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Press Release -- April 9th, 2014
Source: MRV Communications

MRV Supports ONF in Launch of First Global SDN Solutions Showcase

Expert in packet and optical networking among founding companies to commit to flagship SDN demo event

CHATSWORTH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 9, 2014– MRV Communications™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) (“MRV®”), a leading provider of innovative packet and optical solutions, today announced it is one of the first companies to join the inaugural Open Networking Foundation’s (ONF) Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Solutions Showcase. Taking place at the SDN and OpenFlow World Congress, held October 14-17, 2014, in Düsseldorf, Germany, the showcase will bring together service providers and vendors from around the world to perform live SDN solution demonstrations. MRV will feature innovative, flexible and programmable packet and optical network solutions that help carriers, data centers and content delivery networks support a strong path to SDN. These demonstrations will give attendees a glimpse into the next-generation networks that will allow service providers to streamline operations and simplify the management of the differentiated services that are currently being driven by cloud, mobility and other bandwidth-rich applications.

“The industry is moving towards software-based, open networking architectures that are optimized for elasticity to more easily deliver revenue-generating services and achieve faster time-to-market. MRV shares the ONF’s strategic vision for accelerating this adoption, so we are very pleased to be a Founding Participating Company in the SDN Solution Showcase,” said Zeev Draer, vice president of strategic marketing for MRV Communications. “MRV is committed to developing innovative and practical solutions for the SDN ecosystem. By collaborating with ONF members in efforts such as these, the industry is ensuring that interoperability and non-proprietary implementations will be the cornerstone of SDN deployments.”

The SDN and OpenFlow World Congress draws more than 1,300 SDN, NFV and OpenFlow industry leaders, vendors, end users and innovators that wish to explore recent developments, issues and technologies surrounding SDN and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). The event helps create innovative approaches for advancing SDN implementations, and the ONF’s SDN Solutions Showcase will provide an additional dimension to the Congress, providing attendees with real-world examples of SDN technologies, products and applications.

About MRV Communications

MRV Communications is a global leader in converged packet and optical solutions that empower the optical edge. For more than two decades, the most demanding service providers, Fortune 1000 companies and governments worldwide have trusted MRV to provide best-in-class solutions and services for their mission-critical networks. We help our customers overcome the challenge of orchestrating the ever-increasing need for capacity while improving service delivery and lowering network costs for critical applications such as cloud connectivity, high-capacity business services, mobile backhaul and data center connectivity.

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