MontaVista® CGE 6 Compliant with Newly Released Linux Foundation’s CGL 5.0 Specification

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – April 12, 2011 – MontaVista® Software, Inc., the leader in embedded Linux® commercialization, today announced that MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) 6.0 is compliant to the recently released Linux Foundation's Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) 5.0 specification. MontaVista’s Carrier Grade Edition is designed for telecommunications & data communications industry and is the standard foundation of a COTS Carrier Grade Linux platform, certified to meet this market’s exacting performance requirements of high availability, serviceability, hardening, and real-time.

MontaVista is committed to compliance with the major industry standards and maintains its position of being the only Linux distribution in the world to comply with the three key requirements issued by the industry's major standards bodies: CGL, Linux Standard Base (LSB), and IPv6. MontaVista’s Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) is also the only embedded Linux to be Oracle certified. This certification demonstrates MontaVista’s ongoing and continued commitment to CGE interoperability with industry software and hardware, and meets the rigorous demands of current and future multi-core network infrastructures. MontaVista has made available copies of the CGL5 registration documents on its website at

"As the provider of the world's most widely-deployed carrier grade Linux, MontaVista is committed to rapidly deliver compliant, certified and high-performance operating systems to network equipment providers along with world-class service and support." said Patrick MacCartee, Director of Product Management for MontaVista Software. “We designed our CGE 6 product from the ground up to be compliant with the CGL specification and deliver industry leading networking performance.”

“As a key contributor to the CGL 5.0 specification, MontaVista has shown its strong commitment to the Linux community”, said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation. “We are glad to accept MontaVista’s CGL registration of compliance.”

"Carrier grade" is a term for software and hardware products that support public telecommunications and data communications networks. Carrier grade products require extremely high degrees of reliability, scalability, and performance to provide an uninterrupted flow of the enormous volume of high-bandwidth data and voice needed for today's multimedia communications. MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition is the most widely deployed carrier grade Linux solution in the world, and is used by leading network equipment providers (NEPs) including Alcatel-Lucent, Motorola, NEC, and other leading suppliers.

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), is a leader in embedded Linux commercialization. For over 10 years, MontaVista has been helping embedded developers get the most out of open source by adding commercial quality, integration, hardware enablement, expert support, and the resources of the MontaVista development community. Because MontaVista customers enjoy faster time to market, more competitive device functionality, and lower total cost, more devices have been deployed with MontaVista than with any other Linux. To learn more, please visit


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