CENX Introduces Utilization Management and Small Cell Support in Release 5
OTTAWA, Feb. 12, 2014
Enhances capacity planning and Ethernet services visualization
OTTAWA, Feb. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - CENX unveiled Release 5 of the company's
flagship Service Orchestration software solution, CENX Ethernet
Lifecycle Manager. Release 5 delivers enhanced Utilization Management,
which enables network planning teams to use extensive analytics to
identify network hot spots and under-utilized capacity, maximize
network efficiency, and forecast timing of CAPEX investment. CENX
Ethernet Lifecycle Manager 5 also delivers scalable small cell support,
thereby providing a common Service Orchestration solution to support
large scale deployments of both microcell and macrocell technologies.
With Release 5, service providers can reduce OPEX and defer CAPEX
through improved capacity planning, improve the customer experience,
and easily support and manage additional Ethernet topologies such as
small cell, Ethernet Over SONET and microwave.
CENX Ethernet Lifecycle Manager 5 features new capabilities designed to
reduce OPEX, defer CAPEX, and easily support and manage small cells as
part of their Ethernet transport services.
The enhanced Utilization Analytics module enables service providers to
more effectively manage bandwidth utilization across their network.
CENX Ethernet Lifecycle Manager 5 correlates network data and
utilization statistics and identifies capacity congestion points at a
per-UNI, per-NNI and per Ethernet Virtual Circuit (EVC) basis. It can
also identify under-utilized segments of your network, thereby enabling
you to more effectively optimize OPEX expenses.
Release 5 brings support for new topologies including small cell,
Ethernet Over SONET, and microwave, allowing service providers to
manage fault, capacity, and performance in a single end-to-end view
across a wider range of Ethernet topology types.
Release 5 features improved vertical scalability to support more than
100,000 microcell and macrocell sites, and enhanced horizontal
scalability, thereby providing a future-proof Service Orchestration
CENX Ethernet Lifecycle Manager 5 is expected to be available in Q2
Quotes Ed Ogonek CENX President and CEO
"Global service providers tell us that millions of dollars are spent
each year on premature capacity upgrades," said Ed Ogonek, CENX
President and CEO. "CENX Ethernet Lifecycle Manager 5 gives network
planning teams the tools to invest in precise capacity and performance
enhancements based on what is needed, and when it is required. Our
support for small cell showcases the scalability and future-proof value
of the CENX solution as a common Ethernet transport Services
Cisco predicts that mobile data traffic will increase 13-fold between
2012 and 2017. Mobile data traffic will grow at a CAGR of 66 percent
between 2012 and 2017, reaching 11.2 exabytes per month by 2017. This
highlights the need for better aligning network capacity timing and
Infonetics expects a cumulative $3.6 billion to be spent worldwide on outdoor
small cell backhaul equipment between 2013 to 2017. Deployments of
outdoor small cells will be driven largely by mobile operators' needs
to enhance saturated macrocellular networks in urban, high-traffic
areas and improve the mobile broadband experience.
At the core of the CENX solution is a services-centric information model
that brings together data from existing operational support systems,
network elements and other disparate sources. The CENX solution applies
big data analytics and automation to audit, unify and correlate these
fragmented data inputs into actionable services intelligence. It
provides end-to-end visualization of Ethernet services, including
off-net services, provided by third party alternate access providers.
CENX Ethernet Lifecycle Manager features software and services modules
that deliver tangible business results including 70%+ improvement in
inventory accuracy, 80%+ reduction in services turn-up time, and an
estimated 20%+ improvement in operations savings.
CENX provides Service Orchestration solutions for Ethernet transport in
today's IP networks and new generation Software-Defined Networks. We
bring the power of Web 2.0, automation and big data analytics to
visualize Ethernet transport services, and orchestrate service delivery
across multiple operator networks. With CENX, service providers and
cloud exchange providers can accelerate time to revenue, visualize
services end-to-end, and assure inter-carrier performance - across the
entire Ethernet lifecycle. www.cenx.com