Cyan in the News

Cyan: Sitting Between SDN and NFV

Editor, TelecomTV, April 8, 2014

Recep Ozdag, Director, SDN/NFV Solutions Marketing at Cyan says his company sits where SDN and NFV come together. Cyan provisions services with NFV and operationalises them with SDN. As regards open source and standards, Recep wonders whether standards are at all appropriate in this area but he sees two strong alternatives. The ETSI model with extensive use of Proofs of Concept (PoCs) is a good way to find out what works. The second approach is Open Source because it (eventually) becomes the standard and automatilcally defines the APIs that everyone gathers around. As such it doesn’t need a particular standards body. Read More >

Cyan Hires Video Game Developers for POW! BANG! ZOOM!

Mitch Wagner, Light Reading, March 27, 2014

Managing networks will never be as much fun as blowing the heads off zombies, but Cyan is looking to make it as visually interesting. The company has developers with backgrounds in gaming contributing to its network visualization software.

"We have five guys that we've been able to find over time that have a backgrounding in gaming directly involved in visualization," Cyan Inc. president Mike Hatfield tells Light Reading. "What happens is that the best of that technology is applied to a closed environment in telecom."

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Two Faces of Distributed NFV

Carol Wilson, Light Reading, March 13, 2014

In the era of virtualization, greater distinctions may develop between carriers and the services they offer as network operators adopt unique approaches to common service delivery concepts.

One example of how different priorities can influence deployments can already be seen in the instance of Distributed NFV, one of the proofs of concept being considered by the ETSI NFV Industry Specifications Group (ISG).

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Where is SDN today?

Editor, Converge! Network Digest, March 6, 2014

Cyan's Steve West answers... Read More >

MWC Offers Peek at NFV Projects

Carol Wilson, Light Reading, February 21, 2014

This year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona will not only provide a view of how individual vendors are bringing network functions virtualization (NFV) to market, but also reveal a tempting glimpse of the multi-vendor efforts that are advancing the NFV cause. Read More >

Cyan to show NFV with Intel, Connectem at MWC

Editor, Telecompaper, February 20, 2014

Cyan announced that it will present an end-to-end vEPC (virtual evolved packet core) network functions virtualization (NFV) use case demonstration in collaboration with Intel, Red Hat and Connectem at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This carrier-sponsored, official ETSI proof of concept demo will show the instantiation of a virtual EPC through an NFV orchestrator. Read More >

Cyan Boosts its Packet-Optical for Scale and Network Programmability

Editor, Converge! Network Digest, February 15, 2014

Cyan is rolling out a number of major enhancements aimed at delivering scalablity and further network programabbility to both its Z-Series Packet-Optical hardware and Blue Planet SDN Platform.

Upgrades for the Cyan Z-Series Packet-Optical Transport Platform (P-OTP) include the following modules:

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Cyan's Packet-Optical, SDN Advancements Provide 'Flexibility'

Craig Galbraith, Billing & OSS World, February 14, 2014

Cyan has enhanced its Z-Series Packet-Optical hardware and Blue Planet SDN platform, which together are designed to deliver a simplified end-to-end architecture with superior performance and improved economics for operators transforming their networks.

Cyan says the new release of its 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.

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Cyan Packet-Optical Enhancements and SDN Programmability

John Rath, Data Center Knowledge, February 13, 2014

Looking to usher in a new era for carrier network transformation and empower 100 Gigabit Ethernet transitions, Cyan (CYNI) announced major enhancements to both the Cyan Z-Series Packet-Optical hardware and Blue Planet SDN Platform. Cyan’s packet-optical transport platforms, coupled with its Blue Planet SDN and NFV orchestration platform built for network operators have delivered a simplified end-to-end architecture. Cyan is launching enhancements to the Z-Series Packet-Optical Transport Platform (P-OTP) and adding service automation features and an open API to the Blue Planet platform. Read More >

Cyan Updates Z-Series Packet-Optical Systems, Blue Planet SDN Platform

Stephen Hardy, Lightwave, February 13, 2014

Optical transport systems and software-defined networking (SDN) platform vendor Cyan (NYSE: CYNI) has unveiled upgrades to both ends of its product portfolio. The hardware and software enhancements strengthen the company’s play in Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet 2.0 environments as well as in 100-Gbps metro applications.

On the hardware end, Cyan has announced three new metro-focused modules for its Z-Series packet-optical transport platforms. All three are compatible with the three members of the Z-Series family and will be generally available by the end of this quarter.

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Cyan Announces Solution Upgrades

Sophie Donoghue, Capacity Magazine, February 12, 2014

US vendor Cyan is upgrading two of its solutions, expected to be available at the end of this year's first quarter.

In an effort to keep up with the market, which is rapidly heading towards 100G, Cyan is enhancing its Z-series packet-optical system and Blue Planet SDN platform.

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Cyan Starts Dabbling in Northbound APIs

Craig Matsumoto, SDNCentral, February 12, 2014

Cyan is introducing a northbound interface that sets up the Blue Planet software-defined networking (SDN) platform to provision standard Ethernet services.

The API, introduced Wednesday, works within the parameters of the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF’s) Carrier Ethernet 2.0, an agreed-upon set of definitions for Ethernet services on carrier networks.

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Cyan Packs One-Two Product Upgrade Punch

Carol Wilson, Light Reading, February 12, 2014

On the heels of 2013 earnings results that sagged with a drop in Windstream business, Cyan launched a one-two punch in new products that it hopes signal a brighter future, with upgrades to both its Blue Planet software-defined networking (SDN) platform and its metro packet-optical transport gear (See Cyan Upgrades SDN, Packet-Optical Products and Cyan Reports 2013 Results.) Read More >

Cyan Introduces 100gbE Support, CE2.0 API to Its Packet-optical SDN Solutions

Paula Bernier, SDNZone, February 12, 2014

Cyan today announced it has come out with the first SDN-enabled packet-optical transport solution supporting 100 gigabit Ethernet, and that its Blue Planet SDN & NFV orchestration platform now has a northbound interface for carrier Ethernet 2.0 services. Read More >

FVC launches Cyan SDN, Packet-Optical Solutions

Manda Banda,, January 29, 2014

Dubai-based FVC, a value-added distributor (VAD) in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), has announced the launch of Cyan software-defined networking (SDN) and packet-optical solutions for enterprise networks in the Middle East. Read More >

SDN and NFV Technology Trends to Watch in 2014

Matthew Palmer, SDNCentral, January 6, 2014

While that killer use case for makes software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) remains as elusive as the Alaskan blue crab, three important use cases are making progress into customer networks.

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