MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition 2.1: A Revolutionary New Product for Telecommunications

MontaVista Software Inc. has announced the release of MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition 2.1, a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Linux solution for telecommunications. The product is designed specifically for network equipment providers as a standard, modular, communications platform and offers essential high availability features such as CompactPCI hot swap drivers, redundant Ethernet and RAID1. Carrier Grade Edition also delivers a hardened driver architecture, resource monitoring and fault management services, and other carrier grade capabilities. The product is based on open source projects initiated by MontaVista Software and other open source contributions and offers developers a choice of vendors at various levels of integration. The product supports industry-leading PICMG 2.16 compliant CompactPCI platforms and standard rack mount systems based on the Intel IA-32 architecture. The product is available immediately and subscribers to the MontaVista High Availability Framework product will be able to migrate seamlessly and without additional cost to Carrier Grade Edition.