Operational Support Infrastructure

For example, if different groups are responsible for equipment provisioning and for monitoring, very little can be gained from trying to integrate provisioning and monitoring systems. However, much can be gained from trying to integrate the provisioning applications for equipment from different vendors, and alarm management applications from different vendors. By the same token, if different groups are responsible for the core and access portions of the network, management systems do not have to integrate management of the entire network, which also relaxes some scaling requirements. In that case, more is to be gained by the integration of different management functions, limited to just this particular portion of the network. Likewise, the interfaces and dependencies among the different systems of the operational support infrastructure tend to reflect the interfaces and dependencies between the organizations that own them.

Figure 10-13 Organization and Operations Support Infrastructure Along Technology and Service Lines

Figure 10-13 Organization and Operations Support Infrastructure Along Technology and Service Lines

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