The Kenton Group is to offer 100G networks with SDN / NFV to its European and Middle East customer base following a landmark agreement with Cyan, a leading provider of software-defined networking (SDN) and packet-optical transport solutions (P-OTP) for network operators.
The companies say the agreement will allow Cyan to further expand deployments of its solutions worldwide, while enabling The Kenton Group to deliver more scalable packet aggregation and transport capabilities when building high-performance 100G networks for its customers.
Cyan’s Z-Series P-OTP, now deployed in more than 120 customers worldwide, coupled with the Blue Planet SDN and NFV orchestration platform, is a leading solution for network operators upgrading and evolving their networks from the access-edge to the regional core.
Blue Planet is claimed to be the first carrier-grade SDN / NFV orchestration platform built specifically for network operators and the wide area network (WAN). The Z-Series hardware provides an integrated, carrier-grade solution offering scalability up to 100GbE packet, as well as 100G optical transport, to support applications as varied as Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0), data centre interconnect, router bypass, private metro builds, and wireless backhaul.
Lee Palmer, commercial director at The Kenton Group said: 'After evaluating many of the leading 100G suppliers, only Cyan offered a product set that can cope with the move to SDN and NFV in the packet-optical space which is easy to implement and manage.
'With Cyan Blue Planet management tools the whole solution is quick to deploy and easy to manipulate to meet the end customers’ requirements. Cyan’s Z-Series is well positioned to complement our access products and service offerings, while meeting the needs of our customers today and their growing demand for 100G networks and beyond.'