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Re-inventing Network Inventory for the Virtual Age

出版商 Frost & Sullivan 商品編碼 342306
出版日期 內容資訊 英文 34 Pages
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改革虛擬時代的網路存貨 Re-inventing Network Inventory for the Virtual Age
出版日期: 2015年10月20日 內容資訊: 英文 34 Pages

本報告以營運支援系統 (OSS) 的虛擬化的效果為主題,深入網路存貨,提供主要網路存貨的供應商的各種方法相關驗證等系統性資訊。




  • 關於OSS
  • MANO (Management and Network Orchestration) 的觀點
  • 網路存貨的模式
  • 防倉庫的存貨
  • 床罩/非床罩


  • Amdocs
  • Cerillion
  • Comarch
  • Smallworld
  • Ericsson
  • NetCracker
  • Nokia
  • Oracle
Product Code: D532-00-B6-00-00

The report begins with a look at the effect of virtualization on operations support systems (OSS); then, drills down into network inventory, where we analyze how physical, logical and virtual views of the network and its services must come together to support emerging architectures.

We note the extraordinary level of OSS transformations currently underway-some with the impetus of virtualization, and some without. Back office systems need to automate and become more agile, regardless of the type of network they support. Because virtualization for the network infrastructure is driven by the CSP and supplier members within the European Telecommunications Standards Institute's (ETSI) Industry Specification Group for NFV, this report drills down to the perspective of MANO-the management and orchestration working group within ETSI. MANO is defining the future of management and support in the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) environment.

Next, the report explores the concept of inventory as one part of a bigger process that coordinates network information from multiple sources; and how that affects what has historically been known as the database of record. Lastly, Stratecast examines the varied approaches that leading network inventory suppliers are taking to ensure that inventory, and the OSS it drives, can continue to play an important role in the new networks.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary


Network Transformation's Perennial Question

  • What about the OSS?
  • The MANO Point of View
  • A Model for Network Inventory
  • Inventory as the Anti-Warehouse
  • To Overlay or Not to Overlay

OSS Suppliers and the Virtual - Physical Network Inventory Conundrum

  • Amdocs Navigates the Future
  • Cerillion fills GE Gaps in Wireless
  • Comarch Virtualizing OSS in Tandem with NFV/SDN
  • Smallworld Partnering to Extend Outside Plant Inventory
  • Ericsson Brings Just-in-Time Concepts to Inventory
  • NetCracker Rides J2EE from Physical to Virtual
  • Nokia Goes All In on Telco Cloud
  • Oracle Breaks with Tradition-Its Own

The Last Word

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1: Evolution of OSS and BSS to a More Far-Reaching Business Environment
  • Exhibit 2: ETSI NFV MANO Architecture Model
  • Exhibit 3: Amdocs Network Navigator Taps into Multiple Data Sources
  • Exhibit 4: Cerillion Network Inventory Bolted to GE Smallworld
  • Exhibit 5: Cerillion CNI Product Capabilities
  • Exhibit 6: Comarch Placing Apps Closer to the Customer with NFV/SDN
  • Exhibit 7: Smallworld Network Inventory and APIs to External Apps
  • Exhibit 8: Ericsson Adaptive Inventory as Part of the Fulfillment Process
  • Exhibit 9: Adaptive Inventory Components Share Network Knowledge
  • Exhibit 10: NetCracker 10 OSS BSS Integrated Solution Framework
  • Exhibit 11: Nokia's Telco Cloud Architecture
  • Exhibit 12: Oracle Unified Inventory Deployed as Part of Rapid Service Design & Offer Delivery
  • Exhibit 13: Process Changes for Adding Virtual Network Functions
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