The company has removed the need for manual intervention for the provisioning, testing and activation of demarcation equipment to simplify network edge configuration. The zero touch provisioning also eliminates human error and improves scalability. The technology also uses cryptographic methods to authenticate devices and ensure the integrity of software and configuration data.
ADVA already supports automated device configuration and service provisioning in the company’s
Ensemble Connector NFVI software. The technology is now being expanded to a wider portfolio, enabling automated service activation with edge compute nodes as well as simple service demarcation devices.
Now, edge device only needs to be connected to the network, which will then authenticate itself and establishes a secure connection to a server holding the latest firmware and configuration data. The firmware and software patches are then installed and, in the case of edge compute nodes, the new services are downloaded.