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October 29, 2012

Advantech Unveils Intel based Communication Platforms for Workload Consolidation

Advantech, a provider of industrial computing applications, has announced the launch of a wide range of products based on Intel (News - Alert) platform for communications infrastructure formerly known as Crystal Forest.

These products are designed to enable 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.

The new products include PCIE-3214 for fast and secure network performance; FMM-5006, an QuickAssist accelerator on a Fabric Mezzanine Module (FMM); FWA- 3250 and FWA-3220 which are desktop and 1U rackmount systems; FWA-6510, a dual Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 based Network Application Platform; and MIC-5333, a dual Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 ATCA blade.

"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 (News - Alert)," said Steve Price, general manager, Intel Communications Infrastructure Division, in a statement.

"They will allow OEMs to build equipment for service providers capable of understanding and processing traffic closer to the source, which will in turn enable them to monetize much faster on new services.," Price added.

The company has also revealed its NeTarium ATCA Systems ranging from 2-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.

NeTarium ATCA Systems 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.

Advantech’s products benefit Network Equipment Providers (NEPs) as they can utilize Advantech's Customized COTS framework to create differentiating feature sets and deliver flexible, scalable and efficient solutions ahead of their competition.

Advantech's Customized COTS framework combines the benefits of standard products with the advantages of custom design. 

"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, Advantech, in a statement. "In fast-evolving networking markets this provides clients with increased agility for addressing dynamic market opportunities."

Earlier in July, Advantech Embedded and Network Computing Group announced that its Internet of Things and Intelligent Systems strategies and solutions would serve as major drivers for forthcoming developments. Advantech's five year goal is to take the strategies from their initial articulation in the Far East, North America and elsewhere, to a global audience aided by local support in the UK and Europe.




Edited by Allison Boccamazzo
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