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Cyan to Demonstrate the First SDN Application Spanning Enterprise, WAN and Data Center Environments at Interop Tokyo

Real-World Use Case Shows Seamless Cloud Service Orchestration Using OpenFlow and OpenStack

TOKYO–(Marketwired – June 12, 2013) – Cyan (NYSE: CYNI) today announced that it is conducting a live multi-vendor software-defined network (SDN) use case demonstration at Interop Tokyo in collaboration with members of the newly formed Blue Orbit Ecosystem. The demonstration is designed to show how network operators can offer their customers the ability to dynamically spin up data center virtual machines (VMs), along with virtualized network resources, via standard APIs or a web portal. This capability, which leverages OpenFlow, allows enterprises to more confidently avail themselves of cloud resources, lets data center operators offer additional capabilities and places service providers in a position to monetize their SDN investments.

Tokyo-based KVH, a leading provider of integrated IT and network services, is among the carriers interested in delivering this capability to their customers. According to Yoshiyuki Hamada, KVH Vice President of Systems & Technology, “We see SDN service orchestration that includes both data center and network assets as being hugely important not only for KVH but, more importantly, for our customers. For KVH, this obviously improves our competitive differentiation and service profitability. For our customers it means more rapid, flexible, and cost effective services.”

The SDN demonstration includes solutions from the following partners:

Accedian Networks – Accedian Networks is the leader in Performance Assured Networking(tm) for mobile backhaul, business services and cloud connectivity.

o     Demo Solution: Accedian Networks MetroNID GT(tm)

Arista Networks – Arista Networks was founded to deliver SDN solutions for large data center and computing environments and provides a portfolio of 1/10/40 and 100GbE products.

o     Demo Solution: 7050S 10G/40G data center switches and EOS (extensible operating system) software enabled with E-API, OpenFlow and OpenStack Quantum OVS drivers

Canonical – Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu the reference operating system for OpenStack, provides a range of products and services to speed Cloud deployment, management and support.

o     Demo Solution: Ubuntu, the reference operating system for the OpenStack project, incorporates leading solution plug-ins that compliment OpenStack components like Quantum

Cyan – Cyan enables network transformation through its SDN solutions that deliver orchestration, visualization and scale to networks that, until now, have been static and hardware driven.

o     Demo Solution: Blue Planet SDN system and Z22 packet-optical transport platforms

Overture Networks – Overture Networks delivers Carrier Ethernet Access Devices for the metro edge that enable performance-assured Ethernet services over any media including fiber, copper and TDM.

o     Demo Solution: Overture 26

RYU – RYU is part of NTT Laboratories’ Open Source Software Computing Group.

o     Demo Solution: OpenFlow controllers that fully support OpenFlow 1.0, 1.2, 1.3

Tom Corker, Cyan vice president of strategy added that, “What’s really interesting here is the extension of SDN concepts beyond the data center and into the carrier network and enterprise. This closes the loop on service orchestration and also enables much more compelling business models both for data center operators and carriers (or any other network operator). The whole purpose of the Blue Orbit Ecosystem, also announced today, is to test SDN use cases and prove interoperability in multi-vendor environments. The SDN Use Case demonstration here at Interop Tokyo shows this work in action.”

Arista vice president of business development and alliances, Ed Chapman, views this demonstration as “the next logical step for SDN. We first virtualized compute and storage resources in the data center. Next we tackled the virtualization of intra-data center networks. The demonstration illustrates both inter-data center and data center to enterprise virtualization, critical to network operators around the world.”

The SDN use case demonstration involves applications running on an enterprise server dynamically placing requests for additional cloud data center virtual machines and associated network resources using OpenStack application program interfaces (APIs) and OpenFlow. Cyan Blue Planet, a complete SDN system, services the request on behalf of network resources and proxies the compute and data center network demands to an OpenStack server in the cloud data center. Blue Planet performs all functions necessary to turn up additional services across the multi-vendor carrier network including carrier Ethernet and optical edge devices from Overture and Accedian Networks. The data center instance of OpenStack negotiates with compute resources and with Arista data center switches to allocate the necessary network and compute capacity.

To see the live demonstration, stop by the Cyan booth within the SDN Showcase at Interop Tokyo, June 12-14, 2013.

About Cyan

Cyan enables network transformation. The company’s software-defined network (SDN) solutions deliver orchestration, visualization, and scale to networks that, until now, have been static and hardware driven. Serving carriers, enterprises, governments, and data center operators globally, Cyan’s open platforms provide multi-vendor control and visibility to network operators, making service delivery more efficient and profitable. Cyan solutions include Blue Planet SDN software, Z-Series packet-optical transport platforms, and Cyan Pro professional services. For more information, please visit www.cyaninc.com or follow Cyan on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CyanNews.

For Cyan inquiries, please contact: 
Joe Cumello
+1 410.227.7487
joe.cumello@cyaninc.com

Merritt Group for Cyan
Melissa Chadwick
+1 571.382.8513
chadwick@merrittgrp.com

For Blue Orbit Ecosystem Partner inquiries related to the demo, please contact:

Accedian Networks
Beverly Wilks
514-887-2252
bwilks@accedian.com

Arista Networks
Amanda Jaramillo
408-547-5798
amanda@aristanetworks.com

Canonical
Gary Butler
206-719-0819
gary.butler@canonical.com

Overture Networks
D. Mark Durrett
919-337-4161
mark.durrett@overturenetworks.com

Cyan Unveils Blue Orbit, a Multi-Vendor SDN Solutions Ecosystem

Focused on Testing and Demonstrating SDN Applications for Real-World Deployment in Production Networks, Blue Orbit Reduces Operator Risk, Accelerates SDN Benefits

TOKYO–(Marketwired – June 12, 2013) – Cyan (NYSE: CYNI) today unveiled Blue Orbit, an ecosystem of software and hardware solutions focused on proving real-world, multi-vendor software-defined network (SDN) applications. With interest in SDN and network functions virtualization (NFV) gaining momentum globally, network operators of all types are seeking the means to move beyond slideware and begin deploying production SDN infrastructure and applications. Blue Orbit, by testing and demonstrating interoperability among SDN solutions from an array of partners, lessens the risk network operators would otherwise face and accelerates the deployability of production SDN infrastructure.

According to Cyan president Michael Hatfield, “SDN and NFV holds great promise for network operators, whether they’re carriers, data center operators, or even large enterprises. However, we’re at a critical juncture in the development of SDN — unless suppliers step forward and undertake the interoperability testing necessary for smooth SDN rollouts, the promise of SDN may fail to materialize. Blue Orbit fulfills this requirement. Our ability as an ecosystem to prove real, multi-vendor SDN today has already resulted in multiple commitments by customers to deploy this technology.”

The initial partners in Blue Orbit are:

Accedian Networks – Accedian Networks is the leader in Performance Assured Networking(tm) for mobile backhaul, business services and cloud connectivity.

Arista Networks – Arista Networks was founded to deliver SDN solutions for large data center and computing environments. The company provides a portfolio of 1/10/40 and 100GbE products.

Boundary – Boundary provides understanding of application and infrastructure behavior for modern IT operations management with 100% coverage for any application stack. Streaming analytics enable per-second visibility into application traffic and topology that is combined with enriched 3rd party events in a centralized dashboard.

Canonical – Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu the reference operating system for OpenStack, provides a range of products and services to speed Cloud deployment, management and support.

Cyan – Cyan enables network transformation; the company’s SDN solutions deliver orchestration, visualization, and scale to networks, that until now, have been static and hardware driven.

Embrane – Embrane delivers software-defined network services such as firewalls, VPNs and load balancers to data centers where network agility and automation are priorities, including private/public/hybrid cloud environments.

Overture Networks – Overture Networks delivers Carrier Ethernet Access Devices for the metro edge that enable performance-assured Ethernet services over any media including fiber, copper and TDM.

RYU – Part of NTT Laboratories Open Source Software Computing Group, Ryu provides OpenFlow controllers, which fully support OpenFlow 1.0, 1.2, 1.3 and Nicira extensions.

Dr. Jim Metzler, founder and vice president at Ashton, Metzler and Associates as well as frequent contributor to industry-leading networking publications, added that, “This is a necessary undertaking if the benefits of SDN — namely faster new service creation and greater service profitability — are to be realized. Virtually all significant new technologies require vendors to work together in order to ensure multi-vendor networks can be easily deployed. Cyan’s Blue Orbit is the first such effort within the SDN community.”

Blue Orbit partners provide applicable solution elements to Cyan’s California-based Blue Orbit Lab. From this facility, Cyan, Blue Orbit partners, and customers are able to test and demonstrate the deployability of SDN solutions in production networks.

Why This Matters for Network Operators 
Network operators of all types have had two options when contemplating the deployment of SDN infrastructure: (1) undertake exhaustive testing themselves in order to ensure the interoperability of selected SDN components, or, (2) rely on a single vendor for all SDN components, locking themselves into that vendors interpretation of SDN standards. Blue Orbit allows network operators to pick and choose among multiple partners, a best-of-breed approach, while enjoying the assurance they could otherwise only obtain through single vendor lock-in.

About Cyan 
Cyan enables network transformation. The company’s software-defined network (SDN) solutions deliver orchestration, visualization, and scale to networks that, until now, have been static and hardware driven. Serving carriers, enterprises, governments, and data center operators globally, Cyan’s open platforms provide multi-vendor control and visibility to network operators, making service delivery more efficient and profitable. Cyan solutions include Blue Planet SDN software, Z-Series packet-optical transport platforms, and Cyan Pro professional services. For more information, please visit www.cyaninc.com or follow Cyan on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CyanNews.

For Cyan inquiries, please contact: 
Joe Cumello
+1 410.227.7487
joe.cumello@cyaninc.com

Merritt Group for Cyan
Melissa Chadwick
+1 571.382.8513
chadwick@merrittgrp.com

For Blue Orbit Ecosystem Partner Inquiries, please contact:

Accedian Networks
Beverly Wilks
514-887-2252
bwilks@accedian.com

Arista Networks
Amanda Jaramillo
408-547-5798
amanda@aristanetworks.com

Boundary
Kevin Wolf
650-327-1641
kevin@tgprllc.com

Canonical
Gary Butler
206-719-0819
gary.butler@canonical.com

Embrane
Joe Vukson
408-550-2724
joe@embrane.com

Overture Networks
D. Mark Durrett
919-337-4161
mark.durrett@overturenetworks.com