SOURCE: Monolith Software

Monolith Software

September 15, 2009 09:00 ET

KDL Selects Monolith Software to Monitor 30,000 Mile Fiber Network

Flexibility to Support New Service Offerings Quickly and Easily Helps Super Regional Provider of Fiber Optic Services Cut Costs and Increase Competitive Advantage

ST. CHARLES, IL--(Marketwire - September 15, 2009) - Monolith Software, a software provider with the industry's most flexible and versatile IT management solution, announced today that Kentucky Data Link, Inc. ("KDL"), a super regional provider of wholesale fiber optic transport services, has selected Monolith Software as a system-wide solution to monitor and correlate events from its 30,000 mile optical network spanning 26 states. KDL chose Monolith Software solution for its cost effective ability to support and integrate new technologies that underpin new, competitive service offerings. In addition, KDL wanted to enhance their customer-facing services with a portal view that would enable KDL customers secure, real time visibility into the health of their services.

"Monolith appears to be the top solution available for an integrated system that could monitor and manage legacy and IP-based services from a single view," said John Iber, vice president of operations of KDL. "Monolith did not require a lot of expertise and programming effort to deploy, which resulted in a smooth and clean transition from our previous solution with no visible impact to our customers or our 24/7 network operations center. We plan to continue to implement Monolith's advanced feature set into our day-to-day management operations."

Monolith Software's solution is a multi-tenant, fault/event management and availability/performance monitoring solution that collects, analyzes and correlates data through powerful, web-based dashboards, allowing service providers to visualize and monitor their business in real time. Monolith's out-of-the-box, multi-tenant portal providers customer specific, real time access to vital performance data such as utilization rates of service, application and network availability, and root cause of service interruptions. Monolith's unique multi-tenant portal allows service providers to economically and efficiently leverage a single management system across their client base while providing custom dashboard views for every client.

"Service providers are diversifying to meet the ever growing demands of their customers by delivering new outsourced services, such as hosted applications, voice over IP, and the leasing of multi-gigabit networks. To help drive down costs, service providers need a solution with an open architecture to manage both legacy and new technologies through a single point of view," said Jeff Parker, president and managing partner of Monolith Software. "We have designed our solution to address demanding service provider environments by delivering a comprehensive, single code-set solution capable of scaling to support service providers dramatic business growth objectives. We work hand-in-hand with our customers like KDL to ensure that Monolith delivers a low total cost of ownership, quick time to value and a strong return on investment."

About KDL Inc.

KDL, headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, is a super regional provider of wholesale fiber optic transport services with a long haul fiber network that spans nearly 30,000 miles in 26 states. KDL offers long-haul and metro fiber optic routes, which are managed by dedicated and highly trained engineers, maintenance, and monitoring personnel that oversee all aspects of the KDL network 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Its services include private lines with speeds ranging from T-1 to OC-192, Ethernet and multiple wavelength services, interconnection services and customized solutions.

About Monolith Software

Monolith Software offers the industry's most flexible IT management software designed to increase the operational efficiencies of network operations centers (NOCs). Delivering a fully integrated, open architecture platform for managing fault, availability and performance management, Monolith Software offers service providers and IT organization real time control and insight into the health, performance and availability of mission critical systems and applications with a reduced total cost of ownership.