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Nakina's NI-Guardian Security and Single Sign on solution is sometimes compared to appliance-based IT oriented point solutions.
This whitepaper discusses the major differences between Nakina's proven Carrier grade solution versus those that tend to get deployed in small enterprises, universities or in the healthcare environment.
Interview by James Heath, a senior analyst with Technology Research Institute (TRI) with founder and Solutions Architect of Nakina Systems, Sergio Pellizzari.
James and Sergio discuss Network Security and Single Sign on and the value provided to service providers.
The Nakina solutions portfolio is examined in this whitepaper and covers our Network Integrity Framework and suite of integrity applications.
The edge of the network is growing in size and complexity and Management solutions need to evolve in order to deal with the changes in the edge. Written by Sergio Pellizzari of Nakina Systems and Walt Bowers of Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc.
Revenue Management today not only involves creating services with good profit margins, but understanding how the network is optimized behind the services to ensure a satisfactory return. Service providers have found that not only are their networks not optimized, but that a lack of true network visibility has resulted in service delays and outages that are costing them millions of dollars. These issues are attributed to misconfigurations, lack of security credentials and multiple management systems that have different release schedules and no clear way to integrate the services end to end. This case study shows how Time Warner Cable evaluated their current operations infrastructure and identified multiple areas where improvement was required to save them money and improve their profit margins. This session will present the business case and the functionality of how Time Warner Cable netted a significant savings as well as prevented outages and saved on maintenance charges that had been costing them hundreds of thousands of dollars. The business case study will outline the analysis that was done and what the resulting model will look like.
Network Integrity is a key for service providers to move beyond the recession and into a new phase of revenue growth. This presentation provides some insight and case study material on automating and achieving Network Integrity.
Independent writer Rob Rich, Managing Director of TM Forum’s Transformation Research Center, analyzes the growing problem of configuration management in today’s complex networks. He outlines an approach for achieving Network Build Integrity (NBI), or bringing the network back into line with its design principles and specifications.
In their quest for market share, telcos and MSOs have become serious competitors as each has crossed over their traditional market lines, leaving both to focus on triple play, quadruple play, Ethernet services to businesses, IPTV, video on demand and the digital home. Telcos have targeted residential services with fiber to the home initiatives like Verizon’s FiOS and AT&T U-Verse. The MSO companies realized that they needed to look beyond their traditional consumer video for expansion, since there are signs that this market has maxed out in terms of subscriber growth. In response, MSOs have used their backhaul technology to collect and target small and medium businesses and Cell Tower backhaul applications.
The tendency of random information to disrupt an intended pattern or set of values – is a real and growing threat to the commercial success of distributed broadband networks such as LTE, IMS, and Ethernet. The operations processes and support software required to secure, operate, back up, restore, and grow these networks have not kept pace with the growth in their complexity. Network outages, delayed upgrades, security breaches, and poor customer experience can increasingly be traced to an inability to maintain accurate configurations that match the ‘operational state’ of the network with its desired ‘administrative state.’ A new class of Network Integrity Management applications is needed if next generation networks are to deliver on the commercial promises that have justified their investment. This paper introduces the concept of Network Integrity Management and details a major service provider case study demonstrating a solution.
The major sources of network integrity issues are the performance of manual configuration tasks and duplication of data. Automation and consolidation of the back office can be used to mitigate these risks, but the results will never be perfect.
The complexity of integrating new technology and services into the OSS framework is the key barrier to service rollout and service provider agility. This paper explains the root cause of network complexity in the growth of new access technologies, with a proliferation of multi-vendor network elements (NE), element management systems (EMS), and network management systems (NMS). While Domain Control and Intelligence (DCI) solutions provide a higher level of intelligence and control to the OSS, network equipment vendors (NEV) have been unable to deliver scalable, carrier-grade DCI systems that embrace the full range of existing and future services. Nakina Systems is committed to providing the most comprehensive DCI service provider solutions.
With over 40,000 network elements (NEs) and half a dozen element management systems (EMS), Verizon’s network was expected to take months to baseline and bring into operation. But Nakina’s multi-vendor network management system (NMS) cut time-to-revenue from months to days, enabled faster rollout of new services, and dramatically reduced operating expenses (OpEx). This paper details the operational savings in this global rollout and how they were achieved with Nakina Systems’ carrier-grade service provider solutions. Key features include common procedures and interfaces that apply to all network infrastructure, and a single point of network integration into back office support systems (OSS/BSS).
Explains Verizon’s initial vision of a common element management system (EMS), and details the actual system that was developed and deployed. To support the global rollout of MCI’s next generation networks, the EMS required a standard UI and operational procedures that would enable new network elements (NE) to more rapidly integrate into network management systems (NMS, OSS and BSS). The Nakina Systems architecture and value add is documented here in detail.
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A strategic overview of the innovation crisis in the telecom industry, following the decline of capital investment since 2000 and loss of network share. The link between network innovation and software investment is explored, reviewing the evolution of network technologies and the emerging leaders, then identifying the new business models and their implications for service providers.
This joint presentation was given by Mike Marshall, Director of Business Development at Nakina Systems and Bill Balmer, Vice President Business Development at Accedian Networks at Carrier Ethernet World Congress.
The Nakina Network Integrity Management Product line provides all of the key operational integrity functions so that service providers can accelerate the time to market with next generation services. The product suite includes functions such as configuration audits, network inventory reconciliation, single sign on security, and backup and restore.