So for the sake of your COO, take a closer look at how your organization can benefit.
Fast and simple hardware qualification
Apply a ‘certify once, use many’ times approach to all hardware-related planning and qualifications. The Network Cloud architecture is based on unified hardware building blocks used for all network functions and networking scenarios (e.g., P/LSR, PE/LER, etc.). These hardware elements are small in size (a maximum of 2 rack units), simplifying the logistics around the qualification process as well, further reducing time-to-service and cost.
Fast site planning and installation
Make planning and installation ultra-fast! Network Cloud is based on distributed nature and has a light footprint for the unified hardware building blocks. This is especially important under the constraints of an existing site, where rack-space, heat-dissipation and power-distribution considerations limit the planning and installation of large, power-intensive, traditional routers.
Seamless transition and OSS/BSS integration
Bringing up a service from a new vendor and implementing new technology and architecture is never easy. DriveNets simplifies the transition and eliminates (or shortens) cumbersome integration work by utilizing translation modules to connect to existing OSS/BSS via existing interfaces. Moreover, DriveNets’ support of a wide range of rich open north-bound interface standards, protocols, and data-modules such as gRPC (gNMI), NETCONF/YANG, and more, allows for faster and broader integration with existing and future OSS and BSS systems.
Short maintenance windows
Efficiency and savings continue over the course of the network lifecycle. The agile, container-based software allows for fast and independent development of features, services and software updates, by avoiding the inter-dependencies of the monolithic router design. This helps in shortening the maintenance window for software updates and upgrades. Unlike traditional monolithic software architectures, software maintenance or upgrade in Network Cloud is contained within the software container, with no impact or interference to other network functions or the underlaying infrastructure.
The distributed architecture allows for independent upgrades of specific elements (software and/or hardware), leading to shorter service interruption and minimal maintenance impact, measured in minutes (and not even a lot of those).
Simple on-site operations
Shorten your most complex operational tasks, including provisioning, monitoring, analyzing, optimizing, and troubleshooting the network and services. DriveNets Orchestrator (DNOR), a GUI-based orchestration and management system, simplifies the management of specific elements or instances as well as the network as a whole, through automation and a centralized view of the network.
Improved hardware & inventory management
Enjoy excellent visibility and control for inventory and lifecycle management. The DNOR orchestration system offers operators a real-time element-specific, and cumulative view of all network elements, providing visibility from the physical component, through the white box, all the way to the software container and network view. This helps identify and resolve faults at all these levels.
Advantages of network disaggregation
With operators pushing for network transformation in order to create on-demand, self-orchestrating and intent-driven networks, cloud-native disaggregation with automation is enabling operators to reach this goal. In addition to offering better, more flexible, and more cost-effective network architectures, network disaggregation greatly improves the operational experience for service providers.
Network disaggeregation offers seamless operational transitions
All these benefits offer a seamless operational transition from the traditional networking architecture to DriveNets Network Cloud, while making scaling, time-to-innovation and ongoing operations simpler, faster and more cost-efficient.
And at the end of the day, isn’t this exactly what will make your COO happy?