Wednesday, November 9, 2005

AT&T Invests in Clovis for Open OSS

AT&T has made an equity investment in Clovis Solutions, a start-up based in Petaluma, California, whose software-based solutions help to facilitate an open-network, open-architecture environment and provide a common-standard OSS platform for network nodes with common management plane practices. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Clovis has developed a System Infrastructure Software Platform (SISP) that enables communication customers to efficiently create embedded platform software. The components of SISP - Blade Director, System Director, and Management Director - are used by vendors to accelerate the design and development of a wide range of systems from simple incremental line cards (also called blades) to complex clusters as well as to drastically reduce the ongoing maintenance cost. The solution provides unique abstraction layers that make SISP both hardware and Operating System independent.

Additional investors include Sevin Rosen Funds, Walden International and American River Ventures.