Date Added: Feb 2011
This paper provides an overview of Oracle's 10 Gigabit Ethernet-enabled Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) platforms and the spectrum of available Oracle Sun blades. It outlines the full ecosystem of ATCA products, highlighting how 10 GbE Ethernet is integrated into the Oracle ATCA blade family. Communication carriers and Network Equipment Providers (NEPs) are adopting IP networking to support virtually all of their operations, from wireline and mobile communication to rich media, content delivery, and the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). The rapid adoption of VoIP, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), and Video on Demand is causing IP packet processing workloads to escalate, putting new demands on NEP infrastructures.