Alactel-Lucent and BlueCoat sign reseller agreement

Alcatel-Lucent to use BlueCoat technology to boost video delivery for service provider customers

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Alactel-Lucent and BlueCoat sign reseller agreement The deal reflects synergies around application delivery and next-generation service enablement for the two companies, says Borman.
By Staff Writer Published  September 29, 2010

Alcatel-Lucent and Blue Coat have entered into a global reseller agreement, to give service providers access to better video services for their customers.

Under the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will sell Blue Coat products including Blue Coat Proxy SG and CacheFlow appliances to its telco, managed service provider, ISP and mobile operator customers.

The Blue Coat CacheFlow appliance will be used as a complement to Alcatel-Lucent's Velocix Content Delivery Network Platform, which manages the distribution of digital content, based on open Internet based video standards. CacheFlow will provide better management of bandwidth, particularly for Web 2.0 and video content, and during spikes in demand.

The deal will also give service providers access to Blue Coat ProxySG and PacketShaper appliances to leverage a range of security, application acceleration and visibility capabilities to further improve the user experience, add value in content and application delivery and provide protection from malicious threats and phishing.

Alcatel-Lucent's services team will help with delivering services to the customer.

"With this relationship we see significant opportunity to help service providers capitalize on growing consumer demand for access to high-speed video over the Internet by leveraging their existing infrastructure investments," said Paul Larbey, vice president of Alcatel-Lucent's Velocix Content Delivery Network solutions. "The Blue Coat platform is proven in some of the largest service provider and enterprise environments in the world, and it complements our existing products and services, giving service providers another tool to improve and simplify video delivery."

"With Alcatel-Lucent's market-leading position in networking infrastructure solutions and its well-earned reputation among service providers, Blue Coat sees tremendous opportunity with this strategic relationship to expand its already established global footprint with service providers," said Mike Borman, president and chief executive officer, Blue Coat Systems.  "Alcatel-Lucent's selection of Blue Coat also highlights the strong synergies between the two companies around application delivery and next-generation service enablement."


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