PETALUMA, Calif. & BAD HOMBURG, Germany -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cyan (NYSE: CYNI), a leading provider of software-defined networking (SDN) and packet-optical solutions for network operators, today announced that Connectem, Mellanox® Technologies, Metaswitch Networks, and Red Hat have joined Blue Orbit, an ecosystem of partners focused on delivering real-world, multi-vendor SDN and network functions virtualization (NFV) applications. In addition, in cooperation with these new Blue Orbit partners, Cyan is demonstrating two new use cases at the Layer 123 SDN event in Bad Homburg, Germany including, for the first time, Blue Planet NFV Orchestration.
“With Blue Orbit, the SDN and NFV supplier community is really stepping forward to prove interoperability in multi-vendor environments, and demonstrate that SDN and NFV can be leveraged to perform key functions critical to network operations around the world,” said Joe Cumello, chief marketing officer, Cyan. “We welcome our newest members and look forward to the insights their participation will provide network operators looking to lessen risk and accelerate the delivery of production SDN infrastructures.”
Blue Orbit’s four new members are:
At Layer 123 SDN and OpenFlow World Congress, Cyan and these new Blue Orbit partners will be demonstrating the following use cases:
“Connectem is excited and encouraged by the Cyan Blue Orbit initiative to orchestrate this new world of Network Function Virtualization,” said Barry Hill, Connectem vice president, sales and marketing. “As a leader in developing and deploying solutions for NFV, Connectem is pleased to work with the Cyan team to drive further innovation in and around our Virtual EPC.”
“We are pleased to join Cyan’s Blue Orbit ecosystem,” said Eran Bello, director of business development, telecom and security markets at Mellanox. “Cyan’s Blue Planet SDN Platform combined with Mellanox 10/40/56Gb/s InfiniBand and Ethernet ConnectX®-3 adapters and SwitchX®-2 based switches enable enterprises and carriers to deploy SDN and NFV applications with near bare metal performance.”
In June 2013, Blue Orbit was formed to demonstrate interoperability among SDN and NFV solutions from an array of partners to lessen the risk network operators would otherwise face and accelerate the delivery of production SDN and NFV use cases. Blue Orbit partners provide applicable solution elements to Cyan’s California-based Blue Orbit Lab. From this facility, Cyan, Blue Orbit partners and customers are able to test and demonstrate the deployability of SDN solutions.
Blue Orbit members include Accedian Networks, Arista, Boundary, Canonical, Connectem, Cyan, Embrane, Mellanox Technologies, Metaswitch Networks, Overture Networks, Pica8, RAD, Red Hat and Ryu.
Cyan enables network transformation. The company’s software-defined network (SDN) solutions deliver orchestration, visualization, and scale to networks that, until now, have been static and hardware driven. Serving carriers, enterprises, governments, and data center operators globally, Cyan’s open platforms provide multi-vendor control and visibility to network operators, making service delivery more efficient and profitable. Cyan solutions include Blue Planet SDN and NFV orchestration software, Z-Series packet-optical transport platforms, and Cyan Pro professional services. For more information, please visit www.cyaninc.com or follow Cyan on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CyanNews.
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