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Press Release -- October 22nd, 2013
Source: Overture Networks

Overture Ensemble OSA™ Receives 2013 Excellence in SDN Award

Company recognized for innovation with this year’s launch of Ensemble Open System Architecture™, advancing Carrier Ethernet to accelerate service creation, activation and assurance

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Oct. 22, 2013 Overture, innovating at the metro edge for service providers and network operators worldwide, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Ensemble OSA™ as a 2013 Excellence in SDN Award winner presented by TMC’s Internet Telephony Magazine and SDN Zone.

“Overture’s strong customer relationships and our Carrier Ethernet expertise led to the development of Ensemble OSA™. This architecture is designed to streamline the processes of service creation, activation and assurance for service providers and operators,” said Mike Aquino, CEO, Overture. “As the excitement from our customers and partners is building, it is rewarding to receive this industry recognition for our innovation.”

Ensemble OSA embraces an open ecosystem along with the principles of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) to transform static, labor-intensive networks into dynamic, virtualized, and automated environments for service creation and delivery.

“Recognizing leaders advancing SDN technologies, TMC is proud to announce Overture as a recipient of the annual Excellence in SDN Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Ensemble OSA™ has demonstrated innovation and will help shape the face of the quickly evolving industry. It is our pleasure to honor Overture for their inspiring work.”

SDN has already had a profound impact on the IT and Telecom industries. As the technology continues to take hold, the Excellence in SDN Awards recognizes the companies that are leading the way in SDN architecture and applications.

For more information on Ensemble OSA™, please visit the website here. For information about Overture, please visit or follow @OvertureNews on Twitter.

About Overture Networks

Overture is the preferred provider of Carrier Ethernet solutions for the metro edge. Known for innovative solutions that enable high-capacity Ethernet services over any media including fiber, copper and TDM, Overture has extended its commitment to innovation with Ensemble OSA™. Ensemble OSA is the industry’s first open architecture that brings the benefits of the cloud, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization, (NFV) and open innovation to the metro edge. By leveraging Overture’s Carrier Ethernet expertise and this new open architecture for software-defined services, network operators and service providers worldwide can maximize operational efficiencies and introduce new revenue-generating services on a scale never before possible.

Overture is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, with sales offices around the globe. For more information, visit

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