LightRiver Software, Inc., along with sister company, LightRiver Technologies, Inc., the leader in Factory Built Network® design and commissioning of multi-vendor packet optical networks, announced a big move today – the acquisition of Unique Computer Services, Inc., a pioneer and industry leader in the development and support of multi- vendor, transport network systems software, with hundreds of thousands of nodes under management.
Unique’s industry-leading product, netFLEX®, enables transport network operators of all sizes to efficiently provision and manage anything from a few to several hundred thousand network elements, with FCAPS support across a broad range of legacy and next generation vendors and devices. Added to LightRiver’s Transport Lab, Network Factory, preferred access to leading equipment vendors, and ongoing investment in Tier 1 Software Defined Networking integration, this combination will expedite the benefits operators can gain from next generation transport technologies and network orchestration, with Webscale 2.0 elasticity.
Carrier Grade Network Operators need to continuously improve the flexibility, capability and stability of their networks, while reducing operation costs and service delays. The netFLEX® system provides a L0/L1/L2 Transport Network Controller, either on premises or in a hosted cloud model, for multi-vendor management across a wide range of technology domains and can act as a single platform for Transport Domain Management and Services provisioning and SDN Multi-Domain Service Orchestration enablement.
“LightRiver is the leader in integrating optical solutions for mission-critical transport network operators of every type, so this is a perfect fit,” says Michael Leddy / Co-Founder and President at Unique.
“LightRiver and Unique are committed to serving our customers’ needs,” adds Glenn Johansen, LightRiver CEO. “Simplifying and accelerating migration to next generation packet optical networks, with the added power, flexibility and efficiency that software automation will drive for legacy, current and next generation transport technologies must be our mission.”