Onyx Networks Selects RiverSoft Interventionless Network Management.Business Editors
WASHINGTON, DC--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 25, 2000
Global ISP (1) See in-system programmable.
(2) (Internet Service Provider) An organization that provides access to the Internet. Connection to the user is provided via dial-up, ISDN, cable, DSL and T1/T3 lines. Also Will Be First Adopter of RiverSoft's i3philOSophy, The Industry's First Network Management Operating System operating system (OS)
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs.
(NMOS (N-Channel MOS) Pronounced "n-moss." A type of microelectronic circuit used for logic and memory chips. NMOS transistors are faster than their PMOS counterpart and more of them can be put on a single chip. It is also used in CMOS design. See MOSFET. )
San Francisco-based Onyx Networks, an emerging provider of state-of-the-art Internet and high bandwidth services to the global market, has selected RiverSoft's interventionless network management platform for managing and monitoring its large-scale wide area network. Onyx, a wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary
A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.
In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners. of Pacific Gateway Exchange (NASDAQ NASDAQ
in full National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations
U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on : PGEX), chose RiverSoft following a detailed evaluation of competitive products. The announcement was made at the COMNET 2000 trade show here, where RiverSoft is exhibiting in Booth no.3038.
Onyx is currently implementing RiverSoft's OpenRiver root-cause fault isolation solution for its fast-scaling infrastructure with 75 points-of-presence (POPs) and hundreds of subnets projected by the end of 2002. RiverSoft is closely integrating complementary solutions from InfoVista and FreshWater to provide Onyx with a seamlessly integrated, best-of-breed network management solution.
&uot;We are growing rapidly and continually upgrading our Internet infrastructure to ensure high availability Also called "RAS" (reliability, availability, serviceability) or "fault resilient," it refers to a multiprocessing system that can quickly recover from a failure. There may be a minute or two of downtime while one system switches over to another, but processing will continue. and unrivalled performance for our customers, so change management is our highest priority,&uot; said John Villasenor, Onyx senior manager of Network Operations Centers and Client Services. &uot;RiverSoft really challenges conventional network management thinking. While several vendors impressed us during our comprehensive competitive evaluation, Riversoft made our choice obvious with a platform that enabled us to view the connectivity and status of our network on a real time basis. But the real value is that with no intervention needed, our network engineers are able to focus on proactive service issues.&uot;
Continued Villasenor, &uot;The most striking feature of RiverSoft's OpenRiver root-cause fault isolation solution is its network auto-discovery. RiverSoft keeps an eye on the status of every component in the system, globally, and does scheduled audits against autodetection. Nothing can be changed on the system without detection, right down to the port level, which is truly amazing.&uot;
RiverSoft's topography and root cause fault isolation functions reduce the cost of fault management operations by 60 percent compared with traditional network management tools and techniques, regarded as a conservative estimate by many analysts. RiverSoft is actively winning high-profile customers such as Onyx in the ISP, telecom, banking and financial marketplaces.
In addition to its change management and problem pinpointing capabilities, RiverSoft was also selected by Onyx because of the company's architectural vision of the future of network management. Today RiverSoft also announced i3philOSophy, (Ed. Note: please see separate release) the industry's first network management operating system (NMOS), and the development of a suite of FCAPS-based network and systems management solutions. (Ed. Note: FCAPS FCAPS Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance, Security management areas
FCAPS Fault Configuration Accounting Performance and Security are the five ISO (1) See ISO speed.
(2) (International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland, www.iso.ch) An organization that sets international standards, founded in 1946. The U.S. member body is ANSI. management categories covering fault, configuration, asset, performance and security.)
i3philOSophy: A Revolution in Network Management
RiverSoft's i3philOSophy is a true Interventionless Internet infrastructure[i(3)] network management operating system [NMOS] designed to handle all device communications and information management. A first-of-a-kind Internet infrastructure management platform for the development of intelligent interventionless network management applications, i3philOSophy enables applications to be implemented rapidly regardless of any changes to the device infrastructure.
&uot;Onyx Networks is the kind of forward-thinking, visionary company that can truly leverage the advantages of being an early adopter of our i3philOSophy network management operating system, which we believe will forever change the complexion of network management,&uot; declared Phil Tee, RiverSoft chairman and chief technical officer. &uot;Exponential growth Extremely fast growth. On a chart, the line curves up rather than being straight. Contrast with linear. in e-businesses create a massive conflict today: network availability versus change. The two are mutually exclusive Adj. 1. mutually exclusive - unable to be both true at the same time
incompatible - not compatible; "incompatible personalities"; "incompatible colors" , yet e-businesses require both. The more complex the network, the more complex the administration of the network management tools, and the more network management personnel are needed to support it. i3philOSophy solves that problem and more. No one has ever been able to monitor any network to the depth made possible by i3philOSophy. As the world's first `interventionless' network management technology, it will revolutionize the way the Internet and Internet infrastructures are managed.&uot;
Commented Chris Icide, Onyx Networks chief technology officer, &uot;RiverSoft is applying a fresh new approach to managing Internet infrastructures. Unlike other network management products, RiverSoft not only can deliver Internet-class functions and handle change management at Web speed, but also requires much less time to manage than alternative solutions. The combination of FCAPS solutions built on the i3philOSophy NMOS is both powerful and totally logical, and one we eagerly look forward to implementing.&uot;
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ONYX Networks Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pacific Gateway Exchange (PGE PGE Pacific Gas and Electric Company
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Onyx Networks recently acquired UK-based ISP, Onyx Internet, Ltd., a London Internet Exchange
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About RiverSoft (www.riversoft.com)
RiverSoft, the interventionless network management company, is passionate about ensuring e-business availability by solving the performance and management issues associated with Internet infrastructures. It is the developer of i3philOSophy, the industry's first network management operating system (NMOS), and RiverSoft FCAPS-based infrastructure management solutions, including its award-winning fault isolator, OpenRiver.
Typical customers are organizations with large and complex networks, such as service providers and financial institutions, whose previous network management tools were unable to cope with the pace of change of Internet infrastructures. Customers include Onyx Networks, SEMA Group Sema Group plc was an Anglo-French IT services company founded in 1988 by the merger of the British CAP Group and the French company, Sema-Metra SA. In 2001 Sema Group plc was acquired by Schlumberger to become SchlumbergerSema. , BT Syncordia, Carrier 1, Booz Allen, Planet Online, Nomura Research Institute and Goldman Sachs The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., or simply Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) is one of the world's largest global investment banks. Goldman Sachs was founded in 1869, and is headquartered in the Lower Manhattan area of New York City at 85 Broad Street. . Detailed information on RiverSoft, its solutions and technology can be found at www.riversoft.com or by contacting email@example.com or any of its main offices in San Francisco (415 438 2356), New York (212 754 9000) or London (+44 (0)171 385 6100).
OpenRiver is a registered trademark of RiverSoft. All other trademarks and registered trademarks in this document are the properties of their respective owners.
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