NEC/Netcracker Hybrid Operations Management (HOM) is focused on enabling virtual and traditional networks to operate simultaneously at scale. HOM leverages years of proven expertise in end-to-end service management and MANO and fills the gaps in today’s solutions for automating hybrid network management, including assurance, continuous optimization, security and stability.
|Category||NFV Orchestration, Management, including Service Orchestration|
|Managment and Orchestration Functions||End-to-end Service and LSO, NFV-centric telco cloud orchestration, NFV Orchestrator and VNF Manager|
HOM was developed to simplify the transition to virtualized networks by automating all aspects of operations and reducing TTM for new services. It leverages years of proven expertise in E2E service management and MANO and fills the gaps in today’s solutions, including hybrid service management and assurance, policy and analytics-driven operations, VNF-agnostic E2E onboarding, security and license management. We also have the proven ability to orchestrate services across all markets.
|Top Use Cases||
|Customer Deployment Details||
NEC/Netcracker’s HOM has seen significant market traction since its introduction to the market. It has more than 20 live deployments around the world. In terms of HOM’s scale, it is being used by a Tier 1 service provider to manage services across 15 national companies for 150,000 B2B customers.
|Industry Standards Participation||Broadband Forum, ETSI NFV ISG, OPNFV, MEF, OASIS, OpenStack Foundation, TM Forum and IETF, SONATA, ONF, ETSI OSM, Network & Service Management (AKA Zero-touch NSM)|
|Linux Foundation Projects||CORD, OpenDaylight, ONOS and New Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP)|
|Supported VIMs||OpenStack, VMware vRealize/vCAC/vCD and HP Helion, Canonical Ubuntu OpenStack, Red Hat OpenStack Platform|
|NFVI or VNF Integration||Our NFVO and VNFM are vendor-agnostic. Our Service Modeling tool with intuitive GUI significantly reduces TOSCA-based VNF and network service descriptor onboarding times. All subsequent onboarding (functional testing, monitoring, performance, scaling/healing, etc.) is Agile-based and automated.|
HOM extends our 20+ years of experience in OSS development and implementation into virtualization. HOM speeds TTM with E2E pre-integrated environment to operationalize hybrid services. It helps CSPs overcome the complexity of moving to a cloud model by efficiently solving NFV-based operational issues, such as onboarding, interoperability, scalability, security, licensing, automation, etc. HOM’s open platform supports both physical and virtual services without creating silos. It provides operationalization by cost-efficiently scaling to support all residential and business customers. Our Ecosystem 2.0 provides significant opportunities for NFV commercialization by enabling service innovation and fast introduction of new business models.
OSS/BSS are typical peers for HOM in a hybrid services management and orchestration environments. HOM relies on TMF’s Open API specifications and guidelines, specifically TMF’s REST API for service ordering, service inventory and service catalog.
Our Ecosystem 2.0 includes the most widely requested VAS VNFs on the market. We have onboarded more than 125 VNFs. All Ecosystem 2.0 VNFs are part of Netcracker’s Digital Marketplace, which enables partners to monetize NFV-based services on day one.
|Monitoring and Instrumentation||
HOM can be integrated with 3rd party monitoring/service assurance systems. It exposes open ETSI-compliant reference points for integration via REST API. The systems can be integrated using reference points and receive metrics by HOM for processing.
|NFV Assurance||Our Service Assurance provides multilayer monitoring and fault and performance management for an E2E orchestration stack on NFVI, VNF, network service and customer service layers. It includes components such as Fault and Performance Management.|
|Analytics Support||HOM leverages embedded analytics to automate hybrid networks. It enables proactive control decisions for network planning & optimization, performance anomaly detection and simplified troubleshooting. It also supports trends & pattern identification.|
|Performance and Scalability||HOM is built on a carrier-grade cloud platform which provides high availability, performance and scalability. There are no architectural limitations for application scaling with production-proven scaling up to 40,000 managed VNF components.|
|Pricing||Our approach is to provide each customer with a licensing model that suits its needs. We offer a consumption-based pricing model with annual payments per revenue-generating element, per virtual machine, per VNF instance, per site.|