January 22, 2015

CENX introduces ‘Big Data Scale Lifecycle Service Orchestration’

Ottawa, ON—CENX, a provider of service orchestration solutions for software-defined networks, today announced that it has released a new version of   Cortx Service Orchestrator  software, delivering unparalleled scale and usability for the world's largest data network operations.  The solution harnesses network big data to provide an accurate, real-time view of service providers' networks so that service fulfillment and assurance actions can be taken quickly and reliably.

Cortx Service Orchestrator provides streamlined lifecycle management of revenue-generating data connectivity services that require a high level of service reliability and are delivered over complex networks which span multiple technologies and providers.  Orchestrated service deployments include mobile backhaul, cloud data center exchange, enterprise connectivity, and machine-to-machine communications using IP VPNs, MPLS, Carrier Ethernet, Ethernet Over SONET, and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) technologies.

Building on existing market-leading capabilities, new Cortx Service Orchestrator Release 5.1 benefits include:

  • Expanded scalability and performance based on a highly distributed, resilient architecture, supporting the ingest and processing of terabytes of network data per day to enable big data scale visualization, analysis, and real-time alarming on millions of network paths

  • Innovative network-oriented real-time search capability that allows hundreds of concurrent users to surf network data using intuitive features such as context-based search suggestions

  • Enhanced real-time network performance, utilization, and predictive analytics which correlate and compare disparate data sources to accurately measure and manage network capacity

  • Configurable policies for automated bandwidth upgrades through   Just-In-Time Capacity Management, reducing upgrade intervals and costs while ensuring customer quality of experience

  • Ease-of-deployment and integration, for all types of network architectures and topologies, using machine learning to populate a comprehensive Service Information Model and build a complete view of network paths. Model integrity is maintained through a continuous audit of hundreds of thousands of network entities per day.

"We have received an overwhelming response from our customers regarding the ease-of-use of our enhanced Cortx Service Orchestrator interface.  The real-time predictive search allows them to rapidly hone in on particular service names, customers, sites, or vendors just by starting to type in the search bar," said   Chris Purdy, CTO of CENX.  "We are defining the future of Service Orchestration by breaking the traditional OSS functional silo mold and providing an extensible, user-friendly platform founded on next-generation open-source technologies."

"Large Tier1 service providers making the move to NFV are concerned about the impact that will have on their operations," states   Caroline Chappell, Principal Analyst, Cloud and NFV, at Heavy Reading.  "Lifecycle service orchestration tools that manage networks in real-time and at scale are a necessary precursor to virtualizing network functions."





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