Challenges of Network Performance Monitoring

The performance of a network may deteriorate because of internal or external problems and then faults may occur that affect the service performance, availability and ultimately the customer experience. Performance management enables you to detect the deteriorating tendency in advance and proactively solve the potential threats so that faults can [...]

By | February 8th, 2014|Performance Management|4 Comments

How important is the NMS user interface for the NOC?

The Network Operation Center (NOC) interacts with the Network through the User Interface of various Network Management Systems (NMS). Thus, the importance of the User Interface cannot be underestimated as it can simplify the daily work of NOC operators and help minimize costs by allowing faster network roll-out, identification and restoration [...]

By | January 29th, 2014|NMS|2 Comments

Selecting a Network Management Architecture

Networks are increasingly becoming complex and distributed. As a result, problems like hardware failures, performance degradation, resource allocation, bandwidth monitoring and assignment and service provisioning are harder to solve and become real challenges for Network Operation Centers (NOC). The NOC is in constant search for efficient integrated network management systems [...]

By | January 27th, 2014|NMS|0 Comments

Element Managers vs. Network Management Platforms

One of the most common debates related to network management is: Element Managers  vs. Network Management Platforms This is an issue that puzzles Network Equipment Manufacturers, but it is a common dilemma for Service Providers and Network Operators as well. Why? Read below to understand. The Equipment Manufacturer Problem [...]

By | October 28th, 2013|NMS, Product Selection Guides|0 Comments

FCAPS functions supported in Network Management Software

Network Operators and Service Providers use the terms Element Manager or Element Management System or EMS or Domain Manager, for the management solutions delivered by equipment manufacturers to enable network management of their devices. Not all EMSs are equal, and users have preferences that are the result of using multiple [...]

By | September 11th, 2013|NMS|1 Comment

What is Unified Network Management?

unified NMS revolutionizes the vertical management concept by supporting unified management at the Element, Network and Service management layers. Unified Management can be defined as: Management of multiple technology domains from a single platform (wireless backhaul / transport, wireless broadband access, xDSL / VoIP access, etc.). Unified user interface [...]

By | September 5th, 2013|NMS|0 Comments

How to select a Network Management System

Introduction With all the network monitoring tools available now, how do you find out which one’s the best for your network? Sure, cost should always be a key factor in the selection process, but you should always ask yourself, does this inexpensive NMS system covers your requirements? No network is the same and of course different networks require different functions and features from a network management perspective. But in any case, there are some characteristics that are very important and can be applied to both Enterprise, Telecom and other networks management solutions. These can be considered as basic factors, besides the cost of the solution, that should be considered in the decision making process. Which are they? Read below to understand! […]

By | July 26th, 2013|NMS, Product Selection Guides|0 Comments

Security Management in the FCAPS model

Security Management is a Network Management function that is about protecting both the network as a whole and the individual devices against intentional or accidental abuse, unauthorized access and communication loss. Security Management is also responsible to set constraints per managed element, according to standards & specifications. Implementing an SNMP-based [...]

By | May 25th, 2013|NMS|0 Comments

South-bound vs North-bound Interfaces used for Network Management

Most people involved in the Network Management get confused with two terms frequently used to describe the interconnections between the network and the network managers as well as the interconnections between various management systems (OSS). The terms that get people confused are: South Bound Interfaces (SBI) North Bound Interfaces (NBI) [...]

By | April 5th, 2013|NMS|2 Comments

What is the TMN Model?

TMN refers to a set of standards by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU-T) for the specification of a Telecommunications Management Network (hence, the acronym TMN). TMN covers a wide range of topics related to the principles for how to manage telecommunication networks. The topics are formally described in standards that [...]

By | February 26th, 2013|NMS|0 Comments