Intune Networks annouces the commercial release of the Verisma product line

Delivering the world's first whole network convergence with IT, Cloud & Web Services
Dublin, Ireland, 23rd May 2011

Intune Networks announces the commercial availability of its Verisma product line, the world’s first carrier class converged switch and transport solution based on optical burst switching. Built on Intune Networks’ Optical Packet Switch and Transport (OPST) technology, the product line takes on the global challenge presented by the massive increases in on-demand data traffic and delivers new levels of network efficiency, operational simplicity and service delivery agility.

Verisma is the world’s first web-enabled network platform, unlocking the full potential of network operators’ assets and virtualising the network to provide liquid bandwidth. Recognizing that the software architecture used by Web services companies to support millions of customers can be applied to the network, Intune Networks has incorporated a new operating system into the Verisma products  based on the latest web services technologies. This operating system delivers an application programming interface that will allow operators to take full advantage of the flexibility of their networks to deliver an array of on-demand network-based services and prepare their networks for the applications and services of the future.

Tim Fritzley, Intune Networks CEO said “Before today’s commercial launch we have focused on validating the technical capabilities of our technology and performing early trials with large operators. We are now moving into a new phase of commercialisation as we prepare for multiple global first office applications in the second half of this year. So far the feedback from the market has confirmed our assertions and we have deep and broad engagement with the major players in the industry.”

The commercial release of the product is the culmination of a journey started over a decade ago by John Dunne and Tom Farrell, who founded Intune Networks in Dublin in 1999. Intune Networks’ technology has already under-gone extensive operator validation, including deployment  in the Irish Government’s Exemplar Network and as part of the MAINS project,  led by Telefonica I+D, the research & development branch of Telefonica.   The MAINS program is an European research project composed by universities, companies and research centres which aims to define and develop new architectural solutions for next generation metropolitan networks able to absorb new traffic demands generated fixed and mobile broadband access technologies.

The Exemplar Test-bed Program is a communications services test-bed provided by the Irish government’s Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) as a magnet to attract and expand leading edge research and development in Ireland for next generation Web and ICT services. Intune Networks’ Verisma product family was selected as the foundation for the Exemplar lab Test-bed and allows the test bed to provide the flexible network architecture and simplified software operations and control interfaces required by the next generation of carrier services. 

In the FP7 MAINS project, which is planning an OPST field trial in Cyprus in Q3-Q4 2011, the underlying driver is to develop a response to the fact that the current network architectures were never designed to cope with the new demands driven by emerging broadband Internet services like over-the-top video delivery, social networking and cloud computing.  MAINS project leader, Juan Pedro Fernandez-Palacios Gimenez from Telefόnica I+D Ultrabroadband Networks area, commented “The proposed MAINS (Metro Architectures Enabling Sub-wavelengths) architecture targets a new architectural solution that will be able to face the huge expected traffic increase in a more cost-effective way. This architecture will be needed in order to assure a low cost broadband Internet access in Europe”.

With its commercial launch, the Verisma product line will begin to be deployed in the field to support a number of applications, such as cloud computing, mobile backhaul and metro optical aggregation. With its ability to provide mesh networking, dynamic bandwidth allocation and software-defined networking, the solution has been attracting attention for data centre interconnect and network-as-a-service applications. As noted by Stu Elby, VP Network and Technology at Verizon, “The ‘cloud’ promises to cost effectively provide infrastructure, applications, and services where-ever and whenever they are requested.  The ability to dynamically move virtual machines and/or data sets among data centres will allow us to address hot spot issues while potentially enabling new services. Current network constraints do not permit this capability to be exploited cost-effectively, so to this end virtualized, dynamic networking will accelerate the adoption and profitability of the cloud. “

 

Press coverage:

 

Intune Rocks - Bono says it will change the world

The Irish Independent

Sunday 29th May 2011

http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/can-an-irish-upstart-save-the-internet-2660643.html

 

The world's first carrier-class converged switch?

Wireless Industry News

29th May 2011

http://www.wirelessindustrynews.org/news-may-2011/2546-052911-win-news.html

 

Intune Networks commercializes optical burst switch technology

RCR Wireless

27th May 2011

http://www.rcrwireless.com/article/20110527/BSS_OSS/110529933/intune-networks-commercializes-optical-burst-switch-technology

 

Leaping from the lab

Irish Times

27th May 2011

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/innovation/2011/0527/1224297520376.html

IF INTUNE NETWORKS hits its targets, the company could triple its workforce in two years and go all the way to an initial public offering in four, ...

 

Leaping from the lab

iStock Analyst

26th May 2011

http://www.istockanalyst.com/business/news/5187610/leaping-from-the-lab

 


Intune Networks' Verisma optical burst switch/transport platform now available

ICT OASE

25th May 2011

http://www.ict-oase.eu/index.php?article_id=184&page=117&action=article&

 

Euronews: NIB

Light Reading

24th May 2011

http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=208217

 

Intune launches converged switch, transport system

Congoo

24th May 2011

http://www.congoo.com/news/addstorycomment.aspx?st=151953777&Channel_ID=23&Category_ID=165

 

Intune Unveils Optical Burst Platform

Light Reading

23rd May 2011

http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=208181

 

Intune Networks unveils its first commercial product

Silicon Republic

23rd May 2011

http://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/item/21903-intune-networks-first

 

Intune launches converged switch, transport system

TelecomPaper

23rd May 2011

http://www.telecompaper.com/news/intune-launches-converged-switch-transport-system

 

Intune Networks unveils its first commercial product

Business and Leadership

23rd May 2011

http://businessandleadership.com/technology/item/30248-intune-networks-unveils-its/