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May 24, 2011

InfoVista Introduces Unified Solution for Cloud Service Assurance

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

InfoVista, a company offering service performance assurance, has introduced its new unified solution for cloud service assurance.

InfoVista’s grade performance assurance platform extends VistaInsight for Networks and VistaFoundation to support cloud-based technologies. For infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and other private or public cloud-based applications and services, the platform offers end-to-end performance assurance, visibility and reporting, said company officials.

“InfoVista engineered this platform to provide the end-to-end service visibility needed to enhance and differentiate a service provider’s cloud services from the competition making it possible for them to increase their cloud service revenues by monetizing visibility into the application layer,” said Vikas Trehan, senior vice president for network performance management business line at InfoVista, in a statement.

InfoVista’s solution offers comprehensive support to all virtualization technologies. These virtualization technologies include the Virtual Computing Environment coalition’s Vblock infrastructure packages, a collaborative development of Cisco (News - Alert), EMC, and VMware in concert with their vendor ecosystems.

Additionally, leveraging virtualization techniques, InfoVista’s solution reduces the total cost of ownership of monitoring cloud-based services, said company officials. In addition service provider also benefits from end-to-end performance SLAs and proactive monitoring and reporting on IaaS service performance and additional cloud service offerings such as unified communications as a Service (UCaaS).

Company officials said that it’s a flexible and extensible service and topology model that can map physical and virtual infrastructure such as virtual switches, compute, storage, and data center, and also application flows and components to individual customers and their services.

Additional features include real-time cross-domain alarming and an early warning system to proactively identify and troubleshoot performance issues across the interdependent, dynamic and virtual cloud infrastructure; a Web 2.0 collaborative portal, Vista360, to facilitate collaboration and common visibility between different cloud service organizations; and more.

Earlier this month, the company announced its plan to demonstrate how communications service providers (CSPs) can proactively manage end-to-end Cloud service quality and delivery at a trade event.

Want to learn more about cloud communications? Then be sure to attend the Cloud Communications Summit, collocated with TMC’s (News - Alert) ITEXPO West 2011, taking place Sept. 13-15, 2011, in Austin, Texas. The Cloud Communications Summit will address a growing need of businesses to integrate and leverage cloud based communications applications, process enhancement techniques, and network based communications interfaces and architectures. To register, click here.

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin
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