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Accedian Named Carrier Ethernet (CE 2.0) Technology of the Year by the MEF

Wins MEF16 Excellence Award for ‘Third Network Technology Solutions’

Montreal, Canada – November, 9, 2016 – Accedian, the end-to-end network performance experts, has been awarded a Third Network Technology Solutions Award as part of the 11th annual MEF Excellence Awards. Accedian was selected from a group of 16 other finalists, including Viavi, Ciena and Huawei, to win its category at the awards ceremony last night in Baltimore, Maryland.

Presented during the MEF16 global conference, the award recognizes excellence in Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0, lifecycle service orchestration (LSO), network functions virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking (SDN), and multi-vendor technology solutions; consulting services; and thought leadership as well as the Third Network Technology Vendor of the Year. Accedian has been recognised as the Carrier Ethernet (CE2.0) Technology of the Year for its innovation excellence in CE 2.0 services through its virtualised instrumentation solutions, including SkyLIGHT Director™SkyLIGHT VCX™FlowBROKER™, and VisionMETRIX™.

“We are extremely proud to receive this award from MEF16 which recognises our contribution to the carrier ethernet industry and the impact our solutions have had for service providers,” said Patrick Ostiguy, President & CEO at Accedian. “We have worked hard to build industry-leading solutions that provide the best possible network visibility to enable complete service assurance and customer experience. This award validates our efforts to date and we look forward to continuing our collaborations with important industry bodies like MEF.”

  • SkyLIGHT Director™ – A scalable, web-service, open API-based domain orchestrator and management platform that automates service activation testing (SAT) and service level agreement (SLA)/performance monitoring (PM) test and network configuration.
  • SkyLIGHT VCX™ – A fully virtualized controller providing NFV-based functional support for virtual network functions (VNFs), embodied in miniature, network edge hardware modules. The VCX coordinates PM sessions, manages SAT testing, and ensures CE 2.0 policies are applied correctly based on SLAs.
  • FlowBROKER™ – The first ever lossless, NFV-based intelligent remote packet capture engine, giving service providers additional ways to monitor network performance and user experience—right down to the application level—with data from the network edge.
  • VisionMETRIX™ SLA & Analytics Portal – A software-as-a-service (SaaS) portal that empowers operators with sophisticated SLA and PM dashboards, reporting, and analytics in real time for Accedian and third party network elements.

Accedian is exhibiting during MEF16 at booth #400 and is showcasing a proof-of-concept (PoC) with Century Link.