May 07, 2009
Tail-f Systems Joins Wind River Partner Validation Program
By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributing Editor
Sweden’s Tail-f Systems has joined the Wind River Partner Validation Program aimed at networking and telecom equipment providers.
Tail-f Systems (News - Alert) develops on-device configuration management for networking equipment and software providers. In its role as a member of this program, the company will integrate and validate their popular ConfD software with Wind River's (News - Alert) operating systems. This initiative will allow customers to rapidly build carrier-grade configuration management systems with a unified management interface.
Hakan Millroth (News - Alert), CEO, Tail-F Systems noted an increase in the deployment of technologies like 3G and 4G networks, Long Term Evolution (LTE), WiMax, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV (News - Alert)) and other next-generation network technologies.
The increase in popularity of these technologies must drive the network equipment suppliers to strive to meet increasingly aggressive requirements and reduce costs and time-to-market.
Millroth emphasized that this pre-integrated and validated configuration management framework from Tail-f and Wind River will help the network equipment suppliers to do just that.
The Wind River Partner Validation Program offers a prevalidated software ecosystem. This program is focused to help businesses reduce time-to-market, achieve cost savings, and realize successful project deployment.
Mike Langlois, general manager, Networking and Telecom Industry, Wind River said that Tail-f was chosen to participate in their partner validation program due to its impressive technology and innovative implementation of open standards.
Langlois expects the integration of Tail-f’s ConfD product with Wind River’s operating systems will enable their customers to focus their development resources on critical, differentiating features that provide a competitive advantage.
Tail-f Systems is a major developer of on-device configuration management software for network equipment vendors. The company recently announced that its ConfD product now supports the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) draft standard YANG data modeling language.
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Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha’s article, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Patrick Barnard