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