November 12, 2015 09:15 AM Eastern Standard Time – DALLAS — Omnitron Systems, Veryx, WebNMS and KulCloud are showcasing the principle of Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) in a Proof of Concept demonstration at the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) GEN15 event in Dallas. The three companies are collaborating to demonstrate Software Defined Network (SDN) capabilities in data center and a Carrier Ethernet 2.0 networks. The Prism SDN controller from KulCloud is used to control the data center network in the demonstration.
The focal point of the MEF GEN15 event, the Proof of Concept Showcase, held on November 17 and 18, lets conference attendees witness, first hand, new technology innovations to help improve end-user network services and service provider operations.
“The Proof of Concept showcase will feature service and technology innovations that deliver on the MEF’s Third Network and LSO visions in relation to CE 2.0, SDN, and NFV,” said Nan Chen, President of MEF. The MEF GEN15 event organizers selected the solution by the three partners for the GEN15 Proof of Concept Showcase based on the solution’s innovation, alignment to LSO vision and ecosystem collaboration.
On a live, multi-vendor network, the partners are highlighting the benefits of orchestration for elastic delivery of SLA-assured Cloud Services. The network consists of a SDN based data center network and a Carrier Ethernet 2.0 WAN network involving 10G and 1G protected fiber rings. Service Activation Testing and Performance Monitoring are performed for the Layer 3 data center network and the Layer 2 Carrier Ethenet WAN network, using physical and virtual test probes placed at strategic locations to provide a collated end-to-end view. The network accepts dynamic service requests from end users through a cloud-based, self-service customer portal and then automates the provisioning, remote activation testing and monitoring of the requested service in real time.
Omnitron’s iConverter® Carrier Ethernet 2.0 XM5 and GM4 Network Interface Devices provide the ring, access, aggregation and demarcation infrastructure hardware for this Proof of Concept. Omnitron’s aggregation and NID devices perform the dynamic, on-demand provisioning and activation, fault management and recovery over the orchestrated environment.
Veryx SAMTEST Service Assurance solution consists of physical and virtual test probes, deployed at strategic locations, performing service activation testing and active performance monitoring of both Layer 2 CE 2.0 network and Layer 3 Datacenter network. SAMTEST integrates with northbound NMS/OSS systems to validate and monitor dynamic bandwidth changes triggered by customer requests received through the customer portal.
The WebNMS Symphony Platform orchestrates the multi-vendor , multi-layered network, providing agility through the automated creation, provisioning and activation testing of the end-to-end, elastic EVC services. The WebNMS SLA Customer Portal acts as an end-user portal accessible via web interface or a mobile app. It uses RESTful APIs to dynamically provision service , upgrade/downgrade the Bandwidth , initiate Throughput tests , delivers continuous performance monitoring SLA reports and fault monitoring updates.
In this Proof of Concept, Omnitron, WebNMS and Veryx show how orchestration technology, a core component of cloud and SDN services, complements the well-defined CE 2.0 services standardized by the MEF to deliver benefits to end users and providers.
End users benefit from the elastic, assured services and continuous insight into their performance through a convenient easy-to-use portal. Service providers benefit from the orchestration of existing services that improves their operational efficiency by automating the manual labor of processing service requests, provisioning a complex end-to-end network and assuring performance for their end users. While improving the service fulfillment experience, providers can now increase customer satisfaction and retention and prepare to introduce new revenue-generating services, including those based on SDN and NFV.
Representatives from all three partners will be at the Proof of Concept Showcase. Each partner also has an exhibit floor booth, providing more details on their respective products: Omnitron, booth 809; Veryx, booth 718; and WebNMS, booth 217.
About Omnitron Systems
Omnitron Systems is a leading innovator and manufacturer of MEF-certified CE 2.0 10G and 1G aggregation and demarcation devices as well as Optical and TDM Multiplexers for business, mobile backhaul, Wi-Fi and small cell services. Omnitron’s products are deployed by MSOs and Telecoms worldwide. For more information about Omnitron, please visit www.omnitron-systems.com, contact by email at email@example.com or by phone at (800) 675-6410 or +1 (949) 250-6510.
Veryx Technologies (www.veryxtech.com) provides innovative testing, automation and monitoring solutions for network service providers, cloud service providers, data centers, Enterprise IT and network equipment vendors. Leading service providers and equipment vendors rely on Veryx solutions for network testing, performance monitoring and equipment testing applications for technologies such as Carrier Ethernet, IP, Cloud, SDN, NFV and Smart Networks. www.veryxtech.com
WebNMS, the telecom software division of Zoho Corporation, specializes in platforms for network management, element management, service orchestration and workflow orchestration. WebNMS Symphony Orchestration Platform is built on flexible, extensible frameworks for network service providers, managed service providers and network solution vendors. With more than 25,000 deployments across the globe, the flagship WebNMS Framework is the most preferred and reliable multi-vendor management solution in the market today. For more information about WebNMS, please visit www.webnms.com.
KulCloud is a cloud networking company focused on developing products and solutions for the impending era of SDN/NFV. KulCloud is one of the first to announce availability of a highly scalable SDN Controller platform, OpenMUL. The company currently also offers a commercial variant of its controller platform that has several SDN applications built on top. It ships with advanced OpenFlow 1.3.x features and best-in class scalability/stability. www.kulcloud.com
WebNMS is a trademark of Zoho Corporation. iConverter is a registered trademark of Omnitron Systems Technology, Inc, SAMTEST is a trademark of Veryx Technologies Inc. All other brand names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies