EllaLink, the neutral-carrier optical platform offering secure high-capacity direct connectivity between Europe and Latin America through submarine cable, has relied on Satec Group for setting up their Inventory Management System, provided by VC4 B.V., and complementary tools seeking to guarantee operation of the network through its lifetime.
SATEC has been the integrator selected by EllaLink for an Operations Support System (OSS) project, including project governance, supply management, and infrastructure provision. EllaLink requires an integrated architecture able to offer an agile response to future incidents, controlling ticketing and change processes.
“We gather the OSS knowledge, the engineering team and the relevant experienced required to lead this project close to EllaLink”.Fernando Nieto, Business Manager from SATEC
The operational tools for EllaLink are based on the Inventory Management System (IMS) from VC4. The deployment of VC4-IMS includes network discovery and reconciliation and other modules that allow EllaLink to discover devices and services running on the network and the resources consumed (ports, cards, equipment, owned and leased lines, data centers, etc.). VC4-IMS can gather and integrate information from the manufacturers deployed in the EllaLink network via their proprietary EMS.
Peter van Hartingsveld, VP Business Development at VC4 is very enthusiastic about this collaboration with Satec Group. “We have a strong implementation partner with SATEC. The OSS solutions chosen by EllaLink, including VC4-IMS, will advance their network management capabilities exponentially”.Peter van Hartingsveld, VP Business Development at VC4
"The choice of the right partner is an important step of a project from the first beginning. We have established with SATEC and VC4 a relationship of trust that will last for the entire project length. With this implementation EllaLink will be able to optimize the information and monitor the network almost immediately in a more efficient and reliable way".Rui Carrilho, Engineering and Operations Director at EllaLink
The scope of the project is completed with the IT Service Management System (ITSM) and the Fault Management System (FM). The ITSM will orchestrate EllaLink’s processes based on the service provisioning workflows and will also manage the customer incidents, changes, problems, SLAs, and the CMDB alignment to the inventory solution. The FM will register alarms from EllaLink infrastructure (Infinera) providing a single console for a consolidated view of the status of the services.
EllaLink, among the 426 undersea fiber-optic cables, and a mesh of 1.6 million kilometers on the ocean floor, differentiates from being the unique low-latency and diverse transatlantic route connecting Europe and Latin America. This new direct route between the two continents offers an innovative guarantee on data privacy. Besides, it provides greater bandwidth based on a new generation of cables, favoring a huge capacity boost for the transmission of large volumes of data and the use of cloud computing.
About VC4 B.V.
VC4 B.V., a privately owned entity, offers a complete inventory management system to network operators around the world. As the pioneer in integrated LNI/PNI inventory management through our proprietary discovery and reconciliation process, VC4-IMS harmonizes the complexity of network management into one tool.
With end-to-end lifecycle management, clients are able to plan, build, and operate their logical network with near real-time physical network values based on their network discovery schedule. Integrations to other OSS/BSS stacks empower the end-user to fully embrace the power of modern network management. For more information visit https://www.vc4.com.
SATEC GROUP is a multinational company engaged in integrating of advanced solutions and services associated with the new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). SATEC Group is now a large international entrepreneurial venture actively present in nine countries (with business in twenty countries) and with a current payroll of more than 1.000. SATEC has always defined its main objective as being to make itself the innovative response to enhancing its client’s data systems with the presentation of a comprehensive portfolio of engineering systems, offering cutting-edge resources and services. SATEC GROUP has an extensive portfolio of ICT Services and solutions to satisfy the customer’s needs (user driven approach). This experience allows SATEC to offer specific services and solutions companies operating in any business sector (banking, health care, industry, Insurance, Public Administrations, Solar Energy, Telecoms, etc.). SATEC has proven experience in developing monitoring systems (SCADAs, environment data, data networks, etc.), remote control applications (for eHealth and Energy, M2M device networks), data analytics, ICT infrastructures (data centers, hosting, cloud, data networks, process architectures, etc.), Big Data platforms and applications, etc. For more information visit https://www.satecgroup.com