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Procket Networks delivers its first hardware, software offerings

Procket Networks, a four-year-old company that has already raised US$275 million in venture capital funding, today...


April 9, 2003  


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Procket Networks, a four-year-old company that has already raised US$275 million in venture capital funding, today announced shipments of its first product — the PRO/8000 High-Availability Router Series. The company claims the offering delivers improvements in IP network reliability, scalability and economics.

Based on its PRO/Silicon and PRO/1 Modular Service Environment software technologies, the routers feature capacities and high-speed densities that, based on current industry pricing, deliver 30 to 65 per cent savings over traditional offerings, it said.

"Common line card and media adapter support across all PRO/8000 routers sharply reduce what has been, to date, a significant capital expense for customers — line card sparing," the company said in a release. "PRO/8000 routers also provide up to a 50 per cent reduction in power consumption and floor space over traditional offerings.

Procket also announced it has developed a new architecture for PRO/1 software to enable autonomic operation — the ability to self-heal, self-configure, self-monitor and self-protect.

PRO/1 maintains maximum uptime, even during planned software upgrades. According to a study by Network Strategy Partners, network disruption due to planned software upgrades represents 22 per cent of all downtime.

Today’s Internet, the Milpitas, Calif. company says, is plagued by traffic congestion, low reliability and poor scalability and it’s caused by outdated software and unreliable routing hardware.

“Procket recognizes that the economics of IP networking must change for our industry to move forward,” said company president and CEO Randall Kruep. “Building far more reliable networks at sharply reduced costs is crucial for IP services to be successful."


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