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Press Release -- January 31st, 2011
Source: Overture Networks
Tags: Ethernet, MPLS, Video

MASERGY Enhances Virtualized Network Solutions with Overture Networks

Global networking provider boosts enterprise service portfolio and reaches more business locations

Research Triangle Park, January 31, 2011 – Overture Networks, the industry’s trusted Carrier Ethernet solutions provider, today announced that MASERGY, a global network service provider headquartered in Plano, Texas, has selected Overture Networks’ award-winning Carrier Ethernet edge solutions to deliver its virtualized network solutions to the company’s base of large enterprise clients around the world.

MASERGY operates a purpose-built MPLS/IP network from which it hosts a variety of demanding enterprise customers that require real-time, mission-critical network communications on a global basis. Because MASERGY’s enterprise customers have complex needs across multiple locations, the service provider’s product set virtualizes disparate communications access technologies into a simple Ethernet connection. In this way, MASERGY is accomplishing for the WAN what cloud computing providers are attempting to do in the data center.

Overture Networks’ ISG family of edge products helps service providers such as MASERGY reach all of their customers’ locations with premium Ethernet and IP services regardless of available access technology. For example, Overture’s solutions allow MASERGY to take advantage of universally available T1/E1, DS3 and SONET/SDH circuits to complement dedicated fiber access and quickly turn up services in new business locations. In addition, Overture’s powerful, built-in performance monitoring tools give service providers visibility into their network operation, and allow them to offer performance guarantees backed up by real-time data.

“As we moved to enhance our service differentiation capabilities, increase our service offerings and upgrade our network, we considered several alternatives before selecting Overture’s ISG edge solutions,” said Tim Naramore, chief technology officer, at MASERGY. “Because of the carrier-class feature set and operational simplicity of its solutions, Overture offers the necessary tools to bring our virtualized network solutions to any location. Through our evaluation process, we came to trust Overture as a partner that shares our commitment to ensuring high-quality Ethernet that can deliver our reliable and comprehensive virtualized network solutions.”

“MASERGY is a world-class service provider committed to delivering a rich set of virtualized network solutions to its customers regardless of where they are located,” said Jeff Reedy, CEO of Overture Networks. “Our solutions enable MASERGY to expand their network scope and reach by interconnecting enterprise locations using a variety of available access technologies, and allowing them to offer high-performance, SLA-backed Ethernet services anywhere in the world. We are pleased to be a key partner in their network.”

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About MASERGY
MASERGY provides managed, secure virtualized network services to enterprises that have complex needs across multiple locations. MASERGY’s integrated network and software solutions enable customers to seamlessly deploy and manage IT applications, such as video, voice and data, on a global basis. Serving customers throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, MASERGY leverages advanced transport technologies to deliver global Ethernet services across a native MPLS network. The company pioneered customer-controlled network services and the delivery of multiple services over a single network connection. MASERGY's customers include companies from the financial/banking, healthcare, entertainment broadcasting, hospitality/hotels and manufacturing industries. More information about MASERGY is available at http://www.masergy.com.

About Overture Networks
Overture Networks is the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner to more than 250 service providers and enterprise customers in 34 countries worldwide, including 10 of the top 15 US Carrier Ethernet service providers. Its innovative solutions have proven to be integral to a service provider’s ability to fully leverage Carrier Ethernet to multiply service revenues and streamline operational costs. Headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, with a technology center in Richardson, TX, Overture Networks is relentlessly focused on providing solutions at the ever-expanding edge of the network. With its patent-protected, award-winning family of products for both business services and cell site backhaul, Overture Networks uniquely combines the packet-switched and circuit-switched worlds into a single architecture—at cost points that make it extremely attractive to offer Carrier Ethernet services to any size location—over optical fiber or copper transport. For more information, visit http://www.overturenetworks.com.

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