EXFO Inc. and RAD Data Communications just released an integrated solution for end-to-end monitoring of data networks. ? ?

The team effort reportedly will lower operators’ capex “by reducing network implementation time dramatically – from months to weeks or even days. As well, the joint solution slashes operational expenses by enabling faster and more detailed fault diagnoses and reduced mean-time-to-repair (MTTR).” ? ?

Here’s how it works: By integrating RAD network interface devices (NIDs) with EXFO’s Brix System service-assurance solution, network operators can access a wider range of metrics, all collected and correlated on a single, Web-based system. Operators can monitor and test the performance of their services end to end and on a per-segment basis without having to buy expensive or time-consuming custom stuff for the integration of multiple monitoring systems. ? 

The joint solution also supports performance testing directly from NID to NID, enabling operators to segment the network for active monitoring and troubleshooting purposes, the partners add. ?

Notes Shoval Bolotin, RAD’s director/Product Management, “The operator gets the full benefits of RAD’s advanced ETX family of NIDs with traffic engineering, advanced diagnostic and synchronization features, all fully integrated into their service assurance solution. This completely eliminates the costly and time-consuming custom development that is often required to correlate this data into the operator’s OSS. We’re very happy to have our NIDs managed by EXFO’s market-leading Brix System.” ?

And there’s more: The solution is standards-based and allows operators to leverage their existing investments in EXFO and/or RAD equipment. In addition, the solution is vendor-agnostic.

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