Optical transport systems vendor ECI said it has released the Muse multivendor network management module for its Elastic Services Platform, to simplify operations in multivendor environments. Customers can onboard, provision, and manage network elements from various vendors from a single-seat network management system with the Muse multivendor NMS module, the company says.
According to ECI, the Muse multivendor NMS delivers total end-to-end visibility and control of network elements, and offers a centralized management system for network elements that lack their own deployed management systems. Elements can be managed under ECI's LightSOFT network management system, or devices can be managed under the module directly.
The multivendor NMS simplifies resource management with an ergonomically designed graphical user interface (GUI) and on-screen tools to speed operational activities. Through integrated network assurance, operators can identify network failures quickly and initiate appropriate actions the first time for maximum service availability and consistency, says ECI.
The Muse software line addresses service and network management levels separately by using ECI's management systems, combined with NFV and SDN applications. ECI stresses that the tools make complex operations straight-forward, which will be an essential part of future IoT and 5G requirements.
"Today's telecommunications networks are becoming more and more multivendor as customers are increasingly demanding best-in-class solutions for each aspect of their network," said Gali Malkiel, ECI's head of software line of business. "Now, 5G is around the corner and this will place added pressures on the network. Network operators need to meet this demand while building the network towards the future, all while maximizing current network investments and resources. Operators should not be limited to deciding on an investment solely based on the technology currently being deployed. They need to be empowered to build a network using the best technologies available to provide the best experience to customers while ensuring the best return on investment."
This module is available through the Elastic Services Platform that ECI launched in February of 2018 to introduce improved functionality and automation, enhanced performance, and accelerated time to market.
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