SOSMART SOFTWARE SUITE

SoSmart is a management suite with tools to support Smartoptics products to exist in an open multi-layer and multi-vendor environment.

SoSmart Software Suite

INNOVATION WITH AN OPEN MIND

SoSmart is a modular software suite for SDN-based management of Smartoptics products in an open, multi-layer and multi-vendor optical networking environment. The management suite has a new and modern software architecture with open API:s that enable a high level of management flexibility, modularity, multiple integration possibilities and openness. The Smartoptics SoSmart Software Suite for open network management includes the following building blocks:

  • The SoSmart Manager – The management application for optical network provisioning, also including fault, configuration, administration, performance, and security (FCAPS) functions, and operated via an advanced graphical user interface (GUI).
  • The SoSmart Controller – An open source SDN controller based on TransportPCE.
  • The SoSmart Planner –  An optical planning and simulation tool with the same GUI as the SoSmart Manager and using the open-source module GNPy for path simulations.

 

The SoSmart Software Suite interworks seamlessly with the DCP network elements, each of them having data models based on Yang and supporting the Open ROADM API:s, which are made accessible via the NetConf protocol. This open approach has two important advantages: The DCP Network elements may be directly controlled by other SDN controllers supporting the Open ROADM API and NetConf, and the SoSmart Software Suite can be extended to also control other optical network elements with relevant open API:s.

SoSmart Solution Brief

DCP MANAGEMENT WITH THE SOSMART SOFTWARE SUITE

Disaggregation of the optical network requires a similarly open approach to the management of the network elements. With the SoSmart Software Suite, Smartoptics provides a modular, SDN-based, management solution using open API:s and opensource software.

SoSmart Manager

THE MANAGEMENT APPLICATION

The SoSmart Manager is the interface between the physical optical network and the staff operating the network, and hence the GUI plays a crucial role for the efficiency of network provisioning and management. The GUI must provide the network operator with sufficient status information, while at the same time as much as possible simplify the deployment and management of the optical network.

SoSmart Controller

AN OPEN SOURCE SDN CONTROLLER

The SoSmart Controller is based on the open-source Transport Path Computation Element (TransportPCE). TransportPCE can be described as an application running on top of an OpenDaylight SDN controller. Its primary function is to control an optical transport infrastructure using a non-proprietary south bound interface (NetConf). TransportPCE may be interconnected with a GUI or controllers of different layers, a higher layer controller and/or an orchestrator through non-proprietary API:s (RestConf). The control functions include the capability to configure the optical equipment, and to provision services according to a request coming from a GUI, higher layer controller and/or an orchestrator.

SoSmart Planner

OPTICAL PLANNING AND SIMULATION TOOL

To simplify optical network planning, the SoSmart Planner presents you with the same user interface as the SoSmart Manager, making any path simulation an uncomplicated matter. The SoSmart Planner also builds on the GNPy (Gaussian Noise model in Python) module, which is a sponsored project of the OOPT/PSE working group of the Telecom Infra Project. It is a fully open-source library driven by a consortium of operators, vendors, and academic researchers intended for rapid development of production-grade route planning tools, easily extensible to include custom network elements performant to the scale of real-world mesh optical networks. GNPy can be used for both real time network simulations and for off-line simulations.

Data Sheet

AN OPEN ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT SUITE

SoSmart is a modular software suite for SDN-based management of Smartoptics products in an open, multi-layer and multi-vendor
optical networking environment. The management suite has a new and modern software architecture with open API:s that enable a
high level of management flexibility, modularity, multiple integration possibilities and openness.