Ericsson, Cisco Launch Dynamic Service Manager
BARCELONA -- Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) today announced the launch of Ericsson Dynamic Service Manager, the result of a joint collaboration between Ericsson and Cisco encompassing intellectual property from the two companies. Traditional network service management has typically been focusing on single technology and single vendor domains. Hence, expanding to coordinate multiple domains, technologies and equipment from different vendors requires manual service management processes.
Ericsson Dynamic Service Manager enables service providers to dynamically configure, monitor and optimize the network resources available to applications in multi-vendor, multi-domain network environments. It brings together Ericsson's leadership in OSS and network management and Cisco's complementary expertise in IP and focuses on multi-vendor mobile backhaul, IP core, and enterprise VPNs. The solution features pre-integration with Ericsson and Cisco network devices and domain management solutions and a rich set of tools that facilitates services and for proactive resolution of potential problems, before customers experience them. By leveraging advanced capacity planning, policy management and SDN capabilities, it allows for a high degree of automated network service change management with near real-time characteristics.
Mike Wright, Group Managing Director, Networks, Telstra, says: "At Telstra, we work to be agile and flexible for our customers as they demand more dynamic and complex services. We support the aim of the Ericsson Dynamic Service Manager as a way to provide a control layer for services we deliver to customers using multiple domains, technologies and vendors. This type of automated approach would enable a more flexible and rapid pace of change across both new and existing services."
Ove Anebygd, Head of Solution Area OSS/BSS at Ericsson said: "The lines between network management and OSS have never been thinner, especially as demand for orchestration of complex services reaches new highs. Ericsson has successfully met this need by using its OSS expertise in creating a new management and control product that can efficiently handle the diverse and fluctuating network capacity demands that new applications in the Networked Society will have."
Operators must become agile as they support services across networks, offer a range of plans and push the limits of innovation. Ericsson helps customers meet changing demands with a comprehensive, unified OSS and BSS product suite that combines business, IT and network capabilities. A team of more than 65,000 service professionals supports these offerings with services such as consulting and systems integration, managed services, product related services and broadcast services.
At Mobile World Congress, Ericsson will demonstrate use cases for Ericsson Dynamic Service Manager that illustrate the complete lifecycle of a typical network service that originates as a business request. General availability of this product is expected in second half of 2016.
Ericsson and Cisco - two industry leaders in the development and delivery of networking, mobility, and cloud - formed a global business and technology partnership in November 2015 to create the networks of the future. The partnership offers customers the best of both companies: routing, data center, networking, cloud, mobility, management and control, and global services capabilities. The next-generation strategic partnership will drive growth, accelerate innovation, and speed digital transformation demanded by customers across industries. Please note that the partnership is not yet effective in Brazil, where it is subject to regulatory review and approval.
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