In this profile, we look at how Rakuten Symphony has built a new type of data platform, a platform with an inventory that can support the movement of CSPs from physical networks to fully cloud-native.

Symworld Inventory provides a cloud-enabled, cloud-neutral solution, for network topology that is already proven at Rakuten Mobile in Japan.

“Rakuten is putting a single inventory at the heart of every operational process”

Rakuten Symworld Inventory, part of the Symworld platform, is a modern inventory solution that supports the need of recording the physical state of the network and the ever-changing logical state of the network through time. However, unlike many current OSS today, in Symworld everything goes through a single common inventory. Inventory touches every module in the Symworld platform. This is a subtle, but significant change in the role of the inventory in OSS.

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Report author: Francis Haysom
Publication date: 05/10/2022
Number of pages: 12