Media Alert: MRV Advances Programmability in Optical Transport Wednesday 29 October 2014 PDF Print CHATSWORTH, CA—October 29, 2014— MRV Communications ™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) (“MRV®”), a global provider of innovative packet and optical solutions, announced today it has published a new white paper that unveils advancements in creating a software-defined optical layer that suits today’s cloud and mobility needs. Capabilities recently introduced to the market drive dynamic flexibility to optical networking, pushing optical transport beyond simple fixed pipe resources. The white paper explores new technological developments in dynamic, application-aware network infrastructure, the status of industry standards and where optical SDN can provide the most value today. To download a full copy of the white paper, please visit: http://www.mrv.com/landing/optical-software-defined-networki... Key Takeaways: • Until recently, service providers building SDN-based packet networks were challenged to extend programmability to the optical layer. • Several significant developments allow the optical transport layer to be abstracted to a set of shared, common resources that can be used dynamically and on demand. • While several industry groups work on new interoperability standards for optical SDN, service providers can begin extending SDN principals to the optical arena to achieve unified, optimized networks. • MRV offers combined expertise in packet, optical and software-based networking. The company has implemented fully-programmable optical hardware architecture, a common Linux-based operating system that can be virtualized to run on any platform, and a management platform with open interfaces for seamless integrations with third-party controllers. MRV Statement: “MRV is a long-standing partner of the optical transport community, incorporating direct feedback from our customers into our portfolio of intelligent networking solutions. MRV’s new generation of optical transport equipment is designed to provide advanced, software-based architectures that add flexibility and optimize resources,” said Zeev Draer, vice president of strategic marketing for MRV Communications. “As a member of the OIF and ONF, we will work to define and advance optical SDN standards for the industry and help service providers to make a more seamless transition to optical SDN.” About MRV Communications MRV Communications is a global provider of converged packet and optical solutions that empower the optical edge and network integration services for leading communications service providers. For more than two decades, the most demanding service providers, Fortune 1000 companies and governments worldwide have trusted MRV to provide best-in-class solutions and services for their mission-critical networks. We help our customers overcome the challenge of orchestrating the ever-increasing need for capacity while improving service delivery and lowering network costs for critical applications such as cloud connectivity, high-capacity business services, mobile backhaul and data center connectivity. For more information please visit www.mrv.com. Media and Analyst Contact: Ashley Baster (919) 435-9112 PR@mrv.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of MRV Communications in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.