CenturyLink selects Cyan for NFV

13 March 2015 |


US operator CenturyLink has selected Cyan’s Blue Planet NFV Orchestrator for the delivery of NFV-enhanced services to enterprise and SMB customers.

Cyan will provide CenturyLink with NFV orchestration for its programmable services backbone (PSB), which will act as a platform for the delivery of next-generation virtualised services to its customers.

“CenturyLink has taken a leadership position in driving the changes required to build a more service-centric network that derives maximum value from network assets while addressing evolving customer requirements,” said Aamir Hussain, CTO at CenturyLink.

“The programmable services backbone delivers an open, software-enabled architecture based on Cyan’s NFV orchestration technology that will allow us to rapidly deploy new services to enterprise and SMB customers across our footprint.”

CenturyLink will use Cyan’s Blue Planet offering to bridge multiple technologies and represent virtual network functions (VNFs) from multiple vendors; Blue Planet will then add these VNFs to CenturyLink’s network.

“CenturyLink is leading the network transformation movement that is so critical to the future of our industry,” said Mike Hatfield, president at Cyan.

“We’re proud that Cyan’s Blue Planet is playing a critical role in how they deploy multi-vendor VNFs as services to end customers. Together, CenturyLink and Cyan are unifying the data centre, virtual resources, WAN and managed services to create a new way of doing business for network operators.”