Motorola Releases Open Source Middleware
Motorola (Quote, Chart) announced Thursday that it has released version 1 of an open source project aimed at providing a standard for high-availability middleware for telecommunications hardware manufacturers and ISVs. The company also disclosed it has taken the first steps toward turning the code over to a consortium of interested parties.
Dubbed OpenSAF for the Service Availability Forum (SAF), which developed the initial specification, the software supports the SAF’s Application Interface Specification, or AIS.
While the OpenSAF software was originally designed to provide high-availability technology for use in telecommunications products, Motorola sees other applications including in networks of clustered computers inside enterprise computing environments.
Additionally, the software is operating system “agnostic,” although initial implementations are likely to be built on Linux.
“The big telecommunications vendors all have multiple versions of [their own] high-availability middleware,” John Fryer, director of technology marketing for embedded communications computing at Motorola, told internetnews.com. “The objective is to get people to move away from building proprietary platforms,” he added.
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