NantHealth Acquires Open Source Network Management Application Platform OpenNMS

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  • It will operate as a subsidiary of NantHealth
  • The OpenNMS platform provides key insights and analytics regarding network performance and availability required for organisations to maintain uptime across multiple environments

NantHealth, Inc has announced that it has acquired The OpenNMS Group, Inc, an open-source network management company. It will operate as a subsidiary of NantHealth.

Ron Louks, Chief Operating Officer, NantHealth said, “This acquisition not only expands and diversifies NantHealth’s software portfolio and service offerings, but it expands our company-wide capabilities in cloud, SaaS and AI technologies. OpenNMS, we believe, will provide our customers with a new world-class set of services to maintain reliable network connections for critical data flows that enable patient data collaboration and decision making at the point of care.”

Performance, and traffic monitoring solution

OpenNMS provides scalable and comprehensive fault, performance, and traffic monitoring solution that easily integrates with business applications and workflows to monitor and visualize everything in a network. It said that the OpenNMS platform monitors some of the largest networks in healthcare, technology, finance, government, education, retail and industrial sectors.

David Hustace, CEO of OpenNMS said, “I’m delighted for our organization to join the talented team of software and artificial intelligence engineers at NantHealth, which will enable OpenNMS to accelerate our adoption of machine learning and data science technologies. This transaction strengthens our internal capabilities as we move to offer SaaS-based solutions to our customers across all industries, while also expanding our penetration in the healthcare industry.”

Insights and analytics regarding network performance

The OpenNMS platform provides key insights and analytics regarding network performance and availability required for organisations to maintain uptime across multiple environments. Its features include event management where it can serve as the central repository and correlation system for system logs and notifications from all devices on a network.
It also provides fault management where it can actively monitor latency and tests the availability of all devices on a network using over 30 different protocols as synthetic transactions. They are further analysed by unique machine and deep learning technologies embedded in its Architecture for Learning Enabled Correlation (ALEC).

It comes with performance management facilities too. It said, “OpenNMS can collect and receive streams of telemetry (time-series) data from devices on a network via multiple protocols: HTTP, SNMP, JMX, WMI/ws-man, gRPC, gpb over UDP. This data can be stored, graphed and measured for thresholds and streamed to Kafka for integration with other enterprise systems.”

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