Radisys and Pentair Collaborate on Open Source Rack-level Hardware Systems for Carrier-grade Data Centers

HILLSBORO, OR, U.S.  November 29, 2016 – Radisys® Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS), the services acceleration company, and Pentair plc (NYSE: PNR) with its Schroff brand today announced the development of open source rack-level hardware systems specifically designed to meet the next-generation requirements of the telecom industry. The resulting open source hardware design leverages Open Compute Project (OCP) principles, with optimizations for Telco Central Offices and service provider-oriented data centers. The joint design innovations are being contributed to OCP as the CG-OpenRack-19 specification.

Communications service providers are transitioning their networks from traditional Central Offices to virtualized data centers in order to meet demand for real-time service delivery while saving capital and operating expense. This migration from purpose-built systems to software-based applications running on commercially available infrastructure is driving a broader ecosystem that is increasingly using open source software and open hardware solutions. The Radisys and Pentair collaboration has resulted in Radisys’ DCEngine product offering, which integrates Schroff’s ServCite open rack-scale hardware solution, enabling service providers with the infrastructure to deliver an agile software-driven approach to deploying new services quickly.

“Radisys’ strategy is to enable the telecom industry to deploy software-centric networks that leverage open source hardware and software and we look to work with partners that share our vision,” said Brian Bronson, president and CEO, Radisys. “Pentair shares our commitment to agile hardware development and our teams worked closely together to provide Radisys’ customers with our new open rack-scale infrastructure systems rapidly. With our strategic collaboration with Pentair for our open hardware design, combined with our open software integration experience and professional service capabilities, we believe that Radisys is uniquely positioned to offer open rack-scale platform solutions for next-generation telecom data centers.”

“There is a robust open source ecosystem developing that will drive the future of next-gen networks, and Schroff is embracing this new model,” said Daniel Stirpe, vice president and general manager, Schroff. “Radisys is an agile and flexible partner, and our collaboration together highlights what a model partner relationship should look like with the resulting delivery of a new open source rack-level solution that meets the specific needs of communications service providers. We’re pleased to collaborate with Radisys to contribute this innovative technology to the open source community.”

About Radisys

Radisys helps communications and content providers, and their strategic partners, create new revenue streams and drive cost out of their services delivery infrastructure. Radisys’ hyperscale software defined infrastructure, service aware traffic distribution platforms, real-time media processing engines and wireless access technologies enable its customers to maximize, virtualize and monetize their networks. For more information about Radisys please visit www.radisys.com.

About Pentair Technical Solutions

Pentair Technical Solutions is a leading global supplier of systems and solutions that safeguard industrial controls, electrical components, communications hardware, electronic devices, and electrical cooling systems. Its premier brands CADDY, ERICO, Hoffman, LENTON, Raychem, Schroff, and Tracer provide a comprehensive range of standard, modified, and custom-engineered solutions for the energy, industrial, infrastructure, commercial, communications, medical, security, and defense markets.

The Schroff brand offers an extensive portfolio of accessories for protecting printed circuit boards, such as card retainers, conduction-cooled board supports, front panels and handles, subracks, cases, backplanes, power supplies, cabinets and pre-assembled chassis for embedded computing systems as well as hardware management systems. For further information, please visit www.pentairprotect.com

About Pentair plc

Pentair plc (www.pentair.com) provides leading products, services and solutions industry-wide for the many different requirements of its customers in the fields of water and other fluids, thermal management and equipment protection. With 2015 revenues of $6.4 billion, Pentair employs around 28,000 people worldwide.

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