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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Most Network Equipment Manufacturers (NEMs) face at some […]
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 […]
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:
Following the trend for network convergence, unified management can be applied in various networking scenarios, thus simplifying network roll-out through centralized deployment and auto-discovery capabilities, […]
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! […]
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 Network […]
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)
The analogy used […]
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 […]