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WebNMS, Omnitron Partner for Net Automation

Mitch Wagner

CHICAGO -- Light Reading's Big Telecom Event -- WebNMS and Omnitron announced a partnership to allow network managers to use WebNMS software to manage Omnitron hardware.

The companies will integrate Omnitron Systems Technology Inc. 's iConverter GM4 Network Interface Device hardware with WebNMS software to permit dynamic provisioning and operation of network services to enable migration to carrier SDN orchestration.

Network providers can use WebNMS software with Omnitron hardware for service creation and delivery; automated service provisioning and activation testing, continuous service performance monitoring, and dynamic service adjustments through a customer portal using a RESTful API.

WebNMS provides a cloud portal where enterprises (WebNMS's customers' customers) can log in and upgrade services without manual intervention, track adherence to service level agreements, and adjust bandwidth. WebNMS also offers network analytics using Hadoop. (See WebNMS Supports SDN & Hadoop.)

The two companies are demonstrating interoperability at the Big Telecom Event here. The products are interoperable effective immediately.

Omnitron manufactures MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certified demarcation devices and WDM/TDM Multiplexers deployed in service provider and cable MSO networks worldwide. (See Omnitron: Give Me PoE, Quoth the Small Cell.)

WebNMS is the telecom software division of Zoho Corp. specializing in a network and element management framework and SDN platform for network service providers, managed service providers, equipment makers, and government and military contractors. It has more than 400 customers with 25,000 deployments.

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