Coriant Partners, Windstream to Demonstrate SDN-Enabled Multi-Vendor Service Orchestration

Coriant, a supplier of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web-scale Internet operators, has announced that it is partnering with Windstream and other transport networking suppliers to demonstrate SDN-enabled multi-vendor service orchestration as part of the MEF17 Proof of Concept (PoC) Showcase, the company said.

The demonstration reinforces Coriant´s commitment to open networking and industry collaboration to enhance its customers´ service delivery capabilities in multi-vendor, multi-layer, and multi-domain environments.

Leveraging multi-domain service orchestration, SDN controller software provided by Windstream´s vendor partners, and live connectivity to Windstream´s 150,000-mile fiber-optic network, the MEF17 PoC will feature end-to-end activation — turning up and down — of Windstream´s high-speed, high-capacity SDNow transport solutions of 10G bandwidths on-demand. Aligning with the MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) standards and open-source projects, the demonstration will also highlight the elements of intent-based provisioning, data abstraction, and use of APIs for automated software-driven service design, provisioning and delivery.

In addition to the SDN-enabled PoC in collaboration with Windstream, Coriant will showcase its comprehensive portfolio of SDN-enabled Packet Optical Transport and DCI solutions at the MEF17 global networking event in Orlando, Florida from November 13-16. From purpose-built transport innovation and open line systems to performance-aware optical network optimization and universal switching, Coriant´s best-in-class solutions enable Cable MSOs, service providers, web-scale Internet operators, and large enterprises to realize the business value of scalable, intelligent, and highly programmable transport networks optimized for the hyperscale generation.

Coriant delivers innovative and dynamic networking solutions for a fast-changing and cloud-centric business world. The Coriant portfolio of edge-to-core packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions enables network operators to cost-efficiently scale network capacity, reduce operational complexity, and create the resilient foundation for a new generation of end-user services, including 5G, IoT, and Internet video. Coriant serves network operators around the world, including Tier 1 mobile and fixed line service providers, web-scale Internet operators, data center operators, cable MSOs, and large enterprises.

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