HP latest to cut ATCA strategy

Hewlett-Packard said it is dumping a server initiative based on the Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture in favor of offering its own series of telecom blade servers. One of the benefits of ATCA is that it creates hardware interoperability that allows customers greater flexibility to mix and match products. For equipment vendors, it can provide similar flexibility to mix and match best-of-breed components.

However, the logic of interoperability is sometimes at odds with market reality and the ambitions of companies to provide their own end-to-end, turnkey solutions to their customers. Some vendors won't offer something like ATCA unless customers demand it, but if the vendors don't promote it much, not a lot of customers will ask for it. ATCA may stay in the background unless someone decides it's worth the same promotional energy that telecom companies have invested in other technologies, like, say, IMS.

For more:
- see this story in Light Reading

Related articles:
- The ATCA market hasn't lived up to lofty expectations 

FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER

Like this story? Subscribe to FierceTelecom!

The Telecom industry is an ever-changing world where big ideas come along daily. Our subscribers rely on FierceTelecom as their must-read source for the latest news, analysis and data on the intersection of telecom and media. Sign up today to get telecom news and updates delivered to your inbox and read on the go.

Suggested Articles

Thanks to the European and Asia-Pacific regions, global data center switch revenue bounced back in Q3 after two consecutive quarters of declines.

Lumen has teamed up with Itential to boost automation across multi-domain networks for service providers, enterprises and cloud providers.

The Open Networking Foundation's Aether platform, which includes 5G, edge and cloud, has taken flight with a $30 million contract funded by DARPA.