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Press Release -- October 16th, 2014
Source: CENX

CENX Receives Multi-Million Dollar Order from Tier 1 Service Provider

Just-In-Time Capacity Management Aligns Network Upgrades with User Demand

Ottawa, Canada, October 15, 2014. CENX, a global leader of Service Orchestration solutions for software-defined networks, today announced that it has received a new multi-million dollar order from a Tier 1 North American service provider. The customer is extending their Cortx Service Orchestrator deployment to rollout Just-In-Time Capacity Management throughout their mobile backhaul network, to gain significant upgrade savings.

“This new customer order is a testament to the tremendous value that Cortx Service Orchestrator brings to service provider networks,” said Ed Ogonek, President and CEO of CENX. “We work closely with our customers to deliver on their requirements to gain operational efficiency and increase service agility through programmability.”

Cortx Service Orchestrator is a flexible software product that automates services lifecycle management for a broad set of use cases. The Just-In-Time Capacity Management solution applies sophisticated algorithms to network big data, to forecast capacity upgrades when and where they are needed to meet user quality expectations, and automates the upgrade process, just-in-time. This approach delivers substantial benefits to service providers:

  • Reduced capex—accurately forecast timing of capex investment by aligning user demand and network utilization, and deploying additional network capacity when required
  • Reduced opex—reduce the cost per upgrade by automating time-consuming manual processes, based on user-defined upgrade policies which control when upgrades are triggered
  • High user quality of experience—provide performance-assured network connectivity services by engineering network capacity to effectively deliver services end-to-end
  • Increased service agility—minimize service turn-up time with automated ordering and provisioning of network elements and turn-up testing

Caroline Chappell, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, states in her white paper, “Aligning User Experience Cost in Mobile Networks Through Just-In-Time Capacity Management” “This approach further complements the goals of SDN, which advocates the centralized and automated management of the network for improved operational efficiency. Again, the capabilities needed for JIT capacity upgrades, such as network topology knowledge and abstraction and the flow-through provisioning of network resources, are key goals of SDN.”

CENX is demonstrating its Cortx Service Orchestrator capabilities at SDN & OpenFlow World Congress, October 14-17th and at MEF GEN14 November17-20th.

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