Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cyan Enhances its CyPortal Software Suite

Cyan introduced a number of enhancements to its CyPortal SLA assurance suite to support expanding service requirements and key operational attributes as part of a strategic role in the emerging software-defined metro network. Key milestones and recent enhancements to CyPortal include:

  • Monitoring over 20,000 wireless backhaul and business service endpoints for service level agreement (SLA) conformance

  • Expansion of monitored services to include IP and ATM services -- as well as Ethernet

  • Compatibility with more than a two-dozen products from more than ten vendors

  • Expanded functionality from passive (view-only) customer portal, to virtual Network as a Service (NaaS) management portal allowing wholesale and Enterprise customers to self-activate authorized tests

  • Published API allowing service providers to write their own applications to easily automate the monitoring of new services and to automatically extract data from CyPortal for billing purposes.

Cyan said it is committed to more open, software-defined metro networks. It noted that while wireless backhaul continues to be a key application for SLA assurance monitoring, multiple service providers are now bundling CyPortal with high-performance business Ethernet, IP and ATM services, while laying a foundation for expanding customer portal capabilities in the future. http://www.cyaninc.com