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Continuous Launches FlexTCA 3.0

SAN DIEGO -- Continuous Computing®, the only company deploying uniquely architected systems comprised of telecom platforms and Trillium® software, today announced the availability of FlexTCA™ 3.0, the company’s next generation of pre-integrated ATCA platforms that enable customers to roll out wireless and deep packet inspection (DPI) applications with reduced risk, cost and complexity. FlexTCA 3.0 brings together best-in-class ATCA components with advanced system software that now includes intuitive GUI-based Essential Services tools for managing deployed systems, the company’s latest FlexCompute™ ATCA-XE60 compute blade, and an updated Service Availability Forum-compliant high availability middleware framework.

FlexTCA 3.0 features a number of exciting new options, including combined AC/DC 2-slot chassis and AC/DC 6-slot chassis that empower customers to hold a single chassis configuration in stock for each size, rather than two chassis per size, and then fit AC or DC power entry modules depending on operator need. Such deployment flexibility reduces inventory costs and reduces lead times dramatically, making customers more cost-competitive.

Additional improvements to FlexTCA 3.0 Wireless and DPI platforms include:

  • Enhanced Essential Services software for powerful diagnostic and remote management capabilities
  • Layer 2 High Availability (L2HA) software yielding low latency, greatly reduced network overhead and decreased convergence time
  • Tight integration of the latest release of GoAhead SAFfire high availability and management middleware (v3.0)
  • Integrated Layer 4 Load Balancing functions to direct sessions / flows across multiple switch, packet and compute blades
  • FlexCompute™ ATCA-XE60 single board computer with dual Intel® Xeon® 5500 series processors (both ATCA and high power options) supporting 8 cores / 16 threads (doubling previous generation performance) and support for over 1 terabyte of storage

“Our new FlexTCA is a powerful, pre-integrated platform that is optimized for customers in the process of developing DPI and processing-intensive wireless applications where maximizing simultaneous session count is a top priority,” said Manish Singh, vice president of product line management, Continuous Computing. “FlexTCA saves valuable design and integration hours, reducing the go-to-market timeline by 12 to 24 months over in-house design or commercial off-the-shelf integration.”

Continuous Computing Corp.

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