EXFO and CENX have deployed off-net, service-level agreement (SLA) monitoring for Carrier Ethernet services. This new capability yields compelling advantages for service providers interconnecting via a CENX exchange.?
Previously, when a service provider needed SLA monitoring to off-net locations via a partner network, their practical choices were to “run blind,” with no ability to measure, alarm and report on the Ethernet service quality to these off-net locations, or deploy expensive, customer premises monitoring equipment at each of these off-net locations. This latter approach also required high ongoing costs as the service provider needed to put in place mechanisms to deploy, spare and repair this equipment for all off-net locations on a global basis.??
Now, when a service provider chooses to reach off-net Ethernet service locations (ESL) via a CENX exchange, a much more cost-effective mechanism is available. With the integration of EXFO’s scalable and flexible service assurance technology, the CENX System proactively monitors each Ethernet virtual connection (EVC) from the CENX exchange to the off-net ESLs. EXFO’s BrixNGN Carrier Ethernet Service Assurance System utilizes a scalable vendor-agnostic methodology to monitor any EVC regardless of the type of vendor equipment at the demarcation points. This enables constant, normalized measurement of the performance of each service against its SLA criteria.