Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Cisco to Integrate IBM's Tivoli Software

Cisco and IBM announced an expansion of their existing strategic alliance to deliver new standards-based telecommunications service assurance and fault-management solutions.

Beginning in July 2007, Cisco will introduce a service-management solution that combines Cisco Active Network Abstraction (ANA) technology with IBM Tivoli software to help service providers centrally manage new services. The new offering, Cisco Assurance Management Solution, will provide network fault monitoring, trouble isolation, and real-time service-level event management for large multi-vendor networks on a next-generation mediation platform.

The initial version of the Cisco Assurance Management Solution will include IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus and Netcool/Precision technology. Cisco is also able to incorporate other Tivoli technologies in future version of assurance solutions.

IBM and Cisco have been partners since 1999.

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