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materialgirl
materialgirl
12/5/2012 | 4:04:46 AM
re: Cisco Tangos With Tazz
CSCO also just signed what seems to be a giant OEM deal with OPSW for network management. Do these two deals portend a theme?
OldPOTS
OldPOTS
12/5/2012 | 4:04:42 AM
re: Cisco Tangos With Tazz
Especially at Lightspeed does this put ALA (SSC) vs CSCO (BPM)?
Are they complimentary?
Who's the integrator?

OP
willy wonka
willy wonka
12/5/2012 | 4:04:41 AM
re: Cisco Tangos With Tazz
what ever happened to dan lowe? he's not even on the BoD now? wasn't he the founder?

Did the VCs boot him or did he take his $$ and move on?

OldPOTS
OldPOTS
12/5/2012 | 4:04:41 AM
re: Cisco Tangos With Tazz
I would also suggest re-reviewing the Webinar Archives for 2/15 and listen closely;

"Understanding the Role of IMS and Non-IMS Applications in SP Next Generation Networks*"

Sponsors: Cisco Systems

OP
OldPOTS
OldPOTS
12/5/2012 | 4:04:40 AM
re: Cisco Tangos With Tazz
Since some of the ALA SSC functionality is being integrated into various Alcatel metro node products, namely the 7450 Ethernet switch, the 7750 Service Router. I was intrigued whether the ALA boxes would be integrated with the CSCO BPM.

Any info out there?

OP
paolo.franzoi
paolo.franzoi
12/5/2012 | 4:04:40 AM
re: Cisco Tangos With Tazz

SA is a component supplier to the Lightspeed network. Alcatel is the integrator. Much of the STB integration work is actually with Microsoft's middleware.


seven
alchemy
alchemy
12/5/2012 | 4:04:37 AM
re: Cisco Tangos With Tazz
If you look at the CableLabs list of qualified policy servers, you'll find:

Juniper
Telcordia
Camiant
Tazz
C-Cor
CableMatrix

You have an even bigger list when you look at who is participating in 3GPP and ETSI TISPAN where major wireless players are building policy servers. The top five MSOs aren't deploying policy servers for cable in 2006. Most IMS solutions are vertical where the vendor providing the IMS core is also supplying the policy server component. It kind of begs the question of what kind of exit strategy Camiant and CableMatrix have. There is only one Cisco.
digits
digits
12/5/2012 | 4:04:36 AM
re: Cisco Tangos With Tazz
A couple of observations.

Cisco might not have an OEM deal with Camiant, but Camiant is Cisco's policy server partner in the cable/MSO market.

Also, you're right about the IMS world, but it's early days yet. As that market matures so it's more likely that the big players - Alcatel, Ericsson, Lucent, Siemens etc etc - will integrate third party technology, either of their own will or under pressure from service providers.
Ishmeal
Ishmeal
12/5/2012 | 4:04:34 AM
re: Cisco Tangos With Tazz
Based on what I read on the website (so who knows) the taaz stuff is supposed to have agents that talk to other vendors gear pretty easily. They mention CLI, XML, RADIUS, SNMP and I think COPS. They also talk about pre-canned integrations but nothing on the ALA gear.
OldPOTS
OldPOTS
12/5/2012 | 4:04:32 AM
re: Cisco Tangos With Tazz
Ray,
The reason I raised the question is that ALA has acquired several companies to obtain the SSC functionality and Video management. The names for the acquired and functionality have been changed to protect the not so innocent.

I believe their initial goal (several years ago) was to move triple play forward, so they later acquiesced to MSFT IPTV manager. But now CSCO comes along. Is ALA going to acquiesced again, and is SBC/AT&T driving this?

OP
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