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OSSera delivers Element Management System to Network Element Manufacturer

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OSSera's OSS Explorer platform is being leveraged by an Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) hardware manufacturer as an Element Management System (EMS).  See excerpts from wikipedia below:

An element management system (EMS) consists of systems and applications for managing network elements (NE) on the network element management layer (NEL) of the Telecommunications Management Network(TMN) model.

As recommended by ITU-T, the element management system's key functionality is divided into five key areas - fault, configuration, accounting, performance and security (FCAPS). Portions of each of the FCAPS functionality fit into the TMN models. On the northbound the EMS interfaces to network management systems and or service management systems depending on the deployment scenario. southbound the EMS talks to the devices...

An EMS is a carrier class management solution. It is capable of scaling as the network grows, maintaining high performance levels as the number of network events increase, and providing simplified integration with third-party systems. It meets the service providers' expectations for integrated operational support systems.

OSSera has streamlined the OSS Explorer platform to focus on meeting this need.

Challenges:

  • The high cost of development and support
  • Software is not a hardware vendor's core business
  • Scalability as the CSP puts the EMS into operation
  • Single point of failure - an EMS becomes the bottleneck and is sometimes bypassed because it is the single point of failure in management.
  • Future growth of the EMS for other hardware models
  • Deployment - Ease of deployment on low cost hardware such as Linux servers
  • Upgrades - the need for transparent upgrades
  • Reusability - the ability to quickly reuse business logic and components across the hardware suite.
  • Northbound interface support for higher level OSS management requirements
  • Southbound protocols and data mediation

Solution:

OSSera's EMS solution has the following key components highlighted below. 

 First is Fault Management specific to the hardware vendor's needs as well as Alarm forwarding.

Configuration is shown above with topology views, device panels, a rich icon library, link styling, and cut-through to the device for Man-Machine Language interaction. Configuration functions also include:

  • Upgrade and Backup of device configurations.  
  • Batch process management and FTP server configuration.

Also included in the EMS solution are the following functions:

  • Performance,
  • Authorizations,
  • Log Monitoring,
  • Administration Tasks (Backup/Restore, Log maintenance, etc.), and
  • Instant Messaging.

Key takeaways:

  • Runs on Linux for lower TCO
  • MySQL Database support as well as Oracle
  • Scalable architecture
  • Transparent upgrades
  • 99.999% availability due to symmetrical distribution
  • Reusable components
  • Custom business logic can be added
  • Less than 300MB software footprint

If you are a Network Element Vendor, Probe Vendor, or other Hardware Manufacturer, please contact us for more details.

 

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