Sunday, May 15, 2005

Montavista Launches Linux Carrier Grade Edition 4.0

MontaVista launched the 4th generation of its Linux operating system optimized and tuned for carrier and telecom equipment. The latest release is integrated with technologies from Open Source, The Service Availability (SA Forum), OSDL and other key carrier standards groups.

Montavista said a key advantage of its carrier-grade Linux is the flexiblility it provides for systems vendors to differentiate their products while pursing an open system model that prevents vendor lock-in. Some of the latest carrier-features include a hardened Linux kernel, SA Forum APIs, application failover, kernel resource monitoring and fast reboot. The company claims its real-time technologies provide up to 200x performance enhancement in response times over a stock Linus 2.6 kernel. Hardware support includes PICMG2.16 and ATCA systems, Hot Swap capabilities, OpenIPMI, redundant Ethernet functionality, Logical Volume Manager, RAID disk mirroring, journaling filesys, etc.

Announced customers for Montavista's Carrier-Grade Linux included
Alcatel, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Samsung, Siemens and others.

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