Oracle is making a bid for the enterprise communication services market with the release of a bundled hardware and software package.
The company said that its Network Applications Platform will provide an all-in-one package for the communications and network services market.
Based on the Sun Netra and ZFS Storage hardware systems, the platform also combines the Oracle Linux, VM, Enterprise Manager and Communications Service Availability to produce a fully integrating system which can be easily deployed.
Oracle estimates that the integrated platform can save customers up 33 percent in costs related to integration and testing processes. Additionally, the company said that the platform was highly reliable, touting a better than 'five nines' availability rate. A five nines rate equates to about five minutes of downtime a year.
"We are excited to extend Oracle’s family of engineered systems to support next-generation telecommunications services," said Oracle Communications senior vice president and general manager Bhaskar Gorti.
"The introduction of Oracle Network Applications Platform underscores Oracle’s commitment to the communications industry by integrating all the key infrastructure components – which have historically been custom-assembled – into a single solution that accelerates time to market for the next wave of innovative communications services."
The company hopes that the platform will strike a chord with enterprise service providers and telecoms firms who are looking to increase the performance and capacity of the communications service offerings.
The International Telecommunications Union has predicted increased strain on networks as the total number of networked devices is expected to hit 25 billion by the end of the decade.
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