Network/Element Management System

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