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ZNYX Unveils New ATCA Telecom Platform Deployment Solution
By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor
The solution delivers the largest memory footprint available in an ATCA compute blade, supporting Intel’s next-generation communications platform. ZX9210 hosts up to 32 virtual machines (VMs) in a single compute blade and includes several hardware-based virtualization technologies to improve VM performance.
Intel Data Direct I/O provides direct access to processor cache and SR-IOV, which shares a single I/O resource between multiple VMs. Further, the Dual QuickAssist silicon aspect of the Intel Communications Chipset 8920 represents the maximum power of any ATCA server blade available. With this feature, ZX9210 delivers the most offload capacity for encryption and compression.
ZX9210 is available in a 10G configuration, and offers 16 DDR3 memory sockets. A maximum of 512GB of memory ensures a cost-effective configuration for applications with lower memory requirements. The ZX9210 also features two SSD mSATA drives, dual USB, video, and Ethernet. ZX9210 supports the Oracle (News - Alert) RTM specification, ensuring compatibility with a wide-range of RTMs from multiple vendors.
Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 is ideal for ATCA compute blades. It allows equipment manufacturers to meet mission critical demands in a cost-effective way. The solution is also designed for application providers and system integrators for use in various telecom platform deployment scenarios.
"ZNYX was able to develop the richest ATCA feature set utilizing the highest performance IntelXeon processor E5-2600," said David Parkinson, vice president of Hardware Engineering for ZNYX Networks (News - Alert), in a statement. "Among the impressive capabilities designed into ZNYX's ZX9210 ATCA compute blade include dual-sockets using embedded Intel Xeon processors and onboard solid state storage."
"Equipment manufacturers embrace the Crystal Forest platform for next generation communications because it provides high performance and accelerates time to market by delivering workload consolidation – applications, control and packet processing all in one platform," added Connie Austin, president and CEO, ZNYX Networks.
Edited by Jamie Epstein