Enea Teams with Tail-f for Carrier-Grade Network Management Software

Enea (Stockholm: ENEA.ST), the world leader in advanced software for network equipment, and Tail-f Systems, the leader in XML-based network management, announced that they have signed a strategic agreement to deliver the next generation of high availability, on-device network management software to the telecommunications industry.

Network operators are under enormous pressure to deploy reliable next-generation equipment that can meet escalating demand for converged services. Cost-effective solutions that automate the tedious, time-consuming, and failure-prone job of manually configuring complex distributed equipment improve reliability, reduce provisioning time, and speed operators’ time to revenue for converged services.

To automate and enhance the network configuration and management process, Enea will integrate Tail-f’s ConfD network management software with Enea’s own industry-proven Element high availability (HA) middleware framework. This integrated solution, incorporating a simple, automated mechanism for installing, configuring, and managing network devices, will enable Enea to deliver best-in-class XML-based network management software to network equipment providers worldwide. Additionally, under the agreement, Enea will distribute and support ConfD through Enea’s global field organization.

“Network management is an integral part of building reliable, cost-effective networks capable of delivering high-quality converged data, voice, and video services,” said Linda Thompson, vice president of corporate alliances at Enea. “Tail-f’s ConfD software reduces network configuration costs and enables timely deployment of new services. We are excited to be working with Tail-f Systems to bring these critical capabilities to the industry.”

Enea’s Element HA framework, together with the Tail-f’s ConfD software, addresses complex network configuration management issues by providing:

  • A complete on-device management system, including Web, CLI, and SNMP interfaces.
  • Full support for NETCONF, the IETF standard for XML based configuration management.
  • Scalable implementations that support arbitrarily large configurations.
  • Unified management of multiple disparate product lines using a robust XML framework.

“Enea is an established leader in the telecommunications industry, with an excellent record for delivering best-in-class products and services,” said Håkan Millroth, CEO at Tail-f Systems. “Tail-f and Enea share a joint commitment to providing high-availability, scalable, open platforms that deliver carrier-grade functionality. We look forward to working with Enea to deliver the next generation of network management functionality.”

About Enea
Enea (Stockholm: ENEA.ST) is the leading supplier of high availability middleware, database technology, real-time operating systems and professional services for high-availability telecommunications infrastructure, mobile devices, medical instrumentation, and automobile control/infotainment systems. Enea’s flagship operating system, OSE, is deployed in approximately half of the world’ s 3G mobile phones and base stations. Enea has over 500 employees and is listed on the Nordic Exchange.

About Tail-f Systems
Tail-f Systems is a leading developer of XML-based network management software for network equipment vendors. Customers using Tail-f Systems’ technology radically reduce their time-to-market and benefit from carrier-grade implementations of NETCONF, SNMP, Web, and CLI interfaces. Tail-f is a venture-funded company headquartered in Stockholm.

OSE and Element are registered trademarks of Enea AB or its subsidiaries.