PETACH TIKVAH, Israel, October 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
ECI™, a global provider of ELASTIC network™ solutions for service providers, utilities and data center operators, announced today the upgrade of the LightSOFT Network Management System (NMS). The NMS can now manage any network element, including equipment from third parties. This is just one of the features ECI is already incorporating in its current portfolio, which ensures openness, interoperability and a seamless migration to Software Defined Networks (SDN) of the future.
LightSOFT NMS enables customers full management control of physical, SDH/SONET, MPLS, Ethernet, and optical layers. The LightSOFT NMS is an integral part of ECI's SmartLIGHT™ product portfolio.
Moty Cohen, Product Manager Software Solutions and SDN Applications, said, "The generic EMS is a game changing new feature. It is specifically designed to work with network elements without pre-integration by ECI, in a way that they can be added ad hoc. This means that customers can now manage any SNMP based network element in LightSOFT using the generic EMS, without an additional development process by ECI. New elements are integrated smoothly, instantly, and can be managed remotely from the customer's premises."
The new feature enables a 'do-it-yourself', zero code option to easily map the element interfaces and reap the full advantages of LightSOFT on both ECI and third party equipment. There are three major advantages: 1) One comprehensive view of all of the alarms, 2) Alarm forwarding, and 3) Automatic search and display on the LightSOFT topology map and tree. These provide customers with a real-time, end-to-end topology view of the network and the state of alarms.
"With the introduction of the new feature of ECI's generic EMS, customers not only have the ability to benefit from the many functions of LightSOFT on ECI's network components but also on equipment from companies other than ECI. Designing 'universal', transition simple solutions is part of ECI's ELASTIC network vision of fostering open, vendor agnostic and secure networks," added Gali Malkiel, Head of ECI's Software Line of Business.
ECI is a global provider of ELASTIC network solutions to CSPs, utilities as well as data center operators. Along with its long-standing, industry-proven packet-optical transport, ECI offers a variety of SDN/NFV applications, end-to-end network management, a comprehensive cyber security solution, and a range of professional services. ECI's ELASTIC solutions ensure open, future-proof, and secure communications. With ECI, customers have the luxury of choosing a network that can be tailor-made to their needs today as well as be seamlessly and cost effectively upgraded to future requirements. For more information, visit us at http://www.ecitele.com.
On behalf of ECI