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nextgen 12/4/2012 | 11:00:08 PM
re: Dorado Unveils Per-User Provisioning Lightman and others,

Has anyone heard of Smartpipes? Know anything of them? they sound similar to Dorado and Syndesis and have a deal with Worldcom and XO.
jbuggy 12/4/2012 | 8:11:58 PM
re: Dorado Unveils Per-User Provisioning per-user provisioning might be a big deal...in 2015!
EMSer 12/4/2012 | 8:11:57 PM
re: Dorado Unveils Per-User Provisioning i've got friends at Avici who say Dorado never delivered on an EMS. Or did I hear what they delivered was seriously below what they promised and significantly late? also, how's it possible form EMS development to this "holyl grail" plan for broadband? no way. these are the kind of promises that got the market into such a mess.

LR, screen this @#$%%^ better, please.
wyningus 12/4/2012 | 8:11:57 PM
re: Dorado Unveils Per-User Provisioning LR wrote: "Clearly, though, Dorado's claims are hitting a nerve."

I don't know much about this, but what's so clear about this company hitting a cord? LR didn't really back this claim up.

twobetous 12/4/2012 | 8:11:57 PM
re: Dorado Unveils Per-User Provisioning wyningus, you mean IP Communications doesn't give Dorado credibility?? :) That's about as credible as Winstar, Northpoint, or HarvardNet using a company's wares!

Good point, wyningus (bad username, BTW). Keep these shoddy journalists on their toes! If they are hitting a core, it's a flat!
LightMan 12/4/2012 | 8:11:54 PM
re: Dorado Unveils Per-User Provisioning I wouldn't give LR too hard of a time as they most likely gleaned this information from Supercomm or some other event. They often provide good insight.

I too had heard about issues of Dorado and Avici while working at my former employer, a service provider. I don't know where the blame lies, but everyone knows that Avici is one of the more dysfunctional companies out there and it is amazing their product performs. On top of that, we purchased Redcell and from what I hear it is up and running.

Now that I think about all the mib problems and associated issues, I would probably put the onus on Avici...
twobetous 12/4/2012 | 8:11:51 PM
re: Dorado Unveils Per-User Provisioning why shouldn't we be critical? Sure, lightreading does a good job sometimes. But when there are errors, they shoulad know about it.

I'm no journalist, but after a quick search I see Dorado is a re-hash of a re-hash. They were born into the enterprise world and are trying to slip into carrier-class. It's not probale.

Here's what I found: they called themselves "a pioneer in solutions for delivery of network-aware enterprise applications."

Why didn't lightreading address this point? If they've got a foundation built for the enterprise, shouldn't lightreading caution the carriers that this software might not scale?

that's my 2 cents.

Network Peripherals and Dorado Software Team to Deliver the Industry's Most Flexible Gigabit Ethernet Management System

13 September 1999
Business Wire

MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 13, 1999-- NuSight GEMS to facilitate Best of Class

High-Performance Policy-Driven Networking Network Peripherals Inc. (NPI; NASDAQ:NPIX), the company bringing affordableLayer 3 and 4 Gigabit Ethernet solutions to the market, today announced plansto launch NuSight GEMS(TM) (Gigabit Ethernet Management System). This newmanagement software is designed to exploit the full range of benefitsassociated with Network Peripherals' powerful wire-speed non-blockingNuWaveArchitecture(TM) that operates all of its Layer2/3/4 switches. Developedin conjunction with Dorado Software, a pioneer in solutions for delivery of network-aware enterprise applications, NuSight GEMS will allow ITadministrators to consolidate management of critical networking hardware andsoftware applications. This software solution was developed to lower costs,shorten response times to problems and increase operational efficiency. Designed to integrate device management, network management and servicelevel management, NuSight GEMS will be bundled with all products powered bythe NuWaveArchitecture. NPI is currently shipping both device management andservice assurance applications, and will soon begin shipment of itspolicy-driven service level management application. These managementapplications will enable businesses of any size to manage and control thebehavior of their networks. Policies established by a powerful rules-basedcapability will enable network managers to govern their networks based on theunique requirements of their enterprise, a function not available with policyapplications from other switch vendors. In addition, it will facilitate openinterfaces to other management applications being used to determine system andnetwork policies such as H-P's OpenView. "The integration of Dorado Software products with NPI's NuWaveArchitecturewill bring unprecedented benefits to enterprise networks of all types andsizes," said Tim Sebring, President and CEO of Dorado Software. "We are veryexcited to help accelerate the development and deployment of enterprise-class,network-aware applications of such caliber," Sebring said. These newly enhanced switches, "Powered by NuWaveArchitecture," will allowIT administrators to implement Quality of Service (QoS) and Class of Service(CoS) features, provide security and other benefits of Layer 4 Ethernetswitching while managing the policy-based priority of network access bothcentrally and remotely. "As we have demonstrated while working with Dorado on support for NovellDirectory Services, NPI is committed to delivering features and benefits thathelp enterprise IT executives build the best networks," said Bill Rosenberger,President and CEO of NPI. "The policy-based features, developed by Dorado, area perfect complement to the QoS (Quality of Service) features and the power,performance and cost-effectiveness of NPI's NuWaveArchitecture," Rosenbergeradded.

Built by Dorado Software, Powered by NuWaveArchitecture

This NPI-specific implementation is the result of a close collaboration between NPI and Dorado Software. Using many of the tools and applications developed by Dorado, NuSight GEMS has become highly flexible and remains consistent will all appropriate industry standards. Employing Dorado's expertise in the development of application software and tools used to manage highly sophisticated telecommunications networks, the NuSight GEMS application suite allows users management choices that are not found in other Layer 3 switching products. NuSight GEMS, using application suites from Dorado as the fundamental building blocks, will openly interface to other standards-compliant applications such as Hewlett-Packard's OpenView and directory-based solutions compliant with Novell Directory Services (NDS) and the industry-standard Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

NPI expects to begin making these Layer 3/4 applications and interfaces available to select partners and customers during the 4th quarter of 1999. Interested parties should contact NPI for more information.

About NPI - The Gigabit Ethernet Company(TM) Network Peripherals Inc. (NPI; NASDAQ: NPIX), headquartered in Milpitas, California, supplies a full range of Layer 2, Layer 3 and Layer 4 10/100/Gigabit Ethernet switches built with its ASIC-based NuWaveArchitecture. These products will be fully managed using NuSight GEMS (Gigabit Ethernet Management Software) for device, network and policy-driven management services. NPI used its powerful NuWaveArchitecture to produce the industry's first non-blocking, wire-speed, stackable Layer 3 and 4 switching solution. The company's products are being used as switching solutions for workgroups, wiring closets and backbones, and are designed to enhance the bandwidth and performance of small and mid-sized enterprise networks, embrace all popular high-speed technologies and preserve the end-user's current Ethernet investments. NPI sells its products on an OEM basis and under its own brand to a worldwide channel of value-added resellers. For more information call 1-800-674-8855 or visit http://www.npix.com About Dorado Software Dorado Software, Inc., headquartered in El Dorado Hills, California, provides software applications and technology to simplify and accelerate the delivery of network aware business applications across Internet and corporate networking environments. Dorado translates its knowledge of developing management software for very large telecommunications environments to the needs of the enterprise using Oware. Oware, developed by Dorado, is the industry's first Virtual Solution Machine (VSM). It is a complete, integrated environment that simplifies the delivery of N-tier and tierless business applications operating across the Internet and corporate network environments. Oware enables rapid delivery of inherently network aware business applications. Dorado works with both vendors and users to develop applications suites, based on Oware, to deliver the functionality needed to manage and operate next-generation IP-based environments. These powerful management applications enable new levels of policy-based networking to corporate networkers andservice providers via an integrated suite of multi-platform, standards-compliant solutions. For more information, call 916-939-8590 or visit http://www. Doradosoftware.com NuWaveArchitecture and "Powered by NuWaveArchitecture" are trademarks of Network Peripherals. Other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Statements in this release are forward-looking and have been made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation ReformAct of 1995. The future events described above in such statements involve risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

EMSer 12/4/2012 | 8:11:51 PM
re: Dorado Unveils Per-User Provisioning very true, lightman. Avici is stumbling behind the big boys. I'm still not sure how Dorado moves from EMS building to a network management system that pulls together all the pieces. Structurally and functionally, those are two very different aims.
bestgen 12/4/2012 | 8:11:50 PM
re: Dorado Unveils Per-User Provisioning Dorado's running into the same problems Ellacoya has. The market they've targeted is no longer. No more CLECS. Ellacoya's been preaching about personalization for 2 years with no luck.
Abatis got out just before everyone figured out this kind of fool's gold isn't going to sell.

Dorado is DOA with a partial solution (no hardware piece like Ellacoya or Abatis/
Redback) to a problem they can't solve. We looked at investing in Dorado when they were shopping themselves for sale or funding at the beginning of the year. They might have a neat fix for some small competitive providers, but their tools will never make it into the IXC, ILEC, the real carrier's network. But, they got funding because no one would buy them and they've got to spend the money. Maybe they can fool someone into snapping them up for $50 or $60M.

I don't mean to be too negative, but they just didn't convince me. Maybe I'm wrong. Good luck!
light_years 12/4/2012 | 8:11:49 PM
re: Dorado Unveils Per-User Provisioning Good point, LightMan. Also I am not very convinced by the concept "one target market A live and die with market A"...these are changin/challenging times for everyone. Even the big guys are reevaluating their priorities. U dont see a problem in someone chaning/adjusting/refocussing their business goals..


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