BOSTON, VON Conference (Booth #1101), Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today made the first public
demonstration of its upcoming Netra(TM) ATCA (advanced telecom computing
architecture) blade server powered with the multi-core AMD Opteron
processor-and running Solaris (TM) 10 Operating System (OS) at the 2005 VON
(Voice on the Net) Conference. Sun's ATCA blade platform will be able to
support both SPARC(R) and AMD Opteron processor-based blades in the same
chassis with choice of operating systems, including the Solaris OS and
The ATCA blade server with the SPARC processor is scheduled for release at
the end of 2005 with the AMD Opteron processor-based blade scheduled for
release at the end of the first quarter of 2006.
"Today we are demonstrating a major step toward enabling choice in our
upcoming ATCA platform. This will be the first carrier grade Sun product to
offer AMD Opteron and SPARC processor-based blades with the Solaris OS and
Linux support to meet the needs of our NEP and service provider customers,"
said Raju Penumatcha, VP of Netra Systems and Networking, Sun Microsystems.
"This demonstration validates the importance of choice in Sun's ATCA strategy
for high-performance, highly available, next-generation telecom services."
Sun will bring the advantages of the proven, carrier grade Solaris 10 OS
with a common standards-based management and availability suite to those
customers who choose to use the AMD Opteron processor in Sun's ATCA blade
platform. This combination will provide high performance carrier grade
reliability with a lower total cost of development and ownership for emerging
high-bandwidth telephony networks and next generation, IP-based telephony
services, such as voice, video and data.
For those customers who require carrier grade Linux on Sun's ATCA blade
platform, Sun is announcing support for MontaVista Carrier Grade Edition
(CGE). Monta Vista is currently working on an optimized port of its Linux
environment for Sun's ATCA blade platform and multi-core AMD Opteron
processor-based blade server.
"Network Equipment Providers are looking to MontaVista CGE as their Linux
platform of choice for next generation infrastructure," said Peder Ulander,
vice president of marketing at MontaVista Software. "We are very excited about
Sun's decision to offer MontaVista Linux as their Linux option for its
upcoming ATCA blade platform. Sun is recognized as a leader in carrier grade
server platforms, and we look forward to working closely with Sun to deliver
our Carrier Grade Edition tuned and optimized for Sun's new ATCA blade
In addition to Sun's ATCA blade platform demonstration using the AMD
Opteron processor, Sun will be demonstrating NTT COMWARE's next-generation SIP
application server technology for IP-based "triple-play" services (voice,
video and data) on Sun's Netra ATCA blade server and UltraSPARC
processor-based ATCA blade running carrier-grade Solaris OS. These
demonstrations will take place at Sun's booth, #1101 at VON in Boston,
The combination of the UltraSPARC processor-based ATCA blade running the
Solaris 10 OS, NTT COMWARE's best-in-breed SIP application server and NMS
Communications' Open Access platform will uniquely enable high performance,
highly available triple-play services for emerging fixed mobile convergent
"NTT COMWARE has been working very closely with Sun on our next-generation
SIP application server technology and we intend to deploy this technology on
Sun's ATCA blade platform to enable triple-play services for our key service
provider customers," said a senior vice president with NTT COMWARE.
"Leveraging an open, standards-based computing platform like Sun's Netra ATCA
blade platform will allow us the flexibility to rapidly deploy
revenue-generating services that can easily adapt to evolving marketplace
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Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All SPARC
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of SPARC International, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
Products bearing SPARC trademarks are based upon an architecture developed by
Sun Microsystems, Inc. AMD, Opteron, the AMD logo, the AMD Opteron logo are
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