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What is a REST interface and what are its benefits?

Here is a summary of what you need to know about REST: REST is an acronym for Representational State Transfer REST is an architecture style for designing networked applications. The idea is that, rather than using complex mechanisms such as CORBA, RPC or SOAP to connect between machines, simple HTTP [...]

2018-11-19T14:17:20+00:00Jun 16th, 2017|Categories: Best Practices|Tags: |Comments Off on What is a REST interface and what are its benefits?

MIB integration risks when using umbrella OSS without deploying the vendor’s own NMS

Most professionals working in the network design and NOC design of Carrier Service Providers (CSP) are frequently facing a dilemma. Should they implement a vendor's Element Manager (EMS) and integrate it to their OSS/NMS umbrella systems or should they directly manage the vendors devices from the umbrella OSS/NMS? Let's [...]

2018-11-19T08:46:40+00:00Feb 13th, 2017|Categories: Best Practices, Featured|Tags: |Comments Off on MIB integration risks when using umbrella OSS without deploying the vendor’s own NMS

Three Ways to Improve Network Performance for NOC professionals

There is hardly a Network Operations Center (NOC) professional who has not witnessed degraded network performance. Performance degradation is critical as it creates unhappy subscribers and therefore unhappy NOC supervisors! So the question  is, what can a NOC professional do to improve network performance using the variety of tools at hand? As the [...]

2018-11-19T08:49:39+00:00Feb 10th, 2017|Categories: Best Practices, Featured|Tags: |Comments Off on Three Ways to Improve Network Performance for NOC professionals

Why use NETCONF/YANG when you can use SNMP and CLI?

The main usage of NETCONF is to configure devices. But wait! We have been doing that for many-many years and we know the advantages and disadvantages of using SNMP and CLI to configure devices and networks. Do we really need  another protocol? To answer that question, let's take a closer [...]

2018-11-19T14:18:52+00:00Oct 25th, 2016|Categories: Best Practices|Tags: |Comments Off on Why use NETCONF/YANG when you can use SNMP and CLI?

Wireless Transmission Enterprise Connectivity – Bandwidth on Demand Realized with SDN

Following the previous article that discussed the importance of SDN for Wireless Transmission networks, it is time to focus on a specific problem of Wireless Transmission and see how it can be solved with SDN. The problem selected is Bandwidth on Demand for Enterprise connectivity. Let's start with how enterprises [...]

2018-11-19T14:19:07+00:00Apr 28th, 2015|Categories: Best Practices|Tags: , |Comments Off on Wireless Transmission Enterprise Connectivity – Bandwidth on Demand Realized with SDN

Wireless Transmission – The importance of SDN for simpler management

Wireless Transmission Challenges Wireless Transmission faces new unprecedented challenges as a result of adoption of cloud services, the dramatic increase of video usage, the increase of device mobility as people use now more their smartphones than desktops and the gradual realization of "Internet of Things". The two main challenges that [...]

2018-11-19T14:19:26+00:00Apr 23rd, 2015|Categories: Best Practices, Featured|Tags: , |Comments Off on Wireless Transmission – The importance of SDN for simpler management

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 [...]

2018-11-19T08:49:39+00:00Feb 8th, 2014|Categories: Best Practices|Tags: |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 [...]

2018-06-20T10:15:18+00:00Jan 29th, 2014|Categories: Best Practices|Tags: |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 [...]

2018-06-20T10:18:17+00:00Jan 27th, 2014|Categories: Best Practices|Tags: |Comments Off on Selecting a Network Management Architecture

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 [...]

2018-06-20T12:36:47+00:00Oct 28th, 2013|Categories: Best Practices|Tags: |Comments Off on Element Managers vs. Network Management Platforms
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