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Wind River aims “trade-in” at rival MontaVista’s clients

Apr 5, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Wind River has launched a program aimed at encouraging MontaVista customers to migrate to its device software platforms. The “Wind River MontaVista Trade-In Program” gives customers in the process of switching to Wind River Linux platforms the option of receiving support and development services from Wind River for shipping products that use the standard MontaVista kernel, throughout the duration of the… transition period.

Wind River says its trade-in program provides a safe migration strategy that avails customers of Wind River's “world-class support and professional services” team, on an “opt-in” basis. Wind River's service team comprises about 200 engineers, CMO John Bruggeman told LinuxDevices last spring, including “Linux Services Practice” and “Network Equipment Services Practice” teams. Additionally, Wind River can outsource support services through a contract with global outsourcing giant Wipro.

Bruggeman stated, “Wind River's trade-in program gives MontaVista's customers a bullet-proof way to bring their current projects onto the device software industry's only commercial grade Linux platform.”

Availability

The Wind River MontaVista Trade-In Program is available on an opt-in basis to qualified customers in the process of deploying a Wind River Linux platform. It provides support for the standard MontaVista kernel in shipping products, during the duration of the transition period. It also provides access to Wind River's professional services organization, to “help extend the capabilities of their project team,” Wind River says.


 
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