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Cyan’s Planet Orchestrate Named SDN/NFV Winner in Intel Network Builders Innovation Contest

Cyan’s Planet Orchestrate Named SDN/NFV Winner in Intel Network Builders Innovation Contest

08 Sep 2014 / Petaluma, CA

Cyan (NYSE: CYNI), a leading provider of SDN, NFV, and packet-optical solutions for network operators, was voted the winner of the Intel Network Builders Innovation Contest in the category of SDN/NFV.

The goal of the Intel Network Builders program is to make it easier to build, enhance, and operate SDN/NFV-based infrastructure, while lowering capital and operating expenditures. The winner for the contest’s SDN/NFV category was selected based on three main judging categories – impact, implementation, and generalization. Cyan’s Planet Orchestrate was named a winner for its ability to demonstrate NFV-Enabled Ethernet Services, which is the orchestration of virtual network functions (VNFs) in distributed data centers on top of Ethernet services in a multi-vendor wide area network.

Cyan is participating at the Intel Developer Forum, within the SDN/NFV pavilion, which is taking place September 9-11 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Attendees will have a chance to experience a number of SDN and NFV orchestration demonstrations using Planet Orchestrate, including:

  • NFV-Enabled Ethernet Services: A vCPE application in which vFirewall and vEncryption functions are seamlessly deployed on a carrier grade Ethernet service.
  • End-to-End vEPC Orchestration: Complete Ethernet and vEPC provisioning from the cell tower, through backhaul to the data center through a multi-vendor network of virtual and physical devices
  • Instant bandwidth provisioning over a multi-vendor network

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About Cyan

Cyan enables network transformation. The company’s software-defined network (SDN) solutions deliver orchestration, agility, and scale to networks, that until now, have been static and hardware driven. Serving carriers, enterprises, governments, and data centers 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 and Z-Series packet-optical transport platforms. For more information, please visit or follow Cyan on Twitter at

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