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Health Care Network Security: An Open Network Approach

Posted by Frank Yang on Jul 15, 2020

Last week, we dove deeper into how our revolutionary new pluggable PON solution design (powered by Tibit Communications) can radically simplify deployment and reduce capital and operating expenses. This week, we will explore the management features of this solution.

The Anatomy of Open Architecture Management

As we discussed last week, the MicroPlug OLT can plug into many existing Ethernet switches with 10G SFP+ ports. On the top of this switch is a unique database-agnostic PON Controller that communicates with your switch management database. The Controller itself is a lightweight application that can run on a switch application processor, edge computer, or data center server. A simple server can serve up to 3,000 unique ONUs.

The two-way communication with the database can push configurations stored on the database to the PON optics, while state changes, error reporting, and other information move in the opposite direction. As shown in the diagram above, the PON Controllers share a management LAN, allowing the database to level out between redundancy and load balancing.

Sitting atop the PON Controller is the PON Manager, which provides Netconf/YANG interface functionality. Additionally, the solution’s open architecture enables the use of operator-created tools to view or modify simple data structures in the database, providing a more granular management capability tailored to your network’s specific needs. Additionally, like other open network solution portfolios, this solution offers native integration with SDN/NFV to allow for greater flexibility and management of scalability.

To learn more about how the open-architecture approach to management can benefit your network, contact us today.