Sedona NetFusion enables CSPs to embrace digital transformation and prosper from 4G and 5G digital services by moving from process-driven, manual networks to data-driven, fully autonomous networks.
Operators are increasingly embracing software-defined networking (SDN) across their networks, from data centres to wide-area networks (WANs) and the customer edge, as part of their automation journeys.
Analyst Sterling Perrin writes about the requirements and benefits of delivering automation in the carrier WAN, with a focus on the IP and optical layers andas the value of software-based coordination between the layers using SDN.
This white paper examines how the control hierarchy for SDN networks is converging toward a three-tier structure, with a service orchestrator, a network controller, and multiple domain controllers. The benefits are plenty, including faster innovation, a stable ecosystem of collaborating parties, and flexibility to replace building blocks with minimal effort and without vendor lock-in.
Based on a webinar with Light Reading and Nokia, this white paper provides a detailed look at the new SDN-based IP and optical integration renaissance, including the market drivers, technology enablers, primary applications and use cases, leading operator success stories, and work yet to be done.
This white paper describes the NetFusion Intelligence and Automation App Platform, which enables multivendor discovery of the Optical layer, IP/MPLS layer, and cross-connections between the two layers. The accompanying NetFusion Explorer UI enables you to visualize and explore this multi-layer network model in near real-time, showing optically-aware IP/MPLS routing and conversely, IP/MPLS-informed optical paths.
This paper focuses on requirements for the NBI of Optical domain controllers in a multilayer architecture. The NBI of the optical domain controller has four main functions: topology discovery, monitoring, provisioning, and path computation. These requirements generally apply to both DWDM and OTN systems, with the obvious omission of feasibility limitations that only apply to the DWDM layer.
This paper focuses on requirements for the NBI of IP/MPLS domain controllers in a multilayer architecture. The NBI of the IP/MPLS domain controller has four main functions: topology and traffic discovery, monitoring, provisioning, and simulations for what-if analysis.