Automation & Integration

StableNet®  revolutionizes the management of your large heterogeneous network infrastructure.

With its service-oriented architecture and unique automation capabilities, StableNet®  easily integrates within your IT environment and automates many tasks and workflows saving you time and money.

Service-oriented Architecture & APIs
Dynamic Rule Generation
Provisioning & Orchestration
Tagging & Grouping

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Service-oriented Architecture (SOA) & Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

StableNet® technology revolutionizes the management of large heterogeneous network infrastructures

StableNet® Architecture

StableNet® offers open interfaces (e.g. REST) to allow an easy integration in your existing IT service infrastructure. Our unified management approach combined with our licensing model helps you to reduce CAPEX and OPEX cost. Moreover, StableNet® is designed to map with the state-of-the-art service-oriented architecture as recommended by TM Forum, where Infosim® is a long-term active member.

StableNet® extends the boundaries of your network and services monitoring by incorporating your local infrastructure and cloud management.

Stablenet Architecture
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Agents

The distributed StableNet® Agents are one of the keys to the very good scalability and very high degree of automation in the overall solution. They provide the interfaces to the network infrastructure and thereby help with various very important tasks: distributed parallel discovery across multiple domains and customers to cope with very large infrastructure environments, collection of data (e.g. SNMP, trap management, flow management, log management), activation and automation (access to devices, authentication, configuration, governance). Furthermore, the agents are used for extended monitoring including also media scripts and simulation, e.g. of VoIP calls, video calls, etc.

Server

The StableNet® installations are centrally administered via the StableNet® Server. All distributed StableNet® Agents are provisioned, configured and updated from the central StableNet® Server and central database. It requests the data from the agent. Multi-server operation requires StableNet® Telco as a base.

GUI

To interact with the StableNet® system, there is a Java rich client as well as a web portal available. The rich client was designed for daily operations by the network and system administrators. StableNet® also includes a multi-client web portal. The web portal users have access to pre-generated reports and real-time data such as availability, trend indications, and SLA status information. The web portal is based on Web 2.0 technology and it can be customized for dedicated use by many different users and customers. The StableNet® Mobile App complements the GUI and allows for simplified usability wherever you are.

StableNet® APIs

In addition, there is a powerful APIs that can be used to attach IT management systems and OSS/BSS solutions heading towards an automated Zero-Touch IT Services Operations Center.

StableNet® contains multiple open application programming interfaces (APIs) that enable the integration with third-party systems.

StableNet Interfaces

Technical Benefits

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Data collection

Large set of management protocols and interfaces are implemented to support a high level of flexibility to adapt to the given heterogeneous infrastructure.

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High Availability (HA)

Cold Standby and High Availability options allow for eliminating single points of failure, protection against potential data loss, ensuring access to current data, and decreasing downtime.

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Customization

Integration of many individual technical processes, devices, etc. beyond general standard protocols.

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OSS and IT integration

StableNet® supports multiple open interfaces to ease the integration within the IT environment without modifications to the system.

Your RoI

N

Scalability

Multi-processing scalability via distributed StableNet® Agents.

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Vendor-agnostic

StableNet® does support a large library of multi-vendor standard and vendor-specific devices.

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Cross-silo

As a single-pane-of-glass solution, StableNet® provides discovery & inventory, performance, fault, and configuration management on a unified data platform.
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Integration of business process monitoring scripts

Customizing StableNet® to your individual business processes enables holistic monitoring, without the need to restructure existing business processes.

Dynamic Rule Generation (DRG)

Your challenge

Scalability vs. Aggregation?

Classic fault management approaches include a built-in dilemma: Scalability vs. Aggregation.

On the one hand it is unfeasible to pre-create all possible rules, while on the other hand not having enough rules will leave you with insufficient data to troubleshoot complex scenarios. In addition, more network elements lead to more rules.

The first self-regulating Root Cause Analysis

Dynamic Rule Generation (DRG) expands and contracts rules that automatically troubleshoot your network by anticipating all possible scenarios from master rule sets

DRG is like cruise control for your network rule set. It can automatically expand and contract rule sets to keep troubleshooting data at optimum levels constantly, without human intervention.
The StableNet® Discovery generates most of the rules automatically. Further, individual business processes and workflows can be designed on rule sets.

StableNet® allows for bi-directional ticket integration which can be customized for automated troubleshooting via alarm scripts according to your individual business workflows.

With StableNet®, standard workflows can be automated, enabling you to focus on the really important issues in your network. Less rules – less maintenance efforts!

Stop manually creating rules! Take your hands off the keyboard and allow the DRG cruise control to take over!

Our solution

Learn more about DRG in our webinar recording on YouTube.

Technical Benefits

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Master rule sets

Making sure all required rules are met, without manual pre-creation, providing you with sufficient data.

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Auto-troubleshooting

Bi-directional ticket integration which can be customized to your business workflows.

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Rules are kept up to date

A new monitor for each unique alarm that meets its filter criterion is created; the dynamically created monitor only reacts on the value automatically inserted in the monitor property.

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Combine events and measurements

DRG works for syslog, trap, status, and script measurements.

Your RoI

N

Dark NOC

Reduced need for human intervention due to robotically expanding and contracting rule sets.

N

Transparency

Enabling of a swift service impact analysis.

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Business processes

Monitoring not only of technical events but also of business processes.

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Unified approach

Because StableNet® is a unified network management solution, fault management contains all network information.

Provisioning & Orchestration

Zero-touch flow-through provisioning

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Backup Configuration

Backup and restore of network device and systems configurations, backup jobs (scheduled, on-demand, or ad-hoc), system-aided comparison of backed-up configurations.
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Centralized Device Configuration

Efficient handling of Configuration Jobs by centrally controlled, distributed StableNet® Agents, mass configurations (tracking errors, replays for error fixing, etc.).
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Compliance & Policy Management

Policy checks on devices and systems and execution of defined configuration actions via distributed StableNet® Agents.
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Vulnerability Management

Vulnerability checking on network devices, security compliance checking (e.g. PCI-DSS, NSA recommendation, etc.).
5

EoL & EoS Management

Identify and report on network and IT devices being listed End-of-Life, respectively End-of-Services (but it is likely that you are still paying maintenance on).
5

Security Management

Discovery of network and services infrastructure and topology, inventory and change tracking, systems security and role-based access control.

StableNet® automates provisioning of services and configuration of elements

Learn more about NCCM features in StableNet®.

Technical Benefits

N

Fast Workflow

Less manual steps, less repetitions of naive activities during provisioning.

N

Automation

Execution of automated installation and management of services and devices, administer compliance processes, etc.
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Stay in control

Effective management of complex infrastructures consisting of many different technical systems.

Your RoI

N

Elimination of risks

Automation reduces risks associated with human error.

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Compliance

Ensuring of compliance processes.

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Cost savings

Save time and costs in the duplication of workflow setup, policy definition, and other time-consuming repetitive tasks through the provision and orchestration tools within StableNet®.

Tagging & Grouping

A small revolution in the way that data can be handled for management and orchestration

See Tagging & Grouping in action in our webinar recording on YouTube.

Unlimited, dynamic structure of elements

Tagging in StableNet® does practically allow for a complete flexibility of any mix of tagging attributes and the order the tree navigation will show up.

Tagging uses an “inheritance data model”. The inventory tree hierarchy can be modified or configured as required. Multiple tree type views can be preset or can be set even ad-hoc. For example, you can create a view with a first level containing countries, the second level cities, and the third level the brand of the routers.

With the StableNet® Tagging and Grouping capabilities, you have all the relevant network data at your fingertips. Large amounts of information can be correlated and processed helping you to focus on your individual tasks and optimize your daily workflows.

Tagging is more than just unlimited categories

Automated Tagging

200 predefined tag categories ready to use
+ option to use customizable tags

Automated Filtering

Focus on most relevant information
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Automated Grouping

of information that belongs together
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Improved Searching

Find needed information
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Improved Handling

of overall workflow/processes

Full flexibility

Inventory/Topology/Weather Maps
(Auto-)creation of modifiable Weather Maps that can be navigated in any way via backward and forward linking to drill-down and drill-up.

Map Views
OpenStreet Maps to zoom-in and zoom-out as well as map views with the element views related to the zoom level.

Many Tree Type Views are possible, e.g.
Vendor – Model – Device
Service – Area – Utilization
Service Problem – “Corporate Customer” – Affected Area
Service Problem – Vendor – “Most Affected Devices”
Service Issue – Causing Sub-Service – “Causing System”
Device “Capacity PM Issue” – Affected Services – Affected Customers

Technical Benefits

N

Flexible filtering and grouping

Elements can be easily filtered or grouped together (including AND, OR, NOT, and nesting).

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Multiple tree type views

Tree hierarchy can be configured and modified according to your requirements.

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Element selection

Elements are auto-positioned during discovery into the navigation tree e.g. by their domain, type, and relations; they can also be moved and grouped within the tree structure to map to organizational structures.

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Access

Generic access to attributes and user-definable content of all related objects.

Your RoI

N

Data at your fingertips

Relations and inheritance in the various tree type views provide full flexibility with accessing the needed data allowing to make adequate decisions.

N

Analysis and reporting

By tree navigation and by combination via element selection elements can be easily grouped together for real-time analysis and reporting, as well as history reporting.

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