WebNMS announces support for SDN and Hadoop

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WebNMS Version 5.3 highlights:

  • SDN Service orchestration adds automation and control features in WebNMS Carrier Ethernet OAM solution.
  • Support for Hadoop at the database layer for big data analytics and high scale.

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Pleasanton, CA, Calif. – October 2, 2013 – WebNMS, a division of Zoho Corporation, is a major player in network management space, whose technology and products help equipment manufacturers and service providers build custom fitted and highly scalable management applications. WebNMS is gearing up to align itself with the latest industry trends in Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Big Data enhancements with WebNMS 5.3.

WebNMS already has the most comprehensive Carrier Ethernet OAM solution in the market complementing the carrier-grade NMS/EMS platform, whose customers include major equipment suppliers in the Carrier-Ethernet space as well as the service providers.  (http://www.webnms.com/webnms/customerlist.html)

With the growing interest in Software Defined Networking, carriers are looking to benefit from SDN concepts and efficiencies wherever possible. Service orchestration is one area where SDN can play a key role in carrier-grade networks. They are looking for solutions that will enable them to have centralized service orchestration that can automate and provision services across its complex, multi-vendor networks.

With the WebNMS architecture and a large set of industry-standard protocol adaptors both on the southbound and northbound layers or the ability to plug-in adaptors for new protocols, the features easily map underlying device data models and functions to generic higher-level northbound APIs.  The WebNMS framework is an ideal fit for service providers looking to build vendor-agnostic, centralized, control software that can support service orchestration across multi-vendor network topologies.

Such an orchestration software also implies a new set of interoperability requirements for equipment manufacturers, and their EMS software to complement the carrier’s orchestration layer. Customers who are using the WebNMS framework to build their EMS software are perfectly placed to meet such interoperability requirements and have greatly benefited from out-of-the-box features and the flexibility to support them in quick time.

The new version of WebNMS also supports Hadoop at the database layer to make it ideal for  large-scale management deployments and can handle massive amounts of performance data.  Apart from aiding the already carrier-grade WebNMS framework to break new performance or scalability barriers, it also enables WebNMS to be the framework of choice to build SDN applications like service orchestration software, which can benefit from the Big Data analytics capability.

With the recent additions, WebNMS has further enhanced its feature set with regards to its suitability as the framework of choice for both equipment vendors and service providers looking to build automation, control, and management software for today’s networks.

To learn more about what WebNMS has to offer, please visit the WebNMS website.