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Centina Systems’ Smart Plug-in Technology Drives Unprecedented ROI for Service Providers

Centina Systems, a leading provider of network performance management solutions for communications service providers (CSPs) worldwide, has announced that NetOmnia™ Plug-in support has grown to 1,000 device types across more than 135 different vendors deployed and supported around the globe. NetOmnia Plug-ins are an innovative approach to address device support in that they work like smartphone Apps. Users simply download the needed Plug-in and manage the network. The Plug-in has the intelligence to discover all network devices and begin collecting all performance and alarm data.

This revolutionary model provides significant business value as compared to alternative solutions including:

  • Faster Time to Market of new services
  • Simplicity of operations
  • Reduced operating expenses
  • Fixed ongoing costs

The compelling value for service providers is the dramatic reduction in the time required to deploy the solution, from months-and-years down to days-and-weeks.

By removing the network integration requirement from the equation, service providers can focus resources on improving customer experience and service reliability rather than building and maintaining custom software, thereby dramatically reducing operations costs and accelerating time to revenue.

“Plug-in technology is a paradigm shift in the CSP market. We have addressed the integration and time to market issues while providing dramatic OPEX savings to service providers. Our customers love our unique Plug-in approach and its business value,” said Anand Gonuguntla, Co-founder and CEO, Centina Systems. “With the ever-expanding number of off-the-shelf Plug-ins, NetOmnia’s out-of-the-box configurability empowers providers to focus on customer experience while implementing new solutions, services, and technologies quicker and easier than ever before.”

“NetOmnia’s Plug-in technology has delivered significant value for us,” said Mitch Elfstrand, VP of Engineering and Operations at SDN Communications. “This unique approach is seamless and allowed us to deploy the solution very quickly. Because of NetOmnia, we don’t need to worry about writing rules and integrations to our network. Instead we can focus on improving network reliability and customer experience. With any other product, we would have needed dedicated staff to deploy and continually maintain the system.”

Learn more about how Centina Systems is redefining network performance management with its NetOmnia™ solution at www.centinasystems.com.

About Centina Systems

Centina Systems is the global leader in innovative network performance and agile service assurance solutions. The company focuses on helping operators and enterprises worldwide support both established and emerging services and business models, through unparalleled end-to-end visibility into the operational performance of their infrastructure.

Centina’s NetOmnia™ family of assurance and management solutions have redefined the market approach to assurance, incorporating features like enhanced SLA management, real-time, visual data analytics, customizable reports and dashboards for dynamic network views, and an integrated, plug-and-play architecture that provides actionable intelligence across hundreds of device-types and multiple types of networks. For more information, visit www.centinasystems.com.

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