MontaVista Software Announces Commercial Support For Clear Linux OS

  • MontaVista® launches commercial support program for Clear Linux OS
  • Developers gain access to long-term maintenance and support services for Clear Linux OS, including security mitigation, support service-level agreements, and professional services
  • Clear Linux commercial support from MontaVista availability in Q3 2019

Stevenson, WA, May 14, 2019 ––MontaVista® Software, LLC, a leader in commercial Embedded Linux® products and services, today announced commercial support for Clear Linux OS. MontaVista brings 20 years of experience of building and maintaining Linux distributions and frozen branches in embedded industry to Clear Linux OS. The commercial offering will include long-term maintenance, CVE patches, bug fixes, service-level support, and professional services.

Clear Linux OS is a highly-optimized distribution architected to run across Intel’s broad processor portfolio across various marketsMontaVista has a proven track-record of building, maintaining, and supporting high-quality Carrier Grade Linux distributions, and is now extending these capabilities to Clear Linux OS. Product teams building IoT, smart edge devices, networking and cloud solutions can leverage the strengths of Clear Linux OS while working with an embedded Linux expert at MontaVista who could help maintaining their customized Clear Linux OS distribution or production branch in a more cost efficient manner. 

“MontaVista’s core values lie in its deep Linux expertise, and the ability to create robust embedded Linux distributions that are consistently chosen by Tier1 OEMs to build high-quality and innovative products. We have worked with our customers to build network and wireless infrastructure, medical, IoT, and military/aerospace solutions based on our Linux distribution,” stated Ravi Gupta, MontaVista CEO and President. “Now customers choosing Clear Linux OS can focus on their value added applications while receiving the same core values, expertise and services from MontaVista to support and maintain their products.”

MontaVista will offer multiple level of service to maintain customers’ Clear Linux OS distribution or frozen-branches, integrating and testing CVE and bug fixes, providing timely and high quality updates. This will allow customers to focus on their core expertise, reduce risk and liability for defects, reduce their end-customer down time, faster time to market, and lower development and maintenance costs.     

”For nearly twenty years, MontaVista has been a supportive ecosystem collaborator through their contributions to Carrier Grade Linux, the Yocto Project, and other open source communities,” said Imad Sousou, corporate vice president in the Intel Architecture, Graphics, and Software group at Intel Corporation and general manager of System Software Products. “Intel looks forward to their support of Clear Linux OS as they continue to help Linux address a growing set of commercial use cases.” 

MontaVista is now engaging with customers on their Clear Linux OS support needs and will be available in Q3 2019.  As each customer’s Clear Linux OS platform needs are different, timelines and ramp-up periods for specific support programs will be agreed upon per customer engagement. 

MontaVista is inviting interested parties to contact MontaVista at and visit for more information.

About MontaVista Software

MontaVista Software, LLC, is a leader in embedded Linux commercialization. For over 20 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 expert 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.

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