A centralized real-time storage platform for subscriber data
Alcatel-Lucent has launched the 8661 Directory Server, a service enablement platform for the creation of personalized Web 2.0 and communications services over wireline and mobile networks.
Acting as a centralized real-time storage platform for subscriber data, this directory server, developed by UnboundID and sold to service providers exclusively by Alcatel-Lucent, is network independent and can simultaneously enhance a variety of services including mobile media, entertainment, social networking, advertisement and productivity applications through the centralization of personal, identity, and privacy preference user information – securely and in real time, said Alcatel-Lucent.
Jeff Cortley, president of subscriber data management business at Alcatel-Lucent, said: Alcatel-Lucent and UnboundID collaborated in the development and testing of the this new product to streamline how applications access identity data to deliver personalized services that could not be easily or affordably provided in the past.
The result of our work will fill an existing marketplace void by delivering an LDAP platform that meets today’s carrier-grade, scalability and reliability network requirements while avoiding a monolithic physical data repository. This enables new services that combine real-time user context awareness of the network with the subscriber identity, profile, and service data residing in the IT applications platform.