Active Resource Manager
Real-time, telemetry-driven service intelligence and control at the broadband edge
The Active Resource Manager (ARM) is a next-generation broadband service management platform for real-time, telemetry-driven service intelligence and control at the broadband edge. The ARM refactors and tightly integrates critical operational support system functions in a highly scalable platform specifically designed to enable broadband providers to rapidly create and deploy personalized services that can be dynamically managed based on operator needs and customer entitlements.
Key features include:
High-performance, modular platform
The ARM integrates an array of real-time service intelligence and control capabilities in a high-performance, modular platform that can be flexibly deployed in different configurations based on operator requirements and type of broadband infrastructure. The ARM performs rapid in-line mediation of stream telemetry data to gain visibility into network conditions and service utilization, and can employ IP flow telemetry for application level visibility using IPFIX or NetFlow. The ARM processes the information gained via telemetry for real-time service profiling to determine if action needs to be taken, and uses a number of policy-based mechanisms for dynamic control of elements in the existing broadband infrastructure – no additional elements are required.
The ARM platform is packaged with a set of "Base ARM" core functions, including stream telemetry data collection, Big Data storage and web services APIs. The capabilities of the ARM can be extended by adding on one or more optional modules:
Field-proven, high-availability platform
The ARM is based on scalable cloud technologies, and has been successfully deployed in networks supporting millions of customers. It is a high-availability platform, fully redundant in both processing and storage.
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