Introducing Integrated Packet Transport Network solution
It’s pretty much a given that the more complex a system, the more costly it will be to run and maintain, and the less likely it is to be resilient in the face of everyday pressures. And so it is with communications networks. I meet many network operations managers at industry events who have to deal with these issues when overseeing multi-layer, multi-technology, multi-vendor transport networks. It’s not an enviable task.
Years of investment in new solutions and new technologies to meet more diverse and more unpredictable traffic patterns have resulted in an accumulation of complexity that is becoming harder to manage. Today’s IP transport networks cannot be scaled up easily. Interworking between layers is cumbersome, network management tasks get more complex and take much longer and costs spiral.
But there is an answer.
Nokia Siemens Networks and Juniper Networks have joined forces to provide a solution that cuts through the complexity. Known as the Integrated Packet Transport Network solution it integrates multiple layers, creating a simple scalable architecture. Operators can now take advantage of the efficiency of IP while also enjoying the cost advantages of optical transport.
The integrated solution is based on Juniper Networks’ PTX converged supercore and Nokia Siemens Networks’ hiT 7300 high capacity optical packet transport platform, brought together by Nokia Siemens Networks integration and multi-layer optimization (MLO) services.
The result? A much simpler network architecture that slashes OPEX and CAPEX, as well as giving a network that is much more resilient and highly automated. And therefore much easier to manage.
CAPEX can be cut by as much as 65%, while fewer hardware to provision, operate and store; smaller footprint and lower power consumption also drive down Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Managing transport network complexity becoming a nightmare? The Integrated Packet Transport Network solution could be the wakeup call.
This blog post is by Ashish Nainwal from our Transport and Packet Networks team.