Accelerating Network Equipment Transformation
Equipment vendors are responding to demand for increased innovation, with improved infrastructure capabilities, higher performance, scalability and agility, while maintaining a fundamental requirement for stability and control in their customers’ network. At the nerve centre of the business, making changes to the network is a high-risk activity. Making soft changes to network configurations, adding devices and sites, and organically growing the network all present risks in their own right. However, these risks are amplified where customers pursue a technology refresh strategy, notably where different vendor equipment is selected.
“We believe it [Federos] could enable more operators to evolve their use of DCIM toward DCSO without hugely disruptive programming and process changes.”
Rhonda Ascierto, Research Director
Obstacles to network managers, who are considering the introduction of new equipment into their network, are focused on their ability to provide on-going stable operational management across their entire estate before, during and after transformation. With many management systems closely tuned to the equipment manufacturers they support, network operators can feel locked-in, and may delay key business decisions because of concerns over the management of the transformation process.
Federos™ provides a federated, process driven approach to network management that is abstracted from the underlying technology, reducing the risks associated with managing multi-vendor platforms.
Beginning a transformation program with a known and accurate state of data across all management systems provides the best possible chance of success. A core component of the Federos™ system is an Entity Relationship Manager that enables data from multiple systems to be correlated based on business rules.
Federos™ enables engineering and operations teams to implement systematic workflow driven optimisation and automation of moves, adds, changes, deletes (MACDs) in the network.
For transformation managers this enables them to see, on a single screen, the status of a device in their Configuration Management System combined with information from their Inventory, current alerting status, and progress through active changes. This is enabled through the powerful bidirectional Federos™ Service Portal that presents a unified view from all integrated Management Systems and the Business Process Management engine.
FEDEROS™ DELIVERS COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE THROUGH:
- Reducing risk and increasing agility with vendor agnostic integration
- Drive innovation by reducing the risks associated with transformation projects
- Workflow driven automation to optimise operations process
- Flexible interoperability between equipment vendors through federation
- Holistic, integrated visibility and control for network management teams