SOURCE: Acsera

September 01, 2005 08:45 ET

Acsera and Ceon Form Strategic Alliance to Deliver Service Fulfillment Solution Complete With 24x7 Production Monitoring for VoIP, IPTV and Next Generation Broadband Services

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 1, 2005 -- Acsera™ Corporation, a leading provider of 24x7 application production monitoring and diagnostics for J2EE / SOA, and Ceon Corporation, a leading provider of service fulfillment software solutions for next generation broadband and IP services, announced today the formation of a strategic alliance to add Acsera's advanced 24x7 Production Monitoring and Diagnostic capabilities to Ceon's proven and widely deployed service fulfillment and provisioning platform. As a result, Ceon's customers will now have a total solution that is best-in-class for all aspects of scalable, flexible and rapid service provisioning.

Ceon Integration and Provisioning Suite (IPS) is a high-performance, rapidly configurable, flexible, and customizable software platform with advanced product management, order management and service activation capabilities for broadband and IP-based services. The platform enables service providers to create complex and dynamic bundled product definitions, capture orders for simple and bundled products, decompose product orders into underlying work orders, orchestrate all the activities to turn up services, and interface with network elements and trading partners to activate services. Ceon IPS has been deployed by a diverse set of communications service providers to quickly, efficiently and accurately fulfill and provision innovative bundled services.

Acsera Manager 5 for BEA WebLogic® 8.1 Platform is an advanced software solution that provides 24x7 Application Production Monitoring (APM) and Diagnostics for large-scale, business-critical composite J2EE / SOA enterprise deployments on BEA WebLogic 8.1 Platform, Portal and Integration. Acsera automatically discovers, blueprints and understands the structure of your production applications then identifies what to measure. The production team can set Service Level Objectives (SLOs) on portals and business functions for response times, errors and availability, which are then monitored in production by Acsera 24x7. Applications can also be performance optimized in pre-production and staging using Acsera's advanced performance analytics and bottleneck detection technology.

"Our customers depend on us to get to market quickly with new services and also give them long-term flexibility as their offerings evolve," said Peter Burke, CEO of Ceon Corporation. "Our service fulfillment and provisioning platform is based on open-access technologies such as J2EE and OSSJ to provide an interoperable platform that is scalable, open and future proof. Now, through our alliance with Acsera, our customers will also have advanced 24x7 production monitoring capabilities that are carrier-grade, automatic and give complete coverage for their OSS."

"We are impressed with the sophistication of Ceon's offerings," said Allen Bannon, CEO of Acsera Corporation. "The combination of CEON's advanced fulfillment and service management software solutions built on J2EE / SOA and Acsera's 24x7 application production monitoring provides the market's most complete solution for VoIP and other new IP-based services, assuring rapid delivery, unprecedented levels of function and reliability with the lowest possible total cost of ownership."

About Ceon

Ceon is the leading provider of proven service fulfillment solutions for next-generation broadband and IP-based services. Ceon's solutions help service providers get to market faster with new and evolving services, enable them to scale service offerings profitably and efficiently, and increase customer satisfaction for bundled, complex, and dynamic products. Ceon's Integration and Provisioning Suite is a high-performance, rapidly configurable, flexible, and customizable platform with advanced product management, order management and service activation capabilities. Ceon's customers include world-class telecommunications and cable companies, and Ceon has helped provision millions of subscribers for video, voice, high-speed data, VoIP, IP-Centrex, and IP-TV services.

About Acsera

Acsera helps companies successfully deploy large-scale J2EE / SOA enterprise applications by delivering 24x7 Production Monitoring and Performance Management for BEA WebLogic® and IBM WebSphere® Applications and Infrastructures. Acsera automatically discovers and understands the application's architecture and logic. Based on this advanced understanding, it then automatically selects the correct metrics to be used for monitoring and management. It provides complete context and an application hierarchy for all capabilities. And it automatically supports advanced Service Level Agreement (SLA) reporting and alerting.

The results are compelling. By using Acsera Manager, our customers can begin monitoring and managing applications in less than an hour after deployment, saving them more than a third of a million dollars per large application through elimination of manual configuration. And, because Acsera uses advanced automation for management, human error is virtually eliminated. Web: http://www.acsera.com.

Ceon is a registered trademark and Ceon Integration and Provisioning Suite is a trademark of Ceon Corporation. Acsera and Total Enterprise Application Management are trademarks of Acsera Corporation. BEA WebLogic is a trademark of BEA Systems. IBM WebSphere is a registered trademark of IBM. Java, Java 2 Enterprise Edition and J2EE are trademarks of Sun Microsystems. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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