In co-operation with existing customers and external consultants, NetYCE has developed a methodology to quantify operational savings when adopting Design Driven Networking. These can be quantified for the following categories:
✓ De-operationalise engineering cost:
Freeing up time from engineers by providing a single view of the network and designing things once so they can be operated by less expensive operations people.
✓ Reducing operations cost:
Doing more work with less network operations staff for daily operations, troubleshooting and analysis.
✓ Avoid future headcount growth:
By adopting Design Driven Networking, less or even no additional headcount is needed to support additional work.
✓ Reduction of network downtime:
Network downtime is significantly reduced as networks become more stable with guaranteed first time right deployments.
✓ Less incidents:
The number of incidents due to configuration errors is minimized by adopting Design Driven Networking. And less time is spent on troubleshooting as incidents will only occur due to hardware failure, power outages or software bugs.
✓ First Time fault and service impact reduction:
For service providers, faults and service impacts when deploying or upgrading new services is accounted. These can also be quantified..
✓ Decrease third party maintenance cost:
Design Driven Networking provides a framework into existing tools and systems used for engineering and operations. Existing tools can be optimized or replaced.
Increased revenue can be derived is several ways by using Design Driven Networking. Some of them are:
✓ Extra revenue due to quicker time to market:
Reducing time to market to deploy new services leads to earlier accrued revenue. This can be easily quantified for per type of service based on the number of days saved on a monthly or yearly basis..
✓ Customers retention due to quicker and better time to market:
For service providers, customer retention is highly correlated to first time right deployments. With good customer experience existing customers will stay after the contract period.
For the total business case, the cost for implementing DDN should be accounted for. This can vary from customer to customer, depending on how DDN is implemented, for what types of services, the scale of the network and the state of the current network.
From experience, the ROI is typically between 9-12 months with total quantified saving up to 300%-500% in 3 years. NetYCE and its partners can help define this and provide a cost estimation.