Sunday, June 26, 2005

Micromuse Teams with Cramer on Automated IP Discovery

Micromuse and Cramer announced an off-the-shelf integration for synchronizing data between Micromuse's Netcool/Precision IP discovery software and Cramer's inventory management platform. The solution includes adapters from both Micromuse and Cramer to enable service providers to transition more quickly to next generation network operations by providing a rapid, standards-based means to manage new and complex network data.

The jointly-developed integration synchronizes information about Layer 2 and Layer 3 MPLS, IP and ATM networks, including device configurations and connectivity discovered by Micromuse's Netcool/Precision IP solution along with the Cramer inventory system. On an ongoing basis, new or changed data is automatically compared with the core Cramer inventory model. Any discrepancies found can be corrected by changes either to the network or the data, driven automatically by Cramer according to separately defined rules. The solution is currently available.

Cramer and Micromuse have been alliance partners since 2001.

The Cramer adapter is the second commercially available product to be based on the TeleManagement Forum's new MTOSI standard for interfacing network and operations support systems. In May 2005, Cramer announced a similar adapter integrating its platform to Nortel's Optical Network Manager (ONM) platform.

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