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Company Overview of Aricent Inc.

Company Overview

Aricent Inc. provides software development, engineering, and product design services. Its engineering services include product engineering, product support, testing, silicon and system design, and professional services. The company offers agile product engineering, connectivity, software product engineering, product life cycle extension, product/network transformation/operations, total testing and lab, customer experience management, rapid transformation, telco mobility and data offering, software product quality engineering, and Internet platform development services. It also provides software in the areas of communications infrastructure, devices, digital, Internet of Things, and BSS/OSS; ...

303 Twin Dolphin Drive

6th Floor

Redwood City, CA 94065

United States

Founded in 1991

5,061 Employees

Phone:

650-551-9900

Fax:

650-551-9901

Key Executives for Aricent Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
President and Chief Operating Officer
Age: 53
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 47
President of Semiconductor Business Unit
President of Software Business Unit
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Aricent Inc. Key Developments

Aricent Announces ConvergedOS, an Open Hardware Operating System that Supports Inventec's OCP Compliant Data Center Switch

Aricent announced the introduction of its intelligent network operating system -- Aricent ConvergedOS -- for network equipment and technology system providers as a ready-to-deploy open hardware and Open Compute Project (OCP) compatible solution. Aricent continues to strengthen its partnership with Inventec by providing immediate availability of the network operating system on the Inventec D7032Q28B 100GbE spine switch suited for datacenter applications as well as enterprise and service provider network deployments. The Aricent ConvergedOS supports a total of 32 100GbE QSFP28 interfaces with line-rate Layer 2/Layer 3 performance (3.2Tbps) in a true PHY-less design to meet the exponential growth for data-center traffic. Aricent ConvergedOS is based on Aricent's Intelligent Switching Solution (ISS), which is an industry recognized switching, routing and network optimization software platform. ISS for the data center provides seamless connectivity to storage area networks, 100G connectivity and distribution of workloads across the data centers through Ethernet VPN services. Key capabilities of Aricent ConvergedOS: Data Center Networking -- L2 Switching VLAN, L2 Multicast IGMP /MLD snooping, IGMP/MLD Proxy, Link aggregation, LLDP-MED, Data Center Bridging (DCB)-PFC, ETS, QCN, DCBX, LLDP. BGP Spine Life Architecture - BGP enhancement to support faster convergence, cloud-ready management interface. L3 (ipv4/v6)--Unicast and Multicast Routing RIP, OSPFv, IS-IS, BGP4, IGMP (v1/v2/v3), MLD, router, PIM-SM, PIM-DM, PIM-Bidirectional, DVMRP, MSDP. Platform Protection -- Hot Redundancy, VRRP (ipv4, Ipv6), Uplink Failure Detection (UFD), multi-chassis LAG, Split Horizon. Data Center Virtualization and Overlay- VxLAN Gateways, Ethernet VPN (VxLAN), Edge Virtualization -- 802.1Qbg, S-Channel, MPLS VPN. Data Center Convergence -- Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Enablement -- FIP Snooping, FC --Direct Attach. High-Availability Solutions -- Using switch stacking and in-service software upgrades. Data Center Telemetry -- Broadview, and agent software to pull the deep ASIC stats and counter for diagnosis. Aricent's intelligent networking solution is a highly integrated, versatile and performance-optimized networking infrastructure for the data center, enterprise, SMB, and Industrial Ethernet markets. The solution supports a breadth of features including: switching, routing, data-center bridging, Virtual Ethernet Bridging, FIP snooping, FC Direct Attach, VXLAN, MP-BGP-based EVPN, LLDP-MED, multi-chassis link-aggregation SDN support with Open Flow and NETCONF, as well as high-availability solutions using switch stacking and ISSU, enabling a range of data-center products to be built.

Aricent and IBM Announce 10-Year Partnership to Develop New Digital Capabilities for Select Products Within the IBM Cloud Product Line

Aricent and IBM announce a 10-year partnership to develop new digital capabilities for select products within the IBM Cloud product line. Together, the two companies will accelerate product roadmaps, modernize user experiences and enrich the cloud capabilities of products in IBM's systems management portfolio while reducing time to market and increasing revenue growth. The partnership seeks to introduce the product capabilities into new geographies, platform eco-systems and deployment models. This new partnership builds on a successful eight-year relationship between the two companies to expand IBM's business and solidifies Aricent as a strategic digital transformation partner for IBM.

Aricent Announces New Capabilities as Part of its Autonomous Network Solution for Intelligent Automation of Next-Generation Virtualized Networks

Aricent announced new capabilities as part of its Autonomous Network Solution (ANS) for intelligent automation of next-generation virtualized networks. Aricent ANS components are based on industry standards including ETSI NFV, ETSI AFI GANA, MEF LSO and TM-Forum's Zoom. There are two significant opportunities for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the evolution of networks. The first is to drive greater productivity in development teams. For example, machine learning can be used in DevOps for root cause analysis of bugs, to maintain uptime and recommend remediation. The second opportunity is to evolve the network so that it's not just automated, but becomes an intelligent platform that can: Deliver enhanced IoT services for smart cities, connected cars, telematics, smart wearables and industrial equipment; Elevate the customer engagement and loyalty by adapting the experience through service recommendations, better telemetry and looping in chat-bots for customer care; Translate the business intent by the end user to configure the network, optimize resources, remediate issues and launch services based on workload models. The capabilities of the Aricent Autonomous Network Solution include: Management and Network Orchestration. A platform to define and manage virtual network function (VNF) service chains, policies, resource consumption and performance metrics. Lifecycle Service Orchestration: Intent-based management layer to control physical and virtual network resources through both physical network and NFV orchestrator's. Self-Optimization Framework: Bespoke machine learning toolchain to support multiple use cases such as predictive defect detection, root cause analysis and low latency network services.

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