Augsburg, GERMANY, June 10, 2015 – Kontron, a leading supplier of embedded computing technology (ECT), announced today the general availability of the long-life CG2300 2U carrier grade server intended to support the evolution of central office network applications designed by telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) who are required to deploy High Availability (5 nines) and NEBS (Level 3) / ETSI certified systems for their carrier clients’ networks.
The mission-critical “always-on” nature of telecommunications services deployed from space constrained environments still dictates the use of carrier-grade, NEBS or ETSI-certified servers. These servers typically need to be short in depth, highly ruggedized, support multiple third party hardware add-ons, and feature next generation Intel® multi-core compute performance.
The CG2300 fits this profile with a ‘dual-socket’ design that supports Intel® Xeon E5-2600 v3 (up to)
16-core processors, plus an exceptional array of options for high memory, flexible I/O and storage, and dual redundant AC or DC power – all in a compact 2U, 20-inch deep form factor.
The 22nm Intel® Xeon™ Processor E5 v3 family introduces a multitude of enhancements intended to significantly improve processor performance over previous generations, plus provide lower latency and intelligently save on power. Additional benefits from this Intel chipset include:
▶ Massive I/O bandwidth increase: total of 40 lanes / CPU;
▶ Faster memory bandwidth: each processor has 8 channels running up to 2133MHz, a
29% increase over previous Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v2;
▶ More cores, similar power budget: single CPU supports up to 16 cores (32 threads) with the same power budget that allowed only up to 10 cores previously; dual-socket supplies
32 cores (64 threads).
“Kontron leveraged a great deal of carrier grade design expertise into this single server,” said Santiago Morales, Product Manager, Communications Business Unit, Kontron. “Kontron’s carrier grade servers are the epitome of ruggeded reliability and versatile high-performance features. With added vibration control, options for redundancy, third-party PCIe card interoperability testing, the CG2300 is the best choice for dark room environments for critical CO applications – from unified messaging and signaling gateways to operational and business system support.”
New Professional Services
Dedicated to customer satisfaction, Kontron backs its cloud and telecom hardware platforms with a suite of professional services that cover extended warranties and technical support services.
To accelerate CG2300 hardware evaluations or facilitate application development, Kontron additionally offers TEMs, OEMs, and network equipment providers (NEPs) a 30-day free trial remote session service via its ‘no-need-to-buy-to-try’ SYMLAB secured PaaS environment.
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The Kontron CG2300 carrier grade server is available now.
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Kontron, a global leader in embedded computing technology and trusted advisor in IoT, works closely with its customers, allowing them to focus on their core competencies by offering a complete and integrated portfolio of hardware, software and services designed to help them make the most of their applications.
With a significant percentage of employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms; bringing to life numerous technologies and applications that touch millions of lives. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership, product longevity and the best possible overall application with leading-edge, highest reliability embedded technology.
Kontron is a listed company. Its shares are traded in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on other exchanges under the symbol “KBC”.
For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com
About Kontron in Communications
Kontron SYMVIO series of innovative carrier-class and cloud infrastructure solutions are designed to bring any infrastructure application to life for the new world of software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). We are experienced system architects who match our clients’ network application requirements with the right hardware and software solutions for the 4G LTE Evolved Packet Core, Content Delivery Networks, and Cloud infrastructure. By partnering with Kontron, service providers and their ISV partners can enter new markets with greater speed, confidence and operational efficiency. For more information, please visit www.symkloud.com or www.kontron.com/communications.
Kontron is a Corporate Sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation, and is an ecosystem member of the Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand™ Ecosystem Program, and the Wind River Titanium Cloud NFV partner program.