Carrier Grade Linux: Adoption and Deployments - page 3
CGL is Real and Building Momentum...
Figure 8 presents the major milestones of the CGL initiative in 2005. The major milestones until the writing of this article include:
- February 2005:
- The first face to face meeting in 2005 and the ratification of the CGL 3.1 Technology Release (available from http://www.osdl.org/lab_activities/carrier_grade_linux/documents.html/document_view)
- A strong presence at LinuxWorld Expo with various meetings and presentations
- May 2005:
- The CGL initiative organized meetings with Carriers and Network Equipment Providers in Paris on May 13 and 16. The goals of the meeting were to provide input for the CGL Initiative, exchange best practices, identify enablers for escalated Linux/CGL deployment and identify nes areas that CGL can address. The meetings were attended by carriers such as British Telecom, France Telecom, and NTT DoCoMo, and my Network Equipment Providers such as Motorola, NEC, NTT Labs, and Nortel. The meetings provided valuable input to the initiative and we are planning similar meetings in August and October 2005.
- The second face to face meeting of 2005 took place also in Paris and the CGL 3.1 Requirement Document was ratified.
- June 2005
- The CGL 3.1 Requirement Document was released. It is available from http://www.osdl.org/lab_activities/carrier_grade_linux/documents.html/document_view.
- SuperComm 2005 featured two Panel Discussions: "Accelerating Linux Deployment in Communications" and "The Business Case for Linux" to meet the growing interest in CGL applications for telecommunications infrastructure. In addition, the keynote presentation at the Linux Solutions Telecom Conference on "The State of the Penguin" was focused on CGL and Linux in the communication space.
As for the planned CGL activities for the remainder of 2005:
- July 2005:
- A presentation to the MultiService Switching Forum on Carrier Grade Linux and a discussion to explore possible collaboration model between the two organizations, especially that MSF members include a large number of Carriers and NEPs.
- A presentation at the Ottawa Linux Symposium", Carrier Grade Linux: The Full Story!
- August 2005:
- A feature presentation at HP World 2005 on Carrier Grade Linux Solutions in Mobile Infrastructures: Markets Trends, Challenges and Global Deployments
- The second meeting with Carriers and NEPs is being organized at the time of writing.
- A presence at the LWE in San Francisco with presentations.
- September 2005:
- A presentation on Highly Available Linux Clusters and the CGL Cluster Model at the IEEE Cluster Conference to take place in September 2005 in Boston, MA.
- October 2005:
- Planning a third face to face meeting with Carrier and NEPs in Beijing, China.
- The third annual CGL initiative face to face meeting will take place in Beijing, China.