delivering innovation
phone number
phone number
Call our European HQ:

+353 1 9382219

Call our US HQ:

+1 8754425

News & Events

News & Events

May 2017, Events

Amartus Brings Lifecycle Service Orchestration Expertise to MEF Q2 Member Meeting and NVF World Congress

Amartus announced today that it will bring its Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) expertise to the MEF Quarterly Member Meeting, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany on April 24-27, 2017.
In addition, the company will also exhibit its premium cloud and network management and orchestration software services at the Layer 123’s NFV World Congress in May.

The MEF quarterly and annual meetings are the gathering places where MEF informs its members of active work taking place across more than 40 projects currently underway. The MEF also conducts network technology hackathons at selected meetings and offers an opportunity for networking for the members of the entire MEF ecosystem worldwide.

While at the event, Amartus engineers, Bartosz Michalik and Marek Prochera will join colleagues from other companies for the LSO hackathon to develop an end-to-end e-access service utilizing LSO open APIs. Amartus VP of Sales & Marketing, Liam Twomey, will also attend the meeting.

The following week, Amartus will exhibit at NFV World Congress 2017, taking place May 2-5, at the DoubleTree Hilton in San Jose, Calif., USA. NFV World Congress was founded in 2014 by a group of visionary and senior carrier leaders, in order to form a center of gravity for the rapidly emerging NFV industry, and provide the right forum to accelerate innovation and support ecosystem growth.

Amartus will be exhibiting at NFV World Congress in booth 50.

 

January 2017, Events

Amartus Kicks off 2017 Events Season with MEF Q1 Members Meeting

 

December 2016, News

Amartus Blog Post Details Leading-Edge MEF LSO Proof of Concept with Cisco and Gigaspaces

Today, Amartus announced it has published a new blog post focusing on an innovative MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) project. The guest post at Cloudify's blog outlines the evolution of the project as well as the key roles played by experts from Amartus, Cisco and Gigaspaces. The post went live on December 8, 2016 and is available here.

The post details the collaboration that resulted in a detailed project architecture that was presented at MEF16 conference, which took place in Baltimore, Nov 7-10, 2016. The proof of concept (PoC) delivered by the three companies showcased the MEF LSO Presto API, and demonstrated how it could be used to provision, modify and tear down a standard E-Line EVPL service in a hybrid, multi-vendor environment. The project also included key pieces of open software such as OpenStack, OpenDaylight SDN controller (UNI Manager project customization), the Cloudify orchestrator, Open vSwitch, and Mininet.

The project was led by Bartosz Michalik from Amartus, Donald Hunter from Cisco and Shay Naeh from Gigaspaces. The final PoC was inspired by the OpenDaylight User Network Interface (UNI) Manager project that Bartosz and Donald are leading, with Shay’s MEF OpenLSO service function chaining project. The project organizers realized that merging elements of the two projects would result in an end-to-end project with even more value.

The post also details the steps that comprise the solution. A video showing the steps of the demo is available at https://youtu.be/0sJJ01xrCZI.

 

November 2016, Events

Lifecycle Service Orchestration Proof of Concept from Amartus to Debut at MEF16

Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) is a critical component of service provider networking services, and Amartus, Cisco and Gigaspaces have joined together on a LSO-based service provisioning proof of concept (PoC) at the upcoming MEF16 event (Baltimore, MD, Nov. 7 -10, 2016).

The three companies are working together on a PoC titled “LSO-Enabled E-Line CE 2.0 Service Provisioning and TOSCA-Based Orchestration with NFV Service Chaining in SDN Environments.”
A demonstration of the PoC will be available for viewing in the PoC zone during the show. More information can be found on the MEF website. Amartus will also have information on this and its comprehensive software development activities at its stand (#500).

The goal of the PoC is to demonstrate a LSO Presto-based network resource provisioning (NRP) solution that integrates with Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (TOSCA)-based orchestration software. The complete solution will be used to demonstrate the on-demand E-Line service provisioning including NFV chaining.

Service activation is handled by a reference SDN OpenCS Packet WAN Presto controller and TOSCA-based orchestration framework. This showcase demonstrates an agile, dynamic, LSO-compliant activation framework built from open, standardized components.

The PoC combines the software integration expertise of Amartus with Cisco equipment (Cisco XE drivers) and Cloudify TOSCA-compliant orchestration software from Gigaspaces. The companies have been working on the PoC for several months and have demonstrated solution components at MEF LSO Hackathons in Dallas and Rome.

“The Third Network vision is critical for satisfying emerging use scenarios of many network providers and operators. With this PoC we hope to showcase practical realization for some of these use-cases using open components to inspire commercial realizations.” said Bartosz Michalik, Amartus Technical Architect. “This PoC demonstration at MEF16 is where the entire solution comes together. I’m excited to work with my colleagues to show the impact of this work to the rest of the industry.”

 

September 2016, Events

Amartus Team Heads to Ottawa for Quarterly MEF Meeting

A team of telecom software experts from Amartus will take part in the MEF Quarterly Members Meeting in Ottawa, 24-27 October 2016. The meeting is designed to provide members with an update on the 40 active projects the foundation has underway.

The focus of the meeting will be on how to advance work across a number of key areas: Specifications for Third Network Services, LSO and Operations, Open Initiatives and new Certification Programs. The Ottawa meeting builds upon the substantial and varied progress made at the August Boston. Amartus experts are playing a key role in the LSO standards development.

Informally, the meeting provides the Amartus team with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with MEF colleagues one last time before MEF 16, the organization’s annual convention to plan joint proofs of concept for the event. Learn more.

 

August 2016, Events

Amartus to Meet Other MEF Contributors in Boston

The expert Telecom services company will attend MEF Quarterly Members Meeting in Boston, 1-4th August 2016. This time the meeting will be focusing mainly on specifications for Third Network Services, LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), and Open Initiatives (including a Third Network service demonstration and the launch of MEFnet).

One of the highlights of the meeting’s agenda will be progressing OpenCS and OpenLSO projects. Other critical points in the schedule include discussions on the CE 2.0 acceleration and laying the foundations for the Third Network services, advancing LSO development, and elections of MEF Board of Directors.

The members will be also preparing for MEF16, a global networking event devoted to delivering automated, virtualized and interconnected networks powered by CE 2.0, LSO, SDN & NFV, where Amartus will be a sponsor and exhibitor.

 

July 2016, News

Amartus and Cisco Take Leadership in MEF’s OpenCS Packet WAN Project

Amartus’ Technical Lead, Bartosz Michalik, Ph. D., has been selected to co-lead OpenCS Packet WAN project together with Cisco Principal Engineer, Donald Hunter

The project is a part of MEF’s OpenCS ecosystem that develops and tests reference designs of MEF-defined L2-L7 services (e.g. E-Line) using combinations of Open and Closed Source software, Open Spec and commercial hardware (e.g. CE 2.0-certified devices), SDN, and NFV.

OpenCS is primarily aimed at Service Providers and Operators who wish to accelerate their adoption of SDN and NFV to deliver MEF-defined connectivity services. The ecosystem has been developed to support agile standards development of MEF specifications, accelerate the alignment of MEF specifications and Open Source code, and speed up implementation of MEF specifications for Third Network services.

The aim of the OpenCS Packet WAN project co-led by Bartosz is to deliver a reference multi-vendor enabled design which includes the Presto NRP (Network Resource Provisioning) API on top of the OpenDaylight platform, as well as the OpenDaylight plug-ins defined in the ODL UNI Manager project. In this way, the team provides a frequent feedback on the current MEF network resource models to the MEF NRP project team and contributions to the OpenDaylight community.

Bartosz has contributed to the development of the LSO Presto API from the very outset, having participated in both of the MEF LSO Hackathons that have taken place to date.

Read Bartosz’s blog post on first MEF LSO Hackathon in the series here.

The hackathons gathered several teams of highly-skilled network experts who had been working together on developing LSO-SDN-NFV based solutions for Third Network services. The next MEF LSO Hackathon is happening in November 2016 at the MEF16 global networking event that will focus on enabling dynamic Third Network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world. Amartus is a Bronze Sponsor of the event.

More information about MEF can be found here: https://www.mef.net/.

For more information on Amartus and its services, visit http://amartus.com/services-new-product-development.html.

Amartus Communications Contact:

David Rodewald
The David James Agency
+1.805.494.9508
amartus@davidjamesagency.com

 

June 2016, Appointments

Liam Twomey joins Amartus as VP Sales & Marketing

June 2016 - Amartus is pleased to announce and welcome Liam Twomey as VP of Sales & Marketing. Based in our HQ in Dublin, Ireland, he will be responsible for developing plans and strategies for developing business and achieving the company’s goals and managing key customer relationships.

Liam brings more than 20 years of experience in the communications software industry, having held senior commercial and technical roles for Ericsson, in Ireland, across Europe, Latin America and the Far East. He has managed large sales and cutting edge technology teams to leading communication service providers such as Telefonica and Digicel.


Liam's contact details:

Liam Twomey
Amartus Ireland
4/5 Burton Hall Park
Burton Hall Road
Sandyford, Dublin 18
Ireland

T: +353 873899846
E: Liam.Twomey@amartus.com
Twitter: LiamPTwomey LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/liamtwomey

 

May 2016, Events

Amartus Takes SDN, NFV and MEF Carrier Ethernet Expertise to TM Forum Live! 2016

Amartus is again exhibiting at TM Forum Live!, taking place May 9-12 in Nice, France.

At the show, the Amartus team will be available to discuss software challenges faced by communication services providers, network equipment manufacturers and solution providers as they respond to changes in carrier Ethernet networks, or adopt software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies

The Amartus representatives will be on hand to share the company’s experience in recent software development projects in the areas of multi-vendor telecom network management, SDN orchestration, MEF standardization and YANG model implementation.

Recently, the company has expanded its technology expertise via staff who have earned MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (CECP) and Open Networking Foundation’s SDN technology certifications.

Show Details
Come see Amartus in stand #209 throughout the show or e-mail info@amartus.com to pre-arrange a meeting.

 

May 2016, News

Amartus Adds SDN Certification to its Expertise Portfolio

Amartus is proud to announce that one of our Software Design Engineers, Krzysztof Bijakowski, has been recently awarded the ONF SDN certificate.

This is a brand new certificate issued by the Open Networking Foundation, which provides a strong foundation of vendor-neutral SDN knowledge and skills validation for engineering professionals. 

„High-level programming and network programmability score high on my list of personal interests, and SDN is a natural continuation of these. I decided to pursue certification, as studying for this demanding exam gave me a sense of purpose and motivation, and the certification – a sense of accomplishment. And all the knowledge I obtained in the process will become useful to me at work.”

Amartus specializes in design and development of standards-based service and network management & orchestration solutions for network equipment vendors and service providers. It recognizes the growing adoption of the SDN technology among its customers. By choosing professional services of certified SDN experts, companies that need to modernise their traditional infrastructures and incorporate more agile, software-driven components can be sure that their transformed networks will still follow industry-standard practices.


More information about the SDN certification programme by ONF can be found here: https://www.opennetworking.org/certification/skills.

 

April 2016, Press Release

Amartus Expands MEF Expertise with New Certification

Company to Attend MEF Quarterly Meeting in Rome

DUBLIN, IRELAND – April 7, 2016 – Amartus, a leading supplier of software expert services mainly for the telecom industry, today announced that Technical Architect, Bartosz Michalik, PhD., has become a Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (CECP), helping Amartus to expand its MEF expertise.

The MEF-CECP is the industry’s first vendor-neutral certification program and demonstrates that the professionals who have passed this rigorous certification have acquired the key competency and skills to design, market, deploy and support Carrier Ethernet equipment, networks, and services that represent the next generation of telecommunications technology.

“As we continue to deploy more MEF-related projects, staying current with these certifications is important to the success of Amartus and our customers,” said Marcin Paszkiewicz, Amartus CEO. “We are pleased that Bartosz has achieved this certification as it reinforces our strong participation with, and commitment to, the MEF.”

Michalik will also attend the MEF’s 2Q 2016 Members Meeting, happening April 25-28, 2016, in Rome, Italy. Michalik will take part in the Euro16 LSO Hackathon, collocated with members meeting. This will be Michalik’s second MEF hackathon, after he worked to develop lifecycle service orchestration (LSO) solutions during the MEF15 event.

The Euro16 LSO Hackathon will focus on coding of LSO Presto (a network resource provisioning API) and LSO Sonata (an ordering and serviceability API).

For more information on Amartus and its services, visit http://amartus.com/services-new-product-development.html.

Amartus Communications Contact:
David Rodewald
The David James Agency
+1.805.494.9508
amartus@davidjamesagency.com

 

January 2016, Press Release

Amartus Expert Shares inside View of LSO Hackathon on SDXCentral.com

To help expand the number of software-defined solutions on the market, the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) has started a series of “hackathons”, inviting industry experts to real-world, group coding sessions. One such session, focused on Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO), was held at the GEN15 conference, and one of the invited experts was Amartus' own Technical Architect Bartosz Michalik.

Now, in a blog post on SDxCentral.com, Bartosz shares his experiences at the hackathon. He joined more than 45 participants from over 20 companies who were working on LSO related project during a two-day long workshop. Bartosz chose a project that aims to enable OpenDaylight SDN controller to expose MEF SCA/NRP API using REST.

How did it turn out? You can read the complete blog post on the SDxCentral website.

But it won't ruin the surprise to say that Bartosz felt that the hackathon was very worthwhile. From the post:

For me, the LSO Hackathon was a terrific experience and I think it is worth publicizing, as it re-enforces industry collaboration, promotes the open source approach, and provides a challenging hands-on experience. I met and collaborated with great and dedicated people. Hey, I was able to expand my ODL knowledge while contributing to the open-source community; to me, that is the definition of a perfect day!

If you are interested in joining the hackathon, you can find out more information at the LSO Hackathon Wiki page.

 

November 2015, Press Release

Amartus to Participate in GEN15 Conference Lifecycle Service Orchestration Hackathon

Event Sponsorship Marks Company’s Prime Focus on Expert Telecom Software Services

DUBLIN, IRELAND – November 10, 2015 – Amartus, an expert services company that specializes in design, development and integration of innovative, standards-based Telecom solutions, today announced it is a silver sponsor of the GEN15 conference, taking place November 16-19, 2015, at the Omni Hotel in Dallas, and will participate in the lifecycle service orchestration (LSO) hackathon.

Amartus’ participation at the show will mark the official announcement of its prime focus on expert telecom services, helping telecom companies implement the software that will improve their businesses.

“We’re excited to participate at GEN15 and the LSO hackathon and to get in front of our peers and customers to share with them our new strategy. We have implemented a number of MEF-related projects, and our main goal is to help telecom companies couple the standards-based reliability with the latest industry innovations, hence our decision to participate in the pioneering LSO hackathon,” said Marcin Paszkiewicz, CEO of Amartus.

The focus of the hackathon is to accelerate the development of open source LSO APIs, ODL plugins and LSO orchestration solutions. Amartus specializes in design and development of comprehensive, real-time multi-vendor application, so it recognizes a great potential and business value in implementation of the lifecycle service orchestration. During the three days of the event, Amartus’ Technical Architect, Bartosz Michalik will join other participants to get a hands-on experience with LSO APIs and ODL plugins and implement an LSO orchestrator, orchestration GUI and E-Line UNI manager plugin.

Organizers hope that the hackathon will not only accelerate service activation and activation projects, but also will strengthen collaboration and community building around open source telecommunication initiatives.

GEN15 will bring together about 40 Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), Open Source and TM Forum specialists from about 20 telecom related organizations. Amartus will be located in booth 316. For more information, visit https://www.gen15.com/.

About Amartus

Founded in 2003, Amartus is a leading supplier of expert services for the IT & Telecommunications market. The company is strongly committed to drive innovation and develop solutions that are well-suited not only for the current, traditional infrastructure, but that can be easily integrated with the new NFV, SDN and Cloud networks. Amartus is an active member and participant of leading standards organizations including the TM Forum (TMF), Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), and European Telecoms Standards Initiative (ETSI).

The company is privately held and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with the main R&D office in Krakow, Poland. More information is available at www.amartus.com, and on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/amartus and Twitter https://twitter.com/amartus_com.

Amartus Communications Contact:
David Rodewald
The David James Agency
+1.805.494.9508
amartus@davidjamesagency.com

 

July 2015, Press Release

Huawei acquires SDN software technology

Transaction strengthens Huawei’s SDN and Cloud capabilities 

DUBLIN, IRELAND - July 13th, 2015: Huawei, a leading global information and communications solutions technology (ICT) provider today announced the acquisition from the Irish company Amartus, of its SDN software technology.

Amartus is a Dublin based software developer and SDN service solutions provider.

The acquisition of Amartus’ software assets will enable Huawei to accelerate its SDN roadmap and improve its competitiveness in SDN solutions and services by introducing fast business innovation and multi-vendor capability.

Zha Jun, President of Huawei’s Fixed Network Product Line, said “We are delighted to have acquired the ground breaking Amartus technology. The expertise and talented staff from Amartus product group who will be joining Huawei will help deliver our commitment to produce and develop innovative and high quality cloud and network services.”

Under the deal Amartus retains rights to service current customers. Amartus’ primary focus going forward will be providing telecoms software development and integration expertise and services to vendors and service providers.

Michael Kearns, the CEO of Amartus said, “We are excited to be able to bring this innovative technology to Huawei at a time when the telecom’s industry is experiencing unprecedented change, driven by software”.

The deal involves Amartus’ senior team and product staff based in Ireland joining Huawei (Ireland), and shows Huawei’s commitment to expanding its research and development investment in Ireland and across Europe.


About Huawei 
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population. For more information, visit Huawei online: www.huawei.com 

Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/huaweipress and YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/HuaweiPress 

About Amartus
Founded in 2003, Amartus is a leading provider of software development & integration services and solution to telecommunication vendors and service providers. The company is an active member and participant of leading standards organizations including the European Telecoms Standards Initiative (ETSI), TM Forum and Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF).

The company is privately held and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with offices in the U.S. and Poland. More information is available at www.amartus.com.

 

May 2015, Press Release

Amartus Joins Partners in ETSI NFV Proof of Concept Demo at NFV World Congress 2015

 Live Technology Showcase Features Next Phase of Virtualized Real-Time OSS/BSS Collaboration by Amartus, Cobham, Intel, Openet, Procera, Red Hat

DUBLIN, IRELAND – May 5, 2015 – Amartus, a developer of real-time, programmable multi-vendor service orchestration and management software solutions for telecoms, today announced it will be joining its collaboration partners at the NFV World Congress 2015 show taking place May 5-8 in San Jose, California.

The companies will showcase the second phase of their ETSI proof of concept that validates the commercial viability of a network function virtualization (NFV) system for orchestration and OSS/BSS applications.

The joint ETSI NFV proof of concept (PoC) demonstration is entitled ‘Distributed Multi-Domain Policy Management and Charging Control in a Virtualized Environment’ and will take place in the Amartus Booth #19 in addition to several partner booths. The demo will showcase how NFV concepts can be applied to virtualization of OSS and BSS functions such as DPI, policy, charging and analytics – to deliver increased system agility, faster time to market, reduced TCO, increased elasticity and greater service availability.
In addition to showcasing the ETSI NFV PoC in their booth (#19), Amartus will demonstrate its real-time Chameleon SDS™ multi-vendor service orchestration platform. Chameleon SDS is uniquely designed for rapid rollout and operations of end-to-end services spanning any combination of infrastructure components including cloud managers (e.g. OpenStack), virtual network functions (VNFs), software-defined network (SDN) controllers and traditional network equipment.

On Thursday, May 7 at 5:15 pm, Amartus VP Product Strategy Olga Havel will represent the company in a panel debate entitled “New Opportunities and Implications for Policy in an NFV World.” She will be joined by executives from Alcatel-Lucent, Amdocs, Cyan, HP and NEC/NetCracker.

Panel members will address how policy decisions can be implemented in MANO architectures; how policy domains will interact; whether the architecture should be centralized, federated or distributed; and how/when closed-loop actions will evolve.

“NFV World Congress provides us with an excellent platform to showcase our successful developments in the rapidly emerging ecosystem,” said CEO Michael Kearns. “In particular, we look forward to the proof of concept demonstrations where we will share with show attendees the power of our NFV orchestration system.”

The NFV World Congress provides a unique opportunity for visitors to gain first-hand knowledge and insight about critical NFV and SDN technology in order to strengthen their strategic planning and decision-making efforts, and help identify which network solutions may be most valuable for building the new carrier network ecosystem.

About Amartus

Founded in 2003, Amartus develops Software-Defined Service Orchestration solutions for service providers. The company’s flagship product, Chameleon SDS™ is a dynamic programmable, multi-vendor service delivery automation system that supports the rapid rollout, provisioning and operation of dynamic, on-demand, elastic cloud and network services. Amartus is an active member and participant of leading standards organizations including the TeleManagement Forum (TMF) Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and European Telecoms Standards Initiative (ETSI).

The company is privately held and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with offices in the U.S. and Poland. More information is available at www.amartus.com.

Amartus Communications Contact:

David Rodewald
The David James Agency
+1.805.494.9508
amartus@davidjamesagency.com

 

March 2015, Events

Intel Invites Amartus to Show Proof of Concept Demo at MPLS SDN World Congress in Paris

During the recent Mobile World Congress event, Amartus participated in a real-time ETSI NFV proof of concept demonstration, which was developed through the collaboration of multiple industry leaders in virtualized OSS/BSS that include: Amartus, Intel, Procera Networks, Openet and Red Hat.

Due to the grand success of the impressive NFV OSS/BSS demo at MWC, Intel invited Amartus to help reprise the live POC in their booth at the MPLS SDN World Congress 2015 show currently underway in Paris.

In addition to learning about the exciting features of this technology, demo attendees learn how:

  • Virtualized network functions (PCRF, PCEF) can be combined to provide telco grade performance, scalability and resilience
  • Virtualized BSS components, such as online charging systems (OCS), can be included to provide a complete distributed policy management and charging control system
  • OpenStack support for Intel® architecture-based systems help enhance performance

Michael Kearns, CEO of Amartus, has stated: "This POC demonstrates how a runtime programmable orchestrator is mandatory for real-time OSS and is a key requirement in order to exploit the benefits of NFV in delivery of dynamic on-demand services."

More information about the virtualized real-time OSS/BSS solution can be found in the ETSI NFV Proof of Concept press release below. 

 

 March 2015, Press Release

Amartus Adds Massive Service Orchestration Scalability to Chameleon SDS™

 New version of leading services orchestration software will orchestrate any number of cloud and carrier network services with its new leading-edge fault tolerant and self-healing clustering architecture

DUBLIN, IRELAND – March 2, 2015Amartus, a developer of runtime programmable multi-vendor service orchestration and management software solutions for telecoms, today announced the new upcoming release of its Chameleon SDS™ services orchestration software with new server cluster architecture that delivers unlimited scale-out capabilities for services orchestration in large carrier and cloud environments. 

The move comes as carriers continue their expanded use of software-defined network (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies where a service orchestrator may have to communicate with an unprecedented number of virtual and physical devices, systems and resources in real time.  

Chameleon SDS has been proven in wireline applications and with this new architecture Amartus is expanding its use for mobile, wireless and cloud networks. Amartus will participate in a multivendor wireless proof-of-concept demonstration at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. (March 2-5, available daily at Openet stand 2F36 and Procera Network stand 5H61) 

New Architecture Delivers Scalability and High Availability
The new version (v4.0) of Chameleon SDS boasts a leading-edge fault tolerant and self-healing clustering architecture and provides elastic and adaptive load-balancing that supports workload distribution to Chameleon SDS instances over any number of compute nodes in a cluster. The new architecture can manage and orchestrate unlimited number of services, service components (SCs) and service access points (SAPs). 

Moreover, the latest Chameleon SDS v4.0 architecture will deliver uptime of up to 99.9999% due to its high-availability active-active node configuration, which ensures continuous service even if one or more compute nodes fail or during maintenance and upgrades. 

“At Mobile World Congress, we’re partnering with a number of vendors to demonstrate how essential service orchestration is for production networks, where vendor count will grow dramatically – the demonstration reinforces the need for services orchestration and the scalability we’re introducing today,” said Michael Kearns, CEO of Amartus.  

“This scalability augments the unique dynamic runtime programmability and unified management approach that has been key characteristic of Chameleon SDS from day one. It's the combination of these capabilities that make this the perfect orchestrator for carrier and cloud grade networks,” Kearns said. Chameleon SDS is a dynamically programmable service orchestration and service delivery automation solution that automates the rollout, provisioning and operation of wireless, wireline and cloud services.  

What makes Chameleon SDS stand out as a service orchestrator is its dynamic, runtime programmability – it reads all service & resource models and configuration, on the fly for everything required to introduce and orchestrate the full life cycle for any end-to-end service that span any technologies, including NFV, SDN, Cloud and WAN. Chameleon SDS is built on Amartus’ dynamic model-driven orchestration platform and implements standards-based service and resource layer abstraction that is technology, service and vendor agnostic.

Availability
Chameleon SDS v4.0 is targeted to be available for service provider trials and general availability in the second quarter of 2015. 

About Amartus
Founded in 2003, Amartus develops Software-Defined Service Orchestration solutions for service providers. The company’s flagship product, Chameleon SDS™ is a dynamic programmable, multi-vendor service delivery automation system that supports the rapid rollout, provisioning and operation of dynamic, on-demand, elastic cloud and network services. Amartus is an active member and participant of leading standards organizations including the TM Forum, Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and European Telecoms Standards Initiative (ETSI). The company is privately held and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with offices in the U.S. and Poland. More information is available at www.amartus.com.  


Amartus Communications Contact:
David Rodewald
The David James Agency
+1.805.494.9508
amartus@davidjamesagency.com

 

March 2015, Events

Amartus CTO Participates in Intel Podcast at Mobile World Congress

Hear Amartus' CTO Maurizio Sturlesi interviewed on Intel's Chip Chat podcast as part of a Mobile World Congress panel that discusses everything from telecom network transformation to the state of mobile and IoT security. Take a listen today.

 

March 2015, Press Release

ETSI NFV Proof of Concept Demonstrates Virtualized Real-Time OSS/BSS

Openet and Procera collaborate with Amartus, Red Hat, and Intel in live technology showcase at Mobile World Congress

BARCELONA, Spain, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MWC -- Procera Networks, Inc. (PKT), the global Subscriber Experience company, together with Openet, a leading provider of real-time BSS (business support systems), today announced they will showcase an ETSI NFV proof of concept demonstration of real-time OSS/BSS running on a virtualized environment. It will show how Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) concepts can be applied to OSS/BSS to deliver on the business benefits and improved customer experience that NFV promises, brought by increased system agility, faster time to market, reduced TCO, increased elasticity and greater service availability.

Virtualization of operational and business support systems—OSS and BSS—functions such as DPI, policy, charging and analytics is essential to achieving a dynamic network environment that can keep pace with, and monetize new service innovation. This extends to access control, and broader revenue handling systems.

This proof of concept brings together a number of industry leaders in virtualized OSS/BSS including Openet, Procera and Amartus, working with OpenStack leader Red Hat, and leading computing innovation company Intel.


The demo will showcase:

  • How virtualized Network Functions (PCRF, PCEF) can be combined to provide Telco grade performance, scalability and resilience and how virtualized BSS components such as online charging systems (OCS) can be included to provide a complete distributed Policy Management and Charging Control system.
  • Integrated analytics and orchestration for scaling automation and Virtualized Network Function (VNF) resource allocation, utilizing real-time monitoring of VNFs and a combination of historical data and machine learning to predict demand and mitigate underutilization of assigned resources.
  • How OpenStack support for Intel® Architecture-based systems helps enhance performance

The live NFV OSS/BSS demonstration will be available each day at both Openet (2F36) and Procera (5H61) stands at Mobile World Congress 2015.

Supporting quotes

Luke Ibbetson, Head of Vodafone Group R&D: "Vodafone sees the value of consolidating virtualized BSS and networking functions in the same environment, and champions NFV solutions that dynamically scale and adapt to match the evolving needs of our customers."

Openet CEO Niall Norton: "For operators to realize the full benefits of NFV, then it needs to be applied to the software that drives revenue generation in operators, namely real-time BSS."

Radhesh Balakrishnan, General Manager, OpenStack, Red Hat: "The transformative potential of NFV for the telecommunications industry is well recognized, and open scalable platforms are stepping up to deliver on this, with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform leading the way to demonstrate its ability to meet the unique challenges CSPs face on the road to transformation. This POC is one such example of how industry leaders can collaborate and innovate on open platforms to successfully manage multi-component orchestration and interworking with network functions, in this case OSS/BSS, to bring the business benefits of NFV to the industry."

Renu Navale, Director of the Intel® Network Builders program: "This POC shows that the potential of NFV can be successfully delivered via high performance virtualized network functions interworking with OSS/BSS on Intel® Architecture-based servers and the Data Plane Development Kit. Collaboration amongst the various companies, and all members of the Intel Network Builders program, is the driving force behind this POC."

Mike Kay, Vice President of Business Development at Procera Networks: "This POC demonstrates the true spirit of NFV. Multiple vendors collaborating to deliver business value to our customers without feature or performance penalties."

Michael Kearns, Amartus' CEO: "This POC demonstrates how a runtime programmable Orchestrator is mandatory for real-time OSS and is a key requirement in order to exploit the benefits of NFV in delivery of dynamic on-demand services."

Red Hat and Red Hat Enterprise Linux are trademarks of Red Hat, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries. Java is the registered trademark of Oracle America, Inc. in the United States and other countries. The OpenStack Word Mark and OpenStack Logo are either registered trademarks/service marks or trademarks/service marks of the OpenStack Foundation, in the United States and other countries and are used with the OpenStack Foundation's permission. Red Hat is not affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by the OpenStack Foundation, or the OpenStack community.

About Procera Networks, Inc.


Procera Networks, Inc. (PKT), the global Subscriber Experience company, is revolutionizing the way operators and vendors monitor, manage and monetize their network traffic. Elevate your business value and improve customer experience with Procera's sophisticated intelligence solutions. For more information, visit http://www.proceranetworks.com or follow Procera on Twitter at @ProceraNetworks.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements


This press release contains forward-looking statements related to Procera Networks, Inc., including statements relating to the introduction of a new product and solutions, the potential new applications for Procera's products, the performance of and demand for Procera's new products and solutions, the timing of general availability and the ability to generate revenue from new products and solutions, and the ability of its products and solutions to interoperate effectively with other technologies and meet the requirements of customers. Statements in this release that are not historical or current facts are forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties related to the acceptance and adoption of Procera's products and solutions; the Company's ability to service and upgrade its products; its dependence on a limited product line and key customers; its dependence on key employees; its ability to compete in our industry with companies that are significantly larger and have greater resources; its ability to protect its intellectual property rights in a global market; its ability to manufacture product quickly enough to meet potential demand; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in the Company's documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. More information about these and other risks that may impact Procera Networks' business are described in the "Risk Factors" sections of its Form 10-K filed for the year ended December 31, 2013, its subsequently filed quarterly reports, and other reports filed with the SEC, which are available free of charge on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov or on Procera's website at http://www.proceranetworks.com. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Procera as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update, amend or clarify any forward-looking statement for any reason.

 

December 2014, Events

Amartus attends MEF GEN14 in Washington D.C.

Last month, Amartus executives attended the MEF GEN14 Show in Washington D.C. The Amartus team was busy at the show demonstrating the Chameleon SDS service orchestration software and participating in the service orchestration exhibit at the Proof of Concept Showcase.

Amartus CEO Michael Kearns also participated on a panel on End-to-End Orchestration For Combined Cloud & Ethernet Services, an international press lunch and an SDN/NFV panel. Read our latest blog post for more information.

 

October 2014, Press Release

Amartus and Intel® Tackle Service Orchestration

Companies Publish Solution Brief on Delivering Runtime, Programmable, End-to-End Service Orchestration for Cloud, WAN, NFV and SDN

Service providers are searching for new ways to make WAN and cloud services more elastic and more automated, and to give customers the ability to order a new class of “pay-per-use” type of services.

At the same time, they are trialing network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN) and finding that these, alone, don’t provide the full answer to next generation service provisioning.
The missing piece is end-to-end service orchestration, and Amartus and Intel® have the technologies that carriers need to deliver this capability. The two companies have recently published a solution brief (PDF download) with information that will help carriers explore how to integrate this technology into their networks.

The solution brief highlights how existing operation support systems (OSS) are too slow and cumbersome and not capable of supporting  new architectures based on the latest Cloud NFV and SDN technologies.  What’s needed is a unified software-defined service orchestration platform that facilitates the dynamic, runtime programmability of any service or technology.  The ideal solution is based on run-time programmable model-driven service and network orchestration and management for comprehensive technology and service support.

The solution brief discusses how Amartus’ Chameleon SDS, when paired with Intel® Xeon® servers, is a solution that resolves the above issues. 

Download the complete solution brief at http://networkbuilders.intel.com/docs/Network_Builders_Solution_Brief_Amartus_Sept2014.pdf (PDF download).

 

 September 2014, Events

Amartus and Intel Present Webinar on Service Orchestration

Webinar to Cover Dynamic Programmable Service Orchestration Across NFV, SDN and Cloud Technologies

DUBLIN, IRELAND – August 28, 2014 –
Amartus, a developer of dynamic, programmable multi-vendor service orchestration and management software solutions for telecoms, today announced that Amartus CTO Maurizio Sturlesi, and Head of Product Strategy, Olga Havel, will present a webinar on September 2 at 10:00 a.m. (PST) on service orchestration across NFV, SDN, and cloud technologies in conjunction with the Intel® Network Builders Program.

These technologies combined provide the infrastructure and flexibility needed for dynamic, elastic, reliable services. However, in order to fully realize their potential, they need to be accompanied by an ingenious, agile architecture. The greatest industry pain point is not a lack of network and IT technologies that would enable dynamic, elastic, on-demand services, but the fact that end-to-end orchestration and management of these services cannot be supported by the existing static OSSs, which are too slow and cumbersome.

The webinar, entitled “Dynamic Programmable Service Orchestration – NFV, SDN, and Cloud Technologies,” will present an innovative and dynamic approach to end-to-end service management and orchestration, optimized for rapid introduction and full life cycle automation of any type of service across all domains and technologies, including cloud, NFVs, SDNs, and traditional WAN networks. At its core lies the dynamically programmable architecture, which makes it fully customizable and extensible 'on-the-fly', and allows it to integrate with the existing infrastructure. The solution eliminates the primary problems of current OSSs – long development cycles, manual processes and costly integration, and leverages and combines both traditional WAN and new network virtualization and cloud technologies to deliver full end-to-end service orchestration and management.

In February, Amartus joined the Intel® Network Builders program, designed to make it easier to build, enhance and operate software-defined network (SDN)- and network function virtualization (NFV)-based infrastructure. Through its unique Chameleon SDS™ platform, Amartus delivers the “missing piece” of a carrier-class SDN / NFV architecture by providing service providers with the means to fully automate the design, provisioning and operation of dynamic, on-demand, elastic cloud access and network services that exploit the benefits of virtualization.

To register for the webinar, visit https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/10773/124509. For more information on Amartus’ Chameleon SDS, visit http://www.amartus.com/Chameleon-SDS.html and for more information on the Intel Network Builders program, visit http://networkbuilders.intel.com/.

About Amartus
Founded in 2003, Amartus develops Software-Defined Service Orchestration solutions for service providers. The company’s flagship product, Chameleon SDS™ is a dynamic programmable, multi-vendor service delivery automation system that supports the rapid rollout, provisioning and operation of dynamic, on-demand, elastic cloud and network services. Amartus is an active member and participant of leading standards organizations including the TeleManagement Forum (TMF) Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and European Telecoms Standards Initiative (ETSI).

The company is privately held and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with offices in the U.S. and Poland. More information is available at www.amartus.com.

Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

 

July 2014, Events

Amartus CEO Discusses Carrier SDN/NFV on Intel® Chip Chat Podcast

Fast-growing technologies combine carrier network reliability with cloud-era on-demand provisioning

Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are two of the hottest technologies to hit the telecom market. On the Intel Chip Chat podcast with Allyson Klein, Amartus’ CEO Michael Kearns reviews some important trends in operator SDN/NFV deployments.

SDN and NVF are enabling carriers to move into the cloud services access business by combining the end-to-end reliability and scalability of a carrier network with the on-demand service velocity that people expect in the cloud world. This combination is mandatory for corporations to more fully embrace the cloud.  The move is impossible or extremely costly if they continue to use the traditional, disparate OSSs that use SOA-based static architectures.

Amartus’ Chameleon SDS software provides full end-to-end service provisioning, assurance and design capabilities, but the real value add is in the company’s focus on empowering operators to deliver customized, flexible services as quickly as possible, and automating service operations to optimize the ongoing cost of maintenance. The software is based on a novel architecture that combines run-time programmability and model-driven approach, which fully exploit the potential offered by SDN & NFV, while taking advantage of carrier-grade reliability.

Amartus is a member of the Intel Network Builders program where it is collaborating with Intel and other partners to provide the ability to translate Intel’s advanced compute and network capabilities into services.

Listen to the entire interview (8:12 minutes) here at the Intel Chip Chat site.

 

July 2014, Events

Amartus to attend NFV#7 in Santa Clara

Amartus experts will attend ETSI NFV#7 Meeting in Santa Clara, California on 29 July to 1st August 2014

Amartus’ main interest is both influencing and implementing the NFV Management and Orchestration Standards and building partnerships with other companies active in ETSI NFV through PoCs and other types of collaborations. Our Chameleon SDS platform allows dynamic programmability of ANY services and technologies, and being dynamically extended to support NFV Management and Orchestration. 

 

July 2014, Events

Amartus at MEF Quarterly in Santa Clara

Amartus experts will attend MEF Quarterly Members Meeting in Santa Clara, California from 28th to 31st July 2014.

Amartus is involved in the MEF Service Operations Committee, currently working with other MEF members on MEF NaaS Management Vision and Strategy Paper. Amartus wishes to influence the standardization of Operations of Carrier Ethernet Services and any Carrier Ethernet Operations API.

 

July 2014, Events

Amartus at Open Tech Symposium, Co-hosted by Open Networking Foundation

Amartus' CEO, Michael Kearns, will present the benefits of dynamically programmable, SDN-ready SDS orchestration at the Open Tech Ireland symposium. The event is focuing on Software-Defined Networking, and co-hosted by the Open Networking Foundation.

For more information on the event see the event website.

 

June 2014, Events

Amartus at Big Telecom Event, Chicago 17-18 June 2014

Smarter Network Zone, demo space #6

Amartus will demo Chameleon SDS, the only dynamically programmable platform that delivers the service velocity needed for NFV, SDN & Cloud. Come to the Big Telecom Event and see services introduced on-demand via a service-centric, multi-vendor and multi-technology orchestration application! Visit us on 17th-18th June 2014 in the Smarter Network Zone, demo space #C6.

Contact
info@amartus.com to arrange a meeting, or if you have any enquiries. 

 

 June 17, 2014, Press Release

Amartus Integrates with OpenStack to Expand Run-Time Programmable Service Delivery Capability to Cloud

Chameleon SDS service orchestration platform lets operators rapidly build and deploy services that combine cloud and WAN using the leading open source cloud operating system

DUBLIN, IRELAND – June 17, 2014 – Amartus, a leading innovator of dynamic, run-time programmable meta-model driven multi-vendor service management and orchestration software solutions for Telecoms, today announced its Chameleon Software-Defined Services (SDS) service deployment platform now supports integration with OpenStack.

This latest release provides operators with expanded capabilities to rapidly orchestrate and turn up end-to-end cloud and WAN services.

This OpenStack support is available via Chameleon SDS’s unique ‘on-the-fly’ run-time loaded meta-data (XML configuration) architecture that allows Cloud service components to be introduced without the need for new code, recompilation or platform testing.

“Never before have I seen operators pursue new technology with the speed they are adopting cloud, NFV and SDN. While these technologies offer flexible, virtualized resources, operators need real-time service orchestration solutions like Chameleon SDS to quickly exploit their benefits in the services they offer,” said Michael Kearns, Amartus CEO.

Through the integration, Chameleon SDS can leverage compute, network, storage and software resources that are managed by OpenStack and combine them with reliable, guaranteed WAN network services. At the core of this solution is the dynamic, run-time programmable service catalogue-based architecture of Chameleon SDS, which is already proven in the WAN for complex layer-two, and layer-three network services.

This shortens the time needed to design new services and automates service provisioning and operation so services can be turned up in a matter of minutes. As a result, Chameleon SDS matches the service velocity that is required to fully exploit the latest Cloud, NFV and SDN technologies.
OpenStack is the leading open source cloud operating system. It is designed to control large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter.

Operators Can See Solution in Action at Big Telecom Event

The company will demonstrate the OpenStack support at the Big Telecom Event (June 17-18 in Chicago) where attendees will be able to see cloud services deployed in a matter of minutes. Amartus will be in demo space #C6, in the Smarter Network Zone.

“The integration with OpenStack is an excellent demonstration of the lean, unified, real-time service orchestration carriers need to achieve the service velocity that is necessary in the cloud era while at the same time easing their migration from the physical to the virtual world,” Kearns said.


Availability

Amartus Chameleon SDS is now available for operator trials from the company’s sales force. For more information, contact the company at sales@amartus.com.

About Amartus

Founded in 2003, Amartus develops Software-Defined Service Orchestration solutions for service providers. The company’s flagship product, Chameleon SDS™ is a dynamic programmable, multi-vendor service delivery automation system that supports the rapid rollout, provisioning and operation of dynamic, on-demand, elastic cloud and network services. Amartus is an active member and participant of leading standards organizations including the European Telecoms Standards Initiative (ETSI), TeleManagement Forum (TMF) and Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF).

The company is privately held and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with offices in the U.S. and Poland. More information is available at www.amartus.com.

Amartus Communications Contact:

David Rodewald 
The David James Agency 
+1.805.494.9508 
amartus@davidjamesagency.com

 

 June 9, 2014, Press Release

Amartus Brings New Cloud Service Orchestration Capabilities To Inaugural Big Telecom Event

Company will Demo real-time OSS integration with OpenStack; CEO To Present on “Carrier Ethernet & the Cloud” Panel Looking at Future Role of Cloud and Carrier Ethernet Services

DUBLIN, IRELAND – June 9, 2014 – Amartus, a developer of dynamic programmable multi-vendor service orchestration and management software solutions for IT & communications, today announced its participation in the inaugural Big Telecom Event (BTE) to include demonstrations of new cloud service orchestration capabilities and participation in a panel session by the company’s CEO and founder Michael Kearns.

The Big Telecom Event (BTE) will take place June 17-18 in Chicago. On Tuesday, June 17, from 3:45 to 4:40, Kearns will participate on a panel entitled “Carrier Ethernet & the Cloud.” The panel will look at the need for Carrier Ethernet services to evolve rapidly to support flexible bandwidth models, and will discuss the essential changes in infrastructure needed to ensure that services can be provisioned on demand for higher customer satisfaction and earlier income recognition.

Amartus will also exhibit at the show, and demonstrate how its Chameleon SDS™ multi-vendor software-defined services (SDS) orchestration platform can support end-to-end services across OpenStack in the cloud and the WAN.

Chameleon SDS is built on the company’s unique dynamic programmable Chameleon OS platform. It enables service providers to deliver elastic, on-demand network services over layer two, layer three, NFV, SDN and cloud networks, shorten the time needed to design new services, and automate service provisioning and operation so they can be turned up in a matter of minutes.

“We are very much looking forward to the Big Telecom Event,” said Kearns. “This unique gathering of top industry professionals will be a valuable venue for learning about and sharing the latest technology advances that are re-defining the telecom world.”

Amartus partner, Transition Networks, will also be exhibiting at the show and will demonstrate its Converge™ EMS platform a MEF Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0, integrated service aware manager – built on Chameleon SDS.

Joining Kearns on the Carrier Ethernet & the Cloud panel will be: Tom Savard, Vice President, Product & Technology Development for Transition Networks; Mark Durrett, Vice President, Corporate Communications & Market Strategy for Overture Networks; Adam Saenger, Vice President of Portfolio Management for TW Telecom; and Ricardo Torres, Director of Product Marketing for VeEX. Carol Wilson, Editor-at-Large for Light Reading, will moderate.

BTE is hosted by Light Reading and brings together experts in key telecom industry segments for best-in-class presentations and demonstrations of the latest networking technologies, applications and business services, including: the carrier cloud, Ethernet, SDN, NFV, telco data centers, packet-optical transport, mobile backhaul, security, 4G, small cells, IT, content management and much more.

Resources

A whitepaper on Chameleon SDS is available on the company’s website.

About Amartus

Founded in 2003, Amartus develops Software-Defined Service Orchestration solutions for service providers. The company’s flagship product, Chameleon SDS™ is a dynamic programmable, multi-vendor service delivery automation system that supports the rapid rollout, provisioning and operation of dynamic, on-demand, elastic cloud and network services. Amartus is an active member and participant of leading standards organizations including the European Telecoms Standards Initiative (ETSI), TeleManagement Forum (TMF) and Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF).

The company is privately held and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with offices in the U.S. and Poland. More information is available at www.amartus.com.

Amartus Communications Contact:

David Rodewald
The David James Agency
+1.805.494.9508
amartus@davidjamesagency.com

 

February 2014, Press Release

Amartus Joins Intel® Network Builders Program

Company to Showcase its Expertise in SDN and NFV Through its Chameleon SDS™ Service Delivery Automation Software

DUBLIN, IRELAND – FEB. 4, 2014 – Amartus, a developer of dynamic, programmable multi-vendor service orchestration and management software solutions for telecoms, today announced it has joined the Intel® Network Builders program, designed to make it easier to build, enhance and operate software-defined network (SDN)- and network function virtualization (NFV)-based infrastructure.

Amartus, through its unique Chameleon SDS™ platform, delivers the “missing piece” of a carrier-class SDN / NFV architecture by providing service providers with the means to fully automate the design, provisioning and operation of dynamic, on-demand, elastic cloud access and network services that exploit the benefits of virtualization.

By adopting Chameleon SDS, service providers gain much needed service delivery automation and a means to achieve smooth migration from current network technologies to SDN / NFV technologies.

“With the rapid increase in demand for cloud access services, service providers need to be able to turn up a diverse range of services quickly and seamlessly and Chameleon SDS empowers them to do just that,” said Michael Kearns, president and CEO of Amartus. “We are proud of the success of Chameleon SDS in tackling this complex problem and are glad to be able to join Intel Network Builders and collaborate with other leading innovators in the industry.”

“The addition of Amartus to the Intel Network Builders ecosystem, working along with other members and Intel architecture, will help bring SDN and NFV services to market more quickly,” said Renu Navale, manager of the Intel Network Builders program. “These advanced networking technologies will help service providers reduce costs and deliver services to customers more quickly.”

For more information on Amartus’ Chameleon SDS, visit http://www.amartus.com/Chameleon-SDS.html and for more information on the Intel Network Builders program, visit http://networkbuilders.intel.com/.

About Amartus                                                 

Founded in 2003, Amartus develops Software-Defined Service Orchestration solutions for service providers. The company’s flagship product, Chameleon SDS™ is a dynamic programmable, multi-vendor service delivery automation system that supports the rapid rollout, provisioning and operation of dynamic, on-demand, elastic cloud and network services. Amartus is an active member and participant of leading standards organizations including the TeleManagement Forum (TMF) Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and European Telecoms Standards Initiative (ETSI).

The company is privately held and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with offices in the U.S. and Poland. More information is available at www.amartus.com.

Amartus Communications Contact:

David Rodewald
The David James Agency
+1.805.494.9508
amartus@davidjamesagency.com

Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

 

3rd December 2013, Events

Amartus Sponsors UK's Leading SDN Event

Meet us in London on 3rd December to learn why our Chameleon SDS solution can help you move to the forefront of the software-defined network service. Amartus is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of the UK's leading SDN event, which will focus on the advantages of Software-Defined Networking.

In order to keep up with the fast-changing business reality, service providers must be able to incorporate virtualization and dynamic programmability into their network infrastructure. Software-Defined Networking provides them with such capabilities. Amartus' product, Chameleon SDS, reaches well beyond SDN-based network virtualization, by adding comprehensive SDS (Software-Defined Services) orchestration to guarantee high-quality, on-demand, end-to-end services.

If you would like to find out how Amartus implements an SDS-centric approach to help revolutionize your service delivery, drastically cut the time-to-market and increase your profit, please contact sales@amartus.com to schedule a meeting at the London event.

 

October 2013, Press Release

Software-Defined Services to Make Debut at Ethernet and SDN Expo

Amartus and Transition Networks Each Will Demo Solutions based on Chameleon SDS; Amartus CEO Michael Kearns to Speak on Service Delivery Automation

DUBLIN, IRELAND – Oct. 1, 2013 –
Amartus, a developer of automated service delivery software for network service providers, today announced that it will first demonstrate its multi-vendor software-defined services (SDS) orchestration software, called Chameleon SDS™, the latest solution built on the company’s unique dynamic programmable Chameleon OS platform, at the Ethernet and SDN Expo, Oct. 2-3, at the Javits Center in New York.

Also at the expo, Amartus partner Transition Networks will demonstrate its Converge™ EMS platform, an MEF Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 standards-based, service and resource manager based on Chameleon SDS. The company will demonstrate “simplicity deployed” with Converge™ EMS and its new CE 2.0 demarcation devices and access switches to support next-generation service delivery workflows from access to edge.

Chameleon SDS enables network operators to deliver on-demand, elastic network services over their current networks while providing a smooth migration to emerging software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) technologies. Chameleon SDS provides automation from a single, unified platform, enabling service providers to shorten the time needed to design new services and automate their provisioning and operation so they can be turned up in a matter of minutes.

“There’s a wave of technology change hitting carriers as they plan to adopt SDN, CE 2.0 and other technologies. Automated service delivery should be the first step for carriers because it lets them quickly monetize these new technologies,” said Michael Kearns, Amartus CEO. “I look forward to showing carriers what Chameleon SDS can do and engaging them during my panel discussion.”
 

CEO Presents On Automated Services Delivery

On the first day of the show, Kearns will participate in a panel presentation titled: “Linking Network Automation and Orchestration to End-to-End Service Delivery: The New Back Office.”

Kearns will share his perspective on how network operators can software define their network services and operations, enabling them to tap new revenue streams as businesses make the large scale shift to the cloud. The panel will be in classroom 3D03/3D10 at 4:50 pm and will be moderated by Caroline Chappell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading.

The Ethernet & SDN Expo is co-locating with Interop New York and will bring together 40+ service and technology experts from 73+ service providers worldwide. Amartus will be located in booth #E158. For more information, visit
http://www.ethernetsdnexpo.com.


Resources
A whitepaper on Chameleon SDS is available on the company’s website.


About Amartus
Founded in 2003, Amartus develops telecommunications service delivery software for service providers. The company conceived of the software-defined service (SDS) orchestration concept and its Chameleon SDS is the leading service layer automation software on the market. Amartus is an active member of leading standards groups including the TeleManagement Forum (TMF) and Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF).

The company is privately held and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in the U.S. and Poland. More information is available at
www.amartus.com.

Amartus Communications Contact:
David Rodewald
The David James Agency
+1.805.494.9508
amartus@davidjamesagency.com

 

October 2013, Event 

Amartus to showcase Chameleon SDS™ at the Ethernet & SDN Expo in New York on Oct 2nd - 3rd 2013

BOOTH E158
Join Amartus at the Ethernet and SDN Expo in New York from Oct 2
nd – 3rd 2013 where we will be showcasing Chameleon SDS™, our multi-vendor Software Defined Service Orchestration platform that enables network operators to deliver dynamic, on-demand, elastic network services over their current networks while providing a smooth migration to emerging SDN & NFV technologies.

Join our CEO Michael Kearns at the panel sessions where he will share his perspective on how network operators can software define their network services and operations, enabling them to tap new revenue streams as businesses make the large scale shift to the Cloud.   

If you are interested to learn more please stop by our booth #E158 or e-mail marketing@amartus.com to pre-arrange a suitable meeting time. 

 

August 2013, Press Release 

Amartus announces Chameleon SDS as part of its vision for software defined services

Company’s new service delivery automation software is only solution to bring dynamism & programmability to network services offered on existing and future SDN networks

DUBLIN, IRELAND – August 6, 2013 – Amartus, a developer of automated service delivery software for network service providers, today announced its new software-defined service orchestration (SDS) solution, Chameleon SDS.

Borrowing a page from the software-defined networking (SDN) playbook, Chameleon SDS enables service providers to fully automate the delivery of dynamic, on-demand network services.  Chameleon SDS automation is available today.

Network services providers are uniquely positioned to deliver ‘must have’ on-demand, guaranteed network services enterprises need in order to migrate business critical communication and IT applications to the Cloud. However their lack of service delivery automation represents a significant barrier because services take weeks to provision.

Chameleon SDS provides automation from a single unified platform. With Chameleon SDS, service providers can shorten time to design new services and can automate the provisioning and operation of those services so they can be turned up in a matter of minutes.

Cloud services demand is on the rise. Cisco, in its Global Index 2012, predicts that “by 2016, nearly two-thirds of all workloads will be processed in the cloud.” This adoption is driving demand for more on-demand, elastic network services, so that businesses can tailor the bandwidth or other service features as needed and pay only for what they use.

SDS orchestration allows carriers to automate all phases of the service delivery life-cycle including design, provisioning and operation. SDS orchestration also future-proof’s their investment in automation to leverage software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) technologies in the service-delivery process.

“Carriers have focused on building out connectivity, without the requisite investment in truly building out a service layer,” said Nancee Ruzicka, president of ICT Intuition.  “Now the market is demanding responsive services and carriers are sensing new revenue opportunities from responding to cloud services.  SDS is the right technology at the right time to pay off on the promise of an automated service layer.”

Chameleon SDS is built on Amartus’ unique, dynamic programmable Chameleon OS platform.  Chameleon SDS delivers comprehensive service and network orchestration and a comprehensive RESTful API delivered on a single unified carrier-class platform.

Service features include service design, discovery, provisioning, inventory, assurance and OAM. Network features include network discovery, inventory, performance, fault and configuration.  API features include support of open standards for easy integration with existing northbound systems, partner systems and network aware application.

With Amartus SDS, carriers can dynamically program new services into an existing OSS without the need for coding or re-architecting. The result is a dramatic reduction in new service rollout time from ‘months and years’ to ‘days.’

“Carriers’ business success is defined by service velocity, service differentiation and operational efficiency,” said Michael Kearns, president and CEO of Amartus “Chameleon SDS is the one solution that addresses all three of these and enables service providers to quickly outpace the competition.”

Availability
Chameleon SDS is now available for trials or implementation.  Contact Amartus sales team at sales@amartus.com, for more information.

Resources
A whitepaper on Chameleon SDS is available on the company’s website.

About Amartus
Founded in 2003, Amartus develops telecommunications service delivery software for service providers. The company conceived of the software-defined service (SDS) orchestration concept and its Chameleon SDS is the leading service layer automation software on the market. Amartus is an active member of leading standards groups including the TeleManagement Forum (TMF) and Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF).

The company is privately held and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in the U.S. and Poland. More information is available at www.amartus.com.


Amartus Communications Contact:
David Rodewald
The David James Agency
+1.805.494.9508
amartus@davidjamesagency.com

 

April 2013, Press Release 

Amartus CEO to Present on SDN / SDS at Ethernet Europe 2013 Event

DUBLIN, IRELAND – April 15, 2013 – Amartus, a developer of next-generation software defined service (SDS) and SDN orchestration solutions for telecoms, today announced that founder and CEO Michael Kearns will present at Light Reading’s Ethernet Europe 2013. The conference will be held April 16-17 in Frankfurt, Germany, at the Marriott Frankfurt Hotel.

Speaking on a panel entitled “Software Defined Metro & The Virtualized Services Edge,” Kearns and his peers will explore the rapidly emerging role of metro software defined networks (SDNs) in the carrier Ethernet edge and both near-term and longer-term applications for SDN-enabled metro networks.

The panel will be moderated by Stan Hubbard, senior analyst at Heavy Reading and other panelists will include industry experts from leading vendors including Cyan and Overture Networks.

“We’ve been on the forefront of simplifying service deployment and operation across multivendor carrier networks, and SDN helps carriers deploy new services, quickly across their entire network,” said Kearns. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to share the stage and discuss SDNs with such experienced peers.”

Kearns has more than 18 years experience in the software industry.

Prior to Amartus, Kearns led the network management product strategy team for data networks at Marconi Communications Ireland (formerly FORE System and Euristix), where he held overall responsibility for its multi-service broadband network management solution strategy. Prior to that role, Kearns worked for a number of top software companies in the US, UK and Ireland. Kearns graduated from University College Dublin in 1992 with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science.



Amartus’ SDS and SDN orchestration solutions enable service providers and their vendor suppliers to overcome ‘time to market’ issues and achieve the on-demand, elastic, guaranteed network that is necessary for the wide scale adoption of Cloud services. Through the unique dynamic programmability of the Amartus Chameleon OS™ platform, Amartus eliminates the need for long software development and integration cycles, enabling new management capabilities to be built and tested in a matter of days.

The Open Service API provided by Chameleon brings programmability to the Carrier Network enabling them to be seamlessly integrate into Cloud Service offerings.

Ethernet Europe is expected to gather several-hundred industry leaders of carrier Ethernet network technologies and services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

The show theme for 2013 is "SDN, CE 2.0, and the Cloud Converge." For more information, visit http://events.lightreading.com/live/ethernet-europe/. 

For more information on Amartus and its solutions, please visit http://www.amartus.com/.



About Amartus
Founded in 2003, Amartus develops next generation software defined service (SDS) and SDN orchestration solutions for service providers. The company’s flagship product, Service Commander™ is a connectivity service automation management system that integrates existing OSS and network management systems to provide comprehensive end-to-end management for NGN services. Amartus is an active member of leading standards organizations including the TeleManagement Forum (TMF) and Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF).

The company is privately held and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in the U.S. and Poland. More information is available at www.amartus.com.



Amartus Communications Contact:

David Rodewald

The David James Agency

+1.805.494.9508

amartus@davidjamesagency.com

 

January 2013, Press Release

Kernel Capital leads investment in Amartus Ltd

Kernel Capital through the Bank of Ireland Seed and Early Stage Equity Fund has led a  syndicated investment in Dublin-based Amartus Limited (“Amartus”), a developer of next-generation service delivery solutions for the telecommunications industry.  The remainder of the funds are provided by an Angel technology investment syndicate, Enterprise Ireland and Company promoters.

The Communication and IT Service Provider market is experiencing unprecedented change as consumers demand shifts to dynamic, pay-per-use, elastic services. This change is being fueled by the rapid convergence of IT, Communications and Network services in the ‘Cloud’. To succeed in this new world Service Providers need a level of automation not possible with current ‘closed’, ‘hardwired’ management systems. Amartus innovative technology enables Service Providers to rapidly transform their operations by fully automating the rollout and delivery of services to customer and partners.

With offices in Dublin, Poland and the U.S., Amartus works closely with standards group Metro Ethernet Forum and TeleManagement Forum, regarded as some of the most authoritative source for standards and frameworks for operations and management in the Communication and IT sectors.  Clients include Cisco, ECI Telecom and Transition Networks.  Amartus will use the funds to market, sell and expand the capabilities of its Chameleon OS™ Service Delivery software solutions.


Commenting on the announcement, Michael Kearns, CEO, Amartus said: “We are in a very exciting market that is undergoing a major transformation, we have unique technology to address the changing needs of this market and now with the support from Kernel Capital and our other Investors we are poised to become a leading solutions vendor in this market.”

“Automation is critical for the delivery of telecommunications network services and Amartus has developed a rapid response solution for fast, dynamic, on demand service activation and operations, which is exactly what network operator’s need.  The result is faster roll-out and shorter time to service. Kernel Capital is delighted to help Amartus develop new opportunities for their Dynamic Modeling based system products.” said Dr. Daniel McCaughan, CTO, Kernel Capital.

 

November 2012, Press Release

Transition Networks Picks Amartus For Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Service Management

ETHERNET EXPO, NEW YORK, BOOTH #227 – Nov. 6, 2012 – Amartus, a developer of next-generation service delivery solutions for telecommunications, today announced that Transition Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ-GM: JCS), has chosen the Amartus Chameleon OS™ platform for its new Converge™ Element and Service Management System.

Chameleon OS™ is a revolutionary management platform that enables service providers to rapidly deploy and operate equipment vendor network solutions. It delivers all of the common service and resource management functions needed for the smooth delivery of end to end network services.

The Transition Networks Converge™ EMS is a standards-based, fully integrated service and resource manager for MEF CE 2.0 services.  It supports the full-service life cycle including design, deployment and operation of end-to-end CE 2.0 services and devices, and delivers a comprehensive top-down, service-centric experience well beyond that offered by traditional vendor management systems.

“CE 2.0 is representative of a broad change in the market toward more flexible and on-demand network services, and Chameleon OS enables companies like Transition Networks to fast track their management system roadmap to support delivery of these services,” said Michael Kearns, Chief Executive Officer at Amartus.  “We’re excited to be a part of the Converge™ EMS and look forward to a long partnership with Transition Networks.”

“The launch of Converge™ EMS gives Transition Networks a unique competitive advantage in delivering a complete CE 2.0 solution to service providers,” said Kevin Faulds, Director of Product Management at Transition Networks. “The feature set and time-to-market advantage that the Chameleon OS brought to the development of Converge™ EMS has been critical to its successful launch.”

Chameleon OS Technical Highlights

Chameleon OS is a next-generation, carrier-grade run-time programmable management platform that communications service providers and equipment vendors can leverage to quickly build next-generation OSS and other management solutions, including service managers, network managers, element managers, test managers, B-OSS gateways, customer self-service portals and more.

It is the first platform of its kind that eliminates the ‘hardwiring’ inherent in traditional management solutions. This is achieved by enabling advanced management applications to be built using dynamic run-time programmable configuration that is independent of the core management platform. It combines a rapid run-time programmable and model driven development process, a dynamic carrier-grade platform, a comprehensive set of pre-integrated management modules and dynamically rendered open APIs for use by external applications. The result is significantly reduced lead-time for new feature rollout and therefore faster time to market with new services and technologies.

 Most importantly for equipment vendors, Chameleon OS frees platform teams to focus on delivering unique, differentiated management solutions in highly compressed timeframes (weeks or months instead of years).

About Amartus

Founded in 2003, Amartus is a leading provider of Automated Service Delivery software solutions for Communication Service Providers. Service Commander™ uniquely addresses the need for rapid, cost effective rollout and delivery of Next Generation services. Service Commander™ and (the Amartus core Chameleon OS™ platform on which it is built) enables Service Providers to go from new service concept to commercial availability in a matter of weeks and months. Customers & partners include leading Service Providers and Equipment Vendors. Amartus is an active member of leading standards organizations including the TeleManagement Forum (TMF) and Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF).

The company is privately held and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in the U.S. and Poland. More information is at www.amartus.com.

Media Contact
Jerry Hall
+1 408.372.6718
jerry.hall@amartus.com

 

November 2012, Press Release

Amartus Demonstrates CE 2.0 Service Delivery at Ethernet Expo

ETHERNET EXPO, NEW YORK, BOOTH #227 – Nov. 5, 2012 – Amartus, a developer of next-generation service delivery software solutions, will demonstrate how Carrier Ethernet 2.0 service delivery can be fully automated using its Service Commander™ software.

Service Commander enables service providers to rapidly design, deploy and operate services that fully exploit the rich capabilities of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 such as multiple class-of-service definitions, improved management metrics and uniform inter-carrier Ethernet exchange capabilities. 

“All of the new features in CE 2.0 point to more innovation in carrier services, but without automated service management carriers will be unable to exploit these advantages fully,” said Michael Kearns, CEO of Amartus. “Our support for CE 2.0 in Service Commander gives carriers an end-to-end service delivery capability that ensures rapid service provisioning and enables a new class of on-demand, dynamic services.”

Service Commander is built on Amartus’s unique dynamic modeling technology that enables service providers to achieve rapid new service rollout, dynamic on-demand provisioning and Open Network Service APIs, which customers, partners and application developers can use to activate and manage services.

“Carrier Ethernet 2.0 is accelerating the move by carriers to packet-based networks, a market we see growing rapidly – we expect carrier investments in CE equipment to reach over $42 billion in 2016,” stated Michael Howard, principal analyst for carrier networks at Infonetics Research. “Service providers have been focused on the cost savings of using Carrier Ethernet, but CE 2.0 increases automation and service management functions, so that products based on CE 2.0, like Service Commander, can be used for flexible service creation and service deployment.”

The Service Commander CE 2.0 demonstration will be delivered to the industry for the first time in booth 227 at the Light Reading Ethernet Expo Americas 2012 conference on Nov. 6-7 at the New York Hilton.  CEO Michael Kearns will also speak on a panel titled “Transforming Ethernet Service Delivery to Enable Scale, Real-time Services and the Customer Experience” with other industry experts on Nov. 7 at 4 p.m.

Service Commander Technical Highlights

Service Commander provides rapid end-to-end service delivery for highly complex networks that traverse multiple carriers, domains, technologies and equipment vendors. It offers service-centric processes and tools for the design, deployment and operation of dynamic on-demand connectivity that underpin next-generation cloud, business, mobile and residential data networks.

The software was designed to enable carriers to transition quickly from current static service offerings with fixed subscriptions to the dynamic ‘cloud’ era where the expectation is for instant-on elastic pay per use network services.

About Amartus

Founded in 2003, Amartus is a leading provider of Automated Service Delivery software solutions for Communication Service Providers. Service Commander™ uniquely addresses the need for rapid, cost effective rollout and delivery of Next Generation services. Service Commander™ and (the Amartus core Chameleon OS™ platform on which it is built) enables Service Providers to go from new service concept to commercial availability in a matter of 'days and weeks'. Customers & partners include leading Service Providers and Equipment Vendors. Amartus is an active member of leading standards organizations including the TeleManagement Forum (TMF) and Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF).

The company is privately held and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with offices in the U.S. and Poland. More information is at www.amartus.com.

Media Contact
Jerry Hall
+1 408.372.6718
jerry.hall@amartus.com

 

October 2012, Events

Amartus at Ethernet Expo in New York, Nov 6-8

Amartus will be exhibiting at Ethernet Expo in New York, November 6th-8th.  If you are attending please be sure to drop over and see us.

 

September 2012, Recruitment 

Amartus is hiring!

Amartus Ltd (www.amartus.com) – an Irish software company with a base in Krakow, and a leading provider of telecoms software & solutions to an international client base, is looking for experienced and proactive engineers to join its team and help to ensure that our telecoms management products and our services continue to meet the highest standards of quality and reliability. This is an opportunity for candidates with excellent analytical/problem-solving skills to work with leading edge technologies and products and be rewarded with a comprehensive package including a competitive salary, and both medical & life insurance plans.  


Amartus currently have vacancies in the following areas:

Dublin
Test Automation Engineer - Telecoms

Krakow
Test Automation Engineer - Telecoms
Telecoms Software Consultant
QA Engineer - Finance

For further details, please send a CV to careers@amartus.com

 

May 2012, Events

Amartus welcomes TMF to Dublin

Amartus looks forward to welcoming all Management World attendees to Dublin in May 2012. 

If you are attending please drop over to stand #23  and let us tell you a little bit about the city you're visitng, what Amartus do here in Dublin, and together we can see how Amartus can help provide you with your next-generation management solutions.

 

November 2011, Events 

Meet with Amartus at TMF World Americas, Orlando – November 8-10

Amartus will be attending the TM Forum Management World Americas 2011 in Orlando from November 8th -10th .

Contact Us to arrange a meeting on site and hear more about Amartus next generation OSS platform and solutions, including:

  • Chameleon OSTM , a Carrier Grade Next Generation Management Platform based on our unique  Dynamic Modeling technology, enabling our partners and customers to accelerate ‘time to market’ with new services & technologies, from ‘months & years’ to ‘days & weeks’. Read More
  • Service CommanderTM, a multi vendor, multi technology Service Delivery Framework supporting rapid design, deployment and operation of next generation connectivity services. Read More 

In addition Amartus offers a suite of Solution Frameworks, based on the Chameleon OSTM platform and the Dynamic Modeling technology, providing standard mechanisms for:

  • Service Fulfilment: design, deploy and operate any service.
  • Network Inventory: discover and view all inventory, integrating with network and any other data
    source
  • OSS Integration: integrate any number of devices, systems & applications.
You can also visit us at Forumville, at the Enhanced Cloud Service Management Catalyst.

The collaboration, which involves BT, Cisco, Amartus, ComptelInfoVistaMetraTech and Progress Software, looks to define an intelligent infrastructure and management approach that will allow CSPs to achieve service differentiation, reduced costs, and access to new revenue streams and markets through portfolios of enhanced cloud services.

 

May 2011, Events

Meet with Amartus at TMF World, Dublin (Booth 38) – May 23-26

Amartus will be exhibiting at the TM Forum Management World 2011 in Dublin from May 23rd -26th.

Contact us to arrange a meeting on site or come and visit us at Booth 38 to hear more about Amartus next generation OSS/BSS and network management solutions for service providers, including:

  • Service CommanderTM, a vendor independent Next Generation Service Delivery Framework supporting rapid design, deployment and operation of next generation connectivity services. Read More 

  • ChameleonOSTM , our Next Generation Management Platform, stepping stone for Service Commander and numerous other successful management solutions delivered by Amartus. Read More


As a case study, Amartus will demonstrate a Multi Vendor Service Provisioning Solution. 
We will show you how Service Commander provides seamless integration of the ECI STMS Domain manager with equipment from other vendors, to design & provision Carrier Ethernet services in a multi-vendor network.

You can also visit us at the following Catalyst Demonstrations: 



Enhanced Cloud Service Management
Monetize and Assure Cloud Services with a Unified Service Delivery Solution.
Builds on our previous catalyst and shows how Service Providers can differentiate themselves with "Cloud Services" that leverages some of their most important assets and TM Forum Frameworx  



Exemplar – Dynamic Desktop
Introducing the first web programmable telecommunications network. 
This demo will show how operators can control and monetise their network bandwidth capabilities using web based interfaces. It will use the Exemplar network which was commissioned by the Irish Government to test and validate new revenue generating services and applications that can take advantage of the dynamic nature of a web enabled Network.

 

May 2011, Press Release

TM Forum Catalyst Explores Monetisation and Assurance of Complex Cloud Computing Services for Service Providers

Amartus joins Leading OSS Vendors in Defining an End-to-End Cloud Computing Services Management Framework

DUBLIN, IRELAND—10 May 2011— Amartus, a leading vendor of next generation OSS/BSS and network management solutions for service providers, today announced the Enhanced Cloud Service Management Catalyst that will explore how communications service providers (CSPs) can develop, monetise and assure a portfolio of innovative and unique cloud computing-based services like hosted video conferencing.

Building on the Inter-Cloud Service Management Catalyst, which was demonstrated at TM Forum’s Management World 2010 conference, the proof-of-concept initiative includes a number of new participants, as its objectives broaden from the fulfillment of cloud services to the operational processes associated with assurance, usage collection, billing, rating and charging.

The collaboration, which involves BT, Cisco, Amartus, Comptel, InfoVista, MetraTech and Progress Software, will look to define an intelligent infrastructure and management approach that will allow CSPs to achieve service differentiation, reduced costs, and access to new revenue streams and markets through portfolios of enhanced cloud services.

The Catalyst will be demonstrated live in Forumville at TM Forum’s Management World 2011, taking place 23-26 May in Dublin, Ireland.

Key Facts

  • BT, as a champion of the Enhanced Cloud Service Management Catalyst, serves as an enterprise consumer and retailer of complex cloud computing services, providing the context for exploring how BT can provide unique business value through an ‘enhanced’ cloud computing service, in this case utilising Telepresence as part of a cloud computing service.
  • The Cisco® Hosted Collaboration Solution provides a scalable, distributable, partitionable and resilient Internet Protocol (IP) communications platform that supports the delivery of hosted collaboration tools (such as video, voice and web conferencing, telephony, messaging, presence and more) as a cloud computing-based service.
  • Cisco provides the underlying IP Next-Generation Network management components, which can monitor and provide visibility into the health of the service transport network. Cisco Prime Network is controlled through the MTOSI interface to adjust the quality of service (QoS) of a branch office VPN. The Catalyst demo shows how “end-user experience” for Cisco TelePresence™ is repaired in an automated fashion using integrated policy management.
  • Amartus’ role in the unified communications solution is to present a TM Forum MTOSI interface that isolates the other software components from integration with non-standards management interfaces at the network layer. The benefits of this approach are faster ‘time to market’, reduced integration / maintenance and vendor independence. The MTOSI interface is delivered using the advanced model driven mediation capabilities of the Amartus Chameleon OS™.
  • Comptel was responsible for orchestrating the delivery of the unified communications services in phase one and is now taking a key role in the monetisation by capturing and rating usage and performance data from the infrastructure. Comptel will provide its mediation and rating engine, Comptel Control and Charge™, to collect usage data and to couple policy control capabilities tightly with charging.
  • InfoVista’s role is to proactively monitor the complex and part-virtualized infrastructure, service and application environment. This entails detailed monitoring of assigned QoS, service utilisation and availability of the provisioned unified communications services, leading to key performance indicators and alerts being leveraged by the other participating software solutions.
  • MetraTech’s billing solution, MetraNet, is used to complete the billing process, providing the data needed for managing the financial aspects of policy controls and supporting the other customer care activities that surround the typically complex hierarchies and payment authorities of an enterprise customer's bill. By aligning event performance data with product-rated usage data and the particular contract terms of Service Level Agreements for each enterprise user, MetraNet is able to calculate appropriate charges or credits.
  • Progress Software provides data interoperability services with its Progress® Responsive Business Integration (RBI), a comprehensive integration suite that extends the agility of service orientation to include flexible data and policy change. Using RBI, organizations can design new business capabilities for continuous change, with increased information transparency and integration integrity across distributed IT and federated SOA deployments.

Supporting Quotes

  • “All CSPs need to better understand how key services can be utilised to deliver more innovative services to customers, and to explore how these often complex services can be assured and monetised,” said Steve Orobec, lead OSS standards manager and enterprise architect, BT.

  • “The Enhanced Cloud Service Management Catalyst provides an opportunity to explore how the delivery, performance and monetisation of enhanced cloud computing and collaboration services can be managed without any negative fallout for CSPs,” said Tom Caldwell, director of technical marketing, Network Management Technology Group, Cisco. 

  • “As the usage of hosted unified communications and collaboration services increases, it is even more critical for CSPs to closely manage the fulfillment and orchestration and charging and monetising of these offerings,” said Gareth Senior, chief technology officer, Comptel. “In this phase of the Catalyst, we are pleased to show how operators can exercise flexible policy control and charging capabilities with cloud-based technologies to achieve service differentiation and personalisation and optimise the enterprise customer experience.”

Resources

  • For more information about Amartus, visit www.amartus.com.

  • Learn more about the Enhanced Cloud Service Management Catalyst.

  • A whitepaper with more information on “The Criticality of Effective Service Management in Monetising Cloud-Based Collaboration Services,” is available for download. 

  • Learn more about TM Forum’s Management World 2011 conference and Catalyst Program.

Tags
Amartus, Comptel, BT, Cisco, Progress Software, Infovista, MetraTech, TM Forum, Enhanced Cloud Service Management, Management World 2011, Catalyst, Forumville, Host Collaboration Solution
 
About Amartus
Founded in 2003, Amartus develops next generation OSS/BSS and network management solutions for service providers. The company’s flagship product, Service Commander™ is a connectivity service automation management system that integrates existing OSS and network management systems to provide comprehensive end-to-end management for NGN services. Amartus is an active member of leading standards organizations including the TeleManagement Forum (TMF) and Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF).
 
The company is privately held and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in the U.S. and Poland. More information is available at www.amartus.com.

 
Amartus Communications Contact:
David Rodewald
The David James Agency
+1.805.494.9508
amartus@davidjamesagency.com

 

May 2011, Press Release

Intune Networks, Amartus and Openet showcase world’s first web programmable telecommunications network

Dublin, 20th May 2011 - As part of the Catalyst demonstrations at TM Forum’s Management World in Dublin, 23-26th May, Intune Networks, along with Openet and Amartus, will be presenting their collaboration of the Exemplar Network: Dynamic Desktop — the first web programmable telecommunications network that enables operators to control and monetise their network bandwidth capabilities using web based interfaces.

The Exemplar Network was commissioned by the Irish Government to test and validate new revenue generating services and applications that can take advantage of the dynamic nature of a web enabled network.

The Exemplar Network, championed by BT, was built on Intune Networks’ Verisma platform, along with service creation via Amartus’ Service Commander™ and Openet’s Policy and Charging Control platform to create a programmable network that provides unprecedented real-time bandwidth control and flexible service delivery.

Industry problem: Bandwidth demands on carriers’ networks are growing exponentially while revenues and profits are decoupled from the cost of delivering the network.

Intune Networks’ solution: An innovative network and service model that permits operators to use their infrastructure to deliver network bandwidth as a liquid pool of resources - allowing them to charge, bill and control their services in real-time as required.  This makes it possible for operators to support new revenue and business models, such as spot trading and service passes.

Exemplar Network demo: Intune Networks, Amartus and Openet will show how operators can deploy and manage a network using a web based XML interface that allows them to create a virtualised network that addresses the critical problem that they face of supporting the exploding bandwidth requirements placed on their network, while maximising network utilisation and simplifying new services deployment.

The Exemplar Network demo will take place in the Forumville Theatre at TM Forum Management World, Dublin, between 23-26th May, 2011.

 

May 2011, Press Release

Amartus Opens OSS API for Dynamic Provisioning of Cloud and IP Services

Service Commander 2.0 features industry’s first programmable network API framework; dynamic service modeling and field customization capabilities showcased in BT/Cisco Enhanced Cloud Catalyst

TM FORUM MANAGEMENT WORLD, DUBLIN, IRELAND, STAND #38 – May 25, 2011 – Amartus, a developer of next-generation operational support system (OSS) and management software solutions for telecoms, today announced its upcoming Service Commander™ 2.0 release. This is a major upgrade of its flagship OSS software that features the industry’s first programmable network application programming interface (API) framework for dynamic, on demand connectivity service fulfillment across next generation (NGN) IP, Ethernet  and optical transport networks.

Now, carriers can truly collaborate with cloud service providers, network exchange operators and corporations to allow them to dynamically create their own services on the carrier’s network.  With an open API, carriers can offer unlimited creation of on-demand services to better meet the emerging network business models of their customers and partners while delivering new revenue-generating offerings.   

Service Commander was launched in Aug. 2010 and provides end-to-end service delivery for highly complex networks that traverse multiple carriers, domains, technologies and equipment vendors. It offers service-centric processes and tools for design, deployment and operation of dynamic on-demand connectivity that underpin next-generation cloud, business, mobile and residential data networks.

In this release, Service Commander’s new open API framework offers fast support for a range of OSS interfaces, including the TeleManagement Forum (TMF) multi-technology operations system interface (MTOSI), which provides a very efficient means for rapid integration with other applications in the OSS / BSS environment.

The industry is transitioning from static service offerings with fixed subscriptions to dynamic on-demand service offerings with pay-per-use models that provide one-time, boost, promotional and interconnect access to the network. In addition, the rush to the cloud is transforming the way connectivity services are procured and delivered. In this new world of dynamic on-demand services, open access to programmable network APIs is critical to enable flexibility and field customization of services.

TM Forum hosts a unique Catalyst program, where service providers and other end users act as project "champions,” guiding collaborative vendor teams to bring innovative, not-seen-anywhere-else ideas and solutions to life.

Amartus Service Commander provides the solution for the provisioning and assurance of end-to-end network connectivity as part of its contribution to the Enhanced Cloud Service Management” catalyst. This is one of the most complex aspects of unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) service delivery, as this connectivity typically traverses a diverse range of vendor equipment, spanning multiple domains and multiple carrier networks.

To provide the elastic, on-demand support required for UC&C services, Amartus provides a simple programmable network API that exposes the network as a service (NaaS). This API isolates the caller from the complexities of the proprietary vendor, domain and carrier implementations, focusing solely on delivering connectivity with the required user experience. British service provider BT champions this catalyst with lead vendor Cisco. Other partners include Progress Software, Comptel, Metratech and InfoVista.

In addition, Amartus is partnering with Openet in The Exemplar Network: Dynamic Desktop” catalyst, which is also championed by BT. This catalyst introduces the first web programmable telecommunications network and demonstrates how operators can control and monetize their network bandwidth capabilities using web-based interfaces. It leverages the Exemplar network, which was commissioned by the Irish Government to test and validate new revenue-generating services and applications that can take advantage of the dynamic nature of a web-programmable network.
 
“Service Commander enables carriers and equipment vendors to embrace the shift taking place in the telecoms industry and the critical need for automated provisioning of cloud, exchange and flexible IP connectivity services,” said Michael Kearns, CEO of Amartus. “Service Commander 2.0 not only delivers the connectivity service automation that carriers require, the new open API framework injects flexibility into the OSS to push service creation even closer to the customer.”
 
”A combination of increasing unpredictability of bandwidth usage, customer demand for flexible pay-per-use service models and radical shift in the service provider ecosystem is driving demand for instant connectivity at the service layer,” said Mark Mortensen principal analyst with Analysys Mason. “To deliver, network operators must implement fully automated service fulfillment, removing the complexity of the network layer to offer a consistent, rapid means to design and provision dynamic connectivity.”

Additional Service Commander 2.0 features include MPLS VPN and MPLS-TP reference implementations that demonstrate the true multi-technology support of the software, as well as pre-integrated support for Oracle and Apache Tomcat, which offers greater flexibility & efficiency in deployment. Enhancements to provisioning, discovery and network integration provide greater scalability and performance.

Availability
Service Commander 2.0 will be generally available in June 2011. It is being showcased in live demonstrations at TeleManagement World stand (#38), and in several key TMW Catalysts.

About Amartus
Founded in 2003, Amartus develops next generation OSS/BSS and network management solutions for service providers. The company’s flagship product, Service Commander™ is a connectivity service automation management system that integrates existing OSS and network management systems to provide comprehensive end-to-end management for NGN services. Amartus is an active member of leading standards organizations including the TeleManagement Forum (TMF) and Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF).

The company is privately held and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in the U.S. and Poland. More information is available at www.amartus.com.


Amartus Communications Contact:
David Rodewald
The David James Agency
+1.805.494.9508
amartus@davidjamesagency.com

 

May 2011, Press Release

ECI Telecom and Amartus Partner to Address Management of Multi-Vendor Data Networks

May 24, 2011 (Business Wire) -- ECI Telecom, a global provider of next generation network solutions, and Amartus, a leading provider of carrier class software solutions and integration, announced today a partnership to deliver a joint data multi-vendor service activation solution for service providers worldwide.

Highlights:

• This joint-solution complements ECI’s comprehensive, end-to-end network management systems, to provide a common management umbrella system for multi-vendor carrier Ethernet networks, addressing fulfillment and MEF-service creation

• ECI is pre-integrating Amartus’ flagship platform, Service Commander, into its 9600 and 9700 series of Carrier Ethernet Switch Routers, for plug-and-play on-demand connectivity

• By unifying multi-vendor data platforms under one management system, service providers can realize significant savings in their day-to-day operations

Executive Perspectives

“We are excited to partner with ECI Telecom and provide solutions that complement their existing management portfolio. Combined, the solutions will allow their customers to compete and win in the highly competitive services market place.”
Michael Kearns, CEO of Amartus


"This partnership addresses an immediate need of our customers, as their networks increase in complexity with different vendors’ platforms. With a common multi-vendor service activation solution, our customers can bring MEF-services to market faster, more cost-effectively and with less complexity.”
Eyal Shaked, Head of Network Solutions Division, ECI Telecom


About ECI Telecom’s Family of Network and Element Management Systems

Integrated under our 1Net strategic framework, ECI Telecom’s advanced family of software management products offers an all-inclusive solution with the same intuitive GUI for all technologies, open interfaces for easy integration and advanced networking planning and optimization solutions for ECI or any other networks. With a layered NMS-EMS approach for management, our solutions were designed for maximum flexibility, scalability and agility.

About ECI Telecom’s 9000 Family of Carrier Ethernet/Switch Routers

The 9000 Family is part of ECI’s 1Net framework for addressing our customers’ challenges in the migration to next-generation networks, from mitigating risks to leveraging existing infrastructure while enabling the introduction of new services in a timely manner. The 9600/9700 Series brings you the quality of transport platforms Carrier Ethernet networks, creating a scalable packet platform for the metro core and aggregation domains.

 

September 2010, Events