Ericsson recently launched the Ericsson Dynamic Service Manager, via a joint collaboration with Cisco, designed to enable service providers to dynamically configure, monitor and optimize the network resources available to applications in multi-vendor, multi-domain network environments. It brings together Ericsson's leadership in OSS and network management and Cisco's complementary expertise in IP and focuses on multi-vendor mobile backhaul, IP core, and enterprise VPNs.
According to Ericsson, traditional network service management has typically been focusing on single technology and single vendor domains. Hence, expanding to coordinate multiple domains, technologies and equipment from different vendors requires manual service management processes.
The solution features pre-integration with Ericsson and Cisco network devices and domain management solutions and a rich set of tools that facilitates services and proactive resolution of potential problems before customers experience them. By leveraging advanced capacity planning, policy management and SDN capabilities, it allows for a high degree of automated network service change management with near real-time characteristics.