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FNT Hybrid Resource Management

Manage Virtual Resources Across Silos in Core and Edge Data Centers

Transforming into a digital service provider enables organizations to automate a broad spectrum of processes. This makes it possible to launch and fulfill new products and services faster, ensure service quality and reduce OPEX. The most important requirement for achieving this transformation is unified management of both physical and virtual network assets as well as IT and data center resources.

Emerging 5G networks are driving providers to actively pursue digital transformation initiatives. A key element of digital transformation is virtualization, which involves moving network functions out of the network and into data centers. Network operators will be tasked with managing virtualized assets and resources that live outside the classical telecommunications domain along with the physical hardware and logical connectivity of the traditional telco network.

FNT Hybrid Resource Management solution addresses the challenges of virtualization by providing the means to centrally manage virtual assets and resources together with physical and logical ones. It enables operators to control and optimize the Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) hosting the Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) of various suppliers. It also enables them to manage the underlying server and storage infrastructure together with the related core and edge data center resources.

One Unified View of Virtualized Resources

To master the virtualization challenge, service providers must document all virtual resources in one place, across supplier silos. Every network will have many VNFs, from multiple suppliers, and executed on different NFVI platforms. From a resource and capacity perspective, all relevant information must be available for both operation and planning. FNT Hybrid Resource Management solution delivers the vendor-agnostic, technology-neutral, single source of truth repository operators need to simplify planning and managing of the growing virtualized environment. Virtualized resources are deployed in large core data centers, distributed edge data centers and container sites. VNFs are managed by applications from different suppliers. They are assigned to virtual machines and share underlying computing and storage resources in combination with the space, power and cooling resources provided by the various core and edge data center sites. FNT’s solution can access and use information about all these resources. This data is critical to manage the virtualized environment and mandatory to manage the rollout of new VNF deployments.

Unified Resource Management Across the Telco, IT, Data Center Domains

FNT Hybrid Resource Management can be combined with other FNT Telco solutions to build an integrated unified resource repository across both traditional telecommunication infrastructure and the virtualized environment. It enables seamless management of the interaction between Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) and Physical Network Functions (PNFs), which form overall Network Services. It also solves problems caused by the diverse array of resources required to operate today’s technologies. These technologies require physical, logical telco and virtual IT resources, plus VNFs based on data center resources. While all can easily be managed separately, it’s challenging to manage them in unison. Easy navigation throughout these different types of resources is a crucial success factor. FNT enables central management, planning and documentation of all relevant physical, logical, and virtual resources, capacities, and assets across the telecommunications network, IT and data center infrastructure, and makes information about assets used in the production of services readily available to all who need it.

Use Cases

Major Benefits

Efficient Operation of Multivendor VNF Deployments
  • Delivers transparency and visibility into multi-vendor VNF deployments and allocated physical and virtual resources for operational analysis
  • Have all relevant, vendor-agnostic information available for both operation and planning purposes to support the many VNFs, from multiple suppliers, executed on different NFVI platforms dispersed across core and edge data center sites
Improved Operational Efficiency
  • Provides a holistic view by delivering and maintaining an accurate and up-to-date inventory of all physical, and virtual resources
  • Perform fault analysis based on historicized configuration data to address any underlying issues that need to be resolved, even when virtual resource configuration has been automatically changed
Improved Change Management Process
  • Accurate information on server and storage capacity across the relevant edge and core data centers from the planning perspective
  • Faster and more accurate impact analysis of new VNF rollouts to manage data center capacity extensions according to the appropriate MAC process (Move, Add, Change)
Data Center Infrastructure Management
  • Accelerate daily business processes and achieve greater operational reliability
  • Comprehensive planning and lifecycle management
  • Reliable load and capacity displays with accurate prediction
  • True-to-scale 2D and 3D display of rooms and floor space
  • Integrate real-time power consumption and climate data
  • Precise planning and monitoring of heat output and cooling capacity
  • Efficient change management and easy process automation
  • Powerful evaluation, reporting, and dashboarding functionality

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