Sweden-based Tail-f says NCS has a unique capability to provide multivendor management of third-party IP infrastructure, which will enable NetAct customers to overcome existing manual bottlenecks that prevent the optimization of mobile services.
NCS will be integrated into NetAct to manage a wide variety of network equipment common in service providers' IP networks, such as Cisco and Juniper switches. NCS allows services to be modeled and automatically translated into real-time, fine-grained configuration changes, Tail-f said.
"Nokia Siemens Networks is executing its vision to deliver multi-vendor, multi-technology fulfillment," said Nancee Ruzicka, director, OSS/BSS global competitive strategies, Stratecast, a division of Frost & Sullivan. "The inclusion of Tail-f's NCS product into NetAct solves one of the major headaches of end-to-end fulfillment in mobile transport – the ability to rapidly create and execute automated configuration changes across multi-vendor network technologies without relying on manual processes."
"Managing multiple, inflexible silos of infrastructure is preventing service providers from achieving business agility," said Fredrik Lundberg, CEO of Tail-f Systems. "Service providers are looking for unified multi-vendor management systems that can also leverage their existing IP networks. Nokia Siemens Networks' NetAct is deployed in over 400 service provider networks throughout the world and Tail-f Systems is delighted to bring our expertise in multi-vendor network configuration management to further enhance NetAct's capabilities."