Motorola Paves Way for 6NINES Telecom Applications With High Availability Linux Offering for OEMs Developing IP, ATM Networks New HA Linux 3.0 Provides Comprehensive Availability Management, Fault

Management and Configuration Management Features That are Tightly Integrated

With Motorola's MXP Platform



    TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola Computer Group, a
 part of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT), today announced the newest version of its
 advanced high availability software based on the Linux(R) operating system,
 designed to help telecommunications original equipment manufactures (OEMs)
 quickly bring to market applications that require high availability in a
 distributed environment.  With this offering, Motorola has taken significant
 steps toward providing the key operating system features required for 6NINES
 availability, or the equivalent of 30 seconds or less of downtime annually.
     Motorola is introducing considerable new features and functions with this
 HA Linux software release, including hot software upgrade, distributed event
 management, distributed communications, remote monitoring/configuration and
 enhanced checkpoint services. Motorola, with extensive customer input, has
 identified these features as key for developing applications to help meet the
 stringent requirements of next generation telecom networks.
     "Achieving 30 seconds or less downtime a year cannot be achieved by
 hardware or software alone; the two must be tightly integrated," said Charles
 deTranaltes, business manager, Motorola Computer Group's telecommunications
 business.  "The release of the new HA Linux 3.0, coupled with our award-
 winning carrier-grade CompactPCI(R) systems, is an important milestone in our
 on-going quest to improve uptime and service continuity for customers.  In
 this software release, we have not only made tremendous strides in features
 and functionality, we have also identified those key areas which must be
 enhanced in order to officially deliver 6NINES availability in the near term."
     Targeted at OEMs developing mission-critical applications such as
 softswitches, media gateways and SS7 gateways, HA Linux 3.0 provides
 comprehensive high-availability software for Motorola's new award-winning
 Multi-Service Packet Transport Platform (MXP).   An embedded applications
 platform, the MXP platform helps provide the industry's fastest throughput
 (more than 700Gb/s) with the flexibility and scalability needed to help
 deliver multiple services that can connect to different networks-IP, Frame
 Relay and ATM for example.  General availability of HA Linux 3.0 is expected
 in the second quarter of 2002 in concert with the full production release of
 the MXP platform.
 
     HA Linux 3.0 Sets the 6NINES Bar with Five Critical Features
     The new HA Linux 3.0 provides telecom OEMs with a solid building block to
 achieve 6NINES availability by meeting five basic criteria with strong product
 features:
 
     Hot Software Upgrade
     The software upgrade feature allows customers to upgrade software
 components on a system that is providing service without affecting service
 levels. Software components that can be upgraded include firmware, operating
 system and application components.  A state machine approach is used with a
 rollback function so that recovery can occur from any upgrade failure.
 
     Distributed Event Management/Event Director
     HA Linux 3.0 enables system events to be distributed over a network via a
 reliable, redundant communication path.  Failover policies can be managed in a
 networked environment. As a result, system designers can now accommodate
 geographic failures when architecting system designs.
 
     Remote Monitoring/Configuration
     HA Linux 3.0 provides an SNMP interface to all Event Manager and Event
 Director commands.  Administering and monitoring of a system can be performed
 from a central location to any system on the network. This feature allows
 active management of a system that may be located in a remote location where
 service response times to failures may be prohibitive.
 
     Checkpoint Services
     The checkpoint services feature provides a framework for applications to
 exchange data over a TCP/IP connection.  Checkpoint services reduce switchover
 time, allowing higher re-start models to be employed.  Reducing switchover
 time is a key component to achieving 6NINES service availability levels.
     "By expanding the proven capabilities of its previous HA Linux offerings,
 Motorola continues to drive the development of embedded Linux by enabling OEMs
 to base their distributed applications on a reliable, off-the-shelf platform
 with a rich development environment," said Harvey J. Hindin, vice president,
 High Availability Services at D.H. Brown Associates.  "HA Linux 3.0 is another
 clear example of how Motorola continues to be a leader in the high
 availability market with comprehensive hardware/software solutions needed to
 speed development of mission-critical applications.  In a world where every
 second of downtime means lost revenue and dissatisfied customers, telecom OEMs
 and service providers will applaud Motorola's conscientious drive toward
 moving the industry in the direction of future 6NINES availability."
     "As the telecom industry cautiously moves towards all-packet networks, our
 OEM customers require both hardware and software that can handle their
 customers' distributed environments.  We're committed to giving them what they
 need," said deTranaltes. "Our new HA Linux 3.0 software, coupled with our
 award-winning platform, provides our customers with a comprehensive system
 management solution that monitors failures and facilitates seamless switchover
 to redundant resources.  The combination of hardware and software sets this
 offering apart in the marketplace, as a developer can now focus entirely on
 developing their application rather than integrating disparate off-the-shelf
 hardware and software products."
 
     For more information on HA Linux and to download a whitepaper, visit
 www.motorola.com/linux .
 
     About Motorola
     Motorola Computer Group is a business unit of the Motorola Integrated
 Electronic Systems Sector (IESS). It is the world's leading supplier of
 embedded computing platforms for equipment manufacturers in
 telecommunications, military and aerospace, medical equipment and industrial
 automation, with core competencies in services and training, design,
 manufacturing and systems integration capabilities.  IESS is a leading
 provider of advanced electronic products and systems for customers integrating
 electronics into their products.  Motorola IESS solutions provide the brains
 that make electronic systems simpler, safer, smarter and more synchronized.
 
     Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated
 communications and embedded electronic solutions.  Sales in 2001 were
 $30 billion.
     MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo and all other trademarks indicated as such
 herein are trademarks of Motorola, Inc. (R) Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.   All
 other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.
 
 

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