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Packet Design and Aria Networks Enter into OEM Partnership

Agreement creates a unique combination of SDN-ready network service assurance and optimization technologies for improving service provider economics

AUSTIN, Texas and BATH, United Kingdom – Oct. 6, 2015 – Packet Designand Aria Networks today announced that the companies have entered into an OEM partnership whereby Packet Design will resell Aria Networks’ network planning and optimization software. The resulting product combination gives service providers expanded network visibility and control, including the ability to optimize network resources for peak performance under varying conditions.

“Service providers must continually look for new revenue opportunities and deliver high quality, differentiated services. At the same time, their margins are under tremendous pressure,” said Scott Sherwood, CEO of Packet Design. “The combination of our network service assurance products with Aria Networks’ sophisticated optimization technology gives service providers a comprehensive set of capabilities to help them be more agile, maximize the return on their network assets, and drive down operational costs. Furthermore, as Packet Design prepares to launch the industry’s first independent SDN management and orchestration platform, the Aria Networks technology is a great fit.”

Packet Design will market and sell Aria Networks’ software with its ownExplorer suite of network service assurance products. Aria Networks’ network planning and optimization applications augment Packet Design’s operational monitoring, forensic analysis, and what-if simulation capabilities. Given the synergy between the companies’ product sets, Packet Design and Aria Networks already share many service provider customers worldwide.

“Aria Networks and Packet Design are leaders in our respective fields and the combination of our technologies creates unique capabilities for customers to design, optimize and manage next-generation networks,” said Steve Newton, CEO of Aria Networks. “Working with the Packet Design team, we will integrate our products for even greater synergy and a seamless user experience.”

Packet Design will bundle the Aria Networks products with its Explorer suite and provide first level support to its customers.

About Packet Design

Packet Design technology helps the world’s leading network operators, enterprises, and government agencies to deploy and assure critical services across the cloud. The Explorer products uniquely combine routing, traffic, and performance analytics for real-time, path-aware operational monitoring and back-in-time forensics for troubleshooting transient problems that can cause major service disruptions. Interactive modeling helps engineers predict the impact of changes accurately, simulate new workloads for capacity planning, and test failure scenarios to build more resilient networks.

About Aria Networks

Founded in 2005, Aria Networks is an independent and network agnostic software service provider for network operators, data centers and high traffic internet services. Aria Networks facilitates the effective planning, creation and optimization of networks and data centers, enabling optimized use of resources, accurate planning for upgrades and real time analysis and resolution of hardware failures. Aria Networks’ customers include some of the largest global internet companies. For further information, please visit: