Data collection

Data collection

FeaturesAdvantages
Fixed price integration for IP & optical NMS and devices
Reduces financial risks
Simplifies budgeting process
Pre-integrated NMS probes supporting all major vendors which are able to discover and parse equipment configurations and construct a multi-layer network and traffic model
Rapid product deployment
Reduced project cost
Smooth evolution of the pre-integrated probes with the NMS and equipment specific versions
Generic TMF framework – NetworkMining has an internal SDK for the rapid probe development using TMF compatible NBI
Rapid, time-boxed probes development for new, not yet supported vendors and NMS
Reduced project costs
Data quality monitoring – NetworkMining feature which verifies collected data for integrity and consistency and informs the administrator if issues have been found in the input data
Prevents accumulation of data quality issues created by poor network configuration
Helps to spot network engineering mistakes as earlier as possible, before they can impact customers
Data enrichment and cleansing framework – NetworkMining engine which makes it possible to add manually or semi-manually new objects to the inventory repository via XML files or link existing objects
Avoids the integration with the systems which have no capabilities for automatic reconciliation (e.g. site databases in excel files)
Make use of data stored in unstructured formats (paper drawings, Visio etc.)
Allows linking of technology or databases that have never been linked before (e.g IP over WDM or SDH over fiber)
Generic network datamodel – collected data is unified in a single network model for all technologies and vendors. The network model is compliant with G.803/G.805 ITU standards
Generic model hence allowing similar treatment of data irrespective of vendor and technology
Fine grained model allowing detailed analysis
Models complex interactions and dependencies between different technologies