LightRiver Australia

LightRiver and IDS Partner to Bring True Network Flexibility to Australia and New Zealand

LightRiver and Independent Data Solutions (IDS) have partnered to provide optical network management for organizations in Australia and New Zealand. This first-of-its-kind partnership is the result of IDS’ focus on “making complex technology simple”, ensuring that businesses can keep their eye on what matters most. 

“Throughout the history of our company, as long-distance networking experts, we’ve observed significant barriers in the market relating to overall network management. The challenge of integrating network elements from different vendors and a constant demand for ever more bandwidth has resulted in complexities that are overwhelming to manage at scale. This ultimately leads to vendor lock-in and feature/cost compromise that limits flexibility and marketplace competition enormously. That’s why we’ve partnered with LightRiver to offer organizations in Australia a platform that can unify their network management experience,” states Iain Ashley, CTO of IDS.

LightRiver’s netFLEX® provides an enterprise-class solution for managing disparate optical transport networks and technologies. The platform enables businesses to interrogate their own network,  whether it be through a self-service option or not, without vendor lock-in.

“There is nothing like this in Australia. Where businesses benefit the most is significant cost avoidance, multi-vendor and multi-technology support, operational scalability, and new revenue enablement. For example, network fault identification, a task that normally would take 2 to 3 hours to complete, through our collaboration with netFLEX, will reduce it to as little as 3 minutes,” continues Ashley.

netFLEX is an enabler of digital transformation, providing comprehensive transport network automation that can be leveraged within any company or extended to partners like Smartoptics’ Open Line Systems.

“As leaders who specialize in designing and delivering networking solutions, IDS’ influence in the market, working with government departments and national corporate clients, will accelerate the smart management of network infrastructure,” comments Mike Jonas, President of Global Customer Operations for LightRiver. “LightRiver looks forward to the next stage and believes that our synergies align well for a dynamic future indeed.”

To read this press release in its entirety, click here.

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