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Coriant Showcases Real World Transport SDN at Global OIF, ONF Event

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coriant, a global supplier of dynamic metro-to-core transport solutions, today announced the Company has successfully demonstrated multi-vendor interoperability during a global, multi-carrier test event designed to advance the development, implementation and openness of Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions.

Participating in multiple carrier labs as part of the Optical Internetworking Forum's (OIF) and the Open Networking Foundation's (ONF) 2014 Worldwide Transport SDN Interoperability Demonstration, Coriant, together with industry peers, successfully demonstrated a wide range of bandwidth-on-demand test configurations including dynamically switched Ethernet Private Line (EPL) and the new interfaces for transport connectivity services being developed at the OIF and ONF. The Coriant Dynamic Optical Cloud™ SDN solution enables programmability in the network by combining dynamic multi-layer transport with dynamic SDN control to enable service providers to transform their network and service-delivery model. As demonstrated in the interoperability event, an SDN-based bandwidth-on-demand service offering can help the operator offer customized on-demand services for new revenue opportunities, while also optimizing precious network resources and reducing capital infrastructure costs, both of which enable an overall improved return on investment return-on-investment (ROI).

"Coriant's SDN solution makes it possible for service providers to tailor connectivity according to a given application's specific requirements – across multiple layers, domains and technologies," said Stu Benington, Vice President of the Cloud and SDN Business Unit at Coriant. "As a long-standing member of both the OIF and the ONF, we continue to support industry-leading multi-vendor interoperability initiatives leveraging our experiences helping network operators around the world yield tangible benefits from deploying SDN, data, and dynamic packet optical technologies to produce more efficient and agile networks."

"Interoperability and Software Defined Networking are critical issues for service providers who want to increase network programmability and drive cost out of the network," said Rick Talbot, Principal Analyst at Current Analysis. "The latest OIF and ONF interoperability demo moves forward innovative features that are aimed at reducing network operations, administration, and maintenance costs while also improving providers' ability to dynamically allocate bandwidth and offer novel new services."

Upcoming Coriant Presentations:

  • SDN & OpenFlow World Congress, Duesseldorf, Germany
    Session: Joint OIF & ONF Transport SDN Carrier-hosted Lab Testing Results
    Speaker: Jonathan Sadler, OIF Technical Committee Vice-Chair
    Date and Time: Wednesday, October 15th, 14:10 (CEST)

    Session: Open SDN Control and Orchestration in Carrier Networks
    Speaker: Stu Benington, Vice President, Cloud and SDN Business Unit
    Date and Time: Thursday, October 16th, 12:40 (CEST)

About Coriant

Coriant, founded as an independent company in 2013, is an industry-leading supplier of dynamic metro-to-core transport solutions.  We serve over 500 customers globally, including 90% of the world's top 50 service providers. Our packet optical, edge router and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) solutions enable mobile and fixed line operators to reduce network complexity, increase service velocity, and improve resource utilization as transport networks scale in response to a new generation of high-bandwidth services and applications. Coriant was formed from the distinguished technology heritage and proven networking expertise of Nokia Siemens Networks Optical Networks, Tellabs, and Sycamore Networks. The company operates worldwide in more than 48 countries, with R&D centers in Asia, Germany, Portugal and the United States, as well as a state-of-the-art production center in Berlin, Germany. Learn more at www.coriant.com.

About the OIF

Launched in 1998, the OIF is the first industry group to unite representatives from data and optical networking disciplines, including many of the world's leading carriers, component manufacturers and system vendors. The OIF promotes the development and deployment of interoperable networking solutions and services through the creation of Implementation Agreements (IAs) for optical, interconnect, network processing, component and networking systems technologies. The OIF actively supports and extends the work of standards bodies and industry forums with the goal of promoting worldwide compatibility of optical internetworking products.  Information on the OIF can be found at http://www.oiforum.com.

About ONF

Launched in 2011 by Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Verizon, and Yahoo!, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is a growing nonprofit organization with more than 140 members whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of open SDN. ONF promotes open SDN and OpenFlow technologies and standards while fostering a vibrant market of products, services, applications, customers, and users. For further details visit the ONF website at: http://www.opennetworking.org.

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