Oct 22, 2015

Metrofibre Networx selects WebNMS Symphony Orchestration Platform to unify Carrier Ethernet service management

Symphony integrates MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 service inventory, provisioning and assurance * Symphony to manage guaranteed services for high availability fibre networks
* MetroFibre delivers end-to-end SLAs to enterprises and service providers in South Africa
* Unified system will enhance the service experience for metro and national customers


PLEASANTON, Calif. & MIDRAND, South Africa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WebNMS, a leading provider of scalable software platforms for multi-vendor network management and IoT solutions, today announced that MetroFibre Networx, the founding MEF Forum member in Africa, has selected its Symphony Orchestration Platform to unify the service management of their broad portfolio of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) services and core MPLS network. MetroFibre selected Symphony for its unified carrier-grade architecture, independent support of multi-vendor and technology networks and comprehensive modeling of CE 2.0 services as defined by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF).

“The unified Symphony service orchestration applications combine an out-of-the-box CE 2.0 solution which aligns seamlessly with our MEF-compliant services with the right level of flexibility allowing for efficient customization that we need to scale on our metro and national fiber networks,” said Gary Williams, South African marketing co-chair for the MEF Forum and head of pre-sales engineering at MetroFibre Networx. “Our networks have been engineered to the highest performance and availability standards in the industry, and the Symphony platform will let us maintain that quality while improving our operational efficiency and agility through the consolidation of functional operational silos and cross technology and domain management. Best of all, this capability will simplify and improve the experience of our most demanding customers.”

The Symphony Orchestration Platform provides a comprehensive solution for multi-vendor network management and scalable service orchestration. Symphony integrates a suite of applications for Service Inventory, Service Fulfillment and Service Assurance with unified network management tools, multi-vendor network element adapters, an automation framework, visualization tools and standards-based service modeling such as Carrier Ethernet and MPLS. With this unmatched level of integration, Symphony simplifies and accelerates the deployment of scalable, carrier-grade services. As an open platform, Symphony offers service providers efficiency, flexibility and control in operating multi-vendor networks.

“We’re very excited to support MetroFibre’s success as they leverage our CE 2.0 and service orchestration solutions in South Africa,” said Darryl Stork, regional director of WebNMS. “MetroFibre’s progressive strategy of delivering MEF-compliant services combined with our applications’ inherent end-to-end network management capabilities makes for a very efficient operational model.”

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About MetroFibre Networx

MetroFibre owns and manages South Africa’s first globally compliant Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) open access fibre network, connecting over 60 cloud, application, voice and Internet service providers with their customers. Our CE 2.0 Carrier Class open access fibre network with ultra-high speed and low latency connections helps businesses to gain the maximum value from cutting-edge technologies and is ideally suited to support the most demanding cloud applications, next generation data centre connectivity, high speed file transfer and business continuity solutions.

About WebNMS

WebNMS, the service provider software division of Zoho Corporation, specializes in solutions for multi-vendor network management, service orchestration and IoT/M2M applications. WebNMS markets these solutions as flexible, extensible platforms to network service providers, managed service providers and network equipment vendors. For example, with more than 25,000 deployments across the globe, their flagship WebNMS Framework is the world’s first choice for scalable and reliable multi-vendor management. For more information about WebNMS, please visit www.WebNMS.com, and follow the company on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/webnms and on Twitter @WebNMS_Zoho.

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