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GÉANT Improves Network Operations with VC4 B.V.

Pan-European R&E network operator selects IMS as part of their OSS stack for network management.

ALKMAAR, NL — 15 June 2021 — VC4 B.V. announced this week that as part of their network modernisation, GÉANT has completed the go-live activities for their new inventory management system, IMS. This all-encompassing project has enabled the team at GÉANT to continue with network planning, management and troubleshooting while under Covid-19 lockdown across Europe.

Together with its National Research and Education Network (NREN) partners, GÉANT interconnects more than 50 million users at 10.000 institutions in pursuit of scientific advancements. With a network speed of up to 500Gbps, GÉANT backbone network transfers more than 1.4 terabytes of data every day. Their network is an outstanding example of European collaboration and innovation.

With previous experience in the NREN community, the selection of VC4 B.V. was strategic for the success of  GÉANT. Replacing existing tooling across the organisation, the upgrade project needed to be purpose fit for each department. Working alongside the technical team at VC4, GÉANT was able to benefit from the standard offering of VC4’s flagship product, IMS, with minor customisations.

VC4’s Technical Director and co-founder, Gerard van der Linden Vooren has this to say, “The team at GÉANT came to us with precise needs for what a modern network management tool should be. With a highly engaged client project team, we were able to realise their original request while also further developing the product. Their technical aptitude and drive to deliver a best in class network makes GÉANT an ideal customer for VC4 and we are looking forward to a long and prosperous working relationship.”

About VC4 B.V.
VC4 B.V., a privately owned entity, offers a complete inventory management system to network operators around the world. Designed to integrate requirements such as GIS, Inventory, IP, Impact Analysis, Warehouse, and Leased Lines, our flagship product, IMS, provides next-gen service providers with a single source of truth currently unmatched in the market.


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