MontaVista (News - Alert) Software, LLC has unveiled an extremely scalable virtualized Linux environment for the network infrastructure sector called MontaVista Linux – VRM or Virtual Resource Manager. Solutions for legacy applications and prospective needs will now be provided several virtualization alternatives by MontaVista's 7th generation of Linux technology, MVL-VRM.
According to Cisco (News - Alert) Visual Networking Index or VNI, as compared to 2010, yearly IP traffic across the world is expected to increase four times by 2015. During the same period, mobile traffic is also expected to increase twenty-six times.
The fast acceptance of cloud technology and augmented mobile broadband capacity along with the increase in multimedia and video rich content exchange and sharing are preventing the Next-Generation Network providers from handling this amplified traffic. Network equipment providers can address these challenges if they are offered a dynamic, strong performance, scalable and protected software platform.
In a release, Jim Ready, chief technology officer of MontaVista said, “This generation of MontaVista's Linux delivers the most flexible and dynamic environment for developing new network devices. The concept of Virtual Appliances has been around for several years but MontaVista is the only company applying it to a pure Embedded Linux environment. VRM has the most options for an embedded solution available today.”
The virtualized network needs can be now satisfied by MVL-VRM, which offers application portability, dynamic configuration, and concurrent performance in one platform. The most flexible architecture for implementing various virtual appliances is offered by VRM with its group of “Carrier-class” virtualization technologies like Real-Time KVM, Secure Containers, and Bare Metal Engine.
Pre-built, pre-configured, and ready to deploy application solutions, irrespective of an OS are known as Virtual Appliances. The changing demands of the network can be reconfigured on the fly by running MontaVista's VRM multiple use cases on one protected platform. Existing or new applications can be used to build virtual appliances as all the software in the virtual network can be easily moved with VRM,
In other news, MontaVista Software recently announced support for the new state-of-the art OCTEON III MIPS64 family of 1-48 core multicore processors from Cavium, Inc., a global provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, and the digital home.