CenturyLink deploys Cyan’s Blue Planet to provide services to SMBs

CenturyLink announced it will leverage Cyan’s Blue Planet NFV Orchestrator to deliver NFV enhanced services to enterprise and small and midsized business (SMB) customers.

Cyan will provide CenturyLink orchestration for their Programmable Services Backbone (PSB). CenturyLink’s PSB will provide a platform that enables the delivery of next generation virtualized services to its customers. This will allow CenturyLink to scale services to address changing business demands while reducing the time to deploy new networking services in market.

Cyan’s Blue Planet NFV Orchestration will be used to bridge multiple technologies to instantiate virtual network functions (VNF) from multiple vendors. Blue Planet will add these virtual network functions to CenturyLink’s network for providing software enabled services and ubiquitous coverage to CenturyLink’s broad set of customers.

Last year, Cyan collaborated with Telefonica and Red Hat to develop a network functions virtualization (NFV) architecture to support the deterministic placement of virtualized network functions (VNFs).


“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 the footprint,” said Aamir Hussain, CTO, CenturyLink.

Blue Planet supports multi vendor NFV Orchestration capabilities. CenturyLink is allowed to onboard and define new services through flexible template based architecture with the help of the programmability of the Blue Planet NFV Orchestration.

The open architecture of Blue Planet’s NFV Orchestration enables rich, multi vendor environments within the NFV Infrastructure (NFVI), including support for different cloud management software and physical servers.

In 2014, Fortinet and Certes join Cyan’s Blue Planet orbit, an ecosystem of partners focused on delivering real world, multi vendor SDN and network functions virtualization (NFV) applications.

Shilpa Khatri
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