Industry terms like cloud computing, cluster computing, cross-domain network communications and virtualization can mean different things in different system applications. While these terms can be useful in describing the basic goals of a system, they can sometimes get in the way of focusing in on the practical hardware and software elements needed for effective system solutions. What’s needed to solve many of these system requirements described by fancy industry terms are practical system solutions that are affordable, scalable, flexible and designed to meet the requirements of today as well as tomorrow.
Trenton recently published a white paper that helps you navigate through the maze of virtualization possibilities. The white paper focuses on various computer system solutions used in implementing cross-domain networks utilizing cloud computing and cluster computing concepts. On the hardware side of the equation, multi-segment backplanes and COTS single board computers can provide the scalability, flexibility and network security needed in these systems.
There are several hardware platform solutions described in the white paper, with system solutions ranging from the traditional edge-card single board computer to the MicroTCA AMC processor card form factors. The white paper describes the combination of COTS hardware and software components that enable multiple applications virtualized at different security levels on each SBC or AMC, and multiple HAP clients that can access each board simultaneously.
Virtualization is making inroads within a variety of markets, from Government & Defense to Industrial Automation and Communications, and our systems engineering approach to designing, manufacturing and integrating rackmount computing solutions ensures top performance, compatibility and reliability. Download a copy of Trenton’s white paper on virtualization, or call us: 800.875.6031 or 770.287.3100 and one of our account managers will design a customer-driven virtualization computing platform built to your specifications.