Building Integrated TMN Solutions Using Multiple Technologies--An Introduction

Graham Chen

This paper addresses one of the important issues facing today's telco industry, integrated management solutions based on multiple management technologies. It provides an analysis of the current industry requirements for such an integrated solution, the trends and the future directions. It proposes an integrated architecture framework based on the OSI, CORBA and Java/Web technology.

An integration strategy and a proof of concept is presented here which examines the value of different management technologies and the strategies to integrate them in the management solutions. The view expressed here has been strongly endorsed by the recent Network Management Forum (NMF) in its management technology strategic round-table discussions.

This paper was presented at the Network Management Forum's General Meeting in Long Beach April 1997. A long summary of this paper appeared in the Spring 1997 Edition of the NMF Bulletin.