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".