Monday, June 6, 2005

Motorola and IBM Collaborate on Telco Open Systems Platform

IBM will offer Motorola NetPlane Core Services software as a key middleware component of the IBM eServer Integrated Platform for Telecommunications.

NetPlane Core Services is Motorola's platform-independent implementation of the Service Availability Forum (SA Forum) Application Interface Specification (AIS) and Hardware Platform Interface (HPI). This open, high availability middleware was first introduced with Motorola's Avantellis 3000 Series of AdvancedTCA-based communications servers.

"This collaboration reflects the move to a commercial off-the-shelf-based (COTS) computing infrastructure to support the convergence of enterprise and communications computing applications in the telecom industry," said Wendy Vittori, corporate vice president and general manager, Embedded Communications Computing, Motorola.

"Both IBM and Motorola are committed to open industry standards like SA Forum and OCAF for telecommunications equipment manufacturers and next generation networks," said Jim Pertzborn, vice president of the Telecommunications Industry, IBM Systems & Technology Group.

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