CAMARILLO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2013) - Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: VTSS), a leading provider of advanced IC solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks, introduced Vitesse Service Aware Architecture (ViSAA™) technology, exclusively available in its portfolio of Carrier Ethernet Switch Engines. Integrated into the Ethernet switching layer silicon, ViSAA provides a scalable, hardware-based, efficient solution for enabling MEF CE 2.0 Carrier Ethernet service delivery in networking equipment, including Ethernet Access Devices (EAD) and Network Interface Devices (NID), used for small cell and macrocell backhaul in fiber and wireless networks.
Generic Ethernet switches are not service aware, meaning that OEMs are forced to augment traditional switching silicon with expensive external hardware components that could include FPGA, NPUs, or both. Supporting true carrier-class service delivery also often requires complex software additions that impact performance, and ultimately, carrier opex and revenue. Implementation is further challenged by the growing demand for Carrier Ethernet services for cloud access and mobile backhaul. Recent analyst reports show this market grew from $7 billion in 2007 to $30 billion in 2012, and forecast further growth to $48 billion by 2016. As future services ramp, it becomes imperative for carriers to dramatically increase efficiencies in their network equipment.
"ViSAA's hardware-based service aware technology overcomes the typical performance and implementation issues involved in delivering Carrier Ethernet services using an Ethernet switch," said Uday Mudoi, product marketing director at Vitesse. "Vitesse's approach radically simplifies how OEMs can enable carriers to establish, monitor and monetize Ethernet services for mobile access and cloud networks."
ViSAA: Unique Hardware-Based Service Layer for Scalable, Wirespeed Performance
ViSAA simplifies Ethernet business service provisioning and monitoring. Its layered approach, combined with multiple hardware accelerators, delivers:
- Wirespeed Performance and Scalability: Embedded in Vitesse's Carrier Ethernet Switch Engines, ViSAA delivers carrier-grade Ethernet services, including QoS, management, and performance monitoring at wirespeed, including multi-operator OAM and service activation testing capabilities. The silicon-based solution enables easy scaling to multi-port Gigabit Ethernet (GE) and 10 GE equipment without any compromises in wirespeed performance;
- Simplified Service Provisioning: Complemented by Vitesse CEServices™ software, ViSAA simplifies provisioning of Carrier Ethernet services by supporting dedicated service-based resource pools;
- Low Power and Cost: Tight integration of the service layer with switching silicon delivers up to 80% power savings with Vitesse's Carrier Ethernet Switch Engines versus competitive solutions. ViSAA also eliminates the need for any external processing components to deliver CE 2.0 services.
When combined with Vitesse's Intellisec™-enabled PHYs, only ViSAA can enable the secure, high performance and reliable networks required to move mission-critical Enterprise applications to the cloud. ViSAA technology is already embedded throughout Vitesse's Carrier Ethernet Switch Engine portfolio, including previously announced Serval™, Caracal™, Jaguar™, and LynX™ families.
Vitesse (NASDAQ: VTSS) designs a diverse portfolio of high-performance semiconductor solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks worldwide. Vitesse products enable the fastest-growing network infrastructure markets including Mobile Access/IP Edge, Cloud Computing and SMB/SME Enterprise Networking. Visit www.vitesse.com or follow us on Twitter @VitesseSemi.
Vitesse is a registered trademark and ViSAA, CEServices, Intellisec, Serval, Caracal, Jaguar, and LynX are trademarks of Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective holders.