SuSE Rolls Out Carrier-Grade Linux
In other Linux news, IBM will open a new Linux competency center in London focused on the British financial community.As the Linux operating system continues to break new ground and win new customers, SuSE Linux A.G. will on Tuesday announce the availability of a Carrier-Grade Linux (CGL) edition of SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, while IBM will open a new Linux competency center in London that is focused on the British financial community. SuSEs CGL, which SuSE developed along with HP, IBM and Intel Corp., is initially targeted at Intel-based hardware platforms. It also incorporates technologies defined by the Open Source Development Labs Carrier Grade Linux Working Group. CGL will enable businesses to develop and deploy new products and services on standards-based, modular communications platforms, at a lower cost, said SuSE CEO Richard Seibt in a statement.
"Given the current high cost structures and harsh market conditions, customers demand an adaptable solution that offers cost-efficiency, standardization and reusability. Developed initially for telecom, the promise of CGL has attracted attention of businesses in many different industriesincluding financial and retail," he said.