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Aug 12 2010   4:06PM GMT

Amartus’ connectivity service layer play: Close, but no cigar

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

At least one network software player is now embracing some elements of the new-age operations model we’ve been touting — Amartus is promising a “connectivity service layer” that could interface with both network and operations management and provide automated connection tools that would simplify network and service management without creating a massive impact on either network or operations/back-end processes.

We think this is a promising step, but it’s still incomplete in our view because it provides only connectivity abstraction rather than full service, feature and resource abstraction. What we’ll be watching for is an indication that this step spurs others who have assets in the space to be more aggressive in positioning their own capabilities. An arms race in this area would be invaluable to network operators.

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