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Multivendor Optical Domain Controller Upgrade 3.8.0 Boosts DWDM & Ethernet Visibility

CONCORD, CA – June 26, 2018LightRiver Software, a pioneer and leader in multivendor optical network automation and control, today announces its expanded RedHat Linux Server features set, DWDM and DCI capabilities and Carrier Ethernet enhanced visibility. The new netFLEX® software release 3.8.0 leverages the most widely deployed server OS to monitor alarms, automatically discover, troubleshoot, analyze and provision L0/L1 services across multivendor optical networks, with L2 fault management extensions.  The enhancement offers a more consumable, cost-effective and current solution set, enabling transport network operators to more fully benefit from next generation hardware technology and software-defined networks, and to immediately realize the vision of automated service creation and network assurance.

As operators prepare for the next wave of bandwidth consumption, network speed and architectural transformation, SDN Service Aware Network programmability and automation will be needed to support these capabilities and innovations, including the evolution of multi-terabit services, data center interconnect, 5G and IoT.  LightRiver believes using a scalable, single pane of glass that leverages the most widely adopted server OS, in both physical and virtual environments, on the most widely deployed, best in class networking products, will drive advancement, savings and revenue.

netFLEX 3.8.0 continues to strengthen support for wavelength services across multivendor DWDM network elements by adding increased support for flex grid environments, with production deployments and trials at Tier 1 Carrier and Global Cloud Network operators.  The Wavelength Usage Matrix has been enhanced to support flex grid network elements and data center interconnect, which graphically display wavelength utilization on fixed and flex grid DWDM lines between network elements, increasing the user’s ability to plan new services and monitor overall bandwidth.

“Our forward-thinking clientele recognize the value SDN network automation offers to drive innovation in their markets,” states Glenn Johansen, CEO of LightRiver. “LightRiver’s netFLEX software, multivendor product portfolio and services suite enable carriers, utilities and global cloud network operators alike to simplify their operations through proactive monitoring and control, helping them to deliver superior customer experiences with unexpected speed,” adds Mike Jonas, President of Global Customer Operations for LightRiver.

Software-based Service Aware Networks are becoming particularly important as applications require transport networks to efficiently support a range of different service types with widely varying bandwidth, performance and availability requirements. To better support the latest generation of Data Center Interconnect and Flex-grid ROADM technology, netFLEX, with Linux, will allow a much wider user group to benefit from its single interface and simplified view for DWDM, OTN, SONET, ATM, DCS, Carrier Ethernet and other optical devices from a wide range of vendors.  In addition, users can leverage various APIs to access fault, topology, and inventory data, and to integrate netFLEX with existing third-party systems.

LightRiver offers the broadest Smart Network portfolio in the industry for next generation, vendor neutral, Factory Built Networks® and netFLEX® Transport Domain Orchestration Software solutions. Learn more at www.lightriver.com.

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