maanantai 8. kesäkuuta 2009

Scripting it all - or not?

What's the nature of the scripting.

Scripting is great in automating some task such as creating a new accounts in Unix. Tons of other examples are out there - no doubt about it. But enough is enough. Trying to solve service or performance management challenges with scripts does not fly. Quick proof of concept with limited amount of network elements will be a success. I'm talking about safe lab environment where all devices share same firmware, default configuration and unexpected events are just a scary dream.

But when we're talking about scalable service provider solutions there's totally different beast to tackle. Then we must walk instead of talk. All scripts, now called software are developed and tested by full time professionals. And continuous improvements in quality and function not to mention scalability is must.

So what's difference between software and scripts? The software, even with some bugs is meant to fly - and continue to fly safely where scripts will do the trick until limits are reached and wings burned.

keskiviikko 3. kesäkuuta 2009

Standardized Service Catalog by Creanord

Service Providers need to be ever more efficient in order to succeed. Amongst many other things Service Providers must be able to productize new services, sell and deliver services with shorter time-to-revenue than ever before. This can only be achieved with standardized products and services. Otherwise operational efficiency will suffer and customer churn will grow. Standardized products and services still need to be delivered without compromising the service flexibility. Creanord EchoVault provides you the tools to achieve these goals. Just take a look

Creanord EchoVault benefits

Our Creanord EchoVault delivers standardized service catalog for Ethernet Access products and services through Service Creator. The Service Creator provides a flexible way for creating service templates which act as a foundation for different types of new Ethernet services. EchoVault automatically stores the created service templates and delivers change management information for the product management throughout the whole Ethernet services lifecycle. The service provisioning with EchoVault is done with a click of a mouse after the service is selected from the standardized service catalog. Creanord EchoVault automatically configures the service parameters to all selected Ethernet access devices eliminating the possibility for human errors, witch often occur when services are created separately for each access device. The service delivery can be further automated by using Creanord EchoVault´s XML based Provisioning Interface enabling true OSS (Operations Support System) integration with order fulfillment system of choice.

Automated topology aware SLA-Meter

Creanord EchoVault provides automated topology aware SLA meter for performance and Service Level Agreement (SLA) monitoring. Template driven provisioning of the customer specific SLA is as easy as provisioning the Ethernet service. Easy operation is achieved with EchoVault topology algorithm supporting point-to-point, hub-and-spoke and mesh topologies. Hideous manual configuration of each measurement leg is eliminated thus less time is spent for delivering a complete SLA backed carrier class Ethernet service.