Acuative makes bandwidth speed and cost breakthroughs

Acuative, a global provider of wall-to-wall technology solutions and support for retail chains, has announced it is working with Ciena® to offer a new retail-focused solution based upon Distributed Network Function Virtualization (D-NFV), the company said.

The Acuative and Ciena teams will show at NRF how their combined technologies can enable retailers to better compete by maintaining pace with ever-changing network requirements.

D-NFV is an innovative networking technology that leverages virtualization and the many tangible business benefits associated with rapid software development cycles allowing forward-looking retailers to host critical network functions, such as encryption and firewalls, on premise where they are best situated to ensure a highly reliable and secure network — the cornerstone of any connected business.

Retailers can significantly reduce onsite network equipment requirements, while maintaining or even surpassing existing performance requirements, for notable improvements in power, space, and security coupled with a quicker and more agile deployment model. In working with Ciena, Acuative can provide a simple and cost-effective D-NFV solution tailored to the specific needs of retailers embroiled in a hyper-competitive retail environment.

Since 1984, Acuative has provided superior services and best-of-breed technology solutions to the retail, telecommunications service provider, enterprise, financial, and public sector markets. Acuative leverages its extensive expertise in the areas of voice, data, managed services, data centers, routing and switching, unified communications, and security to deliver comprehensive support. Learn more at