JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) says that DAX Technologies Corp. and NetSocket will supply applications for JDSU’s recently announced PacketPortal network management offering (see “JDSU offers PacketPortal cloud-based monitoring and troubleshooting”).
PacketPortal uses smart probes at customer interface points to capture traffic data for analysis and troubleshooting via a variety of software applications. JDSU President and CEO Thomas Waechter said on JDSU’s most recent earnings call May 2 that PacketPortal is in trials with more than 10 global Tier 1 and Tier 2 service providers, and that the product has begun to ship for deployment.
The agreements add new applications to the PacketPortal’s initial roster. For example, PacketPortal customers will be able to use InTouch from DAX for mobile experience management. DAX management software will leverage PacketPortal’s data gathering features to assemble and analyze a range of data from the network edge, on demand, to enable a holistic, correlated view of subscriber behavior, quality of experience, and network performance, JDSU says.
Meanwhile, NetSocket’s application will target real-time IP service assurance for cloud networks. NetSocket’s tool will enable a real-time correlated view of content, session, and IP topology on a hop-by-hop basis, JDSU says.
“Through our partnerships with DAX and NetSocket, JDSU creates new opportunities for wireless and enterprise service providers to derive value from the unique data PacketPortal can provide from the edge of the network,” said Doug Fantuzzi, vice president in JDSU’s Communications Test and Measurement business segment.
“PacketPortal allows our InTouch solution to economically access subscriber quality of experience and network performance information from the network edge, in real time. This gives InTouch an edge over traditional customer experience management tools which rely solely on legacy probes and network element key performance indicators,” added Frank Galuppo, CEO, DAX Technologies.
“Technology partners like JDSU help us meet our goal of assuring our solutions provide our network services customers the most robust monitoring capabilities on the market,” said John White, CEO, NetSocket, Inc.
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