“WebNMS is an industry leading framework for building network management applications. With over 25,000 deployments worldwide and in every Tier 1 Carrier, network equipment providers and service providers can customize, extend and rebrand WebNMS as a comprehensive Element Management System (EMS) or Network Management System (NMS),” the company website said.
Version 5.3 of WebNMS supports Hadoop clusters, making it ideal for managing big data projects.
The WebNMS framework allows administrators to build virtual networks using hardware and software from multiple vendors.
WebNMS allows administrators to define features of the network including topology, inventory, and mapping networks. It also allows administrators to build fault-tolerant networks for increased reliability and high availability.
WebNMS originally started as a Carrier Ethernet OAM, but has grown to support full SDN deployments. With the addition of support for a Hadoop database layer, WebNMS can allow companies to take advantage of big data.
This is not the only enterprise networking project that Zoho is involved in. The company’s ManageEngine (News - Alert) division recently introduced the Large Enterprise Edition of OpManager, a carrier-grade network and data center infrastructure management system.
The software lets administrators provision up to 15,000 devices on a network, similar to the way WebNMS allows administrators to create virtual networks.
“For a lot of large enterprise IT departments, the DIY model of IT management tools and techniques works because it puts the IT team in charge," said Dev Anand, director of product management at ManageEngine. "With DIY, you're not waiting for a battalion of consultants to turn up just to get your software up and running. OpManager Large Enterprise Edition is our response to the rise of DIY. This edition scales our proven, trusted infrastructure management solution to support the largest of enterprises."