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CNET News: SuSE Touts New Telecom Ware, Top Execs

Apr 29, 2003, 14:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"SuSE has introduced a new Linux operating system product geared for telecommunications companies, named several new executives and signed up an advertising agency to elevate the German company's profile.

"The new 'carrier grade' Linux product, a free add-on to SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), supports requirements of telecommunications companies whose servers handle the important tasks of routing phone call traffic or metering call duration. Carrier-grade Linux is a version that comes with several features required by telecommunications companies, providing the ability to respond to new tasks within fixed amounts of time and to manage hundreds or thousand of processes simultaneously. The product is an offshoot of the Open Source Development Lab.

"'We are targeting traditional Unix platforms,' said Markus Rex, head of development for SuSE. Top Linux seller Red Hat also is working on a carrier-grade Linux effort to win over telephone company customers traditionally wedded to companies such as Sun Microsystems..."

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