Ethernet service orchestration software accelerates build-out of 4G mobile backhaul network
Date: Tue, 12/10/2013 - 19:04
Ed Ogonek, CENX President and CEO
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CENX launches its new Ethernet Lifecycle Manager solution with a multi-million dollar order from a tier one service provider. The new generation software solution focused uniquely on orchestrating Carrier Ethernet transport services, the CENX solution improves Ethernet inventory integrity and automates ordering and provisioning. It delivers extensive on-demand service reporting coupled with intuitive visualization of end-to-end Ethernet transport services across the service provider’s 4G mobile backhaul network.
• A North American tier 1 service provider is leveraging the CENX solution to create authoritative Ethernet inventory data, accelerate zero-touch ordering and improve service turn-up. The solution provides a common dashboard that visualizes the status of Ethernet circuit build and performance, end-to-end across the entire network, including those services provided by numerous alternate access providers.
• CENX’s Ethernet Lifecycle Manager is the industry’s only software and services solution focused on automating the orchestration of carrier Ethernet transport services for mobile backhaul, cloud data center Ethernet exchanges, and Ethernet access providers in today’s networks and next generation software-defined networks.
• At the core of the CENX solution is a services-centric information model that brings together data from existing operational support systems, network elements and other disparate sources. The CENX solution applies big data analytics and automation to audit, unify and correlate these fragmented data inputs into actionable services intelligence. It provides end-to-end visualization of Ethernet services, including off-net services, provided by 3rd party alternate access providers.
• Ethernet Lifecycle Manager features software and services modules that deliver tangible business results including 70%+ improvement in inventory accuracy, 80%+ reduction in services turn-up time, an estimated 20%+ improvement in operations savings.
Caroline Chappell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, said: “Service providers are being pushed to accelerate the delivery of Ethernet services to meet rising customer expectations. To turn services up faster and manage them efficiently through their lifecycle, service providers need a coherent, end-to-end view of network topology, the ability to programmatically configure the network and high levels of automation,” commented Caroline Chappell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading. “New service orchestration software solutions like CENX provide the critical layer of network abstraction and automation that address these requirements, leveraging existing network data sources in a non-disruptive way and making the network more 'software-defined' and agile.”
Ed Ogonek, CENX President and CEO, said: “CENX’s approach to Carrier Ethernet service orchestration is unique in applying the power of big data analytics and web 2.0 to visualize transport services, and assure performance across inter-carrier networks,” said Ed Ogonek, President and CEO of CENX. “Our customer is realizing tangible business value by modernizing key operational workflows, evidenced in better inventory accuracy, and accelerated service turn-up. The CENX solution provides a future proof platform that will scale to support new topologies such as small cell, and next generation software-defined networks.”