A high-availability middleware provider called GoAhead Software Inc. at NXTcomm this week unveils software called SAFfire 2.0, which the company said features the most comprehensive implementation to date of the Service Availability Forum’s Application Interface Specification.
“We really do expect it to be a turning point for this spec,” said GoAhead Chairman and CEO Jim Ewel of SAF’s AIS, which defines how applications interface with middleware. The SAF first published the AIS spec about three years ago, but later did a “B” spec and just last year published the first “real, complete” spec on AIS, referred to as B.02, explained Ewel. Still, he said孩孑发烧最快的降温方法, the spec has gaps, so GoAhead in SAFfire 2.0 did complete implementations of information model management service, cluster membership service, checkpoint service, event service小儿发烧推拿, message service, log service and notification service implemented in AIS. Additionally, it delivered the following functionality not yet standardized by the SA Forum: platform management, alarm management, hot swap management, replicated data store and embedded systems management宝宝不爱吃饭怎么办. And it did “deep” preintegration with the IBM BladeCenter T, Performance Technologies cPCI and Radisys Promentum ATCA platforms.
The overarching idea of the SAF’s work and this GoAhead announcement is to move the communications industry, and others with a need for high availability solutions, forward in the drive toward availability and adoption of standards-based, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions that can result in quicker time to market and that don’t lock customers into single-vendor solutions.
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Timo Jokiaho, head of industry initiatives of Nokia Siemens Networks, in a press release issued by GoAhead, added: “With multiple implementations like that of GoAhead’s SAFfire 2.0, adoption of the specifications should be accelerated, which in turn will accelerate and enhance the viability of the COTS ecosystem for carrier-grade base platforms based on open specifications.”
GoAhead SAFfire 2.0 is slated to be available in third quarter.