Accedian EtherNEWS, August 2009 Issue

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Welcome to the August 2009 issue of EtherNEWS, offered in video and Podcast versions. Each month’s edition covers a wide range of applications and solutions related to Ethernet service creation, service assurance, SLA & QoS monitoring and evolving industry standards.

This month we introduce the exciting new Vision EMS™, able to fully automate the complexities of Carrier Ethernet service deployment, reducing provisioning time from weeks to minutes. Watch an overview in this month’s video, then let us know your thoughts on Ethernet deployment challenges.

Your Thoughts?

Many providers are completing pilot Carrier Ethernet deployments and are going nation wide or across their operating footprint, only to find out that human error, deployment time, performance optimization and the need for trained technicians is slowing them down. Share your experiences with your industry colleagues by answering the two polls below, then let us know your thoughts by commenting on this article – you can add your comments at the bottom.

How important is Ethernet deployment automation?

  • Very important (55%, 12 Votes)
  • Important (36%, 8 Votes)
  • Somewhat important (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Not a factor (4%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 22


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What's most difficult when deploying Ethernet?

  • Ensuring error-free deployment (55%, 6 Votes)
  • Configuring QoS & verifying (45%, 5 Votes)
  • Finding / training technical staff (27%, 3 Votes)
  • Cost & time required to install (9%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 11


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Application Highlights

The feature application video in this EtherNEWS edition is also available as a free Video Podcast. Download Now.
Product Highlight: The Vision EMS™

The Vision EMS ™ is a highly scalable, fully automated Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance & Security (FCAPS) platform for Accedian Networks’ EtherNID ™ & MetroNID™ packet assurance demarcation units. From initial install through unit lifecycle administration & maintenance, the Vision EMS simplifies, secures and accelerates Ethernet service deployment, management and fault monitoring.

The Vision EMS combines a service-oriented architecture (SOA) with powerful, workflow-driven task automation to provide error-free operations, integrated seamlessly with existing support systems and procedures. Extending the Plug & Go instant provisioning system, the Vision EMS reduces operational effort to an absolute minimum. New units go from the box to carrying live traffic in minutes.

Ethernet Automation
Ethernet Automation The Vision EMS has communication ingrained in its architecture with an open API and an adaptable, standards-based MTOSI northbound interface.
Scalability The Vision EMS cost-effectively grows from small regional deployments on a single server to systems supporting over 100,000 units and 1,000s of users.
FCAPS Quickly isolate, diagnose and correct service and network faults with 3D Vision that combines fault, inventory and topology into a single view. Full automation makes management and maintenance of your Ethernet services a snap, replicating your standard procedures into an error-free workflow.

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Latest News

Vision EMS Automates Ethernet
July. 1st, 2009

Service providers are moving from selective deployment of basic Ethernet services to large-scale performance-assured offerings,” explains Patrick Ostiguy, Accedian CEO. “The combination of scale and performance complicates service roll out, delaying new projects in the face of fierce competition. The Vision EMS, combined with our unit’s Plug & Go™ intelligence, allow providers to accelerate their time to market without compromising quality. It’s a turn-key solution to new revenue Press Release.

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