RadiSys selects GoAhead SelfReliant as Service Availabilty middleware

7/2/2002 - Working together to provide highly available telecom platforms, GoAhead® Software, the leading provider of Service Availability™ middleware, and RadiSys Corp. today announced an agreement to integrate GoAhead SelfReliant™ middleware on RadiSys CompactPCI platforms.

As service providers migrate to next generation, packet-based networks, Telecommunications Equipment Manufacturers (TEMs) are facing increased pressure to deliver carrier-grade products quickly and inexpensively. The GoAhead-RadiSys relationship allows TEMs to meet these pressures by delivering fully integrated High Availability platforms, which eliminate the high costs of developing and supporting in-house, proprietary solutions.

GoAhead SelfReliant is the leading comprehensive, cross-platform, commercial off-the-shelf Service Availability™ solution. RadiSys selected GoAhead SelfReliant for its complete Service Availability functionality, seamless failover of application data, and system management capability.

"Combining GoAhead's leading Service Availability technology with RadiSys' Advanced Platform technology on our PICMIG 2.16 chassis provides our TEM customers the high availability solutions they demand," said Stuart Cohen, vice president for RadiSys. "This joint solution saves the TEMs development and integration costs and helps them get their products to market faster."

The integrated platform will provide a rapid and easy way to include high availability in communications equipment. SelfReliant provides complete Service Availability functionality for management of hardware resources including hotswap and failover of critical system elements. In addition, SelfReliant provides an Availability Framework that enables seamless, stateful failover of applications so that service is not interrupted.

"We want to make it easy for TEMs to purchase all components for a complete HA platform in one place," said Michael O'Brien, CEO for GoAhead Software. "Integrating highly available RadiSys platforms with GoAhead SelfReliant middleware provides a complete Service Availability solution allowing them to focus on their core capabilities."

GoAhead and RadiSys support the industry's movement toward an ecosystem of open building block components. Both companies are members of the Service Availability Forum, an industry organization of leading communications and computing companies dedicated to creating and promoting open, standard Service Availability interface specifications.

About GoAhead SelfReliant 2.0
GoAhead® SelfReliant™ 2.0 is the only cross-platform, commercial off-the-shelf Service Availability middleware. The product provides a rapid and cost-effective way to include high availability in communications equipment, including core network equipment (voice and IP switching), radio access network equipment, and enhanced services equipment and applications. SelfReliant runs as a middleware layer on top of an operating system and, from there, manages all critical hardware, operating system, other middleware and applications-individually and collectively-to ensure the highest levels of availability. It automatically detects faults and takes immediate, pre-determined actions to enable 99.999%+ system uptime and to maintain continuity of the communication service.

About RadiSys
RadiSys (Nasdaq: RSYS) designs and manufactures building blocks, platforms and applications subsystems for next-generation communications equipment. As the leading independent provider to OEMs, RadiSys delivers a time-to-market advantage in a tight "virtual division" relationship with its customers. The span of products ranges from board-level components such as processors, network interfaces, and packet processing engines, to communications middleware software such as signaling and networking protocol stacks, to platforms based on PCI, CompactPCI, and switch-fabrics, to services such as NEBS certification and software and microcode professional services, all the way up to private-label gateway systems. RadiSys' highly differentiated position in the market is a result of its intense focus on Intel-based technology, having the broadest array of building blocks, and a "perfect fit" product development strategy using intellectual property to design customer subsystems.

About GoAhead Software, Inc.
GoAhead Software (http://www.goahead.com) provides Service Availability middleware for communications and computing equipment and applications. GoAhead SelfReliant is the fastest and surest path to deliver carrier-grade infrastructure. SelfReliant's open architecture accelerates time-to-market and reduces the cost and risk of developing and supporting proprietary solutions. The privately held company's headquarters are in Bellevue, Washington.

©2002 GoAhead Software. GoAhead is a registered trademark of GoAhead Software, Inc. SelfReliant and Service Availability are trademarks of GoAhead Software, Inc. All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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