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1 SOLUTION BRIEF 8000 Intelligent Network Manager Improve Profitability and Competitiveness with Operational Efficiency The Coriant 8000 Intelligent Network Manager is a powerful network and service management system that supports mobile and packet optical solutions. Designed to flexibly adapt to service providers needs, the 8000 Intelligent Network Manager provides end-toend management across the entire network from a single system. Networks never stop changing in response to rapidly growing customer demand for more bandwidth, services and reliability. The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager puts you in the driver s seat, with all the tools needed to efficiently plan, build, monitor and adapt how your network operates. BENEFITS OF CORIANT S 8000 INTELLIGENT NETWORK MANAGER Provide full end-to-end network management across multiple technologies Accelerate time-to-revenue with faster service provisioning Increase efficiency and reduce operational costs View network status in real time Scale from small deployments up to 30,000 nodes More than 200 service providers already use the 8000 Intelligent Network Manager for a clear view of what s happening throughout their networks. As they push ahead with new technologies, service providers also know existing network investments continue to be important for the foreseeable future. They can rely on the 8000 Intelligent Network Manager to support a wide range of technologies, automate complicated tasks and easily adapt as their network architecture changes. FIELD-PROVEN SUPPORT FOR CORIANT S MOBILE BACKHAUL SOLUTION Most mobile networks employ some combination of 2G, 3G and 4G technologies with tens of thousands of network elements in various parts of the network, from cell sites to the evolved packed core. Technology advances hold the promise of increased speed and capacity, but the transition doesn t happen overnight. The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager is ideally suited to manage mobile networks during the transition to LTE and LTE-Advanced. Service providers gain efficiencies because the tools used to manage 2G/3G traffic work seamlessly with LTE and LTE-Advanced technologies. The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager is used by 95% of service providers that deploy the Coriant mobile backhaul solution. The system provides the specialized tools to efficiently monitor, provision and troubleshoot mobile networks. Improved network performance means happier customers, which reduces churn and improves the bottom line.

2 SIMPLIFY NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND INCREASE OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY Figure 1: The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager Dashboard enables easy access to network management functions Support for IP VPN The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager includes purpose-built tools to simplify provisioning of IP VPN networks, often used in LTE and LTE-Advanced networks. Synchronization/Timing Tools LTE requires a new approach to monitoring the quality of synchronization signals, but no new hardware or changes to elements are required with the 8000 Intelligent Network Manager. Service providers already using the Coriant mobile backhaul solution can use the 8000 Intelligent Network Manager to configure, measure and visualize sync performance throughout the network. It s like having built-in measurement tools at every cell site. The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager is a single network management system spanning optical, mobile and business Ethernet platforms. This powerful overarching network management platform enables service providers to: Commission and monitor services, make service changes and perform troubleshooting across the network Streamline network management using the advanced graphical user interface (GUI), automated wizards, and plug-and-play features, reducing the need for site visits Figure 2: The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager configures, measures and visualizes sync performance throughout the network Simplify network management and improve profitability and competitiveness through operational efficiency Tailor the system to enable easy access to data deemed high priority by the operator Integrate the management system with other OSS systems and processes through various industry standard and North Bound Interfaces (NBIs) Cell Site Wizards The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager has a purpose-built wizard to make it easy to accurately turn up new cell sites. The wizard automates the process for the network technician to quickly create, configure and test the connections. Cell Site Re-parenting Tool Service providers continually need to reconfigure the network architecture to support changing network demands. The process can be complex and timeconsuming. With the 8000 Intelligent Network Manager, a re-parenting wizard automates reconfiguration of endpoints between interfaces. It automatically disconnects and deletes the original connections and reconnects them to the new destination interfaces. The process is fast and reduces manual provisioning errors. Management of VPLS The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager enables management of VPLS-based enterprise services offered by service providers in business service and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) networks. The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager enables provisioning of the VPLS infrastructure and services as well as end-to-end monitoring and troubleshooting Intelligent Network Manager

3 GETTING MORE FROM CORIANT S PACKET OPTICAL SOLUTION For service providers, packet optical networks are key to being able to offer profitable high-bandwidth services to customers. Coriant s Packet Optical Solution maximizes service delivery at the lowest cost per bit, making it easy to turn up new services, rapidly add bandwidth where needed and recover quickly from natural disasters. The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager is the engine that drives more performance out of the Packet Optical Solution. The system manages integrated optical and packet solutions in one over-arching solution for better operational efficiency and network functioning. Specialized tools are integrated in the system for specific requirements of packet optical networks. Figure 3: The Coriant 8000 Intelligent Network Manager Micro-Topology Tool provides a graphical view of how a service is transported in the network, identifying all the supporting components Integration with Planning Tools Network planning is simplified with the 8000 Intelligent Network Manager. New services can be added on a point and click basis for rapid service rollout and the quick addition of new revenue streams. Using the 7196 Optical Planning Tool, both initial network design and future additions of new services can be easily planned and implemented with the 8000 Intelligent Network Manager. Optical Power Monitoring Tool The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager has a graphical tool that shows power levels at each hub on the optical path. It s easy to monitor if the power level goes outside an acceptable level high or low. Control Plane Management and Monitoring The control plane on the 7100 Optical Transport system automatically creates connectivity between two points, determining the best path. The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager monitors the control plane and assists in selecting and provisioning the best optical path. Figure 4: The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager has a graphical tool that shows power levels at each hub on the optical path Intelligent Network Manager SINGLE SOLUTION FOR END-TO-END NETWORK MANAGEMENT The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager combines the best of element management systems with the capabilities of a network management system. The result is detailed management of each element in the network and endto-end service provisioning across the entire network. Advanced, automated tools make is easy to quickly provision new services, and attract new customers while retaining existing customers.

4 ADVANCED MONITORING AND ANALYTICS CAPABILITIES The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager manages Coriant s mobile and packet optical solutions and products. So, no matter what services you offer, the system provides strategic analysis and monitoring of network elements and traffic flows however you want to best meet the needs of your customers. Service Fault Monitoring Boost service levels for your customers by monitoring their specific assigned services. Rather than keeping tabs only on network elements, the 8000 Intelligent Network Manager provides a graphical view of performance levels for categories, customers or services. You can identify and respond quickly to faults with real time supervision of IP VPNs, pseudowires, TDM circuits and VLAN VPNs assigned to a customer. There are no restrictions on how you group network connections into services. You can associate the same connection with several services or customers to make sure you re providing optimal network functioning for each set of users. Figure 5: Service Fault Window Utilization Threshold Alarms You can set usage thresholds for each interface based on service level agreements or expected bandwidth needs. If a utilization threshold is crossed, the 8000 Intelligent Network Manager creates a network fault so you can manage the issue before there s a problem. Link Utilization Reports Preempt outages by monitoring network pipes and nodes. A graphical view shows where traffic is flowing in the network and how bandwidth is being used. You can plan ahead to provision more bandwidth or re-route traffic. Trending The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager provides a view into emerging trends regarding how the network is being utilized. Trend reports help predict when links may become congested and solve problems before they occur. Figure 6: The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager combines the best of element management systems with the capabilities of a network management system TROUBLESHOOTING TOOLS PREVENT PROBLEMS IP VPN/Pseudowire Troubleshooting Tool Troubleshooting issues with IP VPNs and pseudowires are difficult. The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager guides you through a series of tests to see what s wrong with connections. The tool checks a list of common issues and provides a visual report, including potential solutions. The tool eliminates significant manual work and reduces the required technical experience of the network technicians. Micro-Topology Tool Services operate at different layers in the network to carry traffic from point A to point B. The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager Micro-Topology Tool provides a graphical picture of how a service is transported in the network, identifying all the supporting components. If a failure occurs, the tool shows where the problem is, saving time and reducing the outage duration. Packet Loop Test Tool The Packet Loop Test Tool contains a comprehensive set of tests for packet networks including: ping, trace route, delay, delay variation, throughput and packet loss. Devices are tested automatically without requiring expensive truck rolls, a significant operating expense savings. THE RIGHT PLATFORM FOR EVERY SERVICE PROVIDER The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager easily scales to manage smaller architectures up to large, carrier-grade deployments up to 30,000 network elements with full redundancy. The system enables up to 150 concurrent users to access its tools. Figure 7: Ensure high service quality by testing your services Virtualization and Energy Efficiency The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager platform is supported on virtualized servers, reducing precious rack space and energy usage Intelligent Network Manager

5 Partitioning for Large Networks The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager can partition networks in different regions or by user ID so you can define which staff have access to specific parts of the network. Macros The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager enables you to customize graphical user interfaces to show relevant information and input fields. Provisioning errors are reduced because only needed information is requested. Macros can also be used to build custom tools to optimize workflows. Northbound Interfaces Monitor and control all the elements in your network from a single console with northbound interfaces (NBI) that link the 8000 Intelligent Network Manager to your Business Support System (BSS) or Operations Support System (OSS). Streamlined network management reduces complexity, makes it easier and faster to deploy new services and speeds fault resolution. Figure 8: Pre-plan, pre-create and preconfigure your network before live deployment for faster, more efficient roll-out Web Reporter In addition to the client that interacts with your network services, the 8000 Intelligent Network Manager includes a web client from which a variety of reports can be accessed. Pre-planning Tools In advance of installing equipment, the 8000 Intelligent Network Manager lets you pre-create and pre-configure the network elements for faster, more efficient deployment. CONCLUSION Networks that operate efficiently are more profitable and produce happier customers. The 8000 Intelligent Network Manager gives you the end-to-end view of your network to boost performance, easily provision new services and reduce overall operating costs. These trademarks are owned by Coriant or its affiliates: Coriant, Dynamic Optical Cloud, and mtera. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Statements herein may contain projections regarding future products, features, or technology and resulting commercial or technical benefits, which may or may not occur. This publication does not constitute legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. This document does not modify or supplement any product specifications or warranties. Copyright 2014 Coriant. All Rights Reserved. 74C.0018 Rev. A 06/14

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