In past blogs, we talked about how Optical LANs simplifies the network and that OLAN is based on centralized intelligence and management (thin client). OLAN scales by defining network resources in software and then allocating those resources based on real-time needs. OLAN uses policy-based controls that reduce human touch, lower network down time and improve security.
At the heart of Optical LAN’s SDN/NFV like functionality is the Tellabs® Panorama™ PON Manager.
With the Tellabs Panorama PON Manager, IT staff profits from low-touch centralized intelligence and management during day-1 installation and year-over-year business operations. Panorama PON Manager can be implemented as a cloud-based service at a main data center. From there the IT staff can create global policies for OLT, ONT, PoS, WAP, Video, Voice, Building Controls, and IP Cameras that flow automatically to the Ethernet port. IT pros can manage these global policies from main data center or remote client session allowing consistent error-free policies and procedures to be replicated across all regional locations. For on-going operations, the IT staff can efficiently and effectively manage all regional LANs from the PON Manager single centralized access – managing the Ethernet connections and connected powered devices (e.g. WAPs, VoIP phones, IP cameras, etc.) as virtualized end-points as a single system for performance monitoring and troubleshooting.
The San Diego Central Library is a large 9-story 497,652 square feet modern library facility with technology center, auditorium, teen center, children’s library, plaza and café all served by a single Tellabs Optical LAN system. In this short video, the library’s IT staff explains how easy, and fast, it is to perform moves, adds and changes from one touch point using the Tellabs Panorama PON Manager.
You can read more about the Tellabs Panorama PON Manager within our online advanced operations overview.