Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Ciena Expands Blue Orbit SDN/NFV Ecosystem

Ciena has added six organizations to its Blue Orbit ecosystem for SDN and NFV: Active Broadband Networks, Calix, Centina Systems, Dell, Qwilt, and Silver Peak.

Existing Blue Orbit partners include:

  • VNFs: BlackRidge Technology, Brocade, Certes, EXFO, Fortinet, GENBAND, Metaswitch Networks, PowerDNS, Spirent Communications, Versa Networks
  • Physical Network Elements: Accedian, Omnitron Systems, RAD, Telco Systems
  • Virtual Infrastructure: ADI Engineering, Aria Networks, Arista, Boundary, Canonical, Intel, Mellanox, Pica8, Red Hat, Ryu, VMware, Wind River

“As the industry heads toward open and software-defined multi-vendor networks, it is essential to assure that new virtual functions can run in live networks without disruption,” said Kevin Sheehan, vice president, Global Customer Operations, Blue Planet Division, Ciena. “We are excited to welcome these leading SDN and NFV solution providers as our newest partners in the Blue Orbit ecosystem.”


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