MontaVista Joins OpenSAF™ to Contribute to the Development of Next Generation
High Availability Middleware

The first vendor to bundle OpenSAF in a carrier grade Linux deepens their commitment to the OpenSAF Foundation and community

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - November 17, 2010 - MontaVista® Software, LLC, a leader in embedded Linux® commercialization, announced today it has become a member of the OpenSAF™ Foundation to help drive the development of OpenSAF, the leading, next generation, high availability middleware. Consistent with SA Forum™ specifications, OpenSAF is rapidly being adopted by major vendors in the network infrastructure market, as well as other vertical markets.

As a recognized leader in the market, MontaVista was the first vendor to provide OpenSAF code in a commercial Linux product in 2009 with OpenSAF 3.0. Last month, MontaVista announced MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition 6.0 which bundles OpenSAF 4.0 open source code, the latest version of the high availability middleware. High availability applications and services are key to mission-critical operations in industries such as telecommunications, industrial automation, and other market segments.

MontaVista has been a constant innovator in the the embedded Linux market in areas such as real-time, high availability and serviceability, and most recently virtualization. As a contributor in the OpenSAF project, MontaVista will bring their long history and experience in the embedded market, contributing back to the community, and working with partner and other community members, including GoAhead, to further the development of OpenSAF.

Supporting Quotes:
"As an established company in the carrier grade Linux market, we are very pleased to have MontaVista join the OpenSAF Foundation", said Monica Hatlen, president, OpenSAF Foundation. "MontaVista brings over a decade of experience in open source and in driving standards. We look forward to MontaVista's contributions to the OpenSAF project and in helping drive its adoption via the OpenSAF Foundation."

"MontaVista has a long history of defining standards in the carrier grade Linux market and driving those standards into open source projects", said Dan Cauchy, vice president of marketing and business development at MontaVista Software, "We were the first to provide OpenSAF code in a commercial Linux product. We believe that OpenSAF is poised to become the industry standard for open source high-availability middleware solutions. We are very pleased to be joining the OpenSAF Foundation to help drive its adoption in the carrier market."

"We are pleased to see MontaVista become a member of OpenSAF," said John Fryer, vice president, business development at GoAhead Software. "They are a key partner for us and we look forward to working together in the community, to further the development and standardization of open source-based high availability middleware for the benefit of our mutual customers."

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Key Points:

  • MontaVista joins the OpenSAF Foundation and will contribute to the OpenSAF project
  • MontaVista was the first vendor to provide OpenSAF code in a commercial quality Linux
  • OpenSAF 4.0 code is bundled with the recently announced MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition 6.0
  • MontaVista brings deep experience and background in Linux-based telecom and network infrastructure applications
  • This continues MontaVista's long tradition of contributing commercial development back to the open source community

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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