GoAhead Announces Release of OpenSAFfire Version 6.0

High Availability Solution Provider Extends Market Leadership with New Commercial Distribution of OpenSAF Open Source Project and Launch of Certification Program with Hardware Partners

BELLEVUE, Wash.--()--GoAhead® Software today announces that it has shipped the general release of OpenSAFfire 6.0, the company’s commercial distribution of the recently released Version 4.0 of the OpenSAF project. OpenSAF is an open source software community with projects focused on high availability middleware. This new version of OpenSAFfire builds on OpenSAF 4.0 with an impressive range of technology, services, and partner programs.

OpenSAFfire’s unique value-added solution includes: a deployment-ready code base that has undergone the rigorous testing expected of high quality commercial software, service levels that are backed-up by GoAhead’s experienced team of developers and support engineers, and long-term support of OpenSAFfire for the full product lifecycle of the customer. Powerful sample applications, components for rapid integration of legacy applications, and enabling of in-service upgrades add further to OpenSAFfire 6.0’s robust new capabilities.

The new version of OpenSAFfire is receiving a significant early boost with the simultaneous introduction of GoAhead’s new and expanded OpenSAFfire Hardware Certification Program. The initial program guarantees that hardware and software operate together to provide customers with pre-integrated systems, removing one of the most time consuming aspects of development. Commercial hardware leaders Continuous Computing, Emerson Network Power, Radisys, and Hewlett-Packard have committed to the program because it enables them to lower their customers’ development costs and reduce project risk.

"We are pleased to be partnering with GoAhead on this new release of OpenSAFfire,” said Manish Singh, VP of Product Line Management at Continuous Computing. “This new version delivers even more value and will help us further accelerate time-to-market for our integrated ATCA platform customers. GoAhead was an obvious choice as a partner given their very successful track record and position as the only commercial distribution of OpenSAF 4.0.”

"Emerson Network Power and GoAhead have a long history of working together successfully and our participation in the OpenSAFfire certification program is a natural evolution of this relationship," said Eric Gauthier, vice president of strategic alliances and partners, Embedded Computing, Emerson Network Power. "Emerson is committed to providing the best ‘out-of-the-box’ experience in the industry and this program assures our mutual customers that together we will deliver all the necessary pre-integration and support to accelerate the development and deployment of highly available systems based on ATCA technology."

“RadiSys has been a proud supporter of the GoAhead product family for the past three product generations and is excited to take yet another step toward providing our customers with advanced, quickly deployable ATCA applications,” said Venkataraman Prasannan, GM - ATCA Business Unit at RadiSys. “The RadiSys - GoAhead partnership has grown vastly since first recognizing the need for an integrated ATCA solution over 4 years ago, and we look forward to delivering enhanced value and simplicity to our customers as this partnership progresses with OpenSAFfire.”

GoAhead’s release of OpenSAFfire also marks a major milestone for the OpenSAF project itself. OpenSAF has been working since January of 2008 to build a complete standards-based middleware platform that can serve all the needs of its industry-leading members. “It is gratifying to all of us in the OpenSAF community to see a commercial distribution of OpenSAF 4.0 coming out so quickly," said Monica Hatlen, President of OpenSAF. “The quality and robustness of version 4.0 of OpenSAF sets the stage for a dynamic period of rapid adoption in our industry.”

GoAhead’s shipment of the new version is fulfillment of the open source strategy it embarked on earlier this year. "OpenSAFfire 6.0 is the most comprehensive high availability solution available in the marketplace,” said Asif Naseem, President and COO of GoAhead Software. “The powerful new capabilities of this release combined with the customer enthusiasm we are already seeing is real validation for our open source technology strategy. We have seen a significant increase in interest in OpenSAFfire since the announcement last month of a major OpenSAFfire customer.”

About GoAhead Software

GoAhead Software is the worldwide leader in commercial off-the-shelf solutions for equipment manufacturers who recognize that scarce development resources should be allocated to building applications and not infrastructure. Our software platform includes high availability middleware to ensure 99.999% availability of applications as well as a management infrastructure for networked devices that require multiple management interfaces. GoAhead's leadership and commitment to Service Availability Forum standards prevent vendor lock-in and ensures application portability across different hardware and software platforms. Proven in over 65,000 deployments, GoAhead is helping industry leaders such as Motorola, Alcatel-Lucent, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman reduce development costs and accelerate time to delivery. For more information, visit www.goahead.com.

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Mike Houston, 425-301-5131

Contacts

GoAhead® Software
Mike Houston, 425-301-5131