GoAhead Software and Radisys Corporation Offer Network Ready Solution Based on AdvancedTCA and the Service Availability Forum Standards
Radisys Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS), the leading global provider of advanced embedded solutions, and GoAhead® Software, the worldwide leader in open standards-based high availability and systems management middleware for carrier-grade and mission critical systems, today announce a network-ready ATCA platform that supports the Service Availability Forum (SA Forum) Application Interface Specification (AIS).
HILLSBORO, Ore. & BELLEVUE, Wash.-September 18, 2008--Radisys Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS), the leading global provider of advanced embedded solutions, and GoAhead® Software, the worldwide leader in open standards-based high availability and systems management middleware for carrier-grade and mission critical systems, today announce a network-ready ATCA platform that supports the Service Availability Forum (SA Forum) Application Interface Specification (AIS). By integrating the Radisys Promentum® application ready platform, with GoAhead SAFfire(tm), the most comprehensive implementation of AIS standards-based high availability middleware, telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) ensure carrier-grade requirements are met and focus on rapid deployment of revenue-generating applications.
"Since announcing our first application-ready platform based on GoAhead SelfReliant and Radisys Promentum technology two years ago, we have signed seven new joint customers," states Holger Herbert, GoAhead Software director of product management. "We are thrilled to see this traction in the marketplace, and with a platform based on SAFfire, we are poised to build on this success," Herbert says.
The integrated solution includes validated, out-of-box capabilities such as platform management and comprehensive high availability and system management. Areas of focus include resource discovery and system model instantiation, shelf manager integration, alarm management, hot swap management and integration with Radisys specific systems management capabilities. This functionality is available for the full Radisys ATCA portfolio of products including carrier blades, chassis, disk modules, line cards, processing modules and switch modules. All of this is accomplished using the SA Forum Hardware Platform Interface (HPI).
"Our relationship with GoAhead has been a tremendous success," states Keate Despain, Radisys senior director of product marketing. "Our customers demand turnkey solutions, so they can focus on software application innovation and getting new, revenue-generating services to market more quickly. The combination of the Promentum ATCA platform and SAFfire middleware enables them to do this in a standards-based way, with best-of-breed solutions at each layer," Despain says.
Leveraging GoAhead SelfReliant - the company's flagship product, with more than 35,000 deployments worldwide - SAFfire features sophisticated availability and management capabilities, as well as platform independence. Most notably, SAFfire boasts the most comprehensive implementation of the SA Forum AIS.
"In the last two years, NEPs have been able to deliver differentiated services earlier by leveraging standardized, application-ready platforms," states Simon Stanley, Analyst at Large, Heavy Reading. "Now they are looking to replicate that success in other areas of the platform. This solution offered by GoAhead and Radisys offers NEPs a standardized way to ensure application portability and re-use of a common, platform - a significant cost and time savings," states Stanley.
This integration will be available in Q1 of calendar year 2009.
Radisys (Nasdaq: RSYS) is a leading provider of advanced embedded solutions for the communications networking and commercial systems markets. Through intimate customer collaboration and combining innovative technologies and industry-leading architecture, Radisys helps OEMs, systems integrators and solution providers bring better products to market faster and more economically. Radisys products include embedded boards, application enabling platforms and turn-key systems, which are used in today's complex computing, processing and network intensive applications.
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GoAhead Software is the worldwide leader in open standards-based high availability and management middleware for carrier-grade and mission critical systems for which downtime is unacceptable. With more than 35,000 deployments, GoAhead has the only proven, open standards-based solution, reducing risk so you can meet time and cost requirements. GoAhead's leadership and long commitment to Service Availability Forum standards prevent vendor lock-in and protect your investments over time. Every day, industry leaders such as Motorola, Alcatel-Lucent, Italtel, and Lockheed Martin entrust GoAhead to speed time to market, lower costs and focus on differentiation. For more information, visit www.goahead.com <cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=htt[...]> . For press information, contact Lacy Williams at 206-915-8771 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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