NetCracker’s Network/Element Management System provides Communications Service Providers (CSPs) with essential network management capabilities including event, alarm, accounting, and security management, as well as comprehensive utility management. It also provides a variety of southbound and northbound interfaces, as well as a highly configurable, user-friendly interface based on state-of-the-art Java and Adobe Flex.
The NetCracker Network/Element Management System assures interoperability, investment protection, and seamless integration with multi-vendor infrastructure by providing Java Remote Method Invocation (Java RMI) APIs as well as many other industry-proven northbound integration mechanisms. It also delivers SNMP1/2/3 interfaces and pluggable southbound integration cartridges to seamlessly integrate with third-party network management systems.
Network/Element Management System includes the following components:
Path Management: gives CSPs the capability for effective creation, modification, and deletion of end-to-end logical service paths in multi-technology environments and fosters fast and efficient service delivery
Transport Network Management: provides comprehensive capabilities for management of Transport Layer technologies and provides all required tools and features to manage all devices that actually carry the service path
FCAPS: deals with Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance, and Security functional areas covering major, industry-standard features to assure end-to-end network element and device management. It also includes Event and alarm management, Lifecycle management, Graphical representation of network elements and network topologies, Fail-safe design policy.
Key benefits include:
Optimized OpEx through centralized network management in multi-vendor, multi-technology environments
Improved customer experience through error minimization, proactive troubleshooting, and trouble ticket prioritization
Reduced CapEx and TCO through increased efficiency of network usage
Minimized workloads and data duplication through operations optimization and automation
Minimized integration times through standards-based interfaces and integration mechanisms