Thursday, February 7, 2008

Wind River Systems Touts Carrier Grade Linux

Wind River Systems announced that it has become the first commercial vendor to meet the Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) 4.0 requirements specified by the Linux Foundation. Wind River Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition 2.0, adheres to the most recent CGL specification and is available immediately to Wind River customers for project development.

The CGL 4.0 specification defines approximately 250 individual requirements divided into seven key categories for equipment providers: availability, clustering, serviceability, performance, standards, hardware and security. Requirements in each category are then split into priority levels of mandatory, desired and roadmap. The CGL specification, which started in 2002, has undergone several updates, and is now the standard choice for ATCA-based network equipment. It is also designed to support all hardware capabilities to create a foundation for a complete Carrier-Grade solution.