NetCracker's Resource Activation ensures the right order of resource activation commands in multi-vendor, multi-technology environments and provides a transaction-based capability that ensures the timely roll-back and processing of order fallouts. Resource Activation provides enhanced capabilities that support the most current feature sets (e.g., E-LINE, E-LAN, MLPPP, etc.) for Cisco, Juniper, and other major equipment vendors. Its compliance with the MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) standards ensures flow-through resource activation for all types of Ethernet virtual connections.
Resource Activation includes the following components:
Resource Models (such as router, node, port, channel, etc.): provide a vendor-neutral view of the equipment.
Equipment Models: provide a set of detailed models of technology- and vendor-specific devices (e.g., DSLAMs, Ethernet switches, OLT/ONT, routers, etc.) using resources from the Resource Models.
Network Adapters: enable CSPs to work with vendor-specific equipment, technologies, and protocols and provide the high level of scalability and extensibility required to rapidly deploy new equipment/technologies without causing interruptions.
Key benefits include:
Optimized infrastructure usage through increased network visibility
Improved customer experience through reduced fallout rates and shorter activation time
Increased operational efficiency through automation of all activation processes
Reduced OpEx and time to revenue through minimization of costly manual interventions
Minimized time and cost associated with the integration of new equipment