The deployment of Carrier Ethernet services is growing rapidly to meet the demand for services like mobile backhaul and leased-line replacement. Networking equipment vendors are exploiting this opportunity with new equipment offerings. However, the capabilities of the management systems needed to provision Carrier Ethernet services and configure networking devices have not kept up with the demands of the industry.
Provisioning and activation of Carrier Ethernet services requires multiple configuration changes – both in terms of number of boxes touched and parameters configured per box. The frequency of changes is also high as services are often turned up and torn down and service attributes, like a temporary increase in bandwidth, are changed on the fly. Service providers are expecting their suppliers of networking equipment to deliver automated configuration management systems that can provision services quickly and accurately. Network Equipment Providers are striving to meet these requirements and at the same time bring new solutions to market in less time and with reduced development costs.
The speaker will provide insight to maturity and direction of the latest standards, technologies, and architectures available to build service provisioning and activation applications for Carrier Ethernet services and equipment. Product planners will gain insight into industry requirements and impact of standards initiatives. Developers will learn practical ideas together with the benefits of powerful concepts like model-driven configuration management.
What Attendees will learn:
- Industry requirements for automated provisioning and activation of Carrier Ethernet services
- Best practices for developing provisioning systems for Carrier Ethernet services
- Status of MEF Service and Device Models
- Role of SNMP, NETCONF and YANG to enable remote configuration and monitoring of network elements
- Powerful concepts and architectures including model-driven configuration management
Who Should Attend
- Engineers and Developers of on-device network management or EMS software
- Product managers responsible for management systems for NEPs or service providers
- Architects and CTOs
After the presentation, the Webinar will be open for a live Q&A. Be sure to have your questions ready!