Mercer Island, WA — (press release excerpt) — The Service Availability Forum, an industry-wide coalition of premier communications and computing companies, today announced the addition of 12 new members, bringing the total to over 30. The Forum's growth underscores the industry-wide movement from proprietary systems to an open, commercial-off-the-shelf production model.
The 12 new members, ranging from clustering solutions vendors to operating systems providers and telecommunications equipment manufacturers, bring invaluable knowledge to the Forum and strong understanding of the communications and computing industry. Together, new and existing Forum members will create and promote the open Service Availability programming interface specifications that aid the development of products and solutions for carrier-grade communications and computing infrastructure.
Newest members to join the Forum include China TMN; Daisy Technologies; Emic Networks; Eternal Systems, Inc; Huawei Technologies; Mission Critical Linux; NEC Corporation; OSE Systems; TimeSys; UXComm; Wind River, and Znyx Networks. The Service Availability Forum welcomes additional industry participants interested in developing open specifications and promoting industry-wide adoption.
During this period of growth, the Service Availability Forum has expanded to include companies headquartered in the Asia Pacific region, joining other leading companies headquartered in Europe and North America. These additions underscore the worldwide collaboration underway to create the open Service Availability carrier-grade specifications that meet the global needs of the communications and computing community.
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