EXFO releases open analytics platform
EXFO has unveiled its newopen analytics platform offering CSPs an alternative approach to quality management through innovations in adaptable analytics and workflow automation.
With the evolution of theEXFO Xtract platform, EXFO has merged itsexpertise in the automation of service turn-up, active testing, passive monitoring and infrastructure polling into an end-toend system that enables CSPs to greatly improve time-to-market while guaranteeing exceptional quality for new services through an extendable end-to-end quality management solution.
The advent of network functions virtualisation (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) as part of this technology chain will add significant value, says EXFO. However, unless these services are coupled with a supporting system that can efficiently orchestrate their delivery and performance, services providers will be unable to reap the benefits.
With EXFO Xtract, CSPs can utilise data from a multitude of sources – including field instruments, test probes and network equipment – in turn enabling them to rapidly deploy new services, automate test and assurance routines, analyse performance baselines, and accurately pinpoint service-affecting events. EXFO Xtract can be utilised regardless of the technologies, network architecture or equipment vendor employed.
“The launch of EXFO Xtract puts EXFO in a unique and enviable position when it comes to the automation, acceleration and optimisation of services and network lifecycle management,” said Claudio Mazzuca, vice president of EXFO’s Transport and Service Assurance Division. “Integrating EXFO’s wide range of product and professional service offerings into a powerful open analytics platform gives us the ability to deliver unmatched, comprehensive solutions—marking a new era as we move into service automation and contextual analytics space.”