Leading Lights 2018: Accedian Shortlisted for Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor

Leading Lights Awards 2018 Finalist

We’re pleased to announce that Accedian is shortlisted in the Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor category of Light Reading’s Leading Lights 2018 awards, for our SkyLIGHT™ performance assurance platform. We previously won a Leading Lights award—for Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendors—in 2016. Our place in the shortlist this year (alongside Amdocs, EnterpriseWeb, Itential, Lumina Networks, MYCOM OSI, Netcracker Technologies, Openet, and Sigma Systems, for the same category) reflects Accedian’s recent innovations in network performance monitoring and diagnostics (NPMD) and network and application performance monitoring (N/APM).

Two specific developments in our evolution since 2016 illustrate a commitment to broadening and deepening SkyLIGHT’s capabilities to meet the real-world needs of our service provider and enterprise customers.

  1. Last May (2017), we launched a new version of SkyLIGHT employing network functions virtualisation (NFV) performance monitoring (PM) capabilities—both for mesh and hub-spoke type of active testing—that dramatically enhance the scalability and pervasiveness of existing one-way performance monitoring with a hardware-assist option that makes virtual clock synchronization even more accurate—up to 10 times better than competitors. SkyLIGHT offers microsecond precision; patented 1-way measurements; real-time, ultra-high granularity (with measurement reporting capabilities down to seconds); and ubiquitous, seamless integration with third-party standards-compliant network element PM responders.
  2. This February (2018), we acquired N/APM leader Performance Vision. Their exceptional wire data analytics complements SkyLIGHT’s active monitoring capabilities, bringing together  complete visibility of all applications, transactions, and network components. SkyLIGHT now caters to both infrastructure-level performance and digital experience assurance, covering network layers 2-7. Actionable insight generated by analyzing all traffic crossing physical, virtual, cloud and software-defined network (SDN) infrastructure enables enterprise IT departments and network operations to improve end-user digital experience, application, network, and multi-cloud performance.

Now in its fourteenth year, the Leading Lights is the communications industry’s leading awards program. Light Reading’s reputation for fiercely independent analysis makes this the most credible and authoritative awards program in the communications industry. Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor is awarded to the next-generation OSS/BSS/analytics/digital commerce systems vendor that stands out from its competitors, innovates constantly, helps set the industry trends, makes investors proud, and makes employees happy.

Leading Lights Awards winners in all categories will be announced on Monday, May 14th, during an awards ceremony kicking off Light Reading’s Big Communications Event 2018, which runs through Wednesday, May 16th. Our President and CEO, Patrick Ostiguy, is speaking on the  “Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence for Network Performance Optimization” panel discussion at 2:25pm Wednesday 5/16. And, we’ll be demoing SkyLIGHT at booth B406. Meet with us at the event.


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In her role as Senior Marketing Writer at Accedian, Mae blogs, manages social media strategy, and produces a variety of collateral focused on thought leadership around telecom industry news and trends. She has more than 15 years of journalism and marketing experience, covering business-to-business technology, including telecom, for a variety of organizations including TMCnet.com and Ziff Davis. Mae holds a B.A. in communications from Thomas Edison State College.

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