Viavi Solutions has announced the availability of NITRO Discovery, a high-scale, low-latency solution providing real-time discovery of physical or virtual network assets, on the ServiceNow store. The integration is a certified service graph connector into the ServiceNOW Telecommunications Network Inventory (TNI) platform. This solution is based on VIAVI’s acquisition of CanGo Networks in June 2022, and enables network operators to develop and maintain pinpoint accurate network inventory and topology.
As network elements become disaggregated in either pure cloud-native architectures or evolve using hybrid infrastructure, maintaining visibility to all connected equipment becomes challenging. Legacy tools to manage and optimise network operations are ineffective. Accurate inventory and topology are critical foundational elements of network intelligence so artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) algorithms can work reliably and deliver dependable automated solutions.
NITRO Discovery seamlessly integrates an auto-discovery and reconciliation framework with ServiceNow CMDB Telco CI Classes for near real-time network inventory (NI) updates ensuring up-to-date sync of the real time network ecosystem. It is based on a multi-vendor, multi-domain and multi-technology inventory management system comprising information on physical, logical and network resources, with real-time data collection and reporting, at scale.
Commenting on the development, Deepak Shahane, vice president and general manager, Service Enablement, VIAVI, said, “5G deployments continue at a rapid pace, powering new experiences for users and revenue opportunities for service providers. The evolution towards the dark NOC requires a unique ability for discovery and reconciliation to migrate what is often a large amount of legacy configuration management databases (CMDBs) into a single consistent view. With its unique capability to generate near real-time views of the complete network across environments and at any scale, NITRO Discovery is a critical enabler of the future of networking.”
Meanwhile, Rohit Batra, head, Telecommunications, Media and Technology product, ServiceNow, “To fully realise the potential of 5G, service providers need to unleash dynamic experiences driven by automated network and service management. We are excited that VIAVI has augmented its offerings as a ServiceNow Technology Partner with NITRO Discovery, complementing our Telecommunications Service Operations Management platform and directly integrating into TNI with a certified and productised service graph connector.”