From a challenge...
With XRA-31, Excentis introduced a new way of capturing and analysing network packets between DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems and CMTS'es. Translating the technical knowledge of Excentis into a clear, organized portal was the next step to be handled.
...to a solution...
The resulting web portal is an Angular web application that accompanies the XRA-31 solution. It’s built on top of the XRA-31 APIs and allows users to configure, execute and evaluate network tests. The application mainly functions as a proxy to fetch the requested data for the frontend and provide structured responses that can be displayed easily. Moreover, it does some recurring work (cronjobs) and accesses the file system for the related functionalities. We used Docker and docker-compose to orchestrate the building and linking process of these components, thus creating a standalone solution including all of its dependencies.
This powerful platform is the result of a collaboration between the client's excellence in network technology and our expertise in visualising the provided features and building the accompanying portal. Since its first launch in 2017, the XRA-31 has been shipped to network providers around the world, allowing them to use a solid new method of testing and optimising their performance metrics and providing better services to their end-users.
More info can be found at https://www.excentis.com/products/xra-31-docsis-protocol-analyzer