Telecoms operators and carriers are moving towards fully-integrated networks, driven by automation and virtualization. CROSS can be seamlessly integrated with network assets and operational systems, ensuring that data is shared effectively between resources.
By integration with other systems, CROSS supports key OSS processes, such as Network Creation, Service Provisioning, Service & Network Assurance, and Revenue Assurance. It provides a consistent, high-quality data set that underpins other processes and boosts operational performance.
CROSS integrates seamlessly with BSS systems, including service inventory, as well as CRM, ordering, ticketing, workflow management and more.
It ensures consistency across key business processes and a more accurate data set to boost efficiency and profitability.
CROSS supports and integrates all virtual resources into its seamless common data model, containing all network inventory layers.
It adapts to any new assets through configuration, and is fully compatible with virtual solutions, such as VMWare or Hyper-V.
CROSS supports a logical resource data model that is fully integrated with virtual and physical resources and which can be allocated as service providers. More than 30 available probes enable integration with Network Management Systems (NMS), allowing retrieval of real network data and automatic updates into the CROSS database.
CROSS offers its own physical network inventory solution but integration with external platforms, such as GE Smallworld PNI, can also be supported. Data is synchronized into CROSS via probes, ensuring regular and continuous updates of the inventory to provide an integrated, consolidated record of all assets.
CROSS supports the entire resource and service inventory, making it the ideal tool for design and documentation activities related to SDN and NFV.
All SDN command parameters can be designed in CROSS and utilize full API integration.
Integration with Fault and Performance Management system means that real-time alarms from network resources can be incorporated into CROSS, enabling correlation between all physical, logical and virtual resources, and the rapid identification of affected assets. CROSS can be implemented as a monitor profile master, managing all information.
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