OpenClovis Launches New Application Open Source Projects.
Aims to Bring Telco Capability to Popular Enterprise Applications, and
Interoperability to Telecom ISV Solutions.
PETALUMA, Calif., October 31, 2006 – OpenClovis, Inc. today
announced it will launch several new open source projects that aim to
provide high availability and carrier grade capabilities, which are
required by the telecommunications industry, to popular open source
telephony and enterprise applications. At the same time, the company will
also promote additional open source projects to accelerate the
pre-integration of open source telecom Independent Software Vendor (ISV)
solutions with its own commercial-off-the- shelf (COTS), open source, high
availability service application platform.
"With the convergence of IT and telecommunications infrastructures, it
will be beneficial for open source telephony and enterprise applications to
achieve the 'six nines' reliability that is essential for the
telecommunications market, by integrating with OpenClovis," said V.K.
Budhraja, CEO of OpenClovis. "On the other hand, the convergence of IP and
voice networks is driving the need for a standards-based, open architecture
platform on which to develop next generation telecommunications products.
Integrated telecom software solutions, such as those we are also proposing
with these projects, can cut time-to-market and total cost-of-ownership,
and reduce the complexity of development for equipment providers."
The enterprise projects would develop integrations and provide linkages
to incorporate open source enterprise applications with the OpenClovis
Application Service Platform (ASP), an open source, carrier grade, high
availability management software platform. Applications could include
solidDB for MySQL, which combines the strength of the MySQL Server and
solidDB into a robust online transaction processing (OLTP) database that
allows businesses to use an open source relational database for
mission-critical applications. Other applications might include Web servers
such as Apache, telephony and VoIP applications such as Asterisk and Yate,
network management applications such as OpenNMS, and various Java and
Linux-based application-ready execution environments.
"Today's communications organizations are being forced to rapidly
deliver new value-added content and services, operate more efficiently, and
increase customer satisfaction," said Kaj Arno, vice president of open
source community relations for MySQL AB. "Open source has become a proven
method for meeting these challenges, and we applaud OpenClovis' outreach to
the open source telecom world."
"Our own survey of IT professionals earlier this year demonstrated
enterprise demand for open source solutions that ensure mission critical
applications have uninterrupted, real-time access to information," said
Paola Lubet, vice president of marketing and business development, Solid
Information Technology. "Solid partnered with MySQL to bring our proven,
robust OLTP database technology to open source. We welcome this initiative
by OpenClovis and we share with them the commitment to drive the "six
nines" availability to both the communications industry and the broader
enterprise application market."
Additional open source projects would provide pre-integration of the
OpenClovis COTS open source ASP with open source telecom applications, such
as Vovida VoIP, Vyatta OFR and XORP routing stacks, to provide
plug-and-play, interoperable, high availability solutions that would help
speed next generation equipment to market, and at lower cost.
These new projects, collectively called ClovisForge, are associated
with the existing OpenClovis Software Project, which aims to provide the
telecommunications industry with an extensive set of high-quality, modular
and reusable software components and tools that are standards-based and
designed to be hardware- and operating system (OS)- agnostic.
The OpenClovis ASP is suitable for a wide range of carrier grade
network elements, and its usage ranges from broadband access devices for
technologies such as DSL, PON, 3G/WiMAX, to metro Ethernet and edge
switches/routers, IPTV application servers and IP multimedia subsystem
(IMS) core elements.
OpenClovis products are offered and supported under the dual GNU Public
License (GPL) open source and commercial license model that has already
proved successful for other open source software companies. Major
corporations such as AT&T, HP, IBM, Intel and Wind River have already
pledged support for the OpenClovis open source approach.
The OpenClovis application project will begin accepting submissions for
priority project ideas immediately. Project selection will begin January
2007 with the first project Web launch to be scheduled shortly thereafter.
For more information, please visit http://www.openclovis.org .
OpenClovis ( http://www.openclovis.com ) provides a premier open source,
commercial off-the-shelf application service platform for the
telecommunications industry. The OpenClovis platform is designed to reduce
the cost of developing telecommunications equipment and accelerate time to
market by providing developers with a flexible, standards-based software
platform available under both open source and commercial licenses. With
OpenClovis, telecommunication and network equipment manufacturers have the
tools to quickly and easily add a management and high availability platform
on which to build their differentiated applications. OpenClovis has
received investment backing from American River Ventures, AT&T, Intel
Capital, Sevin Rosen Funds and Walden International. The company has
partnerships with industry leaders such as HP and IBM.
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