Lucent is attempting to bring the same level of service to enterprise customers as carriers under its Cajun Campus scheme.
Cajun Campus pulls together its various acquisitions in the data networking field. These include intelligent data switching firm Agile Networks, Gigabit Ethernet and Layer 3 switch developer Prominet, plus Israeli network switch company Lannet. The products are aimed squarely at the traditional markets of Cisco and 3Com.
The scheme includes policy management, integration of data, voice and video via system applications, as well as quality of service support in packet and cell networks. Network management platforms supported include HP Openview and IBM Netview/AIX.
Future additionals to Cajun Campus include the directory services work on which Lucent has recently embarked with Novell. Beyond 1999, features will include remote and mobile services, and end to end network management.
Said John Collins, Lucent's data networking systems manager for the Emea region: "No network manager would trust their voice network to the data network. Through our pedigree [in carrier networking] we are crossing over the service provider research and development to the enterprise."
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