The Operations Manager enables network administrators, operations staff, and key personnel to configure, launch, and monitor services delivered from the Benu Networks’ SD-Edge Platform. It provides centralized visibility, integrated lifecycle management and advanced analytics of the Benu Networks’ SD-Edge control planes and user planes.
The SD-Edge architecture is disaggregated, and software-based meaning the control plane and user planes are separated and can sized and placed as needed anywhere in a network all managed through a single pane of glass.
The platform is built on open standards and protocols and makes use of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to allow it to easily integrate with third-party Network Management Systems (NMS) or other platforms typically used by service providers.
User planes and control planes report events and metrics to the Operations Manager in real-time which can be used internally as well as reported to northbound systems. Data visualization is the key to analyzing and acting quickly on any issue. The platform has advanced data visualization tools that report on performance, statistics and critical operational status.
Network and service launch is accomplished by simply providing four inputs:
The operations manager uses pre-defined templates (files) which have all the necessary information in them to configure and launch a network into service in a highly-automated fashion. Two key inputs entered in the launch screen are Helm Charts and Deployment Files.
Predefined files can be modified, re-used, or edited depending on the services being instantiated. Once the desired file names are entered into the launch screen, clicking the “launch button” begins their execution and the steps needed to bring the network into service.
With the network running and subscribers in service the ability to quickly access data on network-level performance or view events, and logs is crucial.
Through the extensive collection of performance metrics and use of powerful data visualization tools, the operator is presented with a summarized view of network performance and key statistics.
Whether it’s a birds-eye view or a drill down to specific data on individual control planes and user planes, the operator can access the appropriate level of detail for the task at hand.
Benu Networks’ Operations Manager has multiple deployment options to meet the carrier where they are on their journey to a fully cloud-native implementation.