MSP Cloud Feature Article
April 17, 2012

Telco Systems Intros T-Metro 8000 Carrier Cloud Gateway Aggregation Platform

Telco Systems (News - Alert) has unveiled its new T-Metro 8000 carrier cloud gateway aggregation platform, claiming that it’s the industry’s first open architecture, high density Carrier Ethernet cloud services Ethernet/MPLS switching platform.

Erin Dunne from Vertical Systems, noted that as carriers move to cloud based services, on-I Telecom equipment vendors must increasingly focus on solving the networking aspects of carrier cloud connectivity -- lower cost per bit, dynamic bandwidth and end user SLA requirements for secure access to Cloud services.

“The new T-Metro 8000 not only incorporates a robust feature set for MPLS/Ethernet and VPNs -- which are the fastest growing wireline data products for Service Providers worldwide -- but also addresses the emerging demand for secure global access to Cloud services,” Dunne said.

Cloud based services come with many benefits but they also come with their share of challenges such as security, resiliency, low latency, load balancing, and SLA monitoring. Company officials said that their new offering answers many of these challenges.

The T-Metro 8000 Carrier Cloud Gateway is based on AdvancedTCA (News - Alert) open architecture standards, which enables seamless integration of additional blades from other vendors. Company officials said that this allows for creation of new services and solutions.

Moreover, it features BiNOX operating system software supporting Hierarchal QoS (HQoS), hardware based wire speed OAM, load balancing, VPLS/HVPLS and L2VPN optimized capabilities.

Company officials said that T-Metro 8000 introduces the first open Carrier Ethernet solution that future-proof the provider network since it supports value-added services including in-cloud load balancing.

Also, it enables a wide variety of services and an easy migration to a converged service environment, which makes it an ideal choice for wide-scale Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) adoption, implementation, and transformation, according to company officials.

“T-Metro 8000 combines with EdgeGenie, our service management solution, as well as with our demarcation and aggregation switches allowing our customers to build a cost-optimized scalable MPLS and Ethernet network,” said Nir Daube, vice president of product management at Telco Systems.

At present, T-Metro 8000 is being tested by several major carriers. The company plans to make it generally available in Q3 this year.

Last month, Symphony Communication selected Telco Systems T-Marc demarcation product line for its Business Ethernet deployments.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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