Sidonis, a UK specialist in service assurance technologies, has simultaneously announced the completion of a second round of funding and the appointment of former Logica COO Jim McKenna as non-executive chairman.
McKenna spent 14 years at Logica. He served on its 'main board' since 1998 and was appointed COO in 2005. He also has career spells at GEC-Marconi and Plessey. In addition to Sidonis, McKenna also serves as chairman at the UK technology companies Azzuri Communications and PowerOasis.
Sidonis develops software that helps service providers identify the root cause and impact on services of network faults. The product combines service and network modeling techniques with a rules engine, and can operate alongside traditional service or network management systems.
The proceeds raised in its most recent round will be used to take the technology to a wider global range of service providers, as well as to continue to develop new applications around Sidonis' offering.