Alcatel Goes Virtual

Alcatel has licensed Jaluna OSware for use in network equipment products

January 30, 2006

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Jaluna, the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for connected devices and networks, today announced that Alcatel has licensed Jaluna OSware(TM) for use in network equipment products. The Jaluna OSware platform provides Alcatel the ability to support multiple instances of its softswitch application on a single powerful processor while introducing Linux. Alcatel also benefits from Jaluna's Professional Services to address the specific needs of their project.

Alcatel uses Jaluna OSware to run multiple instances of its proprietary real-time operating system (RTOS) together with Linux on a single Pentium M processor board. Alcatel's legacy switching application runs in thousands of its switches, deployed at major carrier locations worldwide, and could not have been used on new Pentium boards without heavy adaptation. Jaluna OSware enables optimal use of high-performance, off-the-shelf processor boards to provide a more cost-effective solution with higher capacity and a higher level of integration, while also helping Alcatel prepare for the future by supporting multi-core chips.

"Companies continue to look for solutions that will allow them to effectively leverage legacy code for use in new designs and reduce time to market," said Matt Volckmann, embedded systems software analyst at Venture Development Corporation. "In addition to allowing them to enhance their products by taking advantage of new operating system environments, like Linux, Alcatel's selection of Jaluna OSware in this case demonstrates how a virtualization strategy can also enable OEMs to transfer or move legacy solutions to the latest hardware environments and shortens time to market."

Alcatel (NYSE: ALA; Paris: CGEP:PA)

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