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HP expands BladeSystem offering with carrier-grade platform
HP has expanded its HP BladeSystem c-Class portfolio with a new carrier-grade version optimized for the needs of telecom service providers and network equipment suppliers.
The HP BladeSystem Carrier-Grade Platform provides a foundation for wireless and wired infrastructure.
Service providers can deploy the carrier-grade BladeSystem platform in the IP-based (Internet Protocol) networks they are building. Examples include: Intelligent Network (IN) elements, Internet Multi-Media Subsystem (IMS), service delivery platforms, security systems, media servers, digital television (IPTV) platforms and messaging (SMS, or texting).
The HP BladeSystem Carrier-Grade Platform is expected to be available worldwide in January. It is designed to meet the specific requirements of carrier-grade environments, including:
- NEBS Level 3 rack certification
- NEBS-compliant power supply
- Extended product lifecycles.
For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/carriergrade.