Macro network orchestration and global policies
Since the intelligence, control and management of the Optical LAN are centralized, the Tellabs Panorama PON Manager does most of the heavy lifting. However, there are some underlying inherent system-wide qualities of the Optical LAN technology that positively impact operational efficiencies. At its core, Optical LAN enables software-defined resources to be dynamically allocated based on real-time needs. When services and applications (e.g., data, voice, video, WAP, IP cameras, building automation, security) traverse the Optical LAN, bandwidth, quality of service (QoS), authentication/authorization and Power Device (PD) management happen automatically. Bandwidth is assigned on a per-service, per-port, per-end-device and per-user-basis as part of the provisioned Service Level Agreement (SLA) attributes.
Help IT staff to work more efficiently
Another top 10 CIO priority is attracting and retaining a skilled workforce. Legacy copper-based LANs have equipment on every floor of every building requiring physical monitoring, provisioning, troubleshooting and maintenance. The IT staff needs weeks of training to be comfortable with the programming of MACs and other network modifications. Optical LAN simplifies aggregation, distribution and access with less equipment and less cabling, thus requiring fewer IT staff touches and less IT staff training.