EXFO Xtract delivers customized information for complete network
QUEBEC CITY, Aug. 28, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO; TSX: EXF) today unveiled EXFO Xtract, a comprehensive monitoring platform using a combination of patented
software engines to collect, analyze, correlate and report on
real-time, historical, and predicted events in the network. This
solution offers complete visibility of network infrastructure
performance through a distributed polling system with the ability to
monitor millions of elements in real time.
With the marked rise of virtualization and cloud-based service
offerings, the need for reliable, high-performance networks has never
been greater. The reality is that legacy monitoring solutions are no
longer capable of coping economically with the new infrastructure scale
and complexity that come with this evolution.
Based on this new reality, EXFO Xtract was developed to give network
operators an in-depth view of their infrastructure, as well as the
level of information required to improve the overall control and
performance of their network. This is accomplished through proactive
monitoring and management of their assets, regardless of infrastructure
size, geographical deployment distribution, or network topology
Designed to run on and take full advantage of commodity hardware by
allowing it to be deployed in a traditional or virtualized environment,
EXFO Xtract has the smallest hardware footprint in the industry. It is
also the most cost-effective solution on the market, generating
significant hardware CAPEX savings up to 60% greater than those of its
Many service providers are overwhelmed by the number of events and
alarms that their network operation centers (NOCs) receive on a daily
basis. In many cases, critical events go unnoticed. EXFO Xtract has an
integrated fault solution to help organizations gain operational
efficiency through its out-of-the-box, known network events and their
corresponding sets of intelligent rules for alarm filtering,
deduplication and reduction. In addition to the existing rules, EXFO
Xtract provides a simple mechanism capable of enriching its knowledge
rules based on the operator's current or ongoing experiences.
Equipped with a large number of preloaded management information bases
(MIBs) containing key performance indicators (KPIs), EXFO Xtract
provides rapid time to value by bypassing lengthy installation and
configuration processes. In many cases, the solution can be deployed
and operational within a single day for immediate value to operators.
"EXFO Xtract is leveraged in proactive scenarios to identify trends and
impending problems related to the service infrastructure, thus enabling
operators to take action before service outages occur for better
operational efficiency," said Claudio Mazzuca, Vice-President of EXFO's
Transport and Service Assurance Division. "EXFO's carrier-grade
solution uses the combination of its patented adaptive polling and
scalable-down-to-a-second data extraction to pinpoint network problems
in real time."
For more information, please visit EXFO.com/xtract.
Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is a leading provider
of next-generation test, service assurance and end-to-end quality of
experience solutions for mobile and fixed network operators and
equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry.
EXFO's intelligent solutions with contextually relevant analytics
improve end-user quality of experience, enhance network performance and
drive operational efficiencies throughout the network and service
delivery lifecycle. Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE,
VoLTE, IMS, video, Ethernet/IP, SNMP, OTN, FTTx, xDSL and various
optical technologies accounting for more than 38% of the global
portable fiber-optic test market. EXFO has a staff of approximately
1600 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000 customers
worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com and follow us on the EXFO Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube.
SOURCE: EXFO inc.
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