Social media, mobile data and cloud computing are all driving demand for greater network bandwidth, new services and more cost-effective data centers for both enterprise and telecom applications. To meet these demands, service providers are shifting from conventional networking and data center solutions to a new generation of solutions based on virtualized services and applications that form the New IP.
Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) platforms are designed to be easily configured to meet customer requirements and cost-effective, taking advantage of high-volume manufacturing for standard components. COTS platforms are widely used in both data center and telecom applications. The latest COTS platforms developed for the New IP take the best from existing platforms such as carrier-grade servers and Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) and use high-volume, standard server components wherever possible.
This report identifies and analyzes the full spectrum of vendors developing COTS platforms for telecom and cloud applications. It includes not only granular information on the platforms and components themselves – of interest to service providers and system OEMs – but also insights into how the overall New IP COTS market and ecosystem is developing – of interest to a wide audience, including investors.