Reduce IT workloads, improve user experiences and ensure mission-critical operations with an auto-provisioning, configuration, and recovery network.

IT infrastructure has evolved over the last 20 years to where it is now fully automated. However, networks need to catch up. It takes minutes to deploy a new application, yet it can take days or weeks to manually configure the enterprise network, element-by-element.

With an Autonomous Network, IT leaders can now shift their focus to the business rather than building and running their infrastructure. An Autonomous Network simplifies the deployment of the network by automatically and securely connecting people, processes, applications, and objects.

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The Solution

An Autonomous Network simplifies operations

The ALE Autonomous Network architecture provides automated service provisioning between users, devices, and applications and ensures a robust network infrastructure by automating moves, adds, and changes, reducing the time and effort it takes to maintain and operate a network.

The Autonomous Network ensures a seamless experience between wired and wireless networks. It provides a high-performance network with ultrafast convergence, secure access control and hardened switch OS. Our Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar WLAN portfolio is coupled with our comprehensive Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN portfolio that supports deployment ranging from access, to core, and data centres.

A single network management system (NMS) provides an additional level of integration between wired and wireless networks. The Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista NMS provides unified service management and network-wide visibility, improving IT efficiency and business agility.

Automation from the edge to the core

The Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Autonomous Network architecture operates from the network edge to the core.

Unified edge. Users, devices, and IoT can connect to the Local Area Network (LAN) and/or Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) with a consistent connection experience and performance capabilities. Switching from fixed LAN to wireless LAN with the same device is simple and secure.

Unified fabric. LAN, WLAN, core/data centre, and soon, a branch portfolio with cloud management and embedded security.

Network services automation. This is the key layer in the autonomous network that enables network automation through programmability, provisioning, analytics, the Rainbow by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise workflow engine, as well as third-party integration.

Autonomous Networks in Industries

Education

An Autonomous Network simplifies connectivity for a wide variety of educational user needs, while ensuring that individuals only have access to authorized applications and systems. The Autonomous Network can be up and running in just a few minutes freeing up time for highly skilled IT professionals to work on new strategic initiatives.

Government

Citizens’ experiences are enhanced through secure, responsive public services, improved emergency response systems and reliable wireless connectivity. Autonomous networks provide the architecture that automates the provisioning of networks and IoT devices, improves the cost of operations, reduces human error and delivers services and applications that governments require and that citizens expect.

Healthcare

The Autonomous Network provides a secure connection from a user or object to authorized applications. It simplifies and secures how staff, patients, visitors, devices and objects connect to a hospital, clinic or assisted living facility network, while delivering a performance level that is appropriate for individuals, groups, or assets.

Hospitality

The Autonomous Network offers unified access and unified management ensuring seamless interoperability between users, devices and services across the hotel network. Access to applications is restricted to authorized individuals based on their roles. This means they have different network access levels, security and QoS. Network resource usage is monitored to proactively address any potential problems.

Transportation

Transportation data networks must be highly resilient and support many different types of applications, objects and users, with high levels of security. With an Autonomous Network, the network is simplified, tasks are automated and IT teams can deliver a better level of service and improve SLAs, to provide an enhanced traveller experience.

Customer Benefits

Here’s why customers choose ALE

  • Streamlined portfolio through a single operating system (OS) edge to core and unified LAN, WLAN and branch security management
  • Deployment flexibility in office, outdoor and industrial environments, with management either on premises or in the cloud
  • Simple network automation and integration with digital workflows
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