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[News] When You Connect Through 3Com Routers, You Use Linux

  • Subject: [News] When You Connect Through 3Com Routers, You Use Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2007 02:37:16 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
3Com ‘reenters’ RP, bets on open source

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| Orcun Tezel, technical director of 3Com South Asia, explained that although 
| 3Com routers and switches now come with pre-integrated open-source 
| applications, its Open Services Networking (OSN) further 
| allows "best-ofbreed" applications to run on the Linux-based platform.   



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| 'You'll often hear members of our open source team say, "Every
| time you use Google, you're using Linux." It's absolutely true. Check
| a Google engineer's workstation, and you'll probably find it's running
| Linux. Do a search on Google.com, and a Linux server will return your
| results. Ever since Google got its start, Linux has given us the power
| and flexibility we need to serve millions of users around the world.'


3Com chooses an open strategy

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| The OSN infrastructure runs on Linux.


3Com, IBM extend VOIP/messaging interoperability

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| The VCX/Sametime interoperability also extends to 3Com and IBM
| software running on stand-alone servers. (3Com ships VCX systems
| on a Linux-based appliance, and IBM's Sametime runs on a variety 
| of operating systems and server hardware).


3Com: Turnaround Depends on IBM Deal

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| And that open source voice over IP system, called Asterisk, has reached
| its tipping point. But instead of ignoring such threats, 3Com appears
| ready to embrace them. In fact, I hear that 3Com plans to address
| the Asterisk market within the next few months.


3Com Evaluating Askerisk Strategy

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| The manager politely danced around the question, then indicated that
| 3Com planned to address Asterisk without necessarily competing with
| the open source system. Sounds like 3Com is piecing together a
| strategy to embrace Asterisk. Could there be a partnership or
| acquisition around the corner?
| [...]
| Supporting Asterisk would propel 3Com?s open platform strategy
| forward.


3Com touts open source

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| 3Com's OSN module is a Linux-based server blade that fits into
| the company's 6000 series routers. It is designed to run
| applications that benefit from being close to the network
| layer, the company says.


3Com introduces first 'open services' product

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| Launched at the end of last year, OSN is basically an effort to bring 
| some server capabilities into network appliances by using a 
| Linux-based server blade, as well as to allow users to plug 
| open-source modules into the appliance.
| [...]
| Interestingly, there is a twist in 3Com's adoption of open source: 
| Its founder, Metcalfe, was once known to be anti-open source. 
| Fortunately, Metcalfe has since become a convert in line with the OSN.


Networks finally learning to work together

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| A more technically interesting solution that 3Com has just rolled out is a
| Linux blade running in its high end switches.
| "Imagine a switch or router with a little bit of extra hardware 
| running Linux. We are inviting our partners to put their stuff on
| there, essentially a Linux PC on a blade. It's not about replacing
| servers, it's about putting an app into the network, like WAN
| optimization, packet analysis, netflow, security, things like
| this," he said.


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