Lanner Joins Blue Orbit Ecosystem to Accelerate SDN and NFV Interoperability for Service Providers

Lanner, the global leading supplier in network communication platforms, today announced its participation in Ciena’s Blue Orbit Ecosystem for next generation interoperable SDN and NFV orchestrations. As a member of the ecosystem, Lanner will work with Ciena’s Blue Planet team and other technology partners in the efforts of supplying validated and interoperable SDN and NFV solutions for telecom operators. To demonstrate the vCPE solutions in distributed NFV infrastructure, Lanner Ciena will showcase a joint demo at the Big Communications Event, which will take place in Austin, Texas, United States. Come check our joint solutions at Stand #B407.

An open architecture allows network operators to efficiently integrate pre-validated hardware platform with intelligent placements of VNFs to accelerate time-to-market services. As we are in the network evolution driven by multi-vendor SDN and NFV deployments, Lanner supplies the open-standard, pre-validated hardware platforms featuring extreme computing power, modular I/O flexibility, and full redundancy design. Our high-availability communication platforms are optimized for vCPE, SD-WAN, SD-Security, mobile edge computing and other SDN/NFV applications.

Ciena initiated the Blue Orbit ecosystem, a group of committed organizations, to drive the transformation to open, agile, and virtualized networks for telecom operators. The initialization of the Ciena Blue Orbit Ecosystem is considered by the industry as a step further for the interoperability and easier integration for the SDN and NFV deployments.

“Lanner is confident that our carrier-grade, high availability network appliances will serve optimally for the SDN and NFV deployments and play an integral part of Ciena’s Blue Orbit ecosystem”, said Jeans Tseng, GM of Telecommunication Application Business Unit. “For Lanner, it has also marked a next-step milestone as we have participated in another ecosystem to further penetrate the market of next-generation open network infrastructure”,

“We are excited to have Lanner join the Ciena Blue Orbit ecosystem. The key to successful transformation leveraging disaggregated hardware and software solutions is the collaboration across like-minded companies who bring together best-in-class technologies. Lanner’s participation offers yet another choice to our customers looking for performance-oriented virtualization hardware platforms,” said Nirav Modi, vice president, Blue Planet, Ciena.

About Lanner

Lanner Electronics Inc (TAIEX 6245) is a world leading provider of design, engineering and manufacturing services for advanced and customizable SDN and NFV network computing appliances. Lanner possesses a wide range of network appliances including desktop vCPE devices designed for SD-WAN and SD-Security, as well as NEBS-compliant, NFVi-ready platforms with multiple processors, network I/O blades, and high availability features.

About CIENA’S Blue Orbit Ecosystem

The first partnership program of its kind, Ciena’s Blue Orbit Ecosystem is focused on accelerating multi-vendor SDN and NFV deployments. Blue Orbit is a group of like-minded organizations committed to supporting network operators’ ongoing transformation to open, programmable, and virtualized networks.