Cyan (NYSE: CYNI) said it has announced major enhancements to both the Cyan Z-Series Packet-Optical hardware and Blue Planet SDN Platform.
Together, these solutions deliver a simplified end-to-end architecture with superior performance and improved economics for network operators transforming their networks to meet the communications requirements of an on-demand world.
Enhancements to the Z-Series focused on packet functionality and optical scale, while enhancements to Blue Planet focused on service automation.
The new release for the Cyan Z-Series Packet-Optical Transport Platform (P-OTP) helps operators simplify the transition to 100G and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) in metro networks by significantly improving optical capacity, as well as by delivering more scalable packet aggregation and transport capabilities. These enhancements include the following new modules, which will be available at the end of Cyan´s first quarter 2014:
The addition of service automation features to Cyan´s Blue Planet SDN and NFV Orchestration Platform enable carriers to simplify, manage and orchestrate multi-vendor networks to achieve end-to-end network control, service automation and service agility. Specifically, new Blue Planet features include the addition of A-to-Z provisioning of Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) services in multi-vendor networks, a “cut-in” and “cut-out” feature that provides for non-disruptive activation of third-party devices on live networks, and new element adaptors for provisioning Accedian (MetroNID GT, GT-S, LT-S) and RAD (ETX-204A) devices.
Cyan enables network transformation. The company´s software-defined network (SDN) solutions deliver orchestration, agility, and scale to networks, that until now, have been static and hardware driven. Its website is at www.cyaninc.com or on Twitter at twitter.com/CyanNews.