SAN JOSE -- Lara Networks here announced Monday it has launched a global partnership program through which it hopes to accelerate deployment of next-generation Internet infrastructure technology, such as its search processors.
The Lara Alliance Partnership (LAP) program is open to both hardware and software providers involved in enterprise and broadband applications. Systems integrators and Internet technology consultants are also welcome to joion, said Lara Networks, which was recently spun out as a separate company from Lara Technology Inc. (see March 31 story).
"The synergy achieved by the LAP program will help fuel the convergence of the communications industry by supporting various mission-critical applications and the migration to networks utilizing broadband infrastructures based on OC-192 and beyond," added Anand Desai, director ofworldwide marketing for Lara Networks. "We are responding to the high level of interest shown by developers and system integrators towards Lara's cutting-edge technology."
Partners have early access to development vehicles for Lara's Network Application Processor (NAP) family, consisting of search-processors-on-a-chip and subsystem solutions incorporating the company's patent-pending Associative Processing Technology (APT).
"As competition continues to increase in the broadband arena for networking equipment vendors, ensuring even faster time-to-market of their products is crucial to maintaining a competitive edge," said Doug McEuen, industry analyst, Cahners In-Stat Group, who tracks the networking industry. "Lara's LAP program should provide vendors in this space with an added advantage in developing their high end products and bringing them to market."