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Athenta Technologies: Leveraging Game-Changing 'Smart Infrastructure Management Solutions'

Anupama Desai
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Anupama Desai
M2M is an umbrella term that signifies a large number of underlying technology aspects and is applicable across the board to almost every industry segment. The statistics around the same are mindboggling in terms of number of devices being talked about. This one statistic - 1 percent Efficiency Gains will lead to $276 billion of savings in 15years - pertains only to Enterprise M2M (as against M2M in B2C space). This should most excite System Integrators as this is in line with their focus on enterprises - they have a huge segment opening up for them.

Athenta is a product company in the 'Enterprise M2M (Machine-to-Machine) Space', whose products allow customers to manage their machine networks (IT and Operations) in a real-time, convergent and integrated manner. Athenta have a ubiquitous platform that straddles multiple verticals, with current focus on Transportation, Power (Smart Grid), Datacenter (DCIM) and Buildings. Athenta intends to be a key part of SMART CITY programs in India.

Athenta's products are smart software-embedded appliances/devices, which run a core AES platform (similar to Cisco embedded IOS in the Cisco Appliances) across the entire product range - intelligent devices that can extract, process, instruct & control, as required - eliminating human intervention. They monitor & control all infrastructure elements seamlessly through a single unified framework - servers, storage, databases, transformers, breakers, fire/security/protection, fixed/wireless network, pumps, AFC, PAS/PIDs, HVAC, elevators, escalators and others via a single browser screen. The company's end-to-end appliance based offering, significantly simplifies implementation/deployment and operations of the solution. The Athenta team has extensive exposure to leading products in the world, which has enabled them to develop a technically superior and comprehensive product.

Features that Makes it Apart

Athenta offers an unmatched product, designed as APPLIANCES, to ensure quick deployment and integration. It covers the entire value chain, from intelligent field controllers on the ground to complete decision analytics in the boardroom (that could be in-premise or cloud based), thereby eliminating dependency on any third party. Each element of Athenta's solution has built-in intelligence & storage that enables them to manage the ecosystem in isolation, in case of adverse conditions such as network breakdown with the central command center. Unlike competitors, Athenta's appliances are pre-integrated, thus eliminating the need for any expensive integration at any point of time. This allows end clients to view their infrastructure and business holistically and create a proactive business impact analysis.


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