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September 20, 2010

Tail-f Systems collaborates with IP Infusion

To deliver advanced management for networking protocols

By CBR Staff Writer

IP Infusion and Tail-f Systems have announced a strategic alliance that will enable networking equipment providers to build advanced packet-based offerings in less time and with less risk.

Together, the two companies will provide the first family of advanced communications software configured by a single carrier-grade management system with support for CLI, Web, SNMP, and NETCONF management interfaces.

The alliance between the two companies includes collaboration on product integration, sales and marketing initiatives.

IP Infusion will integrate and license Tail-f Systems’ ConfD on-device management software with its ZebOS networking protocol stacks.

IP Infusion vice president of business development and global sales Shane Rigby said that their growing base of Tier 1/2 customers are asking for more robust management features and support for additional interfaces such as NETCONF,".

"Partnering with Tail-f Systems allows us to rapidly deliver these capabilities," Rigby said.

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IP Infusion said that their ZebOS Networking Platform is a scalable Layer 2 and Layer 3 carrier-class switching, routing and data centre bridging software offering, which allows OEMs to add networking capabilities to their new or existing lines of communications products.

With ConfD, IP Infusion’s customers will be able to choose from additional management interfaces including Cisco and Juniper Networks-style CLIs, Web UI and NETCONF Agent.

Tail-f Systems COO Carl Moberg said that networking equipment providers are looking for ways to reduce time-to-market and minimize project risk.

"Through our partnership with IP Infusion, they are able to choose from an impressive array of advanced networking applications all managed with a single carrier-grade management infrastructure," Moberg said.

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