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New infrastructure technologies offer immense commercial benefits to service providers. At the same time, the migration from old to new technology is a project everyone dreads. Infrastructure migration is a huge investment fraught with complexity and the risk of service disruption, downtime, or worst of all – rollback. Even so, the motivation to migrate is compelling.

Migration Motivation
  • Old equipment consumes more power than new, costing millions of dollars per year
  • Old technologies require more space than new, hogging expensive CO real-estate
  • Old technologies are less efficient than new, providing meager ROI
  • Legacy equipment requires dedicated and highly specialized ops teams
  • Service continuity is a growing challenge when vendors discontinue version upgrades, support, and spare parts on old equipment
  • Old technologies do not support the advanced services consumer want
Migration Risks
  • Service Downtime: Your ability to peel off services from one network to another, without impacting live customer services, requires very accurate understanding of both networks and sophisticated mechanisms to figure out the optimal way to do it.
  • Inventory Unknowns: The data in old inventory systems are very inaccurate and cannot be relied upon to plan a migration. Technicians must be sent—at great expense—to each site to manually verify connections, equipment and service paths.
  • Space and Scale: In many cases, Central Office floor space and power are limited and monopolized by the legacy network. The only cost-effective way to accommodate new gear may be to remove old gear. Determining the fewest number of steps to migrate the existing network to the new network and then disconnect the old must be carefully planned and executed to avoid pitfalls and maximize ROI.
  • Manual processes: Without automation, migrating a large number of services from one network to another is slow and error prone.
Sedona Makes Migration Easier

As part of the Sedona NetFusion Network Intelligence and Automation Platform, Sedona NetFusion Migrations takes the risk out of migrating services from legacy networks to modern, SDN-based networks. We help you tackle key use cases in the migration of T1/T3/E1/E3 services over really old PDH/SDH networks to packet/optical networks using circuit-emulation. The product also helps you plan and execute the collapsing of more modern services from transport and IP networks to similar networks, which typically is needed when networks merge or are acquired. Sedona NetFusion Migrations provides:

  • Accurate discovery of all networks and services from multiple sources with cross validation of data integrity
  • Visual mapping of both old and new networks to understand areas of overlap and areas lacking coverage, down to fiber routes
  • Planning assistance that proposes and helps you customize a migration path and process to meet your specific goals (quickest path to completion, removal of gear from select offices etc.)
  • Central management and automation of the migration process, including daily cut sheets for field engineers, setup and verification of connections on the new network, and decommissioning the old network
With Sedona NetFusion Migration you get:
  • Automated network discovery and accurate inventory
  • 100% accuracy of circuit end-to-end path, fully automated with no human involved
  • Inventory analytics to identify zero fill and low fill equipment for immediate cost optimization
  • Bandwidth demand metrics per site and between sites for proper planning
  • Customizable migration plan that creates daily plans with KPIs and actionable to-do list
  • Technician tools for field audit and error resolution
  • Automation of bulk configurations and assurance
  • Integration with old and new OSS ecosystems
  • Intuitive management and operations dashboards to track plans, actions and budget proactively
  • Smart PCE to keep circuit-emulated services in an optimized path and at high quality
With Sedona NetFusion Migration you can:
  • Save 20%-30% on the cost of the new network by reducing manual methods
  • Turn business targets into a migration plan that is closely tracked and efficiently executed
  • Avoid the risk of affecting customer SLAs
  • Reduce field visits and maximize technician efficiency on necessary visits
  • Shorten overall migration time without compromising ROI
  • Make sure the new network delivers the same quality experience

Download a complementary Whitepaper from Heavy Reading: The Role of Automation in Network Migrations