October 11, 2012 08:00 ET

Cyan Chief Technology Officer to Present on Software-Defined Networks at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012

PETALUMA, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 11, 2012) -  Cyan today announced that Steve West, chief technology officer, will deliver a presentation, "Software-Defined Networks: What Every Metro Ethernet Provider Needs to Know" at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Orlando, Florida. The presentation is part of a larger panel session, "From Proprietary to Next Generation: Provisioning and Service Activation of the Future," moderated by George Kakatsakis, vice president of CableLabs. The Business Services workshop panel will present on October 16 and again on October 18, and also includes Brian Hedstrom, senior architect at CableLabs, and Chuck Kaplan, vice president, industry marketing at Ciena Corporation.

Cyan's presentation will include an overview of key software-defined networking (SDN) concepts, strategies, and emerging standards and demonstrate how metro Ethernet providers can leverage SDN within metro networks to enable compelling next generation service innovation and dramatic cost reductions.

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012
Software-Defined Networks: What Every Metro Ethernet Provider Needs to Know
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.
Dates & Times:
Tuesday, October 16, 2:45-4:00 pm
Thursday, October 18, 9:30-10:45 am
To register, please visit:

Cyan is proud to belong to SCTE. To speak with a Cyan representative and see the new Z-Series XC-2800 switch fabric module, visit Cyan in Booth # 1507 at the upcoming SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Orlando on October 16-18. 

About Cyan

Cyan is a global supplier of software-defined metro network solutions that include multi-layer packet-optical transport platforms, software and SaaS systems, and comprehensive professional services. With deployments around the world, Cyan customers include local access service providers as well as operators of regional transport, business Ethernet, wireless backhaul, data center, and cable MSO networks. Cyan helps service providers scale, extend, and simplify packet-based networks for more profitable service offerings. For more information, please visit or follow Cyan on Twitter at

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