Wind River Extends Reliable Carrier-Grade Linux to Growing Telecom Server Segment
ALAMEDA, Calif., March 9, 2010 — Wind River today announced it has integrated support for HP BladeSystem carrier-grade and enterprise server blades into its industry-leading Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) operating system, tools and build system. Wind River Linux is the first registered CGL 4.0 solution supported on HP ProLiant server blades for HP BladeSystem, allowing customers to standardize on one common carrier-grade operating system platform to build highly reliable network elements across different hardware platforms.
Wind River is committed to the adoption of Linux carrier-grade open platforms for the telecom server segment, allowing equipment providers and operators to achieve cost and time-to-market savings by utilizing a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) approach with volume-based servers and out-of-the-box support for Carrier Grade Linux. Wind River is currently the only embedded Linux provider offering this fully integrated solution for this class of enterprise server.
"Typically, a telecom server is simply a server being used as a telecom networking element, often in the core or edge of the network. An operating system specifically designed for carrier-grade deployments would help to maximize the reliability and performance of the entire telecom environment," said Paul Anderson, vice president, Marketing and Strategy, Linux Products, Wind River. "Bringing Wind River Linux 3.0 to HP BladeSystem server blades gives customers the variety and flexibility they need to build best-in-class products while achieving reliability, cost and performance advantages."
Wind River CGL with HP BladeSystem carrier-grade server blades provides network equipment providers and service providers the performance, cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency of proven enterprise platforms with the reliability of ETSI/NEBS Level 3 certified carrier-grade platforms. In addition, Intel® Xeon® processor family has been integrated with Wind River CGL and HP BladeSystem server blades, allowing customers to leverage investment, applications and tools across all networking devices.
Carrier-grade commonly refers to 99.999% availability in a single network element or application, meaning any one system can have no more than four minutes of downtime per year. Wind River introduced Wind River Linux 3.0 in 2009, including compliance with the CGL 4.0 specification from the Linux Foundation, a vital requirement for the high-end data networking and telecommunications segments. Having a development-ready platform helps customers reduce cost and time-to-market by allowing them to focus resources on product differentiation and revenue impacting activities, rather than reinventing non-competitive base technologies or spending time and effort on open source integration and maintenance. Wind River Linux 3.0 provides a set of pre-configured system profiles for vertical industries including the networking, aerospace and defense and industrial market segments.
To learn more about Wind River's networking solutions, visit http://windriver.com/solutions/network-equipment/.
About Wind River
Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in embedded and mobile software. Wind River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981 and its technology is found in more than 500 million products. Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif. with offices in more than 15 countries. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com or blogs.windriver.com.
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