Network operators looking to ease the integration and use of operations support and monitoring tools are getting special attention from vendors readying new products and services this week.
Performance reporting provider InfoVista SA is set to demonstrate new integration between its service-level reporting software and best-of-breed OSS (operational support system) tools.
At the NetWorld+Interop show in Las Vegas, the New York company will launch its initiative to package the expertise and services of its integration consultants into pre-built integration packages. The packages include service activation, provisioning, fault management, as well as billing and mediation OSS tools from a variety of vendors.
The first tools in the planned VistaLink suite provide integration between the InfoVista Service Assurance service-level reporting software and service activation software from Cisco Systems Inc. and Orchestream Ltd.
Meanwhile, BMC Software Inc. and Micromuse Inc. from their application performance management and network management corners, respectively, will move into each others turf with new service monitoring and reporting tools.
Houston-based BMC this week is adding a new service reporting module that focuses on network services. San Francisco-based Micromuse this week will branch into systems monitoring and management with its new NetCool System Service Monitors for Unix, Linux, and Windows NT and Windows 2000 servers.