AdvancedTCA® (ATCA®) is an established and successful technology in the telecom network central office. The tangible business benefits realized by network equipment manufacturers and operators are driving enhancements to the technology to address even more applications, including those in the network data center. The ability of ATCA to compete effectively with commercial or enterprise servers goes beyond the technology to encompass the benefits of the reuse of common platform processes and potential streamlining of supply chains.
This eBook gives an overview of how ATCA technology is increasingly being considered for service delivery applications both inside and outside the telecom central office. It goes on to discuss some of the lessons that can be learned from IT best practices and highlights the issues of virtualization, network efficiency and application load balancing.
Finally, the author illustrates how these issues can be put into practice with the latest generation of ATCA products.