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Ericsson’s Cloud IoT Device Connection Platform (DCP)

Ericsson, the world-wide leader in the rapidly changing environment of communications technology, is focusing on Internet of Things (IoT) and working to provide products and services that cover this exciting new world of connected things. Ericsson's Cloud IoT Device Connection Platform (DCP) is it's core IoT product that is complemented with [...]

2017-02-16T07:16:20+00:00 Feb 23rd, 2017|Categories: Feature Stories, Products|Tags: , |Comments Off on Ericsson’s Cloud IoT Device Connection Platform (DCP)

Cisco Microsoft joint solution accelerates Hybrid Cloud Adoption with Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack

Cisco announced last week it is expanding its Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) Solutions portfolio by offering Microsoft Azure Stack on Cisco® UCS. Cisco Microsoft joint solution enables organizations to deliver Microsoft Azure services from their on-premises data center. Thus, they can modernize their applications in a highly flexible and [...]

2017-02-13T16:32:27+00:00 Feb 21st, 2017|Categories: Breaking News, Products|Tags: |Comments Off on Cisco Microsoft joint solution accelerates Hybrid Cloud Adoption with Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack

Agriculture IoT – Robots meet indoor farming

The goal: to produce 30,000 heads of lettuce a day initially using LED lighting and hydroponic technologyIn a 47,300-square-foot facility near Kyoto, SPREAD, an agriculture IoT technology company, is creating a massive, automated, indoor "vertical farm"—and the special ingredient is the use of robots. The goal: to produce 30,000 heads [...]

2017-02-13T14:09:55+00:00 Feb 20th, 2017|Categories: Breaking News, Use Cases|Tags: |Comments Off on Agriculture IoT – Robots meet indoor farming

PRTG Script World is a library of free scripts – Extend PRTG features with the community help

PRTG has released the PRTG Script World that is accessible through the PRTG web site. The PRTG Script World is a collection of free useful scripts, plugins and add-ons for PRTG. They are written by Paessler employees and dedicated PRTG users around the world. It is an on-line collection that [...]

2017-02-12T12:33:06+00:00 Feb 17th, 2017|Categories: Breaking News, Products|Tags: |Comments Off on PRTG Script World is a library of free scripts – Extend PRTG features with the community help

Zenoss launches ZenPack SDK to Extend Hybrid IT Monitoring

Zenoss announced the launch of its ZenPack SDK, a new portal that enables anyone to create plugins that extend the capabilities of the Zenoss platform. The ZenPack SDK targets to add agility to it's platform and make it easy for users to extend monitoring quickly to any business-critical device, application [...]

2017-02-12T11:45:38+00:00 Feb 16th, 2017|Categories: Breaking News, Products|Tags: |Comments Off on Zenoss launches ZenPack SDK to Extend Hybrid IT Monitoring

4G LTE Cellular Networks – Performance Monitoring Complexity & What are the challenges affecting end-user’s experience?

Carrier Service Providers (CSPs) are facing challenges stemming from the increased 4G LTE Performance Monitoring complexity. To address these challenges, many CSPs, especially Tier-1 and Tier-2 ones, are partnering with innovative performance monitoring software vendors & integrators. The biggest challenge a CSP faces is how to improve real-time visibility of the operational status of [...]

2017-02-17T09:50:12+00:00 Feb 15th, 2017|Categories: Feature Stories, Use Cases|Tags: , |Comments Off on 4G LTE Cellular Networks – Performance Monitoring Complexity & What are the challenges affecting end-user’s experience?

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 [...]

2017-02-10T15:04:10+00:00 Feb 13th, 2017|Categories: Feature Stories, NMS Essentials|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 [...]

2017-02-10T08:38:10+00:00 Feb 10th, 2017|Categories: Feature Stories, Functions (FCAPS)|Tags: |Comments Off on Three Ways to Improve Network Performance for NOC professionals

Introduction to FCAPS – Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance, Security

FCAPS is a model created by TMN to be used by Network Operators and Service Providers to compare capabilities and features of Management & Monitoring Systems. The FCAPS model is used for Element Management Systems (EMS), Network Management Systems (NMS) and Operation Support Systems (OSS), it is therefore a universal model. [...]

2016-11-29T12:57:51+00:00 Nov 29th, 2016|Categories: Functions (FCAPS)|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

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 [...]

2016-10-25T13:41:41+00:00 Oct 25th, 2016|Categories: Technologies|Comments Off on Why use NETCONF/YANG when you can use SNMP and CLI?
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