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Agilent strikes strategic alliance with Tibco

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AGILENT Technologies has announced an agreement that will allow Agilent to incorporate TIBCO Software’s award-winning Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) technology into Agilent's operations support system (OSS) solutions.

TIBCO's EAI interface is the most widely used technology of its kind, and will enable telecommunication service providers to quickly and easily integrate Agilent OSS products with third-party systems for sharing and exchanging information.

"An OSS solution is not truly complete unless it can communicate with the huge variety of third-party applications that perform different tasks both inside and outside of service providers' enterprise," said Randy Custeau, Agilent OSS marketing manager.

"Although Agilent OSS products already have multiple application interface points that allow easy integration with network elements and other OSSs, many of our customers and third-party vendors use TIBCO's industry-standard EAI technology as their primary method of communication.

“We will take maximum advantage of this technology to create the most open, flexible and complete OSS solutions on the market."

Agilent OSS solutions will incorporate critical components of TIBCO's ActiveEnterprise, which was awarded "Best Application Integration Solution" by the eAI Journal in 2002. These components include:

· TIBCO Rendezvous, an efficient, reliable and scalable messaging system that functions as the foundation of application-to-application integration both inside and outside an enterprise;

· TIBCO Hawk, a sophisticated tool for monitoring and managing distributed applications and systems throughout a company; and

· TIBCO Adapters, which allow new components to be quickly and easily added to an enterprise system without disturbing existing infrastructure.

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