|[December 04, 2012]
First Commercially Available Implementation of TM Forum's Simple Management API for Enterprise Services Demonstrated by Concordus and Syntologica, Sponsored by Datatel
ORLANDO, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
Datatel Solutions, a virtual service provider and master agent,
Concordus Applications, an innovative systems integrator, and
Syntologica, a telecommunications consulting company, announced and
demonstrated today at TM Forum's (News - Alert) Management World Americas the first
commercially available implementation, developed specifically for
enterprise services, of the TM Forum's Simple Management API - a
lightweight, universal management interface for services throughout the
extended value chain.
Built on the Apigee
API Platform and Amazon Web Services, and sold and supported as a
SaaS (News - Alert), the LongView solution gives enterprises reliable, global
access to the Simple Management API, offering innovative mediation to
multiple service infrastructures and added value options, including data
aggregation, customizable alerts and SLA monitoring.
"This first commercial implementation of TM Forum's Simple Management
API for enterprise services can provide enterprises with visibility into
the provisioning and health of all their applications and API-delivered
services. We are pleased that the Apigee API platform will provide the
API management foundation for this implementation of the Simple
Management API," said Chet Kapoor, Apigee CEO.
Nik Willetts, Chief Strategy Officer at TM Forum, observed: "End-to-end
service assurance across multi-partner, multi-cloud environments is
emerging as a serious challenge for digital service providers today.
That's exactly why we created the Simple Management API-to provide a
universal management interface for any service. We're thrilled to see
Syntologica and Concordus leading the industry with the launch of the
first commercially available service for enterprise services based on
the Simple Management API."
Daniel Langton, CEO at Datatel
Solutions, said: "Datatel has been looking for a solution to help
aggregate all of our service providers in a simple secure and affordable
way. The hosted solution offered by Syntologica and Concordus is the
only solution we found that gave us the ability to centrally manage and
monitor all of our internal and partner applications in one single
standardized application. The SaaS delivery model is flexible and
scalable, as well as affordable, and allows us to remain nimble as the
growth in number of services we offer, and the opportunity to bundle new
SaaS, IaaS, CaaS and Cloud applications, explodes."
Ken Anderson, CTO at Concordus
Applications, noted: "It's exciting to work with Datatel and
Syntologica to build a real-world, standards-based solution for the
distributed service-based world we live in. Creating a centralized
management service that is standardized to ensure the health of
subscribed services, whether REST, SOAP or other, is a major benefit to
service providers, aggregators and distributors. Providing this as a
service allows any sized company to focus on taking the complexity and
unpredictability out of multi-cloud integration. It frees them up to
offer bundled services in a reliable and auditable way while leveraging
the same technologies and tools for internal operational efficiencies."
John Wilmes, Principal at Syntologica,
commented: "This new service shows how the Simple Management API can be
taken from a set of specifications and design patterns to a real
commercial solution that solves real problems, as shown in our
demonstrations this week. We believe this is just the beginning of a
broad range of innovations that enterprises and entrepreneurs will build
on the Simple Management API."
is the leading API platform for enterprises and developers. The Apigee
API platform helps businesses build, manage and drive ongoing
business value from APIs and the apps built on them. Apigee delivers a
rich set of capabilities that help customers reduce the complexity of
delivering APIs, drive developer adoption, build robust mobile apps and
conduct comprehensive analysis of APIs and apps. Today, nearly 20
percent of the Fortune 100 use Apigee.
TM Forum is a global, non-profit association focused on enabling service
provider agility and innovation. As an established thought-leader in
complex service management, the Forum serves as a unifying force across
industries, enabling more than 900 member companies to solve critical
business issues through access to a wealth of knowledge, practical
tools, best practices and standards.
The Forum provides a fair and safe environment for collaboration across
the value-chain to overcome the barriers to a vibrant, open digital
economy. We help member companies of all sizes gain a competitive edge
by enabling efficiency and agility in their IT and operations while
protecting competitive differentiation. For more information about TM
Forum, visit www.tmforum.org.
Datatel Solutions Inc (www.datatelsolutions.com)
is a Sacramento, CA (News - Alert) based Master Agent and Virtual Service Provider.
Datatel leverages relationships with best-of-breed service providers in
the telecom, cloud and IT sectors to innovate new products and service
bundles as solutions for the business challenges of SME's and large
enterprises. They have a network of over 450 channel sales partners,
primarily Value Added Resellers (VAR's) and Managed Service Providers
(MSP's) in the technology space, that bring these services to market,
and offer System Integration to facilitate implementation of these
services into the existing infrastructure of their clients with minimal
Concordus Applications (www.concordusapps.com)
is a professional integrator specializing in business process model
definition, integrated systems architecture, data architecture,
integration implementation, single sign-on, identity management and open
source software support. Concordus focuses on strict adherence to
industry standards, including TM Forum Frameworx, SOAP, proper REST
(HTTP/1.1), and project-appropriate specifications.
provides customized consulting and training to service providers,
vendors and systems integrators, based on extensive experience in
communications, business process management, information modeling, and
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