QNX and OpenClovis Deliver Carrier-Grade High Availability Platform


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  • QNX customers can now build highly available distributed systems based on the OpenClovis Application Service Platform.

  • A highly optimized version of TIPC allows customers to mix Linux and the QNX Neutrino RTOS on multi-core systems.

  • The OpenClovis IDE is now compatible with the QNX Momentics Tool Suite.

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    OTTAWA and SAN JOSE, Calif, October 13, 2009 — QNX Software Systems and OpenClovis today announced that the OpenClovis Application Service Platform (ASP) middleware is now available for the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS. The OpenClovis ASP is ideally suited for the networking, defense, and aerospace markets, and it provides standard-based high availability (HA), distributed application infrastructure, and system and platform management.

    The OpenClovis ASP provides a high-throughput, low-latency communication infrastructure based on the Transparent Inter-Process Communication (TIPC) standard and optimized for the QNX Neutrino RTOS. Customers seeking to mix Linux and the QNX Neutrino RTOS on multi-core processors can leverage this implementation to manage IPC between distributed cores.

    Deployed in the world’s highest-capacity Internet routers, the QNX Neutrino RTOS supports dynamic upgrades, fine-grained fault isolation, and rapid error recovery. With native multi-core support (SMP, BMP) and transparent distributed processing, the QNX Neutrino RTOS also offers massive scalability, allowing networking elements to handle increases in traffic or services without forklift upgrades.

    “The OpenClovis ASP builds on the highly available architecture of the QNX Neutrino RTOS,” said Hong Lu, vice president of product management and business development at OpenClovis. “The ASP allows customers to extend reliability across multiple nodes in a distributed system, providing redundancy and recovery capabilities.”

    “Together, the QNX Neutrino RTOS and OpenClovis ASP provide a proven, standards-based foundation for making 5 nines reliability a reality,” said Sebastien Marineau, vice president of engineering at QNX Software Systems. “Further, the OpenClovis business model aligns with the QNX hybrid software model, allowing customers to get started quickly.” In addition to ASP middleware, OpenClovis also provides the OpenClovis IDE, which is compatible with the QNX Momentics® Tool Suite. The OpenClovis ASP Run-time Director (ARD) is an extension to OpenClovis IDE and provides runtime HA, application configuration, and management, including in-service software upgrade. To further help customer application integration and testing, OpenClovis also provides a Test Automation Environment (TAE) product that targets distributed application testing.

    The OpenClovis ASP is now available from OpenClovis (http://www.openclovis.com).

    About QNX Software Systems
    QNX Software Systems, a unit of Harman International (NYSE: HAR), is the industry leader in realtime, embedded OS technology. The component-based architectures of the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS, QNX Momentics® development suite, and QNX Aviage® middleware together provide the industry’s most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, Daimler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, medical instruments, vehicle telematics units, security and defense systems, industrial robotics, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com.

    About OpenClovis
    OpenClovis provides the premier open source, commercial off-the-shelf high availability and system management software for the telecommunications, defense and aerospace industry. The company reduces the cost of developing communications equipment and accelerates time to market by providing developers with a flexible, standards-based software platform available under both open source and commercial licenses. With OpenClovis, telecommunication and network equipment manufacturers can quickly and easily add a management and high availability platform on which to build their differentiated applications. OpenClovis has received investment backing from American River Ventures, AT&T, Intel, Sevin Rosen Funds and Walden International. The company has partnerships with industry leaders such as HP and IBM.

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