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Lucent Technologies Selected By Telefónica to Increase Performance Management


VitalSuite® Application Performance Management software enables Telefónica to increase availability and performance of Telefónica’s internal network

JUNE 21, 2006, MADRID, Spain -- Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) has been selected by Telefónica of Spain to maximize the availability and responsiveness of Telefónica’s application servers and end-to-end performance of all network traffic (WiFi, LAN, etc.) using Lucent’s VitalSuite® Application Performance Management software.

Lucent will provide Telefónica Sistemas - Telefónica’s IT department, which is responsible for managing Telefónica’s worldwide network - with VitalSuite® performance management agents that monitor key applications and system resources, which are key for millions of Telefonica’s business and consumer customers worldwide. Using software agents and scripts, Telefonica’s IT group will be able to increase the performance of its application servers and systems resources throughout its entire, global network.

Lucent’s services arm will provide consulting and network integration services for the deployment of VitalSuite® into Telefónica’s network.

“We chose Lucent’s VitalSuite® Application Performance Management software to significantly increase our overall network and application performance,” said Olegario Méndez, corporate network operations manager at Telefonica de Espana.

“We are pleased to be able to deliver a solution that will help Telefónica ensure highest service levels for office and mission-critical applications”, said Olivier Bruyndonckx, OSS/BSS Sales Director for the EMEA region, Lucent Technologies.

VitalSuite® software agents are monitoring multi-vendor equipment in Telefónica’s network, like, for example, Cisco Systems’ and Juniper routers as well as servers from Sun, HP, Microsoft and Linux.

About VitalSuite®
Winner of the NetworkWorld “World Class Award” for best performance management system, VitalSuite® Application Performance Management software provides top-to-bottom visibility into-and end-to-end control over-the entire infrastructure. It also provides real-time visibility for tracking, analyzing and predicting the behavior of all business-critical IP-based applications enterprise-wide - including monitoring every user transaction from the desktop to the network to the destination server and back.

About Lucent Technologies
Lucent Technologies designs and delivers the systems, services and software that drive next-generation communications networks. Backed by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent uses its strengths in mobility, optical, software, data and voice networking technologies, as well as services, to create new revenue-generating opportunities for its customers, while enabling them to quickly deploy and better manage their networks. Lucent’s customer base includes communications service providers, governments and enterprises worldwide. For more information on Lucent Technologies, which has headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, visit


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