The Diameter routing market looks good recently, with product announcements from a number of vendors, large wins (Tekelec announced it received $20M and $13M orders in during October - here) and start-up funding (Traffix Systems).
Vendors in this space (here) come from different disciplines. The majority have background in the Diameter world itself (Tekelec, Traffix, Openet, IntelliNet Technologies), some specialize in IP traffic management (F5 and now Radware) or other, maybe similar, markets (Acme Packet).
Customers should therefore examine their needs when comparing solutions and bids, certainly when more specific Diameter issues are concerned.Radware, a traffic management player, is now added to my product list. The vendor has released several solution papers showing how its AppDirector and AppXcel products may be used to improve Diameter servers performance.
See "Fault-tolerant AAA HSS/DIAMETER Services across IMS Framework" - here.
Radware introduced the following solutions:
- DIAMETER messaging redirection and load distribution
- DIAMETER high availability
- DIAMETER burst distribution and service responsiveness
- DIAMETER virtualization and global disaster recovery