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Press Release -- March 6th, 2012
Source: Overture Networks

Overture Partners with Cyan to Arm Service Providers with World-Class Service Management Solutions from Edge to Metro Core

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, AND PETALUMA, CA, March 6, 2012 – Overture, the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner for service providers and network operators worldwide, and Cyan, a global provider of packet-optical transport solutions, today announced a strategic partnership. The two companies are working together to give service providers the best possible tools to plan, build, operate, and verify Carrier Ethernet networks.

“Service providers are asking for an integrated solution for the edge, aggregation, and metro networks that offers simple service management and visibility into the performance of the services they are delivering,” said Jeff Reedy, CEO, Overture. “Cyan offers an excellent management solution to plan, operate, and verify network operations along with a very strong packet-optical solution for business services and mobile backhaul. Overture and Cyan are committed to integrating all our products into Cyan 360 management suite to help service providers build and maintain world-class Carrier Ethernet networks.”

“The Overture-Cyan partnership is the optimal combination of software and Carrier Ethernet expertise,” said Michael Hatfield, president and CEO, Cyan. “This collaboration brings solutions to the market that will fundamentally simplify end-to-end Carrier Ethernet networks.”

The relationship developed through a number of successful customer engagements where the two companies delivered proven interoperability for G.8032 Ethernet protection switching and MEF E-Line and E-LAN services. That led to the integration of the Overture 4200, 4300, 24 and 26 edge devices into Cyan’s CyPlanCyMS, and CyPortal – which comprise the world-class Cyan 360solution. The two companies are actively working to integrate additional Overture solutions into the Cyan 360 management suite.

About Overture Networks

Overture is the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner to more than 450 service providers and network operators worldwide. By providing an entrance to a smarter network, Overture offers service providers the means to leverage Carrier Ethernet to multiply revenue opportunities and streamline operational costs by enabling high-capacity Ethernet services over any physical media, including fiber, copper, and TDM. Overture’s solutions are designed for reliability and ease of use, and arm customers to compete in demanding applications such as cloud computing and mobile communications that require greater bandwidth and smarter networks. Overture is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, with a technology center in Richardson, TX. For more information, visit

About Cyan

Cyan is an industry-leading, global innovator of multi-layer packet-optical transport platforms, software and SaaS solutions, and professional services that fundamentally transform networks into Service Level Aware Networks. Cyan has a wide range of deployments across the world. Cyan customers range from multi-million line local access service providers, to regional transport, business Ethernet, wireless backhaul, data center and cable MSO service providers. Cyan enables service providers to scale, extend, and simplify conventional and packet-based networks for more profitable service offerings. For additional information, please visit or follow Cyan on Twitter at

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