QoS Orchestration for Unified Communications Networks
Nectar’s innovative Evolution technology is the first UC-aware software product of its kind to ensure endpoint health by delivering unified Quality of Service (QoS) automation and verification across a Cisco wired or wireless infrastructure. Evolution supports multi-vendor UC platform deployments that include Microsoft Skype for Business and other third party ecosystem applications. The platform ultimately provides advanced, real-time dynamic QoS Orchestration with substantial endpoint health and cost savings for multi-vendor UC environments.
A winner of the 2017 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award, Nectar’s game-changing Evolution software substantially improves overall end-user QoS for UC environments. By automating previously manually-implemented processes, Evolution ensures that a registered UC user receives the proper QoS treatment anywhere in the network — thus providing a truly consistent and optimum voice, video, conferencing, and collaboration experience. Further, with time savings in operating expenditures, Nectar Evolution dramatically reduces QoS Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Key Features of QoS Automation and Verification
Evolution utilizes Nectar’s dynamic, rules-based policy engine in conjunction with Cisco’s Application Policy Infrastructure Controller-Enterprise Module (APIC-EM) to set and remove policy for end-points in Skype for Business or Cisco UCM system. Cisco’s APIC-EM then configures the network to apply the QoS policy for the end-point, regardless of whether it is connected to a switch or to a wireless access point.
It provides enterprise customers and service providers with secure, real-time QoS provisioning by automatically configuring QoS policy on new or existing endpoints and network devices. It allows you to cost-effectively deploy a consistent, end-to-end QoS across complex hybrid and geographically distributed networks that incorporate platforms, media, and devices from multiple vendors.
Benefits of Unified Communications Multi-Vendor UC Management
Nectar Evolution software helps enterprise customers and service providers take advantage of the full power of the network while achieving consistent network and endpoint health optimization; saving time, money, and resources.
Reduces Total Cost of Ownership – Evolution provides automated QoS when an authenticated and registered user enters or leaves their UC environment. It eliminates the need for on-going QoS changes and enables over a 35% time savings in network operations, which translates to more time that’s available for business innovation.
Improves UC Performance & End-User Experience – By designating and assigning the proper QoS to a registered user, Evolution helps your UC environment operate at the highest performance level, thereby improving the overall user experience.
UC Device Agnostic – By leveraging the Cisco APIC-EM, Nectar Evolution ensures that the user receives the proper QoS treatment regardless of the type of UC device they are currently using.