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Advantech, Enea unveils systems management middleware agreement

Advantech and Enea have unveiled Enea Element systems management middleware suite on Advantech’s Intel Xeon 5500-based AdvancedTCA blades, enabling higher levels of manageability, reliability and serviceability required by core network applications. The company will be demonstrating systems management capabilities during the ATCA summit in Santa Clara.

According to Advantech, the Enea Element has been implemented on both of its ATCA blades based on the Intel Xeon 5500 series where the processing power, DDR3 memory latency, PCI Express 2.0, and virtualisation technologies provide impressive processing capacity. Both the single and dual processor blades are 6-core and share common architectures allowing full software re-use.

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Enea’s Element provides an open architecture, SA Forum-conformant, COTS middleware offering for distributed telecom systems that allows TEMs to enhance application development and create distributed software. It also facilitates the design of portable software that can be reused across multiple generations of products and take advantage of the latest hardware upgrades.

In addition, Element provides core services for instrumenting, monitoring, and synchronising applications spread across multiple operating systems and processors. It also provides network supervision, fault management, DSP management, shelf management, and upgrade management services that make it easier to monitor, repair, configure, and upgrade live systems as they operate in the field, the company said.

Peter Marek, director of blade computing division at Advantech, said: “Right now telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) want scalable, open platforms that deliver greater speed, integrate seamlessly and lower total costs. Advantech’s ATCA blades coupled with Enea Element expand the Service Availability Forum (SA Forum)-conformant hardware choice for customers, while offering innovative blade-level feature sets and exceptional platform and application availability management services. That’s a huge benefit to TEMs in getting to deployment faster and with a highly reliable, managed network element.”
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