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Red Hat announces carrier grade Linux support

Dec 3, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 2 views

Boston, MA — (press release excerpt) — Red Hat today announced plans to extend support for carrier grade Linux applications on Red Hat Linux Advanced Server, an operating system platform designed for mission critical workloads. These enhancements, targeted for use on Intel-based hardware platforms, will improve Advanced Server's ability to address the needs of telecommunications providers to develop and… deploy new services as part of the transition to standards-based modular communications platforms.

The telecommunications industry is dependent on highly reliable and available platforms for carrier grade applications. Red Hat Linux Advanced Server delivers a stable operating system for developing new voice, data, and wireless technologies for the telecom market segment. Enhancements to Advanced Server will be made from recommendations advocated by the OSDL Carrier Grade Linux Working Group, a specification forum including Red Hat, Intel Corporation, IBM, HP and other industry leaders focused on positioning Linux-based software components as the basis for robust communications products.

The new features in Advanced Server will include improved application portability and performance, support for POSIX compliant threading, diskless blade systems, improved system responsiveness, advanced debugging and systems analysis, and additional high availability clustering capabilities. Advanced Server will run on Intel-based servers and platforms, including those available from IBM and HP, as part of a carrier-grade modular architecture approach promoting interoperability for application-level solutions.

“We intend to continue to move with the industry trend toward modular communications platforms for more scalable solutions,” said Paul Cormier, executive vice president of Engineering at Red Hat. “By combining more advanced, focused technologies such as high availability and clustering, we can meet the availability and supportibility needs of such a critical industry.”

Red Hat plans to make this carrier-grade Linux release available in mid-2003.

About the Carrier Grade Linux Working Group

The Carrier Grade Linux Working Group is an industry forum operating under the guidance of the Open Source Development Lab. Supported by a global consortium of industry leaders, the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) is an independent, vendor-neutral, non-profit organization dedicated to enabling Linux and Linux-based programming for enterprise and carrier-class functionality worldwide.

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