SevOne at TM Forum MWA - Reprise
SevOne made its first appearance at TM Forum Management World Americas in Orlando, and we were pleased with the corporate exposure, the conversations with prospects, partners and existing customers, and the opportunity to pitch the press and analysts at the event. In fact we were pleasantly surprised by the number of telcos or communication service providers (CSPs) and cable companies at the conference.
What can be better than to be in the middle of an RFI process and to have in-depth face to face conversations with the decision makers? Or to demonstrate firsthand to prospects the power of the SevOne platform and our reporting, and discuss how our customers have achieved operations cost savings of up to 50% by consolidating and replacing performance tools like CA eHealth, IBM Tivoli Provisio, and Infovista? And to have a key customer, like Comcast chief architect for Metro Ethernet Services, Ziaur Rahman, during his presentation Q&A, crisply answer that SevOne is their Network Performance Management solution. Another interesting meeting we had was with Cariden, who provides “operational intelligence” for 7 of 11 largest ISPs. They do some interesting analysis on data from SevOne at Comcast that our other customers should be interested in.
On the adoption of 4G technologies, we confirmed that LTE and IMS represents a major shift for mobile carriers to all IP-based networks, where our network performance management and monitoring systems can add great value given our platform scalability and speed. To capitalize on this market opportunity, SevOne is extending its bulk data collection and monitoring capabilities to include LTE networks and IMS based applications. Starting with routers at the cell-site and following thedata path back through the entire network to the core, all devices in the data path can be monitored, and an end-to-end view of the LTE infrastructure performance is provided. CSPs can use SevOne to see not only how their new LTE network is performing, but also how individual services and IMS applications on the network are performing. This gives carriers the visibility they need to proactively monitor and troubleshoot any issue before it becomes service impacting.