Why is an EMS necessary for your devices?

Why is an EMS necessary for your devices?

Why is an EMS necessary for your devices?

  • Posted by Ramya
  • On September 18, 2020

There’s a quip that goes around – whenever the companies need EMS, they want it dispensed yesterday. That’s how device manufacturers roll. They won’t be able to develop an EMS right from the scratch – creating an EMS with advanced functionality for multitude of devices needs great expertise. Thus, they rely on people like us, who’d be able to readily provide them their requirements within the cost and time limits that they set.

When a situation arises for service providers and device manufacturers to roll out their devices for large scale environments, they’d require an Element Management System (EMS) to control their devices, in bulk. Thus, an EMS becomes their high-prioritized requirement which needs to be resolved immediately. Aggressive timelines become inevitable.

Well, is EMS the only option to manage the devices in bulk? Aren’t there other ways to get this job done?

Apart from EMS, the other ways to handle devices are:

  • CLI
  • Craft Interface
  • Embedded WebGUI

When do these methods run amok?

  • To configure the devices, strenuous CLI commands might become a hindrance.
  • For monitoring purposes, WebGUI and CLI need to be augmented to a display and reporting tool.
  • To represent the geographical locations of the devices, EMS becomes inevitable.

To reap the maximum benefits from your devices, an EMS will always be the inevitable way to go. The important thing to note here is: your EMS should be capable of handling all types of devices in the spectrum.

How EMS adds value to the high-end devices?

In a broad range of devices, at one end of the spectrum lies the complex, high-functional and high-performing devices. To obtain all the possible benefits of such devices, monitoring and managing them should be done around the clock. EMS is requisite, if the cost of managing a device is insignificant when compared to the cost of the device in itself.

How EMS adds value to the standard devices?

Configuring such standard devices should be a piece of cake. However, when scores of devices are at your disposal, a managing system becomes unavoidable, since individual management of each device is an onerous task. By centralizing the management functions onto an EMS server, the network devices can be offloaded – thereby improving the devices’ performance.

Although the cost of developing an EMS seems to be larger than that of the devices, it’s essential that an EMS be deployed for the long efficient run of those devices.

So, what does an EMS, designed for varied devices, inherently do to get all the information needed in its place? The basic functionality of EMS is as follows, but not limited to:

  1. Periodically collect performance metrics from each device.
  2. Continuously monitor the performance of the devices.
  3. Provide real time information about the performance of devices.
  4. Enforce the Quality of Service (QoS) as per the SLA.
  5. Detect faults and raise appropriate alarm whenever encountered with a deviation from the target QoS.
  6. Supply with charts, graphs and reports as required.

The ability to handle multiple type of devices is a feat, considering the different metrics that need to be monitored for each type of device. Our EMS has accomplished the management a variety of devices: high end data center fabric switches, video gateways, smart meters, lighting infrastructure – to name a few.

When getting an EMS seems to be the way to go, get your hands on NetMan, the best-in-class EMS designed to manage all types of devices – whether it is complex or standard. With our 16 years of expertise, it is certain you are in the best hands.