ECI expands LightAPPS family with network monitoring app

ECI has added LightCARE, a proactive network maintenance app, to its LightAPPS family. LightAPPS provides a portfolio of applications for transport software-defined networking (Transport SDN; see "ECI Telecom unveils first LightApps for transport SDN").

ECI has added LightCARE, a proactive network maintenance app, to its LightAPPS family. LightAPPS provides a portfolio of applications for transport software-defined networking (Transport SDN; see "ECI Telecom unveils first LightApps for transport SDN").

The new LightCARE is designed to continuously and proactively monitor network performance. The app runs a variety of tests without affecting network traffic to identify and analyze potential network issues. Results are displayed on a dashboard; the test summary includes maintenance recommendations and alerts, graded by severity. Use of LightCARE can help preempt potential failures and ensure network reliability, ECI asserts. Automation of such monitoring and troubleshooting also reduces operational expenses (opex), the company says.

"The beauty of LightCARE is that it is always on the job, looking after the health of your network. It alerts when there is a failure looming in order to preempt potentially problematic situations before they develop and impair network availability and performance. This enables operators to discover, prioritize, and focus their efforts on the most important and timely concerns," according to Gali Malkiel, head of Software Line of Business at ECI.

"Automated tests can be tailored to a particular need and added to the app as required," Malkiel added.

Operators can schedule specific tests and arrange for alerts to be delivered via e-mail or SMS. Tests include: NE backup status, RDR backup status, disk and memory usage status.and CPU load status.

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