MARCH 5, 2007 -- World Wide Packets (search for World Wide Packets) today announced the release of its Ethernet Services Manager 5.0, a carrier-grade service creation, activation, and management platform for Carrier Ethernet aggregation and access networks.
Using ESM, service providers may reap the benefits of rapid network and service deployments and accelerated time-to-market and time-to-revenue, contends the company. ESM offers low-touch and zero-touch automation of network and service management processes that drive down operational expenses for service providers. And, unlike existing products, ESM is designed for the massive scale of the Carrier Ethernet edge, reports the company.
Instead of using a high-touch, visually intensive architecture, ESM breaks new ground with a low-touch event-driven architecture that delivers valuable network, service, and process automation, says World Wide Packets. Additionally, ESM transparently handles all the complexities and details of deploying, delivering, and sustaining True Carrier Ethernet services.
Going beyond element-centric management, the service-centric capabilities of ESM integrate with existing and next-generation systems to deliver the operational power of carrier NMS/OSS systems to True Carrier Ethernet service environments, says the company. And with the power of an event-driven architecture, service providers are able to realize improved levels of automation and service availability.
According to World Wide Packets, the ESM 5.0 offers users the following enhanced capabilities:
"To successfully generate the most return on investment from Carrier Ethernet delivery services, our customers require a support platform that drives down operating costs and simplifies management," explains Dave Curry, president and CEO of World Wide Packets. "ESM is setting new standards in Carrier Ethernet delivery management, and the enhancements in this latest version will add even further simplicity, scalability, and flexibility for our customers."
As part of an integrated management portfolio, ESM leverages the True Carrier Ethernet management plane features of the company's existing LightningEdge Operating System (LE-OS) while integrating with northbound carrier NMS and OSS offerings to provide a seamless and automated service environment for Ethernet service providers and carriers, say company representatives.
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