Manish Singh, VP Product Line Management, Continuous Computing Corporation
The introduction of flat rate $99 all-you-can-eat data plans was, if not the most important, a very critical factor that catalyzed mobile broadband adoption. At the same time, these plans have set consumers' expectations for getting more and more bandwidth for less and less money. In fact, the decoupling between traffic growth and revenue growth is the single biggest challenge that mobile network operators face today.
This document is intended for system architects and engineers who are considering how to build a reliable network infrastructure within an ATCA-based platform for network element applications. As this is an introduction to the HA approaches in widespread use today, it does not cover in depth the specialized techniques intended for particular categories of applications. It does, though, shed light on the advancements and best practices to achieve maximum availability from ATCA-based telecom networks.