Customer Success

Examples of companies currently using Net LineDancer Enterprise Edition.


Technical Report -Net LineDancer, a Network Management  

A Tool Helping Novice Engineers Manage the Network

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SoftBank Telecom Corp. 

Background

As one of the biggest Telephone Company in Japan, SoftBank Telecom Corp. has picked Net LineDancer for managing and maintaining Managed CPE-S or CPE bundle carrier services and allows its subcontractors to access and manage a number of devices with a total control of Net LineDancer, which has enhanced greatly increased conveniences and unification of configurations at reasonable cost.

Articles

 SoftBank Telecom Corp. Application Example (PDF: 1.28MB)  

Product Purchased

Net LineDancer Enterprise 3,000 nodes license



AppCentrix

Background

As one of the biggest MSP in South Africa, AppCentrix monitors and manages IT resources to accurately pinpoint and project the health, performance, and availability of IT applications and services for their customers in the retail and financial industry. They had been looking for ideal NCM tool and has decided to deploy Net LineDancer as their network configuration manager.

Articles

 Web Host Industry Review  July 25th, 2012
 ScienceLogic, Inc. News and Events  July 25th, 2012

Product Purchased

Net LineDancer Enterprise 3,000 nodes license with SmartBridge option



INTEROP 2013 Shownet

Background

US Interop 2013 now takes advantage of Net LineDancer to prepare for an extremely large network!

Net LineDancer was adopted as Network Configuration Tool working together With EM7 of ScienceLogic, NMS for a large network and cloud, in Interop Las Vegas in May of 2013.

Product Purchased

Net LineDancer Enterprise

     


NTTDATA SMS Corporation

Background

The company, as a MSP and Data Center, controls the configuration management of a number of enterprises and government departments. Net LineDancer was selected and deployed because of its unique feature called SmartBridge, handling the same IP addresses scattered across multiple network segments.

Product Purchased

Net LineDancer Enterprise version 70,000 nodes license



Sega Corporation

Background

"When we started, we were sending engineers overseas, on site, to configure the network devices," says Takeshi Utsumi, an Assistant Team Manager of Sega's AM Sales Support Team. In deploying a network they call "ALL.Net" that connects all the amusement centers scattered in Asia, they were looking for a way to reduce administrator's burden of installing and configuring network devices there.

Solution:

- Net LineDancer
- Automatic configuration distribution
- Zero-Touch*

 What is Zero-Touch*?
Net LineDancer Linkage with NMSZero-Touch* is a Net LineDancer feature that deploys configurations into remote devices by taking advantage of Cisco IOS AutoInstall and Cisco Networking Services (CNS). As soon as the device is plugged into the network, Net LineDancer will automatically configure it.

*Zero-Touch has changed the name to Cisco Plug and Play from Net LineDancer ver.14.06.


Outcome:

- Reduced network configuration management costs by automating configuration of devices
  overseas.
- Reduced configuration errors and improved standardization of configurations because they can
  now manage configurations remotely from their headquarters.
- Reduced engineer working hours to configure devices to one sixth.

Product:

Net LineDancer Enterprise

For mode details, please see following document;
Sega Corporation Zero-Touch Case Study



Company A from Entertainment Market Leaders

Background

The team which consisted of 5 people managed network equipment in Tokyo and Osaka, but only two engineers were experienced enough to operate unsupervised. No one else could perform some of the troubleshooting if there were network issues in their absence. The two engineers were forced work through holidays incase problems occured while they were out, especially Golden Week or New Year's Holidays.

They installed Net LineDancer and created an internal manual that walked through operations that were dependent on individual's skills. This allowed less experienced staff to respond to unexpected problems.

Main Functions Used

- Regularly configurations backup
- Input information of configurations and recover
- Inventory report(Export for configurations of managed devices)

Managed Devices

300 nodes mainly Cisco, Foundry(current:Brocade)equipment on their own network.

Product Purchased

Net LineDancer Enterprise version 500 nodes license



Company B from System Integrator Leaders

Background

When introducing the network devices to their remote locations, their engineers used to go on business trips, after sending the devices on-site. They heard about Net LineDancer while looking for tools to save time and reduce cost.

Zero-Touch1, which allowed them to configure devices from a remote location, was applied. However, they asked to take measures since they are required to unbox and power the devices on to confirm the IDs of managed devices by their MAC address.

After the spec of Net LineDancer about the Zero-Touch1 feature changed to be able to confirm by serial numbers, instead of MAC addresses, they decided to install Net LineDancer, since it became unnecessary to unbox.

Main Functions Used

- Input intersectional configurations at the same time to network devices before shipping
- Compare Configurations after configured
- Zero-Touch1

1: Zero-Touch feature
netLD Zero-Touch is the ability to distribute configuration into remote multi devices by only connecting with the cable. As soon as devices are connected to network initially, the device will be configured automatically. Zero-touch allows engineers to skip the steps of distance business trips, called zero-trip.
Zero-Touch has changed the name to Cisco Plug and Play from Net LineDancer ver.14.06.

 
Managed Devices

Mainly Cisco, Yamaha devices

Product Purchased

Net LineDancer Enterprise version for 500 nodes was licensed for the trial installation. It has possibilities to increase.



Company C from Communications Company Leaders

Background

They faced the technical challenge of configuration management of 1,200 various vendors' devices, being managed at different locations using multiple tools through the CLI.

Additionally their handlings took much time to discover by getting update information in case of troubles and the collection of log data required the engineers to work at out-of-hours and initial charge.

The SI vendor who maintained their network devices designed a management solution using Net LineDancer to expand their channel allowing them to raise their unit price and differentiate themselves from other competing vendors which only sold equipment and support. Net LineDancer was adopted after the trial after resolving the problems discussed earlier.

Main Functions Used

- Compare Configurations
- Configuration change to multiple devices at the same time
- Hardware Inventory Manage
- Managed devices
- 1,200 nodes for trial installation, it will be increase to about 2,000 nodes

Product Purchased

Net LineDancer Enterprise version 3000 nodes license

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