Carrier-Grade Systems: A Global Telecom Mandate
Product downtime can mean millions in lost revenue and even lost customers. In today's "always on" and competitive business climate, telecom and networking equipment providers must deliver products with even higher reliability, availability, security, and power efficiency than ever before to meet the demands of the next-generation networks
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Carrier-grade commonly refers to 99.999% (five nines) availability in a single network element or application. This means any one piece of equipment can have no more than four minutes of downtime per year.
Achieving this level of availability requires equipment to have multiple carrier-grade characteristics:
- An industry proven carrier-grade software foundation
- High availability middleware to eliminate a single failure becoming catastrophic
- Serviceability, to debug or service an application in the field and quickly establish root cause of any problem
- Performance, optimized for higher levels of compute and packet processing through multicore software
- Scalability, from small networks to large IP Multimedia Subsystems without network outages
- Efficiency, with power management and consolidation
- Secure network transactions and secure product and network operations, administration, maintenance, and provisioning and network protection from viruses and denial-of-service and other security attacks
At Wind River, we take carrier-grade very seriously.
- Our broad portfolio of software solutions helps customers achieve the highest level of system availability and uptime.
- Our field-proven deterministic and carrier-grade operating systems, VxWorks and Wind River Linux, have been integrated with the leading silicon partners and standards-based ATCA hardware systems and high availability middleware technologies.
- Our comprehensive development and test tools enable higher code quality and reliability.
- Our multicore software solutions are optimized for performance and efficiency.
- Our run-time technologies include built-in security features.
- Our integration with partner technologies help us create more complete solutions, ready for your carrier grade applications.
- Our expert design services and superior support organization can help you achieve successful carrier-grade deployments.
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