Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Oracle Acquires GoAhead for Service Availability Management Software

Oracle agreed to acquire GoAhead, a supplier of privately-held Service Availability and management software, for an undisclosed sum.

GoAhead's packaged service availability software is deployed by leading Network Equipment Providers (NEPs), such as Ericsson, Motorola and Alcatel Lucent to ensure the highest level of up-time for carrier services -- seven 9s of reliability. The middleware leverages the OpenSAF open source high availability software project. It also enables rapid provisioning, configuration and monitoring. GoAhead is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

Oracle said the acquisition enables it to deliver a more comprehensive stack of carrier grade software and hardware from a single vendor for network equipment providers.

“NEPs are moving to a standardized software and hardware platform that can deliver and manage highly available services,�? said Nigel Ball, Vice President, Oracle Communications Industry Solutions. “GoAhead software is the leading commercially-available solution that is compliant with Service Availability Forum specifications, the most widely adopted standard for service availability software. The addition of GoAhead technology will help us deliver a comprehensive, standards-based, carrier-grade platform that supports the delivery of new services in the call path of the network.�?

“With over 100,000 deployments of GoAhead software by leading NEPs, GoAhead brings significant domain knowledge and engineering strength, coupled with a strong track record of delivering solutions to global network equipment providers,�? said Asif Naseem, President and COO, GoAhead Software.

  • In March 2010, GoAhead announced its move to OpenSAF-based solutions and the simultaneous acquisition of the Avantellis product line from Emerson Network Power.