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Arris Taps Company Vet Wirick to Lead New Network Intelligence and Automation Unit

Arris has named four-year company veteran Kevin Wirick to lead its new “Network Intelligence and Automation” business.

The new unit will focus on developing, making and selling cloud-based network management solutions to operator customers. Wirick’s team will operate under the umbrella of Dan Whalen’s Network and Cloud business unit. Wirick will report directly to Whalen.

With Arris clients increasingly using Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) technologies, the vendor said network processing has increased by a factor of 10 to 100. The products developed and sold by Wirick’s team will aim to simplify network provisioning, enable efficient scaling, and provide insights to help reduce operational costs.

Products overseen by the the group include Eco Service Management, a platform that operationalizes the delivery and management of WiFi, triple play and connected home solutions; and ServAssure, which monitors the network pipeline

Wirick joined Arris in 2014 from Motorola and previously led its video network infrastructure business.