EXFO and RAD Unveil End-to-End Monitoring Solution for Data Networks
EXFO (News - Alert) and RAD asserted have developed and released a new integrated end-to-end monitoring solution for data networks that can bring down network implementation time significantly which in turn reduces operator's CAPEX.
RAD said that its management systems help the network manager supervise, monitor and provision RAD-based networks varying in size and product mix, in addition to the basic management of third-party devices.
The new joint solution was made possible by integrating RADs network interface devices (NIDs) with EXFO's Brix System service assurance solution in order to help network operators access a wide range of metrics via a single, Web-based system.
The companies explained that the integrated solution is standards-based and allows operators to leverage their existing investments in EXFO and/or RAD equipment. This vendor-agnostic approach makes it easy to implement this solution in any network. The combined solution also supports performance testing directly from NID to NID which enables operators to segment the network for active monitoring and troubleshooting purposes. The operators get faster troubleshooting and improved operational efficiency while leveraging their existing equipment from both companies.
"This solution allows operators to monitor their networks from end to end and correlates all the relevant metrics in one integrated system," stated Claudio Mazzuca, vice president of EXFO's Service Assurance Division. "Until now this was only possible if operators stitched these metrics together using expensive customized software. By integrating NIDs from RAD into the Brix System, we can reduce the complexity of any operator's OSS and thus reduce their OPEX (News - Alert)."
RAD added that the operator gets the full benefits of RAD's advanced ETX family of NIDs with traffic engineering, advanced diagnostic and synchronization features all fully integrated into their service assurance solution. This completely eliminates the costly and time-consuming custom development that is often required to correlate this data into the operator's OSS.
Edited by Carrie Schmelkin
Interview with NetOptics