Ciena boosts SDN, NFV platform with $400M Cyan acquisition

Proposed deal to add Cyan’s SDN, NFV experience to Ciena’s network platform The telecom market's march toward virtualization continues to reshape the vendor space as network technology provider Ciena announced plans to acquire Cyan, which is focused on software-defined networking platforms. The deal calls for...

CenturyLink taps Cyan for NFV orchestration platform

NFV orchestration to bolster CenturyLink’s enterprise customers 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. The deal calls for Cyan to supply the orchestration platform for the telecom...

100G metro upgrade from Windstream, Cyan

Network operator Windstream has partnered with Cyan, an SDN, NFV and packet-optical solution firm, to upgrade existing metro networks to provide 100-gigabit data capacity. The move toward 100G is seen as critical in powering mobile broadband services. Windstream reps said the partnership will enhance both...

Cyan launches SDN bridge between Cisco, Juniper

Collaboration has been a growing trend in the network virtualization space as vendors search for ways to work together on bringing more robust solutions to the market. One of the latest moves in this direction was an announcement from Cyan, which provides software-defined networking, network...

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