Creanord EchoNEWS

Welcome to February 2011 issue of Creanord EchoNEWS. EchoNEWS aims to keep you informed of developments at Creanord and in the fields of SLA assurance, automated Ethernet service delivery and OAM (Operations, Administration and Maintenance).

Creanord announced the availability of EchoVault MAX at the Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona earlier this month with a warm welcome. In this issue of EchoNEWS we highlight some of the new features of EchoVault MAX.

Mobile Bandwidth Demand Continues to Grow

Mobile network business model was based on a linear relationship between cost and revenue in the backhaul network according the amount of voice subscribers. With the increasing mobile data traffic this equation no longer works. Revenue per bit from data services is far from what is used to be from voice services. Most Service Providers are now increasing their network capacity with Ethernet based backhaul while reducing expenditure at the same time.

Ethernet Backhaul management challenges

Raw bandwidth without proper management only partly fulfills the Service Provider goals. With the deployment of Managed Ethernet Backhaul by applying the ITU Y.1731 standard for Performance Management and automated Service Level Agreement (SLA) assurance the investment is secured - providing scalability into the management that is needed when the network expands into thousands and tens of thousands of cell sites.

Rolling out new cell sites and provisioning new services is important but equally important is the management and handling of the end-to-end SLAs and OAM data received from the networks. It's fair to say that most software based management options are not even capable of the heavy lifting required when OAM data from tens of thousands cell sites start to flood in. Some of the solutions might fall short already in the turn-up phase staggering with too many manual stages in the provisioning process causing either slowness into the deployment or even grinding it into a complete halt. What worked fine in the lab environment might prove impossible to execute in real-world dimensions with an insufficient solution.

Creanord EchoVault MAX - Scalable Ethernet Backhaul with SLA assurance

Automation is the key when deploying end-to-end SLA and OAM between thousands of sites. EchoVault MAX delivers this promise through Plug and Go Zero Touch - with the speed and accuracy that is needed when rolling out large scale Ethernet Mobile Backhauls.

EchoVault MAX provides superior performance and scalable Ethernet Backhaul networks. The solution leverages on Oracle On-chip cryptographic acceleration, Oracle VM virtualization, Oracle Real Application Cluster and Oracle Partitioning - equaling raw but intelligent performance for real-world networks.

From initial installations into large production networks with tens of thousands nodes, the EchoVault MAX provides unbeatable performance and scalability - making most of the Service Provider's Ethernet Mobile Backhaul investment.


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