • Wirespeed flow classification within the platform switch mechanics to rapidly identify traffic, reducing DPI loads on CPU blades and increasing overall chassis capacity and performance
  • Integrated load balancing to intelligently share loads across VNFs

Radisys’ T-100 Platform family consists of the T-100 Ultra, a 14 slot chassis that delivers 2+ Tbps aggregate throughput, and the T-100 Pro, a 6 slot chassis that delivers 640 Gbps aggregate throughput. The T-100 Ultra and T-100 Pro can be populated with Radisys’ new SDN and data plane NFV optimized blades:

  • A2470 (NPX) Intelligent Switch Blade with FlowEngine supports integrated packet classification, SDN routing and load balancing. Its supports up to 4 x 100GbE network ports. OpenFlow and Neutron plug-ins can be used for orchestration. Service chaining can be implemented across single and clustered chassis/frames
  • A4700, based on the latest Intel Xeon E5 2600 v3 series processors, delivers optimized performance for processor-intensive virtualized applications

Radisys said the new T-100 Platform with A2470 switches, populated with A4700 resource blades running Intel Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), is an ideal NFV data plane processing platform for Layer 5-7 DPI applications, Policy Control Enforcement Functions (PCRF), or Gi-LAN application processing requirements.

For NFV, the Radisys T-100 is designed to maximize use of open source and standards such as RedHat and Ubuntu KVM. It can be managed from an orchestration layer via NF-Vi interfaces.  It supports OpenStack Nova (Compute) and OpenStack Neutron (Network).

“We’ve harnessed our 25 years of telecom platform engineering expertise with the introduction of our T-100 Series Platforms with FlowEngine technology, to overcome the tough challenges around realizing SDN and NFV for the data plane,” said Keate Despain, vice president, Business Development, Radisys. “In addition, Radisys support and integration services are available to help our customers rapidly adopt these unique NFV platform capabilities. The bottom line is that the T-100 with FlowEngine can help telecom application developers accelerate their NFV product programs with a platform architecture backed by Radisys that delivers CapEx and ongoing OpEx savings for mobile operators.”

http://www.radisys.com

Earlier this month, Radisys announced support for the new Intel Xeon E5 2600 v3 series processors with performance upgrades across its broad x86 product portfolio.  A new, standards-based ATCA-4700 blade for the Radisys T-Series Ultra and Pro and the latest Radisys T-Series Compact Rackmount Server are based on the new Intel Xeon E5 2600 v3 series processor.

Radisys said the performance boost makes these solutions well suited for SDN and NFV applications. Carrier-scale deployment of SDN and NFV will require platforms that can process hundreds of millions of data plane flows simultaneously, across thousands of Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs).

Radisys also noted Intel Data Plane Developer Kit (Intel DPDK) optimizations and support across its x86 product line to ensure customers get the best performance possible.  In addition, Radisys brings solutions and expertise in LTE, Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and security to its broad range of applications. The combination of telecom-grade performance and a broad product portfolio optimized with Intel DPDK allows TEMs to focus resources on rapid innovation in the virtualized application arena.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Iridium Selects Radisys' T-Series ATCA for Ground Station Network

 Iridium Communications, which operates a global mobile voice and data network powered by 66 low-Earth orbiting (LEO) cross-linked satellites, is to use Radisys’ T-Series commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platforms to upgrade its ground station infrastructure associated with its next generation global satellite constellation – Iridium NEXT.

Iridium NEXT, scheduled to begin launching in 2015, will deliver more bandwidth and higher data speeds to serve the rapidly-expanding demand for truly global mobile communications. In preparation for the launch of Iridium NEXT, the ground station upgrade is recently complete – across six global ground stations, and the gateway infrastructure.

The Radisys T-Series platform is based on an open standards-based ATCA platform architecture that utilizes merchant silicon and open source software. Radisys said it developed the T-Series platform to be in service for a minimum of seven years. The modular, high-availability platform can be used for a number of applications.

“We are delighted to be working with Iridium on this exciting global communications project,” said Keate Despain, vice president, business development and platform product line management, Radisys. “Our T-Series platforms possess all the necessary qualities to ensure that Iridium enjoys a cost effective, flexible and reliable deployment for Iridium NEXT. This will enable the next generation satellite constellation to stand up to the challenge of delivering effective mobile communications for the entire world with the latest market-leading technology.”

“Iridium NEXT will provide more services at faster speeds, substantially enhancing opportunities for our partners and customers,” said Scott Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Iridium. “Two things were important to Iridium in selecting the Radisys T-Series platform for the Iridium NEXT ground station infrastructure upgrade. First, we needed a platform that was supported by a multi-vendor open ecosystem to ensure its longevity. Being tied to one vendor’s proprietary solution simply wasn’t an option. Second, we needed a platform that provided improved price-performance to enable us to reach our technology and business objectives.”

http://www.radisys.com/
http://www.iridium.com/About/IridiumNEXT.aspx

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Radisys Positions its COTs Platforms for NFV/SDN

Radisys announced its Telecom Cloud-ready T-Series platforms, a commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS), open standards-based ATCA solution that leverages merchant silicon, open source software and a broad range of third-party blades.

The platforms are pre-configured with the latest Intel silicon and integrated load balancing to meet high-performance requirements for Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) deployments. The platform's inclusion of data plane load balancers allows the delivery of up to 1.6 Tbit aggregate performance across the system.

Radisys said the blade architecture of its T-Series enables the migration to SDN by decoupling the control plane and data plane within a single piece of hardware. When operators are ready to physically separate the applications, the bladed architecture of ATCA enables them to easily move the control plane to a dedicated platform. When operators are ready to deploy NFV, they can abstract the application from the hardware. This tiered approach affords operators greater service flexibility, OpEx and CapEx savings and a faster time-to-market. To ensure that operators achieve efficient and seamless integration during their tiered platform integration, Radisys’ Professional Services team is available at each phase to offer full-service consult and assistance.

“Many mobile operators see the value in making the shift to virtualized deployments, but are unsure where to start,” said Grant Henderson, vice president of marketing and product management, Radisys. “Our Telecom Cloud-ready T-Series platforms, available to TEMs and operators alike, provide the flexibility and cost savings that comes with a non-proprietary product, while also breaking the transition to SDN and NFV into convenient steps that support a phased approach to network and service evolution.”

The line up includes:

  • T40 Compact: Designed for data plane appliance applications such as Deep Packet Inspection, Security and Media Optimization, the T40 Compact is an ideal Network Appliance for low-density nodes that require a cost effective but highly flexible platform with a carrier-grade option. It comes with Intel DPDK pre-installed and is supported by a wide range of front serviceable I/O, storage and other hotswap FRUs.
  • T40 Pro: Designed for mid-density node deployments, the T40 Pro is a highly optimized performance/watt/space platform for demanding Policy Enforcement, Security and Service Gateway applications. The T40 Pro, in addition to two 40G switches, sports a 40G backplane and up to four payload slots, allowing a broad range of network processors and compute resource blade options.
  • T40 Ultra: Designed for telecom applications that require the maximum in high density performance, the T40 Ultra provides more than 1 Terabit of switching capacity and the ability to deliver more than 288 Intel cores, making it the highest performing telco-grade platform for SDN/NFV applications.

http://www.radisys.com

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Radisys Demos End-to-End Virtualized LTE Network in a Box

Radisys showcased a end-to-end virtualized LTE network at this week's Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco.

The Radisys LTE network demo features a virtualized small cell, LTE packet core and IMS Media Resource Function with performance optimized with the Intel Data Plane Development Kit. Running on the Radisys T-Series platform, the interactive demo features QoS optimized services including VoLTE, Video Optimization and Conferencing with Apple, Samsung and HTC clients.

Key elements of the demo:
  • Radisys’ Compact EPC solution (including Mobility Management Entity, Serving Gateway, Packet Gateway and Home Subscriber Server) connected by S1 to a Mindspeed eNodeB running Radisys’ TOTALeNodeB software solution, delivering high throughput, low latency LTE communications
  • Radisys’ ATCA technology, including a 6 slot 40G ATCA chassis, with virtualized software running on Radisys’ ATCA-4600 Intel processor
  • Radisys’ virtualized Media Resource Function (MRF) technology at the application layer, showcasing VoLTE, video and conferencing capabilities
http://www.radisys.com



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."
http://www.radisys.com



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