Press Release Source: Procera Networks On Monday February 14, 2011, 12:01 am EST BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwire - 02/14/11) - Procera® Networks Inc. (AMEX:PKT - News), the Intelligent Policy Enforcement (IPE) company, today announced the launch of the next generation PL 10000 series at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The new PL10000 series ships with flow processing line cards that boost capacity to an impressive 120 Gbps per chassis in actual deployment configuration with traffic classification and policy enforcement capabilities enabled.
"Our goal is to maximize performance," said Alexander Haväng, CTO of Procera Networks. "Similar to our IPv6 announcement a few weeks ago, this reflects our leadership position in the technological evolution as we respond to customer requests with innovation."
Scalable subscriber count is as crucial as speed for mobile operators in today's social networking society that drives a user behavior with more and longer user sessions, thus increasing the number of concurrent users. Supporting subscriber growth and the changing user behavior is critical to mobile operators who more and more are relying on data services as the primary revenue contributor.
The PacketLogic PL10014 scales to 10 million subscribers in a single chassis. Multiple chassis can be clustered for higher performance, and is supported by PacketLogic's pertinent and non-disruptive support for asymmetric traffic management and bi-directional traffic identification over multiple links and even multiple PacketLogic systems.
Existing PL10000 customers can upgrade their chassis with the new flow processing line cards to increase capacity to the performance levels above.
The new PL10000 series is generally available in this quarter (11Q1). Procera is exhibiting in Hall 2 (#2A86) at the Mobile World Congress where the new PacketLogic products are being demonstrated.
Procera also launched the world's fastest Intelligent Policy Enforcement appliance. The PL8820 delivers a remarkable 30 Gbps capacity in a 2RU form factor and announced Technology Alliance with F5 Networks to deliver highly scalable traffic management for mobile operators.
PL8820 is the first stackable, easy-to-deploy 30 Gbps Intelligent Policy Enforcement appliance with the largest signature database available and no feature limitations. The PL8820 comes with up to four channels of 10GE or 16 channels of GE in a compact 2RU form factor. It is specifically designed for today’s high connection, high growth Internet, where social networks have dramatically increased the number of active connections on the network, and video streaming continues to drive up traffic volume daily. PL8820 is especially applicable for the high bandwidth and high stress network deployments that are typical for mobile operator’s networks today.
The PL8820 is the highest performing appliance available today, and competes favorably with more expensive chassis- based solutions in price and performance. The system can simply grow capacity with software licenses, from just a few gigabits of capacity up to full 30 Gbps of capacity. The system supports redundancy and high availability, including support for bypass interfaces.
The PL10000 is the industry’s most scalable multi-10 Gbps Intelligent Policy Enforcement (IPE) platform, with support for up 120 Gbps of throughput in a single system, and multi- system performance scaling up to 2 Tbps. The PL10000 was specifically designed for customers that are rapidly growing their network bandwidth beyond 10Gbps of capacity, and need flexibility to grow their network deployment to handle the explosive growth of bandwidth usage in broadband networks. It was also specifically designed for today’s high connection, high growth Internet, where social networks have dramatically increased the number of active connections on the network, and video streaming continues to grow daily.
The PL10000 comes in two models, the PL10005 (a 5RU chassis) and the PL10014 (a 12RU chassis), each using the same hard- ware modules. Up to six 10GE ports can be used for traffic processing, network redun - dancy, or traffic diversion. It also supports FlowSync and QueueSync, which enable full support for asymmetric traffic and sim pli- fied clustering for network and capacity growth beyond 10 Gbps. The system supports redundancy and high availability, including internal N+1 redundancy
The PL10000 combines policy enforcement with granular awareness. The PL10000 leverages DRDL ™ (Datastream Recognition Definition Language), PacketLogic’s unique traffic identification engine, to gain visibility into network, subscriber, device, and location information. DRDL provides full Layer 7 visibility into applications, providing un- paralleled visibility into application behavior and service properties, enabling network operators to make fine-grained distinctions in managing services and congestion on their networks. DRDL has been confirmed by independent third-parties to be the most accurate traffic identification engine available, which is critical when policy enforcement is used for service creation and charging.