Cyan Extends Blue Planet Support for Juniper MX Platforms and Cisco ASR

By CIOReview | Friday, November 14, 2014

PETALUMA, CA: Cyan, provider of SDN, NFV, and packet-optical solutions for network operators, recently announced the extension of Cyan’s Blue Planet SDN Platform support for Cisco ASR 901, ASR 903, ASR 9000 and ME 3600 platforms, as well as the Juniper MX960, MX480, and MX2010 platforms. The new Blue Planet functionality allows customers to automate, manage, inventory, and provision Ethernet services across networks built with these devices.

“A big goal of service providers for SDN and NFV is the ability to oversee their multi-vendor networks, so the addition of support for these Cisco and Juniper devices significantly increases the number and types of networks that Blue Planet can now automate and orchestrate,” says Michael Howard, principal, Infonetics Research.  

Blue Planet SDN-based network automation technology dramatically brings down the time-to-revenue by reducing provisioning times from months to hours or minutes in networks. Blue Planet SDN-based control over Cisco and Juniper equipment is based on access to standards-based interfaces such as CLI and NETCONF/YANG, and provides a critical value-add to service providers who find the management and provisioning of those networks to be complex, time-consuming, and operationally expensive.

“Customers are looking for us to integrate and orchestrate Cisco and Juniper based on their perspective that the element management systems and SDN tools available today for these devices are not capable of providing the multi-vendor service automation, management, and abstraction that Blue Planet deliver. This is required for the network transformation our customers are rapidly embracing,” states Michael Hatfield, President, Cyan.