TM Forum Catalyst Focuses on Delivering Open Cloud Ecosystems for Digital Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
Plano, Texas — November 2, 2015 — Centina Systems, the innovation leader in strategic assurance and network performance management solutions, announced today they will be participating in the TM Forum InFocus Catalyst event in Dallas, Texas from November 4-5, 2015. Championed by Vodafone, the Catalyst is entitled “Delivering Open Cloud Ecosystems for Digital SME.” This Catalyst will look at delivering Open Cloud Ecosystems for Digital SMEs with Zero Touch Orchestration, Operation and Management (ZOOM).
In partnership with an orchestration vendor, Centina Systems will provide the closed loop feedback mechanism for what is being referred to as the “Service Provider Virtual Operation Center.” This Catalyst is Phase 1, intended to be a precursor to Phase 2 which will be a complete end-to-end live demonstration with the Vodafone Ireland Data Center at TM Forum Live! next May. Centina Systems will be in the Catalyst booth at TM Forum Live! demonstrating their latest solution for NFV and SDN service assurance, vSure™.
vSure™ is aimed at helping service providers to successfully transition and operationalize their networks and services from legacy environments to virtual environments. vSure™ complements orchestration by providing closed-loop feedback through a suite of tools and analytics to enable the providers to manage and visualize NFV and SDN environments from end-to-end and top-to-bottom.
“We are excited to be working with Vodafone on this TM Forum Catalyst,” said Anand Gonuguntla, Co-founder and CEO of Centina Systems. “As virtualization of services and applications are being operationalized, delivering open cloud ecosystems is an important topic for small and medium-size enterprises around the world. We look forward to demonstrating how vSure™ provides an end-to-end view of virtualized networks so enterprises can manage and assure delivery of services.”
“The Catalyst projects being showcased at our InFocus Catalyst event are incredibly innovative, addressing key digital business enablers such as delivering open cloud ecosystems for SMEs, orchestrating NFV for maximum profitability, and more,” said Nik Willetts, deputy CEO, TM Forum. “These Catalysts bring together the best of the best in the industry, and we applaud the efforts of Centina Systems, and all of our members working on Catalyst projects, to develop practical solutions to fundamental industry challenges.”
About Centina Systems
Centina Systems is the global leader in strategic service assurance and innovative network performance solutions. The company focuses on helping operators and enterprises worldwide support both established and emerging services and business models, through unparalleled end-to-end visibility into the operational performance of their infrastructure.
Centina’s NetOmnia™ family of assurance and management solutions have redefined the market approach to assurance, incorporating features like enhanced SLA management, real-time, visual data analytics, customizable reports and dashboards for dynamic network views, and an integrated, plug-and-play architecture that provides actionable intelligence across hundreds of device-types and multiple types of networks. For more information, visit www.centinasystems.com.
About TM Forum
TM Forum is the global industry association for digital business, connecting talented individuals, leading companies, and diverse ecosystems to accelerate our members’ successful digital business transformation. The collective experience and interests of our member community comprised of tens-of-thousands of professionals within 900+ market-leading organizations drives everything we do, from thought-provoking research and publications, to practical guidance, collaboration programs, tools and best practices, hands-on events, and training for business and IT leaders. To accelerate your R&D and join our digital journey as a valued member and collaborator, please visit www.tmforum.org.