High Hopes for High Availability
Looking ahead to when the major telecom networks start investing heavily in 3G wireless and IP-based infrastructure, Sun launches a beta program for high-availability server software.Looking ahead to sunnier days when the major telecommunications networks start investing heavily in third-generation wireless and IP-based infrastructure, Sun Microsystems Inc. today launched a beta program for high-availability server software. Part of Suns strategy for next-generation networks, the new Netra High Availability Suite 2.0 software was developed to give network equipment makers ways to reduce the time and expense of developing advanced infrastructure components, including 3G wireless network elements and softswitches.
Although the new software is targeted primarily to service providers, future iterations of the technology are likely to cater to enterprise networks, said Stephen Smith, group marketing director of the network equipment provider group at Sun. "Oftentimes, todays telecom requirements are tomorrows enterprise requirements," Smith said. "Many IT managers need systems with increasing levels of high availability. Many of these things inevitably filter down into the enterprise."