February 19, 2013 08:00 ET

Cyan's Chief Technology Officer to Present on SDN Panel at Metro Connect USA 2013

PETALUMA, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 19, 2013) - Cyan today announced that Steve West, chief technology officer, will participate on the panel, "Software-Defined Networking: The Future of the Network?" at Metro Connect USA 2013 in Miami, Florida on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Steve West will be joining panelists Tad Deriso, CEO at Mid-Atlantic Broadband, Prayson Pate, chief technologist at Overture Networks, and Michael Rouleau, senior vice president of Business Development and Strategy at TW Telecom.

Together, these high level executives will explore what software-defined networking (SDN) will look like operationally, the practical hurdles to its implementation and whether or not it means the end for switched networks. Panelists will drill down through the hype and into the practicalities of SDN by examining its cost implications and quantifying the investment needed for network migration, deliberating the technological challenges of deployment in geographically disparate and multi-vendor environments, and discussing its business applications and future by looking at upcoming roll-outs and their implications to the industry.

Metro Connect USA 2013
Software-Defined Networking: The Future of the Network?

Where: Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Time: 2:30 pm ET (11:30 am PT)
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About Cyan
Cyan is a global supplier of software-defined networks (SDNs) for service providers, data center operators, and private networks. Cyan solutions include Blue Planet SDN software, Z-Series multi-layer packet-optical transport platforms, and Cyan PRO comprehensive professional services. With hundreds of deployments around the globe, including some of the largest telecommunication companies in the world, Cyan allows its customers to scale their networks, reduce costs, simplify operations, and accelerate service delivery. For more information, please visit or follow Cyan on Twitter at

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