November 07, 2011 12:36 ET

Cyan to Discuss Networking Innovations at Ethernet Expo Americas

Cyan CTO Steve West Joins Executives From Fujitsu, Ciena, and Transmode to Discuss How Packet-Optical Transport Solutions Address Real-World Networking Issues

PETALUMA, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 7, 2011) - Cyan today announced it will participate in a panel session at Light Reading's Ethernet Expo Americas 2011, taking place November 8 and 9 at the Hilton New York in New York City. Cyan Chief Technology Officer Steve West will join Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin as well as executives from Fujitsu Network Communications, Ciena, and Transmode to discuss innovative networking solutions and the primary applications driving the need for packet-optical transport systems with advanced software support systems.

As packet-optical transport networks continue to expand toward both the core and access portions of the network, various applications are driving the need to deploy the three types of packet-optical transport systems (P-OTS): Core P-OTS, Metro/Regional P-OTS, and Access Edge P-OTS.

In the panel session titled "Network Solutions: Packet-Optical Transport & Switching Innovation," West will share current innovative networking solutions and how they are addressing real-world problems. Perrin will moderate the discussion, which will define the requirements of each class of packet-optical transport equipment, including enabling technologies such as OTN switching with ODU0 and ODUflex, connection-oriented Ethernet, multi-degree ROADMs and optical control planes.

For more information about Cyan or to see a demonstration of its solutions, visit Cyan at Ethernet Expo Americas 2011 in booth #218.

The "Network Solutions: Packet-Optical Transport & Switching Innovation" panel will be held at Ethernet Expo Americas 2011, November 8, 2011, from 4:10 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. EST

About Cyan
Cyan is an industry-leading, global innovator of multi-layer packet-optical transport platforms, software and SaaS solutions, and professional services that fundamentally transform networks into Service Level Aware Networks(SM). With a range of deployments around the world, Cyan customers range from multi-million line local access service providers, to regional transport, business Ethernet, wireless backhaul, cloud/data center and cable MSO service providers. Cyan enables service providers to scale, extend, and simplify conventional and packet-based networks for more compelling and more profitable service offerings. Cyan is a Petaluma, California-based team of industry veterans with a track record of successful innovation in communications networks around the world. For additional information, please visit or follow Cyan on Twitter at

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