Maximize operational efficiency with the 5620 SAM
The demands on core networks continue to grow – and this requires an expanded approach to core network management. The 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM), proven in the IP/MPLS networks of more than 400 service providers, delivers powerful capabilities that simplify operations of IP core and integrated IP/optical networks.
Manage to do more
Network operators can maximize efficiency by managing the IP core, service edge, and optical transport domains using a single platform. With the 5620 SAM, service providers dramatically enhance network visibility and operational control. So they can more efficiently manage growth in the core.
Rethink IP Core Management
Manage expanding backbone and metro core networks
Command-line interfaces (CLI) have been sufficient to manage and troubleshoot traditional core networks. But requirements in the core are changing. An increase in devices, content and applications is impacting core networks. Cloud services and datacenters are driving more traffic through the Internet backbone as well as metro cores. As the network evolves, management of the IP core infrastructure needs a rethink as well.
5620 SAM advantages
Today, service providers need management tools that optimize operational control and efficiency. With the 5620 SAM, core network operators have tools that:
- scale with expanding requirements
- proactively assure networks to avoid service interruptions
- integrate visibility across core and edge networks to speed cross-domain resolution
Detect impairments early
Advanced monitoring and proactive assurance capabilities across elements, networks, and services rapidly detect and isolate impairments before they impact customers.
Integrated views across multi-domain and multi-technology layers spanning physical, routing, MPLS and service topologies provide insight into dependencies between these layers. They also enable powerful fault correlation to pinpoint in which domain the problem resides and its root cause. This can simplify and accelerate troubleshooting, as well as inform deployment decisions.
The 5620 SAM manages IP core and edge networks - including the 7950 Extensible Routing System (XRS) and 7750 Service Router - with the flexibility for integrated or divided responsibilities by distinct groups and systems. Network operators can easily isolate and resolve cross-domain performance impairments, and unify configuration and provisioning processes.
The 5620 SAM provides discovery for third-party equipment, including support for multi-vendor topology display, alarm surveillance, interface statistics collection, configuration and script management. This ensures the most efficient management across all IP core and edge network domains.
See more with the 5650 CPAM
The 5650 Control Plane Assurance Manager (CPAM) is a multi-vendor route and path analytics solution. It is tightly integrated with the 5620 SAM to deliver unprecedented real-time visualization, surveillance and troubleshooting for dynamic IP/MPLS networks. This includes both IPv4 and IPv6 routing and virtual private networks.
Vendor agnostic route analytics enables proactive assurance across all IP core and edge network domains.
Read about the benefits of the 5620 SAM in IP core networks.
Rethink IP/Optical Core Management
Collaborate for greatest efficiency
Service providers are taking steps to integrate the IP and optical layers of their network infrastructure to ensure optimal efficiency. That means network operators are faced with the challenge of adjusting systems, workflows and processes. The 5620 SAM provides the flexibility to provision and maintain the IP and optical domains together or separately - optimizing efficiency in the integrated network while operating in a manner consistent with the service provider's operational infrastructure.
The 5620 SAM provides unified management of the Alcatel-Lucent 7950 XRS core router, 7750 Service Router, 1830 PSS for DWDM and optical transport network (OTN) portfolios. This cross-layer visibility optimizes network operations and the efficiency of overall network turn-up and troubleshooting
Benefits of the 5620 SAM
Managing the integrated IP/optical core with the 5620 SAM provides many advantages.
- Correlate faults, pinpointing whether the problem resides in the IP or optical layer and its root cause. This simplifies troubleshooting, and isolates impairments before services are impacted.
- Provision the network with fast and easy configuration and multi-vendor scripting workflows that reduce risk of error and speed network deployment time.
- Proactively prevent service degradation through end-to-end power control, monitoring, tracing and fault localization for individual wavelength channels (enabled by Alcatel-Lucent Wavelength Tracker technology).
- Accelerate setup for integrated IP/optical performance and SLA monitoring with service-aware diagnostics that validate end-to-end data services and IP/optical paths.
Maximize operational efficiency
Multi-domain, multi-technology layer management that spans physical, routing, MPLS and IP/optical service topologies maximizes operational efficiency. This approach is highly flexible and provides cost-effective integration into existing IP and optical operational environments, with the option for integrated or divided responsibilities by distinct groups and systems.
User profiles may be enabled based on an operator's responsibilities to enable secure collaboration between IP and optical network engineers.
Be proactive with the 5650 CPAM
The 5650 Control Plane Assurance Manager(CPAM)is a multi-vendor route and path analytics solution that is tightly integrated within the 5620 SAM. It delivers unprecedented real-time visualization, surveillance and troubleshooting for dynamic IP/MPLS networks.
- Cross-navigate from the 5620 SAM to the 5650 CPAM routing history to see where re-routes have impacted IP/optical services.
- Enable automated OAM performance testing to proactively monitor IP/optical SLAs on path changes, and alert operators when predefined thresholds are crossed.
Vendor agnostic route analytics enable visibility into how changes in the protected optical layer affect routing and data service path performance.
Read about the benefits of the 5620 SAM in integrated IP/optical core networks.
Unified optical, IP, MPLS management