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OpenClovis Launches 1st Open Source Carrier Grade App Service Platform for Telecom Industry

Commercial Off-the-Shelf, Standards-Based Solution for Manageability and High Availability

OpenClovis (previously Clovis Solutions) has announced the OpenClovis Application Service Platform (ASP) and OpenClovis Integrated Development Environment (IDE), the telecommunications industry's first open source, carrier grade application service platform and development environment. OpenClovis is demonstrating its new solutions in booth #38075, at GLOBALCOMM 2006, June 5th to 7th, McCormick Place, Chicago.

"This new product is a significant upgrade from our previous platform, and our customers, the network and telecommunications equipment providers, will also enjoy the many business benefits of our open source software including faster time to market, lower costs, high reliability and greater choice," said Subbu Iyer, VP, Marketing and Business Development, OpenClovis, Inc. "Backed by a commercial company, with the support of AT&T, Intel and other global telecommunications leaders, our new open source-based solutions let developers evaluate code and do pilots, speeding development time and reducing engineering risk."

The new OpenClovis ASP provides a complete off-the-shelf, standards aligned, manageability and high availability solution. It is operating system- and platform-agnostic and is pre-integrated with various distributions of Linux and hardware platforms such as Advanced Telecommunications Architecture (AdvancedTCA), BladeCenter E/T and other off-the-shelf hardware. OpenClovis ASP implements the Service Availability (SA) Forum's Applications Interface Specification and utilizes its Hardware Platform Interface.

The OpenClovis ASP is suitable for a wide range of carrier grade network elements and its usage ranges from broadband access devices for technologies such as DSL, PON, 3G/WiMAX, to metro Ethernet and edge switches/routers, IPTV application servers and IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) core elements.

The OpenClovis IDE simplifies and accelerates the development of value-add services and applications that meet the availability demands of next- generation networks. It provides a graphical UML (Unified Modeling Language) editor to easily specify a SA Forum-aligned highly available system, and all the attendant hardware and software resources along with the information model. The IDE generates clean structured code that runs on the OpenClovis ASP. All information related to system modeling is stored in well-defined XML files that can be edited by the user. OpenClovis IDE works within the industry standard Eclipse framework.

OpenClovis recently announced the OpenClovis Software Project (www.openclovis.org), where it has made available more than 500,000 lines of code developed over three years by software experts with experience from Alcatel, AT&T, Bellcore, CIENA, Cisco Systems, Lucent and Nortel. By publishing its robust, carrier-grade code in open source, OpenClovis provides the industry with an extensive set of high-quality, modular and reusable software components and tools that are standards-based and designed to be hardware- and operating system-agnostic.

OpenClovis products will be offered and supported under the dual GNU Public License (GPL) open source and commercial license model that has already proved successful for other open source software companies. Major corporations such as AT&T, HP, IBM, Intel and Wind River have already pledged support for the OpenClovis open source approach.

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