Xyna Factory

Service Orchestration & Network Automation

Less Programming More Engineering

Xyna Factory – a model- and order-driven workflow platform to automate network-related configuration processes in telecommunication networks (Carrier, Service Provider) – is GIP's main product. The development and integration is based on the unique paradigm of Visual Service Engineering.

The technical focus is on the implementation of IT and OSS processes for the configuration of complex products for corporate customers.
(e.g. Enterprise Access, L2 / L3-VPN, cloud / value-added solutions, IoT / Industrial 4.0 / M2M, self-service, QoE / Assurance).

Xyna Factory is being improved continuously by GIP. Since the first productive use (2005) until today the Xyna Factory was used in a variety of projects for the automation of service and configuration processes. The spectrum ranges from the development of modern and user experience-oriented user interface for self-service via the auto configuration of CPE devices, IP telephones and enterprise access routers through to configuration of backbone and core network elements.

Xyna Factory

Any Service – Any Device – Any Protocol

The Xyna Factory is designed as a generic configuration platform. Orders of superior systems (e.g. BSS / Customer Care) will be splitted into technical sub-processes and will be enabled by a network abstraction layer on network-related IT systems and network elements (including virtual and SDN-based elements / NFV). In this way, a variety of services can be orchestrated and automated by Xyna Factory. On the product side, adapters for all standard protocols, standards and vendor-specific interfaces are available. The effective development and easy integration of devices- and project-specific adapters and protocol variants is also a key part of the solution.

Visual Engineering Service

All processes carried out by Xyna Factory are developed as graphical workflow models. The models serve as a specification [Build-Time], as executable technical blueprints in the automation [Run-Time] and as graphic documentation of all past and running process instances for purposes of fault clearance and development [Assurance].

Event-driven workflow automation

The architecture of Xyna Factory is event-based. Network events can activate triggers and thus processes in Xyna Factory. Likewise, the Xyna Factory can turn trigger events and processes, for example, based on orders from external systems. Thus Xyna can be used with typically long-running, complex and order- and activation processes in service fulfillment, as well as in the field of activation / ACS which are typically characterized by short running processes at a high rates.

High availability, scalability, performance

Xyna Factory is consistently developed for the application in large, critical infrastructures. The system configuration can be flexibly adapted to various requirements in the field of high availability and scalability. With the smooth, efficient software stack Xyna Factory can be used in configurations with demands for extreme high performance.

Collaborative Engineering

The Fractal Modeller consideres the simultaneous access of multiple developers within the same project and supports communication about the project content. If organizational actions of the division fail, content can be explicitly assigned to a specific user (e.g. for interfaces between the individual components).

The fractal factory

Each graphically modeled entity is added to the pool of functionalities and can be reorganized and used in future contexts. The object model which is used defines the language that will be used for the complete traffic within each workflow and to all interfaces. This serves in reducing the complexity of the overall system and increases the degree of reuse. For this, the factory has a self-similar – fractal – structure: Based on the fact that all components of Xyna Factory are constructed on the same mechanisms and the same parent software architecture principles, the following key benefits can be realized: reducing complexity, modularity, system optimization, adaptivity and adaptability.