Alcatel Certifies InfoVista
The market for Metro Ethernet is exploding in part due to a robust set of integrated management solutions from companies like InfoVista and Alcatel. Heavy Reading estimates the market will grow at a rate of 45 percent to reach $3 billion in 2009, and more than half of respondents in a related survey believe they can achieve a strong competitive advantage by offering high service availability and end-to-end service-level agreements (SLAs). InfoVista’s L2/L3 VPN Services Module answers these imperatives by giving service providers the tools to leverage Metro Ethernet transport technology and deliver on the promise of “always on,” managing at the service level rather than the network to win and retain customers.
“Alcatel is a world leader in delivering Carrier Ethernet solutions to market,” said Andrew McDonald, vice president network and service management for Alcatel. “To meet the diverse needs of our customer base, we work with best-of-breed software vendors as part of our OSS Partner programs, ensuring that our Carrier Ethernet solutions are pre-integrated to simplify and speed introduction into our customers’ networks. Pre-certified integration between the InfoVista performance management software and the Alcatel 5620 SAM enables service providers to more rapidly deploy the service monitoring systems required to support new Carrier Ethernet infrastructure and services.”