OpenSAF Developer Days 2010 Expands with Details on Release 4.0 and New Hardware Support Topics

Jan 20, 2010, 00:01 ET from OpenSAF Foundation

Program to include presentations and sessions by leading equipment providers and vendors, features new sessions on OpenSAF Release 4.0 details and the OpenHPI project

DANVILLE, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- OpenSAF(TM), an open source community with projects focused on high availability middleware, today released program and venue details for Developer Days 2010.  OpenSAF Developers Days is a technical conference focusing on using the OpenSAF project for service and high availability applications in telecommunications and other industries. This year's conference, the third Developer Days event, will be hosted by Hewlett-Packard at their campus in Palo Alto, California on May 24th and 25th, and will feature presentations by OpenSAF technical experts from Ericsson, Emerson Network Power, Huawei, Wind River, Sun Microsystems and other leading vendors and equipment providers.  The event will focus on Release 4 of the OpenSAF project and plans for Release 5. Developer Days 2010 will expand this year to include sessions on OpenHPI, a popular and complementary open source project focused on standardizing access to hardware capabilities. These two projects can be used together, or separately, to develop highly available systems that enable continuous service. Both OpenSAF and OpenHPI are implementations of the Service Availability Forum(TM) (SA Forum(TM)) Application Interface Specification (AIS) and Hardware Platform Interface (HPI) respectively.

Key technologists and architects from the industry and academia will lead the conference sessions. The conference is designed to facilitate open discussions and the exchange of ideas on the implementation of HA middleware, the OpenSAF project roadmap, and the sharing of experiences with community experts.  The conference is aimed at developers who are interested in obtaining a general overview of the OpenSAF project architecture, features and code base. Additional sessions will focus on developers and experts seeking detailed and practical exposure to the OpenSAF code and the development of OpenSAF based highly available applications.  Participation in Developer Days is free and all interested parties are invited to attend. Space is limited and attendees are encouraged to register early. Please click here for registration and program details or visit the OpenSAF website at http://www.opensaf.org

Developer Days 2010 is scheduled to be coincident with the release and general availability of OpenSAF release 4 in the spring 2010.  Release 4 brings key features to OpenSAF including Platform Management Service (PLM), new capabilities for seamless upgrade/downgrade with Software Management Framework (SMF) and greatly improved modularity.  Developer Days will provide attendees with key insight into OpenSAF release 4 as well as sessions on proposed new projects for release 5. There will also be an increased focus on developing applications on top of OpenSAF and discussions on adapting other open source projects to successfully use OpenSAF capabilities. Based on feedback from previous conferences held in Munich, Germany and Shenzhen, China, and in response to community interest, sessions have been added to discuss OpenHPI, an open source project that provides standardized hardware interfaces, and which is used by OpenSAF as its reference hardware interface.

"Over the last year we have seen a significant increase in both the level of contributions as well as code downloads of OpenSAF. We are seeing increasing interest in companies using OpenSAF and the Developer Days conference is an ideal venue for companies to learn more and begin design plans for OpenSAF," said Jonas Arndt, technical co-chair of the OpenSAF project. "There is a clear desire to understand how to use OpenSAF in deployed systems and the sessions on application development and OpenHPI are designed to address those needs, as well as broaden interest in the event."

About OpenSAF

OpenSAF(TM) is an open source community with projects focused on high availability middleware. The goal of OpenSAF projects is to develop HA middleware that is consistent with the Service Availability(TM) Forum (SA Forum(TM)) 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. Learn more about the OpenSAF Foundation at http://www.opensaf.org


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