Today, CenturyLink and Cyan jointly announced that CenturyLink will be offering NFV-enhanced services to their enterprise and SMB customers based on Cyan’s Blue Planet NFV Orchestrator. We’re proud to be a part of CenturyLink’s network transformation initiative—and we believe the implications of this announcement are significant.
Why? There are a couple of important industry firsts and take-aways related to this news for both Cyan and CenturyLink.
To start, as far as we can tell, this is the industry’s first commercialized deployment of NFV technology where the service is fully orchestrated from end-to-end. Specifically, Blue Planet is instantiating and controlling virtual functions, coordinating with the cloud infrastructure, interconnecting these virtual functions (e.g., vFirewall, vDPI, vRouter, vDNS, etc.) to achieve service chaining, and then coordinating this activity across the network and physical resources to deliver an end-to-end service.