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West to Speak on NaaS Today


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September 18, 2012

West to Speak on NaaS Today

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

Steve West, chief technology officer at Cyan, will speak on Networks as a Service (NaaS) today.

West 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 on Sept. 18 at 4:35 p.m. CEST.

This presentation, according to a release, is part of a larger session, "Discussing Carrier Ethernet, Software Defined Networking and OpenFlow" chaired by Christos Kolias, research scientist at Orange (News - Alert).

Those interested to register may visit: You can also download Cyan's related White Paper (News - Alert) on the topic of Networks as a Service by clicking here.

Attendees of the presentation will get to hear about the ongoing migration to logically centralized, software-based control of multi-layer and multi-vendor provider networks.

This migration allows for the deployment of more open and programmable Carrier Ethernet NaaS.

Elaborating on Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Cyan says that SDN is popular because it can transform data center networks. Also, all service provider networks are more likely to gain from the SDN approach.

Cyan is global supplier of software-defined metro network solutions that include multi-layer packet-optical transport platforms, software and SaaS (News - Alert) systems, and comprehensive professional services.

The company was in news earlier this year when Frank Wiener, vice president of marketing at Cyan, hosted, "USF/CAF Reforms: Status, Implications & Opportunities," the first installment in a webinar series, on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.

Cyan teamed with one of the nation's top communications law firms to provide ongoing expertise in this webinar series.

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Edited by Rich Steeves

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