SOURCE: Metaswitch Networks

Metaswitch Networks

May 04, 2011 09:00 ET

Metaswitch and Tail-f Systems Partner for Advanced Management for Network Protocols

Best-of-Breed Combination Speeds Product Delivery and Lowers Risk for Manufacturers

ALAMEDA, CA and STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - Metaswitch Networks and Tail-f Systems today announced a strategic partnership integrating their best-of-breed product sets -- Metaswitch's MPLS, GMPLS, MPLS-TP and IP Routing control plane software with ConfD, Tail-f Systems' leading solution for building network management applications.

The two companies developed and tested code to tie Metaswitch's control plane software, routing and signaling protocols together with Tail-f Systems' management software. This combination gives developers a production-ready set of northbound interfaces including command line interface (CLI), web interface, SNMP and NETCONF to manage all aspects of the control plane.

"Depending on the application, management framework integration may require the lion's share of portation work for protocol solutions," said Clive Partridge, general manager of Metaswitch's Network Technologies Division. "Our pre-integrated solution eliminates the heavy lifting."

"With the rapid deployment of new network services and next-generation technologies, network equipment providers must reduce costs and time-to-market in order to stay competitive," said Fredrik Lundberg, CEO, Tail-f Systems. "This pre-integrated solution from Tail-f and Metaswitch will go a long way to helping our customers achieve this goal."

About Tail-f Systems

Tail-f Systems is the leading provider of configuration management software for networking equipment and network management systems. Six of the ten largest global networking equipment providers are Tail-f Systems' customers. Users of Tail-f Systems' technology radically reduce their time-to-market and benefit from carrier-grade implementations of NETCONF, CLI, Web, and SNMP interfaces. Tail-f is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. For more information, please visit

About Metaswitch Networks

Metaswitch Networks is a leading provider of the technologies and solutions that are powering the migration of communications networks to open, next-generation architectures. Hundreds of network operators worldwide depend on its reliable, scalable carrier systems solutions, while its high performance, fault-tolerant software technologies are licensed by all the world's leading communications equipment manufacturers. For more information, please visit

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