Cost Optimization for Netcracker Active Resource Inventory on AWS - Netcracker Active Resource Inventory on AWS

Cost Optimization for Netcracker Active Resource Inventory on AWS

Netcracker Active Resource Inventory on AWS is designed with the goal of delivering business value at the lowest price point. It uses Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL. Meanwhile, Amazon Aurora is up to five times faster than standard MySQL databases and three times faster than standard PostgreSQL databases. It provides the security, availability, and reliability of commercial databases at 1/10th the cost.

Netcracker Active Resource Inventory on AWS uses Amazon S3 to reduce its storage cost compared to on-premises solution. The below figure illustrates how AWS Storage is more efficient, due to only paying for the resources and services used, rather than paying for what is needed 3-5 years down the road.


        Diagram showing Storage utilization comparison

Storage utilization comparison

In addition, Amazon Linux 2 and CentOS images provide a considerable cost reduction opportunity in comparison to licensed and supported heavy operating systems.

AWS allows Netcracker Active Resource Inventory on AWS to optimize its resource footprint to match the network inventory update patterns. It is common practice for CSPs and ISPs to update their network during maintenance windows resulting in a surge of inventory data in the early morning. As such, the elasticity provided by the AWS through Auto Scaling Group, allows for considerable cost reduction.

You can find prescriptive guidance on implementation in the Cost Optimization Pillar whitepaper.