Lumina Networks enters SDN market

Company to offer open software networks to eliminate vendor lock-in

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Lumina Networks enters SDN market Coward says Lumina Networks was set-up to ensure providers can use open source in critical use cases.
By  Manda Banda Published  August 9, 2017

Lumina Networks Inc, has entered the software-defined networking (SDN) market, through its acquisition of assets associated with the SDN Controller product family from Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

Along with the SDN Controller solution, powered by OpenDaylight, Lumina brings a talented team of network software engineers and existing customer engagements with some of the world's largest service providers.

The company said transitioning to software-based networks can dramatically lower capital and operational costs while transforming network functionality and customer experience.

"Our job is to be the catalyst to help service providers bring open software networking out of the lab and into their live network," said Andrew Coward, chief executive officer, Lumina Networks. "We started Lumina Networks to ensure providers can use open source in critical use cases. But just delivering technology is not enough. Our customers are doing the implementation with us, so they can learn and acquire the skills, tools and practices needed to develop and manage the platforms we jointly deploy."

Lumina also offers NetDev Services to help organisations transform their network engineering and operations team. The NetDev Services team at Lumina works with customers to jointly develop production systems using agile methods to prototype and speed through proof-of-concept and pilot phases.

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