Palo Alto, Calif., - January, 28, 2010 - Altran®, a global innovation, technology and services company focused exclusively on communications, today announced that it has joined the OpenSAF Foundation. OpenSAF is an open source community with projects focused on high availability middleware, consistent with the Service Availability™ Forum (SA Forum) specifications. The OpenSAF Foundation was established by leading communications and enterprise computing companies to facilitate the OpenSAF Project and accelerate the adoption of the OpenSAF code base in commercial products.
“Altran is a leading provider of global telecom R&D services,” said Alan Meyer, president, OpenSAF Foundation. “We look forward to their contribution to the Foundation and the industry at large, by expanding the installed base and range of services and products that incorporate OpenSAF software.”
High Availability has become an inherent requirement for any carrier grade product. With the industry moving to open platforms, such as ATCA and COTS hardware, to address time-to-market, reliability, ease-of-integration and cost-related concerns, it is no longer necessary to build proprietary High Availability middleware as a differentiator. Using OpenSAF enables companies to utilize code that has been deployed successfully in multiple commercial applications for their middleware needs, thereby reducing costs and accelerating development times.
“We very pleased to become a part of OpenSAF. The Foundation is a tremendous initiative for the industry and priority area for a number of our customers,” said C.P. Murali, senior vice president at Altran. “We are committed to the OpenSAF community and offer a range of design, R&D and integration services tailored specifically for this domain”.
Altran has extensive domain expertise in building middleware and high availability solutions for major telecommunications equipment manufacturers. By embracing OpenSAF, Altran will be able to deliver these services on a standardized platform that allows companies to effectively combine their own Enabling Software with source code available under a Lesser General Public License (LGPL) v2.1 open source license.
Altran is the world leader in engineering and R&D services. Altran offers its clients a unique value proposition to meet their transformation and innovation challenges. Altran supports its clients, from concept through industrialization, to develop the products and services of tomorrow and has been working for more than 35 years with major players in many sectors: Automotive, Aeronautics, Space, Defense & Naval, Rail, Infrastructure & Transport, Energy, Industrial & Consumer, Life Sciences, Communications, Semiconductor & Electronics, Software & Internet, Finance & Public Sector. Altran has more than 50,000 employees operating in over 30 countries.
Altran is an integral part of Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology, and engineering services. The Group is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital, and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year + heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. Today, it is a multicultural company of 270,000 team members in almost 50 countries. With Altran, the Group reported 2019 combined revenues of €17 billion. People matter results count.
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