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Enterprise Networking Magazine Feature by LightRiver COO Discusses the Bridge Between the Network and Customer

Operators are consistently striving to improve network flexibility, stability and performance while reducing operational costs and service delays. However, there are many disparate and complex network technologies that take place across multiple generations offered by diverse equipment vendors. This begs the question of how operators will abstract and simplify all of the complexity? LightRiver Chief Operating Officer, Travis Ewert, discusses this and more in this latest Enterprise Networking Magazine article.

“The broader LightRiver staff has tremendous operations and engineering experience in the business and technology of deploying and managing advanced transport networks,” says Ewert.. “We are involved with the end-to-end process of architecture and technology selection, advanced engineering, building these solutions within our labs,live deployments within the field, and technology lifecycle thereafter. This customer oversight, when coupled with our deep understanding of our partner technologies, gives us a very unique understanding that can be applied to our network automation development. Automation must account for ‘what happens in the real world’ and not just that which is certified against a captive lab instance.”

To read the entire article, click here.

Top 10 SDN Solution Provider

Adding to its many accolades for 2019, LightRiver has once again been recognized as a Top 10 SDN Solution Provider of 2019 by Enterprise Networking Magazine. The annual list is compiled of the 10 companies that are at the forefront of tackling customer challenges.

According to Technavio, the global software-defined networking market is expected to post a CAGR of close to 24% during the period 2019-2023.

As a commitment to continuous innovation, LightRiver plans to expand upon industry leading disciplines for Optical Domain Control and Factory Built Networks, to more tightly bake- in SDN control automations where Network and Service Health are more deeply integrated and customized into deployment and assurance lifecycle (leveraging whitebox/disagg, FBN performance baselining, AI/ML, and more).

“We are just getting started as we more deeply and meaningfully leverage automation to enable simplification and personalization, as the customer would define,” states Ewert.


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