Unified network management system maximises infrastructure utilisation

Specialist IP systems integrator three6five has joined forces with Atrinet to provide a single, unified network management solution for complex multi-vendor environments.

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“Atrinet offers NetACE, a vendor-agnostic monitoring, performance and provisioning product suite, able to scale from a low node count to global service provider levels” says Adam White, three6five Head of Routing, Switching, Security and Voice. “This aligns with three6five’s multi-vendor partnerships and deployments across the African continent, and allows us to continue to offer our clients industry-leading products and services.”

Atrinet is designed to maximise infrastructure utilisation, and minimise operations overhead.

“The integration of both firms’ technology and professional services offerings results in a best-in-class solution,” adds White. “It enables our customers to be a few steps ahead of their competition and enjoy agility, simplified and automated network management capabilities.”

Atrinet’s product offer provides the ability to roll out a new network by defining a new device vendor/VNF (virtual network function) in 15 minutes without creating new drivers. It supports legacy, virtual (NFV) and software-defined (SDN) network and service orchestration, allowing sequential and low-risk transformation from legacy to hybrid and pure virtual/cloud services. 

For ease of use, a model-based architecture and drag-and-drop graphical modeling editor allows a user to define a new resource manager in two minutes without touching the code. In addition, automated vendor-neutral service CRUD (create, update, delete) functionality provides the ability to streamline and simplify cross-domain service operations across multi-vendor, multi-technology and multi-layer network infrastructure in minutes.

“Telecom service providers are continuously looking for ways to optimise their support and maintenance,” says Elad Stav, regional sales director at Atrinet.  “Challenges they face include the allocation of skilled experts to projects instead of support, and building and preserving competence for maintaining legacy solutions. NetACE also gives the service providers a competitive edge by faster time-to-market for introduction of new services, while enjoying constant OPEX savings, reduced configuration errors, avoidance of vendor lock-in and reduced provisioning team skill level.”

He points out that Atrinet’s products, combined with three6five’s Professional Services offering, provide continuous improvements to the responsiveness and proactivity of support, and free up internal resources to focus on core business.