Akamai, Check Point, EMC, ON.Lab & Others Join Ciena's Blue Orbit SDN/NFV Ecosystem

Akamai, Check Point, EMC, ON.Lab & Others Join Ciena's Blue Orbit SDN/NFV Ecosystem Image Credit: Akamai

Ciena announced that it has added 30 new organizations as members to its Blue Orbit Ecosystem, bringing the membership number to a total of 64. Ciena's Blue Orbot Ecosystem is focused on accelerating multi-vendor software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).

Among the new additions are Akamai Technologies, the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services; Ammeon, a leading IT and Network transformation services company; Check Point, the largest network cyber security vendor globally; EMC, the world’s largest provider of data storage systems and Netrounds, a programmable test and service assurance provider.

Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab), a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing tools and platforms and building open source communities to realize the full potential of SDN has also joined the Blue Orbit SDN/NFN ecosystem.

Anand Parikh, Senior Director of Product Business Development, Akamai Technologies
As a pioneer in virtualized CDN (vCDN) technology, and a member of the Blue Orbit Ecosystem, we look forward to working closely with Ciena and its other partners to promote the importance of vCDN services in next-generation network environments. 

Jim Brinksma, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Blue Planet Division
Ciena Over and over again our customers seek out solutions that prioritize choice and openness to fulfill today’s market demands. Blue Orbit is a reflection of our collaborative approach, and is key to accelerating the development of new, innovative virtualized services.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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