A Unified Approach to Service Assurance using OpenNMS

Date:
Thursday 23 October 2014

Time:
Registration & refreshments at 18:00 with talks commencing at 18:30. Finishing around 20:00.

Venue:
Room 326 Reginald Mitchell Building, Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0RD (This is about  5 minutes’ walk from the Southampton Central Station) | Maps

Speaker:
Dr Craig Gallen

Synopsis:
This will be a joint event held by BCS Hampshire Branch, and Southampton Solent University.

OpenNMS is an advanced service and network management platform written in Java with over 10 years of development entirely as an Open Source project. It is used by organisations around the world to manage large and small networks and also to manage application infrastructures. In the UK its users include BT, Zen Internet, Loughborough University and more locally Arqiva. The platform is also embedded in solutions by vendors such as Juniper Networks and is used by academics to teach and research the fundamentals of real time network
management.

In this talk Craig will explain how he got involved in developing OpenNMS and why he thinks it is increasingly raising the bar for considerably more expensive closed source solutions. He will give an overview and demo of the latest key features of OpenNMS and explain how it can be used to significantly improve your IT Service Assurance no matter what the size of your organisation.

About the speaker:
Dr Craig Gallen has worked for many years in the field of network Management and was a product manager for Nortel Networks. His doctoral research was into the use of open source network management solutions in service providers which lead him to become a committer to the OpenNMS project. He now provides OpenNMS consultancy through his own company entimOSS Limited which is the UK partner of the OpenNMS group in the USA.

Cost to attend:
BCS Members: Free of charge
Non-Members: Free of charge

Presentation

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