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Cyan in the News

Software-defined network build underway as Kordia joins forces with Cyan

James Henderson, Computerworld, June 24, 2015

Kordia New Zealand has joined forces with Cyan to build a 100 Gigabit network designed to enable enhanced experience, more compelling services and increased backbone capability for Kordia customers, both wholesale and retail. Read More >

Cyan's Busy Week Includes NFV Demos, Acquisition News

Jeffrey Burt, eWeek, May 8, 2015

The NFV and SDN tech vendor is being bought by Ciena, but it also added more partners and showed off its expertise at the NFV World Congress show. Read More >

Vendor Bytes: Cyan, Infinera, Alcatel-Lucent, ONOS

Rob Powell, Telecom Ramblings, May 6, 2015

A day after the announcement of Ciena's intent to acquire the company, Cyan reminded everyone of the success it has been having in the SDN and NFV space. Their Blue Orbit ecosystem added seven new members, several of which are very high profile: ADI Engineering, Aria Networks, Brocade, GENBAND, Intel, VMware, and Wind River. Read More >

Cyan Says It Wasn't Starving Before Ciena Bid

Dan O'Shea, Light Reading, May 5, 2015

While Cyan has appeared since last year to be a likely acquisition candidate, company officials say the firm wasn't looking to sell before Ciena offered a bid of $4.75 per share. They also made the case that Cyan's financials recently were on the upswing, reporting a first-quarter year-over-year revenue jump of 89% as part of Monday's announcement of its agreement to be acquired by Ciena. Read More >

Ciena's Cyan Buy: It's All About the Software

Dan O'Shea, Light Reading, May 4, 2015

Ciena's bid to acquire Cyan pushes the packet-optical vendor deeper into the SDN/NFV software market, giving Ciena the keys to Cyan's Blue Planet ecosystem just as that software platform is starting to gain real traction with service providers. Read More >

Ciena Turns Acquirer, Offering $335M for Cyan Inc.

Craig Matsumoto, SDX Central, May 4, 2015

Amid chatter that Ciena could be an acquisition target, the company became an acquirer today, saying it’s buying Cyan Inc. for roughly $335 million net. (That’s $400 million in cash and stock, minus Cyan’s cash holdings.) Read More >

INDATEL to use Cyan's P-OTP and SDN Platform in 100 Gbps Deployment

Christopher Mohr, Next Generation Communications, April 14, 2015

Cyan announced recently that INDATEL would incorporate its Z-Series packet-optical transport (P-OTP) and Blue Planet software-defined networking (SDN) platforms in a network deployment that will run at 100 Gbps. The new network is designed to give widespread access to high-speed service to metro and rural areas alike. Read More >

Behind Indatel 100G Network Upgrade

Joan Engebretson, Telecompetitor, April 14, 2015

A 100 Gbps network upgrade is underway for the Indatel consortium of independent regional and statewide fiber networks. By interconnecting fiber network resources, the group is working towards assembling a single seamless network covering a large part of the U.S. Read More >

Cyan Lands INDATEL, Regional Carriers for 100G, SDN

Rob Powell, Telecom Ramblings, April 13, 2015

Cyan kicked off the week with an interesting national/regional set of wins. They've been picked by the wholesale carrier group INDATEL for a 100G packet-optical deployment augmented by the company's Blue Planet SDN software. Read More >

Cyan Announces Rollouts with Rural Carriers

Editor, Converge! Network Digest, April 13, 2015

Cyan announced a series of recent deployments of its Z-Series packet-optical hardware and Blue Planet SDN software with rural and regional carriers across the U.S., including Bloomingdale Communications, Broadband Visions, Palmetto Rural Telephone Company, and Vision Net. Read More >

INDATEL enters the 100G game, prepares for national service opportunities

Sean Buckley, FierceTelecom, April 12, 2015

INDATEL, a group of wholesale carriers that have their roots in the rural telecom market, is tuning its network to 100G, selecting Cyan's Z-Series packet-optical transport platform (P-OTP) and the Blue Planet SDN software. Read More >

Facebook, Google use SDN to boost data center connectivity

Lee Doyle, TechTarget, March 25, 2015

Internet content providers like Facebook and Google are already using SDN to improve hyperscale data center connectivity. But more could be done. Read More >

NFV orchestration to bolster CenturyLink’s enterprise customers

Dan Meyer, RCR Wireless News, March 16, 2015

Regional telecommunications provider CenturyLink said it plans to tap Cyan for its Blue Planet NFV Orchestrator to provide network function virtualization-based services to CenturyLink’s enterprise customers. Read More >

CenturyLink Selects Cyan's Blue Planet to Offer NFV-Enhanced Services to Enterprise and SMB Custome

TechTeam, PCC Mobile Broadband, March 14, 2015

CenturyLink, an integrated communications company will leverage Cyan’s Blue Planet NFV Orchestrator to deliver NFV-enhanced services - Programmable Services Backbone (PSB) - to enterprise and small and midsized business (SMB) customers. Read More >

Cyan's CenturyLink Win Built on Experience, Flexibility

Carol Wilson, Light Reading, March 13, 2015

CenturyLink chose Cyan's Blue Planet as its virtualization orchestrator for a combination of the vendor's experience and the adaptability of its approach to activation, a top technical executive tells Light Reading. Read More >

CenturyLink selects Cyan for NFV

Laura Hedges, Capacity Magazine, March 13, 2015

US operator CenturyLink has selected Cyan’s Blue Planet NFV Orchestrator for the delivery of NFV-enhanced services to enterprise and SMB customers. Read More >

CenturyLink Lands on Cyan's Blue Planet

Carol Wilson, Light Reading, March 12, 2015

CenturyLink announced Thursday it will use Cyan's Blue Planet NFV Orchestrator as orchestration for its new Programmable Services Backbone, the SDN-based network over which the network operator will deliver new business services, including virtualized functions. Read More >

CenturyLink Orchestrates NFV with Cyan

R. Scott Raynovich, The Rayno Report, March 12, 2015

The Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) drumbeat continues. CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and Cyan (Nasdaq: CYNI) today announced that CenturyLink will use Cyan’s Blue Planet NFV Orchestrator to deliver NFV services to enterprise and small and midsized business (SMB) customers. Read More >

CenturyLink taps Cyan to deliver NFV-based services to enterprise, SMB customers

Sean Buckley, FierceTelecom, March 12, 2015

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has taken another step forward with its software-based on-demand network plans by deploying Cyan's Blue Planet as its network functions virtualization (NFV) Orchestrator to deliver services to both its growing base of large enterprise and small to medium-sized business customers. Read More >

CenturyLink tabs Cyan's Blue Planet to orchestrate NFV-enabled business services

Stephen Hardy, Lightwave, March 12, 2015

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) will roll out new services aimed at enterprises and small to medium-sized business (SMB) customers via its Programmable Service Backbone (PSB). The PSB will enable these services via network functions virtualization (NFV) orchestrated by the Blue Planet NFV Orchestrator from Cyan (NYSE: CYNI), the two companies say. Read More >

CenturyLink Takes the NFV Plunge with Cyan

Rob Powell, Telecom Ramblings, March 12, 2015

In what will probably become a familiar type of press release this year, a service provider is launching NFV service to the enterprise. In this case, it's CenturyLink making its move, and it is a big Tier 1 win for Cyan. Read More >

NFV Orchestration Wars: Cyan Lands CenturyLink

Keith Griffith, SDX Central, March 12, 2015

The race to land NFV orchestration business from major telcos is heating up. Cyan is the latest to claim a customer win, on Thursday announcing CenturyLink has signed on to use its Blue Planet NFV orchestrator. Read More >

Expect a lot of NFV and RTC out of MWC

Doug Mohney, Real Time Communications, February 25, 2015

The countdown to Mobile World Congress 2015 is in high gear as the first day of the show on March 2 approaches. With LTE providing an all new, all-IP network for carriers, software-based concepts such as Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and real time communications (RTC) are hot topics. That's where real innovation is occurring, not in the whitewash of VoLTE/HD voice/Wi-Fi calling that some in the industry are shamelessly plugging. Read More >

Cyan targets hyper-scale providers with new data centre interconnect family

Ian Scales, TelecomTV, February 18, 2015

Cyan says it’s launching a “brand new product family targetting data centres”. The SDN/NFV and packet-optical specialist says it’s planning to intersect with what it sees as one of the most rapidly expanding markets - data centre interconnect (DCI). The most effective way of doing that is to target ‘pure play’ data centre operators and Web 2.0 players who are building hyperscale facilities. These targets include the likes of Facebook, Google and Rackspace. Read More >

Cyan Targets DCI Market With 34 Terabit Platform

Carol Wilson, Light Reading, February 11, 2015

Cyan is launching an ambitious play for the burgeoning data center interconnect (DCI) market Wednesday, targeting the largest Internet content providers with a new hyperscale transport platform and Linux-based software management tools. Read More >

Cyan Opens Up Optical With N-Series

R. Scott Raynovich, The Rayno Report, February 11, 2015

Cyan Inc. (Nasdaq: CYNI) is making a bid for the "webscale" datacenter market with the announcement of the N-Series, a 100 Gbit/s optical networking product line that is built on an open architecture, combining commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) silicon and photonic components with a modified Linux operating system. Read More >

Cyan Brings a White Box to Data Center Interconnect

Craig Matsumoto, SDx Central, February 11, 2015

Cyan has decided that data center interconnect, at least for the hyperscale players, is going to be a market dominated by the white boxes. So, it’s decided to beat white box vendors to the punch. Cyan is introducing the N-Series Open Hyperscale Transport Platform (OHTP) today, a 1-rack-unit system, built from off-the-shelf components, that runs the Cyan Linux network operating system and accompanying applications. Read More >

Cyan Packs 800 Gbps in 1RU for Cloud Data Center Interconnect

Jim Carroll, Converge! Network Digest, February 11, 2015

Cyan unveiled its N-Series Open Hyperscale Transport Platform (OHTP), a new family of high-density, high-capacity transport products designed for the rapidly growing need of cloud and providers to deploy large numbers of 100G connections between data centers over campus or metro regional distances. Read More >

Cyan makes data center interconnect play with N-Series

Stephen Hardy, Lightwave, February 11, 2015

Packet-optical transport and software-defined networking (SDN) platform developer Cyan (NYSE:CYNI) has unveiled the first member of the N-Series Open Hyperscale Transport Platform (OHTP) family. The N11 is designed to offer high-capacity, low cost, and small footprint for cloud, content, and data center operators who are interested in a rapidly scalable platform based on 100G interfaces and compatible with SDN frameworks. Read More >

Cyan partners with Kordia in ANZ, South Pacific, PNG

Peter Dinham, iTWire, February 3, 2015

Software-defined network (SDN) provider Cyan has partnered with Kordia New Zealand to market and support Cyan technology solutions throughout New Zealand, Australia, the South Pacific Islands and Papua New Guinea Read More >

OPNFV welcomes SK Telecom, others; names director of NFV organization

Dan Meyer, RCR Wireless News, February 3, 2015

The Linux Foundation’s recently launched Open Platform for NFV Project expanded its membership role as well as announced a director to head up the OPNFV plans to provide a “carrier-grade, integrated, open source reference platform intended to accelerate the introduction of new products and services” tied to network function virtualization. Read More >

Cyan Increases Outlook for Q4 Revenue

Jeffrey Burt, eWeek, January 12, 2015

Software-defined networking and network-functions virtualization have been good to Cyan, which is expecting revenue for the fourth quarter of 2014 to come in stronger than originally anticipated. Read More >

Cyan bumps fourth quarter revenue estimate

Lightwave Staff, Lightwave, January 12, 2015

Cyan (NYSE:CYNI) expects to get 2015 off to a good start by announcing better than expected revenues when it reports the results of its fiscal fourth quarter on February 18. The provider of packet-optical transport systems and software-defined networking (SDN) platforms says it will exceed the top end of its revenue guidance by at least $4 million. Read More >

SDxCentral Weekly News Roundup — January 9, 2015

Craig Matsumoto, SDxCentral, January 9, 2015

Happy Friday and happy new year, everyone! Here’s SDNCentral’s gathering of the week’s news bits around software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and other related topics. Read More >

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