NaviSite Extends Service Delivery Platform
A remade not-your-father's NaviSite introducing a collaborative applications management platform that will serve as the underpinning of a new series of managed services.A remade not-your-fathers NaviSite Inc. Tuesday will introduce a collaborative applications management platform that will serve as the underpinning of a new series of managed services. The planned NavisSite A-Services, the first of which will rollout this summer, target systems integrators, ISVs and enterprise IT departments. The new CAM platform extends the existing NaviSite platform to enable collaborative support of customers production applications, allowing enterprise IT operators, systems integrators and NaviSite to coordinate, communicate and record complicated development schedules, feature upgrades, break-fixes and day-to-day maintenance. "Were targeting ISVs and [systems integrators] to build a reference architecture and deploy with them their software on our platform, where we collaboratively manage their support," said Denis Martin, senior vice president of products and services at NaviSite, in Andover, Mass. "Where we draw the line is a function of who the customer is, what the application is and how much they want to pay."
NaviSite will go after enterprise applications from large ISVs such as Oracle and J.D. Edwards, but is targeting systems integrators that serve the midsized enterprise rather than large enterprises that are served today by Oracle itself as well as Electronic Data Systems or IBM Global Services, Martin said.