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11 July 2016 / by Bill Cannon / 612 Views /
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Monolith’s AssureNow, Legacy NMS tools, and the future

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Over the last few weeks I have gotten calls from friends of mine in the industry telling me that Monolith is doing one of the following:

1)      A customer told one of our employees that Monolith is being purchased by a competitor
2)      Someone else told me that I supposedly was attending meetings in Dubai

To set the record straight first we are not being purchased and while I would love to visit I have never been to Dubai.

In the last few months we have done the following:

1)      Received external investment from Evolution Capital-our A round: http://assurenow.io/evolutions-latest-growth-investment-provides-assurance/
2)      Our partner, Eirteic announced the following win at MBNL where AssureNow will be consolidating 5 fault management platforms onto one AssureNow platform.  IBM Netcool makes up a major part of the 5 platforms we are retiring.  We also have retired IBM Netcool at both enterprise and service provider accounts last year.   http://assurenow.io/eirteic-selected-to-deliver-mbnl-service-assurance-project/
3)      Monolith participated in the TM Forum Catalyst program in Nice in May where we along with Eirteic, Galileo Software and Eir showcased Customer Centric service management, Smart City-IoT service assurance and more:  http://www.eirteic.com/customer-centric-service-assurance-illustrates-customer-centric-future-of-operator-environments/

Monolith’s AssureNow platform is uniquely positioned to support end to end service assurance, tools rationalization, and flow through service assurance.  I met with a colleague who has been in this industry for over 15 years.  He told me emphatically that I and Monolith need to be much more-truthful, bolder and transparent on the current state of the industry.  I know one competitor who has claimed we are about to go out of business-again not true-see above.  The truth is that any vendor who is still proposing legacy, standalone best in breed tools for fault, performance or root cause-is effectively selling totally OBSOLETE or dead end software.  The legacy frameworks are not positioned to manage the rapidly evolving SDN/NfV world.  Without a unified platform-which we tried to do at Micromuse-there is no effective way a hybrid cloud environment can be managed by multiple standalone tools-and orchestrate resources, enforce SLA’s, provide real time correlation, etc- AssureNow can today.

The legacy fault, performance, root-cause tools are all on a dead end street.  AssureNow continues to evolve using our agile, dev ops capability on our unified code set.  How can legacy frameworks, built via acquisition, merge into one unified platform-not a marketecture, a real unified code set?  Answer is if they could they already would have and so as the link below says-they are dead but don’t know it-per Randy Newman.