SOURCE: Centina Systems, Inc.

Centina Systems, Inc.

November 08, 2011 08:00 ET

SDN Communications Deploys Centina Systems NetOmnia™ to Monitor 22,000 Miles of Fiber Optic Network

Centina Systems Continues Its Explosive Growth in the Communications Industry With This Latest Deployment of NetOmnia for End-to-End Service Assurance, Fault and Network Performance Management

PLANO, TX--(Marketwire - Nov 8, 2011) - Today, Centina Systems announced the successful deployment of NetOmnia™, a customer-centric network and service assurance solution for SDN Communications, the premier business-to-business broadband service provider in South Dakota.

NetOmnia manages SDN's multi-vendor network with over 50 unique product types from over 20 different vendors. With NetOmnia, SDN monitors device alarms, pro-actively manages capacity and performance related issues, correlates service failures and identifies customer impact in real-time.

Tom Durfee, SDN Communications vice president of network operations, said: "Of all the products we evaluated, only NetOmnia was an out-of-the-box solution. All the other Network Management and Service Assurance products were tool-kits requiring extensive customization and ongoing administration services. In addition, NetOmnia enables us to be proactive and identify potential problems before our customers have service interruptions."

Durfee says his Network Operation Center technicians are able to:

  • View the real-time health and topology of end-to-end services
  • Correlate problems across multiple layers and understand the cause and effect of the failures with a single click
  • Proactively monitor the network performance and utilization
  • Manage the network efficiently with easy-to-create reports, dynamic dashboards, and workflow automation and notification
  • Reduce Mean-Time-To-Repair (MTTR) and improve customer satisfaction

"NetOmnia has a user friendly interface that allowed our staff to come up-to-speed quickly," Durfee says.

Anand Gonuguntla, CEO for Centina Systems, says, "LTE and 4G network rollouts are creating tremendous demand requiring service providers to provide reliable bandwidth at dramatically lower prices. NetOmnia enables service providers to achieve this goal by reducing OPEX, improving MTTR and accelerating Time to Market. Centina now has support for more than 400 unique products from over 60 vendors. With such broad technology support, coupled with the dramatically reduced administration required and our next-generation Web 2.0 user interface, NetOmnia is redefining the Service Assurance market."

About SDN Communications

SDN Communications' 22,000-mile fiber optic footprint touches 300 South Dakota communities and reaches into Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota. Seventeen of South Dakota's independent telephone companies -- cooperative, municipal, tribal, and family-owned companies -- own SDN. It is the premier business-to-business broadband service provider for:

Connectivity - for multiple-location offices
Internet - dedicated service
Network Surveillance - guarding networks
Networking Equipment - cabling infrastructure, data equipment, and IP telephony
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About Centina Systems, Inc:

Centina Systems, based in Plano, TX, provides the industry's first and only out-of-the-box solution for fault and performance management and service assurance with built-in product support for over 400 device types from more than 60 different vendors. Centina Systems' NetOmnia ™ is a Web 2.0, next-generation solution that dramatically reduces the cost and time of deployment and ongoing administration in addition to revolutionizing network visualization. With NetOmnia, service providers can proactively monitor their networks, easily prioritize network issues based on business objectives and automate actions and notifications without programming, significantly improving network performance and operational efficiency. For more information visit

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