Network Communications News (NCN) NCN-Sept2017 - Page 38

IP SECURITY COMPANY SHOWCASE SPONSORED STORIES FROM THE INDUSTRY Sonus Networks debuts enhancements Sonus Networks has announced enhancements to its network transformation solution. These updates, the company said, provide an innovative offering that helps carriers modernise and monetise their network as they migrate from circuit switching to all-IP environments. The comapny has integrated the Sonus Centralised Policy and Routing Engine (PSX) with the Sonus T7000 Intelligent Switching System. This enables the T7000 to bypass its internal routing logic on a per-trunk basis and use the PSX’s advanced routing and policy framework. The T7000 continues to provide call processing, service logic, switch fabric, media processing and signaling while the PSX determines route choices for call terminations. Carriers can continue to rely on the strength of the T7000 while receiving additional benefits from the PSX, including least cost routing, intelligent policy controls, simplified network management, increased margins, and virtualised packaging for cloud-ready customers. Additional upgrades to Sonus’ network transformation solution include higher scalability. Upgraded processors on the T7000 blades enable customers to support higher session densities per codec and up to two times more sessions per second throughput. This functionality enables carriers to support more sessions on fewer blades than past versions allowed. Chris Yenney, general manager, Mobile Business Unit at Sonus Networks, said: ‘Over the years, Sonus has worked tirelessly to lead service providers on their network transformation journey with trusted solutions that power and secure both their TDM and IP communications. ‘With innovative features, such as centralised routing and next-generation inter face cards, Sonus is making it even easier for carriers to begin their journey.’ For further information visit: Huawei launches intelligent cloud platform Huawei has released the new-generation intelligent cloud hardware platform, Atlas, which is positioned for scenarios such as public cloud, artificial intelligence (AI) and high-per formance computing (HPC). The company said that Atlas will ride on the advantages of key technologies including heterogeneous resource pooling an intelligent orchestration to deliver new levels or hardware resource utilisation and adapt more flexibly to service demands. Qiu Long, president, IT Server Product Line at Huawei, said that cloud computing technologies are already an integral part of people’s daily lives. Mr Long added: ‘From applications such as safe city and smart manufacturing to autonomous driving, AI and cloud technologies are spreading. Pivotal to intelligence is having capabilities that allow numerous systems to process in real time the massive volumes of data generated from a world of full connectivity. ‘It’s become a tremendous challenge for traditional computing systems to deliver the required capabilities in order to process, query and analyse data of such a high order of magnitude.’ Huawei said that Atlas is said to drive over 50% higher resource utilisation efficiency and boosts performance by over 10x compared with the traditional x86 architecture, meanwhile slashing the hardware decide types for customers. ‘As the AI era is approaching, traditional hardware cannot meet the requirements on development of AI and cloud technologies,’ Mr Long added. For further information visit: 38 | September 2017