NetOS

Visualise, Optimise and Automate are powered by NetOS

Visualise, Optimise and Automate are powered by Zeetta’s network virtualisation platform called NetOS that abstracts the complexity of the underlying physical network and represent it internally as a layout map of nodes and links known as a ‘operational topology’. This elegant, yet powerful, representation simplifies the monitoring and management of even the most complex networks because any network device -regardless of its complexity- can be represented as a node within the network topology.

What is NetOS

NetOS is a software defined networking (SDN) orchestrator based on the industry-standard OpenDaylight controller from the Linux Foundation®. The original open-source controller has been enhanced with patent-protected extensions to enable monitoring, control and management of heterogeneous networks containing LAN, WLAN and private LTE/5G devices. NetOS leverages SDN technology to provide IT teams full control of the network operations and allow them to construct services according to what the user wants, rather than how the network presents its capabilities.

It offers:

A unique service model

A unique service model to establish the appropriate control over network infrastructure

Support all major underlying physical access technologies

Support all major underlying physical access technologies including LAN, WLAN, private LTE/5G and optical network technologies

Reconciliation of all sub-network topologies

Reconciliation of all sub-network topologies to create an aggregated and unified, real-time network topology view, regardless of hardware vendor

Key orchestration functions

Key orchestration functions to enable automated service provisioning for a greater network reliance and availability

Collection and recording of data from device

Collection and recording of data from devices and services across the network to monitor its performance and simplify Service Level Agreement (SLA) management

Topology Aggregation

Capability to merge topologies from different underlying physical or virtual sub-networks to create a single aggregate topology that represents the entire network domain.

Technology Highlights

  • Software Defined Networking technology
  • Based on Linux Foundation’s OpenDaylight
  • Patent-protected extensions to support multiple network technologies
  • Delivered via standard container technology on Linux x86 server platforms
  • Reconstructs the aggregate topology of the whole network
  • Automatic device adoption
  • Path computation in complex and heterogenous network topologies
  • Dynamic management of VLANs
  • Host tracking through OpenFlow and Layer2
  • Supports Mode Management (switch between network configuration profiles)
  • Supports a number of southbound APIs and northbound protocols including REST, OpenFlow, NETGONF, YANG, CLI and SNMP
  • More advanced orchestration functions can be supported such as self-organising and self-healing capabilities

NetOS Architectural Overview

NetOS Control Plane

NetOS Core

Service orchestrator with embedded SDN Controller and data collection framework 

NetOS Data

Collection and aggregation of data, events and statistics for network performance monitoring

 

NetOS Application Plane

NetOS Admin GUI

Network deviations

NetOS NRBT GUI

Network resource booking tool

NetOS Services GUI

Service creation tool

3rd Party applications

Non-Zeetta Networks applications