The Kenton Group, a leading provider of network management solutions for service providers, enterprises and government organizations throughout the UK and EMEA, has joined the LightRiver netFLEX® Partner Alliance. The partnership allows The Kenton Group to offer LightRiver’s open network automation and services portfolio to its customers and reinforces its ongoing commitment to provide access to best-in-class solutions. LightRiver’s unique open vendor management capabilities will extend The Kenton Group’s portfolio into the world of carrier SDN management.
John Larkin, Managing Director of The Kenton Group said, “Customers are increasingly being forced to explore multi-vendor hardware supply strategies to keep their businesses resilient in these turbulent times. This adds complexity and builds technical debt spanning multiple teams.
LightRiver answers this challenge by providing a standardized abstracted view enabling visibility, test, control and automation tool sets removing significant delivery and operational costs in both time and money. The ability to deploy LightRiver quickly and efficiently across complex multi-vendor estates provides a compelling business case for many of our customers.”
“Together with Kenton, we are excited to deliver practical automation to the UK and unleash the power of the next generation of open networking,” added Mike Jonas, President, Global Customer Operations at LightRiver. “Kenton’s Connectivity through innovation message is a perfect fit for our netFLEX solution and LightRiver’s overall philosophy, and we look forward to working with them to deliver best-in-breed networks that are open and scalable for their customer community.”
LightRiver’s netFLEX Connect program is designed to give its partners the tools and resources they need to be successful. This includes providing marketing and sales support, lab access, netFLEX installation, training, technical support, tiered discount structures and joint business planning.
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