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The IUP Journal of Computer Sciences :
An Analytic Quantitative Estimation of the Performance of the Mediator for Interaction Towards Automation of Internet Protocol and Carrier-Grade Management Ecosystems†
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The paper deals with the analytic estimation of the performance of a newly invented device for the interaction of the Internet Protocol network management system and the carrier-grade management ecosystem. The Erlang formula was used to estimate the performance of the new device in terms of black box and white box. The results showed that the new device would be of tremendous benefit to the network industry in terms of the management of the interaction and service creation in the industry, with the capacity to handle many requests within the shortest time with less cost, despite the effect of rollback situation that may be encountered.

 
 
 

The global Internet Protocol (IP) traffic was predicted to increase 4.3-fold in volume from 2009 to 2014 and reach 63.9 exabytes per month in 2014 (CISCO, 2012). With this prediction and the current rate of higher demand for Internet access, the IP network has been facing challenges of finding solutions that would manage the available network capacity. This management is in flexible manner that adds no cost to its present operating and capital expenditure. Also, there is a wide accord among Telecommunication Vendors and Operators (TVO) that the future generation network would be combined of Internet architectures embedded into high-bandwidth technologies and carrier-grade systems for control and management of the network (Juna, 2010).
Presently, the segmentation of IP and carrier-grade technologies has not only produced the carrier’s organizational separation, but a kind of fragmentation of the technical competence through separate Network Management Systems (NMSs) (Yannuzzi et al., 2012). The interaction between two NMSs is static and most of the operations were done manually. When there is a request for the creation of a service, for example service provisioning, link restoration and other related services are initiated by the IP network management. The time taken to serve the request by the transport network management is too long: it takes hours and even days. This resulted in too much delay and business value loss in the Internet ecosystem.

 
 
 

Computer Sciences IUP Journal ,Analytic quantitative estimation, Performance, Grade of service, Rollback effect, Block effect, Erlang (B) extension.