platform and the other applications of its Blue Planet division is in the early stages. Blue Planet Software Platform and Network Management and Planning Solutions The company’s Blue Planet software platform is a modular, network virtualization, service orchestration and network management software platform that simplifies the creation, automation and delivery of services across multi-vendor and multi-domain network environments. Blue Planet is multi-functional in that it is designed to simplify the management, deployment and orchestration of hardware and software elements and services, from the company or third-party vendors, based on the requirements of a network operator. Blue Planet utilizes a container-based, micro-services software architecture that provides flexibility to support the following use cases from a unified software platform: Management and Control Platform (MCP): The company’s MCP solution enables network operators to visualize and control these disparate network elements through a unified solution that incorporates open APIs and resource adapters to control a range of third-party network elements. The company’s MCP solution could enable network operators to simplify their network environments and accelerate service delivery. Multi-Domain Service Orchestration: Blue Planet enables service orchestration across multiple network (physical and virtual) domains and multiple hardware and software vendors. By using open APIs and model-driven templates, Blue Planet integrates with third-party software-defined networking controllers, element and network management systems, and orchestration platforms. NFV Orchestration: Blue Planet provides network operators with carrier-grade, NFV management and orchestration capabilities for instantiating and managing virtualized network functions and data center resources. Blue Planet uses an open, vendor-agnostic approach that allows network operators to select and scale those virtual network functions they wish to offer to their end customers. The company’s software portfolio also includes its software-defined networking multi-layer wide area network (WAN) controller that spans network layers, its Navigate path computation engine, and network-level software applications that enable WAN services through an open network ecosystem. The company’s V-WAN application provides service providers the tools to offer enterprise, content, and cloud services to end users in an automated and self-service oriented manner. The company also offers network-level software applications, including Protect and Optimize, which enable network operators to improve reliability, to allow for rapid network restoration, and to monetize cloud-based services. Network Management Solutions and Software: The company’s software offerings include its element and network management solutions and planning tools used by network operators. The company’s network management solutions include its OneControl Unified Management System. This integrated network and service management solution supports the company’s Converged Packet Optical, Packet Networking and Optical Transport network elements from a single platform. It offers service creation, activation, and assurance to enable deployment of next-generation services and technologies under a single system. It provides visualization of fault and performance information for network health status, and enables proactive network management. The company’s OneControl system integrates into next-generation back office solutions and features a deployment model. The OneControl platform supports element and equipment management functions for large scale networks, including as network inventory, network element configuration backup, network element software delivery and security administration. In addition to its network maintenance functions, OneControl has a set of service management applications for the provisioning and troubleshooting of wavelength, OTN and packet services. The company’s element and network management software offering also includes various software solutions that support installed base of network solution. These comprise: ON-Ce
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