Business Ethernet is gaining prominence among businesses of all types for more reasons than one. First, they are more affordable than the conventional Ethernets and also, they are easier to deploy. In spite of all this, they do not compromise security, which is the reason for its popularity.
Recently, the Metro Ethernet Forum awarded Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certification to Cyan, a provider of software-defined networks (SDNs). According Cyan, the company is among the first to achieve this certification.
MEF (News - Alert) CE 2.0 certification is given to operators who bring together high performance, interoperable business Ethernet services. This is not easy to do as these service providers have to comply with strict rules and regulations. Keeping that in mind, MEF CE 2.0 certification gains more prominence and provides a guideline to businesses that are looking to deploy a reliable business Ethernet service.
Cyan's full suite of Z-Series packet-optical transport platforms (P-OTPs) was awarded the MEF CE 2.0 certification. The Cyan Z-Series platforms facilitate true software-defined metro networks. They also support more than 100 Gbps per service module slot and are sold in numerous configurations, the company has stated.
According to Michael Hatfield, Cyan founder and president, "It is difficult to overstate the importance of CE 2.0 for service providers and network operators around the world. CE 2.0 gives them the ability to create and deliver robust, ultra-low latency business Ethernet services for their most demanding customers. Being among the first to receive CE 2.0 certification is especially important for Cyan as it assures our customers that they'll be able to confidently deliver these services in multi-vendor environments.”
On February 04, 2013, the company announced that it will be showcasing three major SDN events over the following two weeks.
Edited by Ashley Caputo