Alcatel-Lucent award-winning Performance Management software expands capability for enterprises and service providers
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced the latest release of its next generation performance management software, VitalSuite® Performance Management Software R10.1. This critical administrative tool, which provides fully integrated management of network, services, applications and business performance, is a key component of Alcatel-Lucent’s end-to-end solutions offering to CIOs (Chief Information Officers) to help them leverage their networks as a competitive weapon.
VitalSuite release 10.1 supports additional enterprise and service provider network devices and delivers improved ease-of-use features, expands platform support flexibility, supports Linux server MIB, while bringing a variety of reporting enhancements that provide IT managers with increased access to performance metrics.
Critical new security features have been added for Alcatel-Lucent’s rapidly growing number of government and large enterprise customers, including capabilities for discovering and collecting performance data and the display of path information from devices running SNMPv3. Additionally, the Live Diagnostics feature added in 10.1 enables VitalSuite to continuously poll a network device, gather performance metrics in real-time and chart this information for root cause/fault analysis.
VitalSuite delivers these additional capabilities with “out-of-the-box” support for Alcatel-Lucent’s awarding IP-PBX and routing solutions, including the OmniPCX, OmniSwitch and 7x50 product family. The combined solution detects quality of service (QoS) problems and simplifies performance monitoring, capacity planning, troubleshooting, and customer SLA reporting for mid to large enterprises, managed service providers, and governments.
“Alcatel-Lucent’s VitalSuite Performance Management software supports the actions CIOs are taking to address the challenges of increasingly complex and converged networks,” said X, analyst firm. “It is an ideal solution for IT managers as it is flexible and scalable and grows with the network. This out-of-the box solution with extensible support enables rapid deployment for quick return on investment and delivery of services.”
"Managing business critical networks and coping with expectations of today’s CEOs about business growth, compliance and security is a major challenge for IT managers,” said Thomas Hsu, Alcatel-Lucent’s VitalSuite product manager. “Alcatel-Lucent’s VitalSuite Performance Management software enables enterprises to deal with these issues, while increasing productivity and leveraging network assets to drive business transformation, and helps service providers to offer a differentiated business service and drive loyalty among their enterprise customers.”
Recently, VitalSuite® Performance Management software emerged as the clear winner in the latest Network Testing Labs performance management and monitoring benchmark test. According to Barry Nance of Network Labs, “Network performance problems are notoriously difficult to solve. The perfect performance management tool helps you quickly diagnose and solve network problems, and helps to prepare for future capacity needs. VitalSuite exhibits an strong ability to pinpoint the causes of slowdowns and overburdened networks. It is easy to use, highly scaleable and responsive.”
Today, more than 700 organizations across a range of industries used Alcatel-Lucent’s VitalSuite software and benefit from the ability to manage the performance of networks, applications and services – ensuring a stable, available network to maximize employees’ productivity and drive a significant return on network investment.
Alcatel-Lucent’s VitalSuite® Performance Management and VitalQIP® IP Address Management products have been recognized around the world as market-leading software products by business partners and top trade publications including Network World, Communications Solutions, SC Magazine, and Network Computing. For more information visit: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/vitalmicrosite
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