Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Cyan Blue Planet SDN Discovers and Provisions Cisco and Juniper Nodes

Cyan significantly extended the reach of its Blue Planet SDN platform by adding the ability to provision and manage Ethernet services across Cisco ASR a

nd Juniper MX routers.

Blue Planet SDN-based control over Cisco and Juniper equipment is based on access to standards-based interfaces such as CLI and NETCONF/YANG.  New element adapters being introduced this quarter use Link-Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) to auto-discover Cisco network, including all nodes, connections, and the overall physical layer topology.  Platforms supported include the Cisco ASR 901, ASR 903, ASR 9000 and ME 3600 platforms, as well as the Juniper MX960, MX480, and MX2010 platforms. Blue Planet functionality allows customers to automate, manage, inventory, and provision Ethernet services across networks built with these devices.

Cyan also features a multilayer, 3D visualization tool that allows users to see relationships between service layers (fiber, DWDM, OTN, Ethernet, IP). After a service is provisioned across the network, Cyan's Trail-Analyzer can be used to see the circuit’s path through different nodes and layers.

“Customers are looking for us to integrate and orchestrate Cisco and Juniper based on their perspective that the element management systems and SDN tools available today for these devices are not capable of providing the multi-vendor service automation, management, and abstraction that Blue Planet delivers,” said Michael Hatfield, president, Cyan. “This is required for the network transformation our customers are rapidly embracing.”

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