GoAhead Software is officially shifting its business model and technology strategy from its proprietary SAFfire product to an open-source software model. Simultaneous with the move to open source, GoAhead has acquired the Avantellis product line from Emerson Network Power. In conjunction with the move to open source, GoAhead is formally announcing that it is joining the OpenSAF foundation.
The move to open source is being made due to a number of market developments that indicate a significant overall shift towards adoption of OpenSAF, the open source community focused on high availability middleware. This includes the maturity and stability of the OpenSAF software distribution, especially the upcoming 4.0 release; the continued support of the OpenSAF Foundation by key industry players such as Ericsson, Emerson, HP, Wind River and Huawei; and the inclusion of OpenSAF in commercial deployments by industry leaders such as Ericsson.