Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Cyan Expands Its Blue Orbit SDN and NFV Ecosystem

Cyan has added a number of new partners to Blue Orbit, its ecosystem of partners focused on delivering applications and infrastructure platforms for multi-vendor SDN and NFV deployments.

Blue Orbit’s new members are:

ADI Engineering – an ODM that delivers next-generation solutions for emerging mega-trends including SDN, NFV, and IoT.  ADI’s NFV-enabled network edge and CPE devices, including its RCC-VE and RCC-DFF platforms, are pre-integrated and validated with Cyan’s Blue Planet platform, and are available for trials and full-scale deployments.
Aria Networks – Aria Networks uses artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver capacity planning, optimization and orchestration that enable even the most complex networks to virtualize
Brocade –  Brocade's suite of SDN and NFV solutions include the Brocade Vyatta vRouter, Vistapointe virtual Network Visibility and Analytics, Brocade Vyatta Controller and the newly acquired SteelApp virtual ADC and Connectem Virtual Core for Mobile offering.
GENBAND – offering a differentiated Virtual Network Functions (VNF) portfolio includes fully virtualized, high-performance communications signaling, control and media management solutions including Session Border Controllers, Applications Servers, WebRTC Gateway, Wireless Access Gateways, Intelligent Messaging and Session Routing solutions. An intelligent VNF Management framework and open APIs enable seamless interworking with other NFV and cloud infrastructure components.
Intel – unified ingredients and platform technologies that aim to deliver business value quickly for enterprise IT, help telco service providers reduce expenses to derive incremental revenue, and optimize the cost of scalable service delivery for private/public cloud environments.
VMware – VMware vCloud for NFV is an integrated network functions virtualization platform that enables communication service providers to deploy virtual network functions on vCloud APIs today, and deploy them into production on OpenStack in the future.
Wind River - software for the Internet of Things, with its technology found in nearly 2 billion devices.

Announced Blue Orbit members and the area of completed or planned integration include:
VNFs: Brocade, Certes, Fortinet, GENBAND, Metaswitch Networks, PowerDNS
Physical Network Elements:  Accedian, RAD, Overture, Omnitron Systems, Telco Systems
Virtual Infrastructure: ADI Engineering, Aria Networks, Arista, Boundary, Canonical, Intel, Mellanox, Pica8, Ryu, VMware, Wind River

“The ability to run virtual functions on high performance servers and meet the requirements of production networks is extremely important in making NFV a mainstream technology,” said Joe Cumello, chief marketing officer, Cyan. “We are pleased to welcome these new members to the Blue Orbit Ecosystem. Together, we are working to further validate that SDN and NFV can meet the application, scale, and performance requirements that service providers demand.”

RAD’s joining of Blue Orbit follows the recent completion by Cyan of end-to-end Ethernet services provisioning and "one-click OAM" as well as alarms and topology support for the RAD ETX-2. This integration enables network operators to have visibility and management of RAD platforms through Cyan’s Blue Planet SDN Platform.

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