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LinuxPlanet: Carrier Grade Linux: Adoption and Deployments

Jul 14, 2005, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ibrahim Haddad)

"The Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) released the latest version of the Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) Requirements Definition--version 3.1 on June 2, 2005. CGL 3.1 is the successor to CGL 2.0 and 1.1, the earliest versions of CGL which have been broadly adopted by the industry. At the time of writing, over 18 platform providers include CGL as part of their offerings and five Linux distributions are registered as implementing CGL 2.0 (with two more in progress). In addition, an increasing number of Carriers and Service Providers are deploying CGL based server nodes to offer communication services. In a previous article published in LinuxPlanet, I examined the state of Linux in telecom and reviewed the specifications in the CGL requirements document. In this article, I will provide an overview of CGL distributions, deployments and some of the challenges ahead..."

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