LINCOLN, Mass., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleepycat Software, makers of Berkeley DB -- the most widely deployed embedded data management software in the world, announced today immediate availability of Berkeley DB for Linux operating systems that comply with the OSDL Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) 1.1 feature set. Linux distributors who have announced support for CGL include MontaVista, Red Hat, SuSE, TurboLinux and UnitedLinux. "Sleepycat has a long tradition of supporting telco market leaders such as Alcatel, BT, Cisco, Mitel, Teligent and others where carrier-grade service means 99.9999% uptime and Berkeley DB has a track record in providing data management reliability in the most demanding applications," said Mike Olson, CEO of Sleepycat Software. "While our software runs on many platforms, we're enthusiastic about the increasing momentum behind Linux for telecommunications markets." Released last year, the OSDL Carrier Grade Linux Specification 1.1 includes standards such as the Linux Standards Base, IPv6, SNMP support, and POSIX interfaces for timers, signals, messages queues, semaphores, event logging and threads. Network equipment providers (NEPs), Telecommunications equipment manufacturers (TEMs) and network operators are increasingly turning away from single vendor, proprietary platforms in favor of open standards- based software and commercial off-the-shelf hardware. Linux is a popular emerging platform for these next-generation systems that promise to lower costs and accelerate new service offerings for manufacturers and network operators. "With its support of the OSDL Carrier Grade Linux Specification, Sleepycat Software is showing that ISVs can deliver Linux-based solutions to customers in communications market segments that demand the highest levels of reliability and availability," said Timothy D. Witham, Lab Director, OSDL. "The global downturn for vendors in the communications market has created an opportunity for Linux as the key players adopt open standard platforms to cut costs and speed time to market," said Wayne Kernochan, Managing Vice President, Platform Infrastructure, at market research firm the Aberdeen Group. "By providing an embedded data engine for Linux in carrier grade environments, Sleepycat Software shows how the solution stack in this market is growing and scaling, accelerating customer adoption and value-add." About OSDL and Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) Founded in 2000, OSDL is a non-profit service organization for open source developers dedicated to removing barriers to the adoption of Linux in the enterprise. Backed by a global consortium of industry IT leaders, OSDL has state-of the-art lab computing facilities in the United States and Japan available online to developers around the world. The OSDL Carrier Grade Linux Specification defines feature requirements that will make Linux a viable option for telecom equipment and service providers. About Sleepycat Software Sleepycat Software, Inc. ( http://www.sleepycat.com ), a private company with offices in California and Massachusetts, was founded in 1996 to commercially develop, support and distribute open source Berkeley DB. Berkeley DB is the most widely-used embedded data management software in the world, with more than 200 million deployments. Customers rely on Sleepycat Software for solutions in mission-critical applications to lead their markets, including Alcatel, Amazon, British Telecom, Cisco Systems, EMC, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Motorola, RSA Security, Sun Microsystems and Veritas. Berkeley DB is open source and runs on all major operating systems, including embedded Linux, Linux, MacOS X, QNX, UNIX, VxWorks and Windows. In 2002 Sleepycat won the prestigious Crossroads A-List Award for Berkeley DB. Editorial Contact: Sleepycat Software Lonn Johnston Ph: 650-475-1620 Email: email@example.com
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