Next-Gen DNS Solution Optimized for Solaris 10 Operating System to Provide a Powerful and Scalable Communications Infrastructure
By Derek Iwasiuk
May 29, 2006
Santa Clara, Calif. Redwood City, Calif. - Sun Microsystems,
Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW) and Nominum, the leading provider of network naming
and addressing solutions, today announced that Bell Canada has selected
a joint Sun-Nominum solution to build a powerful next-generation
services infrastructure. The solution is designed to give Bell Canada
unmatched Domain Name System (DNS) performance and
resiliency--ultimately providing an industry-leading foundation to
quickly deploy new IP services to customers.
Combining Sun Fire x64 (x86, 64-bit) servers, the Solaris 10 Operating
System (OS) and Nominum software, Bell Canada is able to deploy a
scalable and resilient network naming and addressing infrastructure
solution with the backing of two world-class vendors. The combination
eases deployment, reduces cost and provides unbeatable availability and
scalability as new IP-services come to market.
internet providers rely on Nominum DNS servers to meet the demands of a
growing number of subscribers, add resiliency and to deliver real time
applications," said Tom Tovar, vice president of worldwide sales and
business development at Nominum. "By combining Nominum's solutions with
Sun's operating system and Sun Fire x64 servers powered by AMD Opteron
processors, our customers are able to meet these objectives and
dramatically improve their DNS infrastructure."
to providing our customers with a world-class DNS infrastructure in
order to support growth in new services, the demands of IPv6 and the
associated increase in subscriber traffic," said Darrell Jordan Smith,
vice president, global telecommunications industries, Sun Microsystems.
"The combination of Sun and Nominum positions our customers at the
forefront of building a next generation services platform and will
allow the rapid roll of out of new IP-services to customers."
Foundation Caching Name Server for DNS on Sun Fire x64 servers powered
by AMD Opteron processors, give carriers a cost-effective platform for
unrivalled DNS responsiveness and capacity. Nominum CNS includes
advanced security features to help prevent cache-poisoning attacks and
is ready to support cryptographically-signed zones as the adoption of
DNS Security Extension (DNSSEC) progresses. Customers choosing Sun Fire
x64 architecture servers have the flexibility to run the Solaris
Operating System, Linux, and Windows; allowing them to deploy a single
server architecture, in line with their technical objectives.
network naming and addressing solutions power the world's largest
always-on networks. Nominum is a global provider of ENUM-based
IP-Application Routing Directory, DNS, and DHCP solutions that enable
communication providers to deliver high quality always-on broadband
internet and innovative services to their customers, including VoIP,
push to talk, fixed-mobile convergence, IPTV, and triple-play. For
further information visit www.nominum.com.
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