PETALUMA, AUGUST 20, 2013 – Cyan (NYSE: CYNI) today announced that Dobson Technologies, an Oklahoma-based provider of business and residential telecom and transport services, as well as cloud data center services, has deployed Cyan’s Z-Series packet-optical transport platforms (P-OTPs) across its major markets and has turned-up Cyan’s Blue Planet software-defined networking (SDN) system. With a long history of providing state-of-the-art services to its customers, Dobson is now in a better position to respond to heightening customer demands, create entirely new types of services, and more proactively address customer needs.
James Rutherford, Dobson president of network operations, said, “We are seeing a number of demands, primarily from wireless backhaul, business Ethernet, and data center customers, that have challenged our network resources and operational model. The Cyan Z-Series platform allows us to cost effectively address those demands. But to truly get ahead of the curve and proactively offer compelling and profitable new services requires sophisticated software such as Cyan Blue Planet, which will help us create an entirely new customer experience.”
The Cyan solution comprises Z77, Z33 and Z22 packet-optical platforms deployed in roughly 40 markets supporting Dobson’s telecom and transport services. The solution also includes Blue Planet applications Planet Design for network design functions, Planet Operate for network and service orchestration functions, and Planet View, which provides customers with visibility into and control over their services.
Cyan co-founder Eric Clelland added, “Dobson is not the first but may be one of the best examples of a network operator using advanced packet-optical technology to improve scale and reduce costs while simultaneously leveraging SDN concepts to deliver more differentiable services to their customers. This combination truly helps operators develop sustainable business models.”