Cyan's Planet Orchestrate Integrates Cloud Services, NFV, and WAN

Cyan, a leading provider of SDN, NFV, and packet-optical solutions for network operators, has unveiled Planet Orchestrate, a multi-vendor and multi-domain, NFV and Cloud orchestration to create a software-defined engine for revenue generation in carrier networks. An application for Cyan's Blue Planet, the Planet Orchestrate which is purpose-built for managing, automating and orchestrating end-to-end services leverages physical and/or virtual resources, simplifying service orchestration

Cyan said that the solution enables rapid time to market, enabling customers to define and create new service types using Planet Orchestrate’s service template architecture. Planet Orchestrate provides multi-domain orchestration, cloud services orchestration, and NFV orchestration (based on the ETSI NFV ISG Management and Orchestration framework). This new Blue Planet application utilizes open APIs to ensure interoperability with different OSS/BSS platforms, cloud management systems, SDN controllers, and virtualized network function (VNF) managers.

According to Cyan, the first live proof-of-concept demonstration of Planet Orchestrate functionality was showcased at Tokyo Interop in June of 2013. Two additional ETSI-approved operator-sponsored proof-of-concept demonstrations have since followed in 2014 including “End-to-End vEPC Orchestration in a Multi-vendor Open NFVI Environment” and “Multi-vendor Distributed NFV".

"The top motivation driving service providers to pursue SDN and NFV is the ability to deploy services much more quickly for new revenue opportunities – it’s about revenue and service agility. While operators are certainly attuned to the capital and operational benefits of these transformative technologies, it is the orchestration of virtual compute, storage, and network, combined with the automation of existing network resources that will lead to new, higher-margin revenue streams and happier customers.”

Michael Howard, Principal Analyst, Infonetics Research

"Planet Orchestrate combines the capabilities of a WAN service automation and network management system with an SDN controller and orchestrator to enable network operators to deliver new services, on both physical and virtual infrastructure, more quickly and at a lower cost. Developed in collaboration with network operators and other industry-leading Blue Orbit partners, Planet Orchestrate is ahead of the market and has already proven its viability and interoperability via multiple real-world trials and proof-of-concept demonstrations.”

Michael Hatfield, President, Cyan

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