Coriant introduces SDN Hierarchical Controller to enhance orchestration of multi-layer, multi-vendor networks

Via Coriant Press Releases

May 31, 2017

Field-Proven SDN Automation, Programmability, and Control Enable Agile Foundation for Rapid Service Activation and Integrated IP-Optical Efficiencies

NAPERVILLE, Illinois, 31 May 2017: Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking, IP/MPLS, and DCI solutions, today announced it has expanded the Coriant Transcend™ Software Suite with the introduction of the Transcend Hierarchical Controller designed for enhanced orchestration of multi-layer, multi-domain, and multi-vendor transport networks. The Coriant Transcend™ Hierarchical Controller leverages SDN automation and programmability to accelerate service activation, optimize Layer 0-3 resource allocation and resiliency, and improve multi-vendor interoperability and end-to-end control in open, disaggregated network environments.

"As more and more IP and optical elements become virtualized and distributed, network operators need a more efficient and flexible way to manage and orchestrate a diverse ecosystem of service-dependent transport resources," said Uwe Fischer, Executive Vice President, R&D and PLM, and Chief Technology Officer, Coriant. "Our new SDN Hierarchical Controller significantly enhances efficiencies in integrated IP-Optical networks with advanced automation and programmability. These field-proven capabilities represent key enablers of Coriant's visionary Hyperscale Carrier Architecture, which provides operators a pragmatic means to transform multi-layer infrastructure for a new generation of end-user services, including 5G, IoT, and virtual reality."

As a leading global provider of multi-layer transport solutions, Coriant continues to enhance its portfolio with advances in IP/MPLS and packet optical integration, and the Coriant Transcend™ SDN Hierarchical Controller is a central element of an integrated control structure. The SDN Hierarchical Controller gathers inputs from optical, packet optical, or IP/MPLS SDN domain controllers and builds a stateful topological view utilizing a multi-layer data model. A multi-layer control structure enables a broad range of network configuration, visualization, and reporting functions for advanced multi-layer and multi-domain networks. Since the solution supports open interfaces to domain controllers, both Coriant and third-party networks can be integrated into a single network control environment.

Key features and benefits of the Coriant Transcend™ SDN Hierarchical Controller include:

  • Orchestration of multi-layer transport resources to bring SDN-enabled efficiencies, optimization, and control to Layer 0-3 access, aggregation, and core networks
  • Open standard interfaces for flexible integration into diverse workflow orchestration and OSS environments, including multi-vendor integration through open southbound RESTful interfaces to third-party controllers
  • Context Optimized Routing Engine (CORE) that provides path computation for multi-layer performance-aware services
  • Shared Risk Link Group (SRLG) awareness of transport services that supports optimized resource assignment and multi-layer service status aware routing

Coriant at Next Generation Optical Networking 2017

Coriant will showcase its industry-leading portfolio of SDN-enabled, end-to-end packet optical transport solutions and Hyperscale Carrier Architecture at the Next Generation Optical Networking (NGON) conference, which takes place from June 20-22 in Nice, France. Solution highlights at the Coriant Exhibit Stand (C11) will include the Coriant Groove™ G30 Network Disaggregation Platform, Coriant Aware™ Technology, Coriant CloudWave™ Optics, and the Coriant Transcend™ Software Suite, including the newly available Coriant Transcend™ SDN Hierarchical Controller.

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