Packet optical transport platforms provider Cyan has launched CyPortal, a portal service providing performance monitoring and SLA verification with real-time reporting and visibility of packet services in multi-vendor environments. US-based DukeNet Communications uses the cloud-based CyPortal to provide historic and real-time SLA performance monitoring tools for its operations personnel and its own customers employing services such as wireless backhaul. Cyan’s CyPortal provides visibility into customer-specific services displayed in a ‘virtual network format.’ CyPortal has been designed as a platform capable of supporting a range of services. The currently available CyPortal feature set delivers detailed SLA performance reporting for Ethernet quality parameters such as availability, delay, jitter, throughput and packet loss. Service providers can make these portals available to their external and internal customers and their own planning and operations groups. CyPortal works in conjunction with Cyan’s Z-Series packet optical transport platforms and third-party products. The currently supported CyPortal performance verification services are compatible with products complying with the ITU-T Y.1731 Ethernet service OAM (operations, administration and management) standard. Through CyAlliance, Cyan’s interoperability assurance programme, products from Accedian Networks and Overture Networks have been certified to work with CyPortal. Cyan is currently expanding this certification ecosystem to include a range of standards-compliant products. DukeNet Communications utilises CyPortal for monitoring wireless backhaul services using Overture Networks Ethernet Network Interface Devices (NIDs). With over 4,000 such devices deployed throughout the southeastern US, CyPortal services provide DukeNet with historic and real-time SLA reporting of services across the network.