Aria Networks Wins Catalyst Program Award

By David Delony November 20, 2015

Aria Networks provides tools to optimize network planning and capacity, as well as consulting. Recently, it announced winning an award for “Most Significant Contributor to a Catalyst Program of New Technology Solutions” at an industry event.

“Complex global networks are already recognizing the flexibility and impact that Artificial Intelligence can deliver for today’s networks, and this award from the TMF further endorses our work in this area,” Aria CEO Steve Newton said.

The company participated in the Catalyst program at the TM Forum in May to demonstrate how well both software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) could help businesses achieve their objectives.

The company, in a joint venture with Ericsson and Viavi, showed that live video could be streamed from four different data centers to two points of presence while keeping the traffic orchestrated. In the real world, it could be a video conference, or it could be a video streaming service provider delivering video to customers.

Video taxes networks’ ability to keep up, and the underlying networks need to keep up. At the same time, more people are shifting their consumption habits to mobile devices as the prices drop and their capabilities improve.

These changes in end user habits are driving changes on the back end. SDN and NFV allow data centers and carriers to simplify their physical networks, creating network devices in software that can be rearranged easily to keep up with demand.

Aria uses AI to manage these networks better than human network administrators can. Viavi and Ericsson provided cloud and network analytics to complement Aria’s AI software.

“Service providers face an increasingly challenging environment where revenues are not keeping up with demand for data. Advanced Artificial Intelligence helps service providers to quickly and effectively optimize networks against a number of key business parameters, such as quality of service or cost, to deliver the optimal network configuration in real time, transforming network profitability,” Aria Networks CTO Jay Perrett said.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

Contributing Writer

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