April 17, 2012 08:00 ET

Cyan Executives to Speak at Light Reading Ethernet Europe

Cyan's Rafael Francis to Present on Performance Assured Ethernet

PETALUMA, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 17, 2012) - Cyan today announced that Rafael Francis, senior director of service provider solutions at Cyan, will participate on the panel, "Performance Assured Ethernet" at Light Reading's Ethernet Europe today, April 17, 2012. Heavy Reading's Stan Hubbard will moderate the panel, running from 3:55 to 4:40 p.m. CEST, which will also include executives from Colt, Accedian Networks and InfoVista. Francis will cover topics of broad planning, management and end-to-end service verification considerations for delivering performance assured Ethernet services in today's networks.

This panel echoes last month's Light Reading webinar, which also involved Light Reading, Cyan, Accedian and Colt. The webinar explored the critical service and operational requirements for providing actionable business intelligence for service providers and their end users while considering the broader planning, management, and verification factors for delivering performance assured Ethernet services in today's multi-vendor networks.

On June 20, Cyan will speak again in Europe, at the WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking conference in Monaco. There, Steve West, chief technology officer at Cyan, will participate on the panel, "Packet vs. OTN Debate - Solving the Packet Transport Network Dilemma: Circuits or Packet Networks." Executives from Huawei, Colt, Alcatel-Lucent, Deutsche Telekom, and ECI Telecom will join him to discuss, amongst other topics, network automation from a packet optical perspective.

Light Reading Ethernet Europe
Where: Hilton Munich Park Hotel, Munich, Germany
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Time: 3:55 - 4:40 p.m. CEST
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WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking
Where: Grimaldi Forum, Monaco
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Time: 6:05 - 6:35 p.m. CEST
To register, please visit:

About Cyan
Cyan is an industry-leading, global innovator of multi-layer packet-optical transport platforms, software and SaaS solutions, and professional services that facilitate Metro Transformation for superior scale, operations and service innovation. Cyan has a wide range of deployments across the world. Cyan customers range from multi-million line local access service providers, to regional transport, business Ethernet, wireless backhaul, data center and cable MSO service providers. Cyan enables service providers to scale, extend, and simplify conventional and packet-based networks for more profitable service offerings. For additional information, please visit or follow Cyan on Twitter at

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