Wind River Accelerates OpenSAF-Based High Availability Systems Development
Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, has extended its relationship with GoAhead Software, a worldwide leader in middleware for embedded systems.
ALAMEDA, Calif. – May 10, 2011 – Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, has extended its relationship with GoAhead Software, a worldwide leader in middleware for embedded systems. Wind River is now the preferred integration partner for GoAhead Software’s OpenSAFfire offering and GoAhead Software is Wind River’s preferred partner for commercial OpenSAF solutions. Together, Wind River and GoAhead Software provide a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution for an open source platform integrating industry standards-based high availability and Linux. Additionally, Wind River has introduced Wind River OpenSAF Quickstart, a professional services and technical support package designed to help customers who are using the OpenSAF open source project for quick prototyping or are struggling with developing their own OpenSAF applications.
“The popularity of open source for high availability systems continues to rise. For example, we have seen significant adoption of OpenSAF in the aerospace and defense and networking industries. Since becoming the first company to join the OpenSAF Foundation after its creation in 2008, Wind River has continued to actively contribute to the project and build expertise in OpenSAF,” said Michael Krutz, vice president of worldwide solutions and services at Wind River. “Wind River helps developers jump-start their projects and focus their efforts on differentiation, whether they select a commercial off-the-shelf solution such as OpenSAFfire or are using the open source route to create a prototype of an OpenSAF implementation.”
“We’re seeing a growing momentum for open source software for high availability middleware, and OpenSAF is quickly becoming the de facto standard for these systems," said Bill Yaman, senior vice president of sales and marketing at GoAhead Software. “OpenSAFfire is the only commercial distribution of OpenSAF, and the significant increase in demand means that GoAhead needs a partner with the services capacity to complement our own offerings. We are pleased to be partnering with Wind River and expect our mutual customers to benefit greatly from this partnership.”
Developers desiring a commercial solution can look to GoAhead Software. Together Wind River and GoAhead Software are providing a comprehensive and complementary set of solutions for the OpenSAF community. OpenSAFfire implements all major functions of the Service Availability Forum’s Application Interface Specification and also includes important enhancements to improve scalability as well as hardware and software management. OpenSAFfire includes a full implementation of the SA Forum Software Management Framework and Platform Layer Management services, which provide hardware abstraction to ease the management of supporting multiple hardware architectures and facilitates virtualization.
For developers looking to create high availability middleware solutions using code directly from the OpenSAF project, they can install and configure OpenSAF in a matter of days with Wind River OpenSAF Quickstart. The Wind River OpenSAF Quickstart package is immediately available. More information about Wind River OpenSAF Quickstart is available at www.windriver.com/announces/openSAF/. Developers can also use Wind River’s professional services for help in migrating legacy applications to OpenSAF or to modify and extend OpenSAF functionality. Additionally, developers interested in the freely available OpenSAF code can visit the Wind River Developers Network and download a pre-validated layer package of OpenSAF for Wind River Linux at developer.windriver.com/community/opensaf.
Carrier grade and mission-critical environments commonly found in industries such as networking and aerospace and defense demand high availability systems delivering continuous, uninterrupted service. Open source and standards-based software allow for accelerated innovation, and as high availability systems adopt open source middleware solutions, OpenSAF is fast becoming the standard for high availability middleware. Wind River employs a group of OpenSAF maintainers and experts actively assisting with the OpenSAF project daily activities.
Additionally, Wind River is a key sponsor and speaker at the 2011 OpenSAF Conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 17-18. For more information about the 2011 OpenSAF Conference, visit www.opensaf.org.
OpenSAF™ is an open source community with projects focused on high availability middleware. The goal of OpenSAF projects is to develop high availability middleware that is consistent with the Service Availability Forum (SA Forum) specifications. OpenSAF is freely available to anyone under the LGPLv2.1, and anyone may contribute to the code base. The OpenSAF Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established by leading communications and computing companies to facilitate the work of the OpenSAF project and to accelerate the adoption of OpenSAF in commercial products.
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 1 billion products. Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with offices in 20 countries. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com or blogs.windriver.com.