Since I first covered the Network Intelligence Alliance (here) it grew very quickly and has now 26 members (complete list here).
The following explains how the alliance may help service providers:
".. Service providers can add intelligence to their networks by calling on turnkey providers or by working with network intelligence companies directly. Most of the solutions they ultimately implement are created by NI Alliance members that have collaborated to put the necessary piece parts together. Alliance members that are not turnkey providers typically focus on different network intelligence issues including: decoding traffic, protecting networks, making fast processor chips or interface cards, building chassis for chips and cards, and creating devices and procedures that test the network intelligence products to help ensure they work properly",
3 members joined recently:
- Avvasi (here) - See "Avvasi Joins NI Alliance to Drive Innovation and Leadership For Next-Gen Network Solutions" - here
- Sasken - see "Sasken Joins Network Intelligence Alliance to Drive Innovation and Leadership For Next-Generation Network Solutions" - here
- Netronome (here) - see "Netronome Joins Network Intelligence Alliance to Drive Innovation and Leadership For Next-Generation Network Solutions" - here.