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Procera Adds 100GE-optimized I/O module for 600 Gbps in Single Chassis

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Procera Networks announced a new 100GE-optimized I/O module for its PacketLogic PL20000 platform. Responding to the increasing demands of high performance broadband networks, the new PL20000 takes advantage of a 100GE-optimized I/O module configuration with up to 4x100GE channels and 16x10GE channels and increases the platform’s scalability up to 480 million flows at a setup rate of 8 million flows per second for up to 10 million broadband subscribers.

“The PL20000 was specifically designed to operate in 100GE environments, not just for performance, but also session scalability and performance,” said Alexander Haväng, CTO of Procera. “Fixed and mobile consumers use more devices and more applications simultaneously than ever before. The PL20000 can handle bandwidth-intensive applications like video as well as session-intensive applications like social networking, allowing operators to continue to grow their subscribers and service offerings.”

Ed Page, director of product management at Procera, said that with the 600Gbps throughput, multi-system performance can scale up to 10 Tbps and speeds of 600 Gbps mean that the PL20000 can handle bandwidth-intensive applications, running concurrently on a variety of devices and help ensure a great user experience.

With its products deployed across network operators worldwide, Procera offers Internet intelligence solutions to service providers and the analytics for their network pipes and how they are performing, in addition to some deep packet inspection for looking specifically at what content is being transmitted. For instance, the company has estimated the number of people watching Netflix shows.

It says its PacketLogic software suite delivers the insights to take action on broadband traffic in order to enhance the subscriber experience.

Intelligence for mobile networks

Procera also announced the launch of RAN Perspectives, a new subscriber experience solution for mobile broadband operators that delivers real-time location and RAN (Radio Access Network) QoE (Quality of Experience) awareness. The company says the solutions provide network intelligence for mobile operators and reduce the need for probes and the costs associated with drive testing. It will integrate with a PacketLogic deployment and give the operator real-time location and RAN quality information.

“The proliferation of mobile devices coupled with the expanding use of data-intensive applications, such as mobile video, has led to increasing congestion in the RAN that can dramatically reduce subscriber QoE,” said Shira Levine, an analyst at Infonetics Research. “A device-based solution such as RAN Perspectives has the potential to more effectively manage congestion while enabling a broad array of additional services, solutions and applications, which could have dramatic implications for mobile networks.”

RAN Perspectives is available for beta testing and is expected to be generally available in the first quarter of 2015.

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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