06 May Fujitsu intros SDN-based design, planning tool | Light Reading
RICHARDSON, Texas – Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. today announced that the industrys first multi-vendor network design and planning tool for Open ROADM networks has been selected by a Tier One service provider. FUJITSU Network Virtuora PD, an SDN-based application, optimizes and simplifies planning, design, and testing of optical networks that conform to Open ROADM specifications.
As service providers strive for greater accuracy, cost efficiency and scalability particularly with regard to critical communications infrastructure that is now more important than ever they need advanced tools that ensure interoperability and peak performance. Virtuora PD enables closed-loop multi-vendor network design and deployment with capacity planning; and a unified view of planned and deployed networks.
Virtuora PD accesses a set of common network characteristics from multiple vendors equipment to align with service provider business processes. As a result, service providers can speed up the overall process of network design and deployment; reduce errors with zero touch provisioning; and drive out operational inefficiencies with tightly integrated Operations Support Systems (OSS) tools.
As a contributing member of the Open ROADM Multi-Source Agreement (MSA), Fujitsu is committed to the core principles of multi-vendor, software-enabled Open ROADM ecosystems, said Francois Lafontaine, vice president and head of the software business at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. Virtuora PD is a key component in enabling open networks, helping providers overcome the disadvantages of proprietary architectures.