With active trials under way at several tier one European and North American service providers, it is clear that the rapid turn-up of new services on a per-subscriber basis is the overriding objective for network operators. The best way to achieve that is to meld service delivery applications with a high-performance traffic management and forwarding system.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (PRWEB) May 27, 2008
Rapidly prototype and launch revenue-generating services, Identify and monitor session flows on a highly granular per-subscriber, per-service basis, Manage session flows to enforce policy-based quality of service and capacity, Develop applications that add value to individual session flows, Reduce the number of devices required for broadband aggregation and subscriber management. The rapid rollout of new services is achieved via the Zeugma Open Application Sandbox (OAS). The OAS supports a multiplicity of applications developed by Zeugma, the service provider, or third parties. The Zeugma OAS runs on a high performance compute grid, giving broadband service providers a platform that is truly limitless in its potential to support new services.
Kevin Woollard, BT (LSE: BT.A, NYSE: BT) technical strategist, office of the CTO, "As an operator we need highly scalable, high performance solutions that allow BT to deliver applications and services in the future that we haven't even thought of yet. We are currently investigating the Zeugma Services Node's capabilities, and are excited by the potential of the technology. Whether BT, Zeugma, system integrators, or third-party developers write the applications, the ZSN appears to offer the embedded compute resources able to support them." Michael Howard, cofounder and principal analyst with industry research firm Infonetics Research, "The future relevance and competitiveness of broadband providers is dependent on their ability to quickly develop and deploy new services—today's value creation and value add is largely in services, and not in the capacity and pipes to deliver such services. The ZSN is the first of a new breed of service delivery routers and could be a game changer." The ZSN provides a new level of intelligence, extensibility, and flexibility to broadband service providers through its unique platform architecture, which is composed of the following elements:
1. Compute Blades. For open applications support, the ZSN scales up to 520,000 DMIPS using embedded Compute Blades (CBs).
2. Traffic Blades. For high-speed broadband aggregation, traffic forwarding, and deep packet inspection (DPI), Traffic Blades (TBs) provide up to 720 Gbps of capacity.
3. Zeugma Open Application Sandbox (OAS). The ZSN includes a native application execution environment, the Zeugma OAS, that provides APIs for system control functions and a secure run-time environment.
4. Service Delivery Applications. Zeugma provides a number of applications that can be run within the Zeugma OAS. These include application-driven QOS, application-driven bandwidth, active VOIP and video quality of experience monitoring, and URL filtering.
Zeugma CEO Andrew Harries observed, "With active trials under way at several tier one European and North American service providers, it is clear that the rapid turn-up of new services on a per-subscriber basis is the overriding objective for network operators. The best way to achieve that is to meld service delivery applications with a high-performance traffic management and forwarding system."
About Zeugma Systems
Zeugma Systems is a privately held telecommunications equipment supplier delivering open solutions that accelerate service deployment for broadband service providers. The Zeugma Services Node combines massive compute resources with a high-capacity data plane to yield reliable application integration and rapid turn-up of new services. http://www.zeugmasystems.com
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