September 12, 2012 08:00 ET

Cyan's Chief Technology Officer to Speak on Networks as a Service at Carrier Ethernet World Congress

PETALUMA, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2012) - Cyan today announced that Steve West, chief technology officer at Cyan, will deliver a presentation, "Networks as a Service (NaaS) - Deploying More Open and Programmable Carrier Ethernet" at the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet World Congress in Barcelona. The presentation is part of a larger session, "Discussing Carrier Ethernet, Software Defined Networking and OpenFlow" chaired by Christos Kolias, research scientist at Orange, and will take place on Sept. 18 at 4:35 p.m. CEST.

The presentation will explore the ongoing migration to logically centralized, software-based control of multi-layer and multi-vendor provider networks, allowing for the deployment of more open and programmable Carrier Ethernet NaaS. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) has garnered unprecedented attention for its ability to transform data center networks, and it is now becoming clear that service provider networks may have even more to gain from the SDN approach.

While provider networks are similar to data centers in many respects, they are designed and built on a more diverse set of products, services and technology layers. At the same time, provider networks have always been software-driven, making the adoption of SDN a more natural transition.

Carrier Ethernet World Congress
Networks as a Service (NaaS) - Deploying More Open and Programmable Carrier Ethernet
Where: Hotel Fira Palace, Barcelona
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012
Time: 4:35-5:10 p.m. CEST
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To download Cyan's related White Paper on the topic of Networks as a Service, please visit:

About Cyan
Cyan is 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 leading 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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