Unified network management system maximises infrastructure utilisation

07 - June 2016

Specialist IP systems integrator three6five has joined forces with Atrinet to provide a single, unified network management solution for complex multi-vendor environments.

“Atrinet offers NetACE, a vendor-agnostic monitoring, performance and provisioning product suite, able to scale from a low node count to global service provider levels,” says Adam White, three6five Head of Routing, Switching, Security and Voice. “This aligns with three6five’s multi-vendor partnerships and deployments across the African continent, and allows us to continue to offer our clients industry-leading products and services.”

Atrinet is designed to maximise infrastructure utilisation, and minimise operations overhead.

“The integration of both firms’ technology and professional services offerings results in a best-in-class solution,” adds White. “It enables our customers to be a few steps ahead of their competition and enjoy agility, simplified and automated network management capabilities.”

Atrinet’s product offer provides the ability to roll-out a new network by defining a new device vendor/VNF (virtual network function) in 15 minutes without creating new drivers. It supports legacy, virtual (NFV) and software-defined (SDN) network and service orchestration, allowing sequential and low-risk transformation from legacy to hybrid and pure virtual/cloud services.

For ease of use, a model-based architecture and drag-and-drop graphical modelling editor allows a user to define a new resource manager in two minutes without touching the code. In addition, automated vendor-neutral service CRUD (create, update, delete) functionality provides the ability to streamline and simplify cross-domain service operations across multi-vendor, multi-technology and multi-layer network infrastructure in minutes.

“Telecoms service providers are continuously looking for ways to optimise their support and maintenance,” says Elad Stav, regional sales director at Atrinet. “Challenges they face include the allocation of skilled experts to projects instead of support, and building and preserving competence for maintaining legacy solutions. NetACE also gives the service providers a competitive edge by faster time-to-market for introduction of new services, while enjoying constant opex savings, reduced configuration errors, avoidance of vendor lock-in and reduced provisioning team skill level.”

He points out that Atrinet’s products, combined with three6five’s Professional Services offering, provide continuous improvements to the responsiveness and proactivity of support, and free up internal resources to focus on core business.


Formed in 2009, three6five is a specialist IP networking systems integrator and value-added reseller that provides first-world services to enterprises and carriers across Africa. The company prides itself on a rigorous approach to network implementation that satisfies its customers’ business needs. three6five fields a range of best-of-breed products to complement its strong technical skills, creating practical solutions for empowering African communications.

For more information, visit www.three6five.com.


Atrinet is a leading provider of network management designed to automate and orchestrate network operations; its solution leverages the power of software-defined networks (SDN) and facilitates innovation that ensures optimisation of network resources while reducing operation activities overhead. Its care and support group provides outsourced maintenance as well as professional services to telecommunications service providers and network equipment vendors around the globe. As part of Nokia’s authorised care providers, Atrinet offers proficient maintenance and support for carrier Ethernet transport solutions and telecoms application services (TAS and VAS), development and integration, hardware management and additional services to over 70 equipment vendors service providers worldwide. For more information, visit www.atrinet.com.