It was a busy week in the Network Management sector. Here are some of the major stories from TMCnet.
TMCnet’s Rachel Ramsey reports that in a networked environment, the majority of network equipment – especially carrier class equipment – comprises many interrelated components that need to be individually managed by the management system. Also, the WebNMS Topology Service provides ways to model networks and network elements that have been discovered by the Discovery Service as managed objects. It allows for the networks, NEs and even components within the NEs to be modeled as objects called ManagedObjects, and makes it possible to manage the objects individually or as a group of related objects.
In a TMCnet story, Enterasys Networks recently announced the availability of "how to" videos developed to ensure effective utilization of its products, and to help customers address common issues. More than 60 videos are now offered. The videos can be found on the Enterasys OneFabric YouTube (News - Alert) site and the Enterasys support page.
In another story, GFI Software launched VIPRE Antivirus 2013 and VIPRE Internet Security 2013, which the company says are easy-to-install-and-use antivirus products. The solutions safeguard computers from malware, and detect and treat vulnerabilities when they occur.
Also, inetwork recently announced the launch of a developer challenge called “The Voice App Igniter.” It will determine a voice and messaging application. Developers with innovative concepts for scalable voice or messaging applications are invited to participate in the challenge. Depending on the number of entries, a maximum of $600,000 in services from inetwork will be available to either a single or multiple developers. Interested developers can present a short video illustrating their method to utilize a phone number at The Voice App Igniter Tumblr site.
In an additional story, TMCnet reports that the new DeltaV Version 12 process automation system from Emerson Process Management is designed to increase flexibility, security, predictability, operating costs and simplify the complexity associated with operations. The v12 platform is part of an integrated virtualization technology allowing users to merge different computer resources. The DeltaV has a Virtual Studio with tools to create virtual DeltaV systems from preconfigured virtual networks and templates.