Press Release

Oracle Buys GoAhead

Extends Communications Industry Portfolio with Service Availability and Management Software

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Sep 22, 2011


News Facts

  • Oracle today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire GoAhead Software, a pioneer in the development and delivery of packaged service availability software for the communications industry.
  • The combination is expected to benefit network equipment providers (NEPs) by providing a more comprehensive and integrated offering that delivers service availability across telecom solutions.
  • Service availability delivers the highest level of service up-time and is required for real-time network applications that are in the call path of communication services.
  • GoAhead, a privately held company based in Bellevue Washington, provides carrier-grade software that speeds the time to market and reduces the cost and risk of carrier-grade services that need to be always available.
  • The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close before the end of 2011. Until the deal closes, each company will continue to operate independently.
    • “NEPs are moving to a standardized software and hardware platform that can deliver and manage highly available services,” said Nigel Ball, Vice President, Oracle Communications Industry Solutions. “GoAhead software is the leading commercially-available solution that is compliant with Service Availability Forum specifications, the most widely adopted standard for service availability software. The addition of GoAhead technology will help us deliver a comprehensive, standards-based, carrier-grade platform that supports the delivery of new services in the call path of the network.”
    • “With over 100,000 deployments of GoAhead software by leading NEPs, GoAhead brings significant domain knowledge and engineering strength, coupled with a strong track record of delivering solutions to global network equipment providers,” said Asif Naseem, President and COO, GoAhead Software.

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