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Advantech Deploys Intel-based Telecom Platform for Workload Consolidation
By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor
Advantech (News - Alert), a provider of telecom platform deployment solutions, introduced a new range of Intel (News - Alert)-based communications platforms for workload consolidation and increased network efficiency.
The products included in this line of telecom platform deployment solutions are: PCIE-3214, a powerful solution for fast and secure network performance; FMM-5006, an Intel QuickAssist accelerator on a Fabric Mezzanine Module (FMM); and FWA- 3250 and FWA-3220, desktop and 1U rackmount systems based on the IntelCeleron 725C,IntelPentiumB915C, IntelCore i3-2115C IntelorIntel Xeon Processor (News - Alert) E3-1105C.
The products power highly scalable telecom platform deployment by allowing network equipment providers (NEPs) to utilize Advantech's customized COTS framework to create differentiating feature sets and deliver flexible, scalable and efficient solutions ahead of their competition.
"Network Equipment Providers can utilize the broad range of new options with Advantech's customized COTS framework built on the Intel platform for communications infrastructure to deliver flexible, scalable and efficient solutions to respond to rapidly changing customer needs," said Franz Wei, VP R&D at Advantech in a statement. "In fast-evolving networking markets, this provides clients with increased agility for addressing dynamic market opportunities."
The most significant benefit of this portfolio is that it allows customers to scale their product lines and easily adapt them for future network needs with the ability to consolidate multiple workloads onto a single platform. In fact, the solutions are engineered to shorten design times and accelerate the insertion of new technologies, so they enable significant time-to-market advantages for OEMs.
NeTarium ATCA Systems range from two-slots to 14-slots, providing system-level switching capacities of over 1.28Tbps at the high-end for up to 12 MIC-5333 blades with 192 Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 cores.
Since these systems are based on a single Intel architecture, they provide the packet processing and application performance necessary to support a wide range of software workloads such as policy and charging enforcement, network security, real-time traffic monitoring, load balancing, subscriber analytics and content optimization, among others.
"With products based on the Intel platform for communications infrastructure, equipment makers can now consolidate multiple workloads to increase network efficiency with fewer platforms - platforms built into the latest generation of boards, blades and systems from Advantech," added Steve Price, general manager of the Intel Communications Infrastructure Division.
Edited by Jamie Epstein