Aricent adds OpenFlow to its Wireline Communications Portfolio to Support Network Evolution

  Aricent adds OpenFlow to its Wireline Communications Portfolio to Support
                              Network Evolution

Robust software frameworks and comprehensive product lifecycle services enable
telecom equipment manufacturers to bring innovations in OpenFlow and Software
Defined Networking to market

PR Newswire

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Nov. 27, 2012

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Aricent Group, a
global innovation and technology services company, today announced the
addition of OpenFlow and Software Defined Networking (SDN) software frameworks
and services to its field-proven wireline communications portfolio. Among the
first of its kind, Aricent's OpenFlow Client software and world-class product
lifecycle services help telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) deliver the
next-generation of OpenFlow and SDN products to power the networks of

To further solidify its strong commitment to OpenFlow and SDN technologies,
Aricent has joined the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit
consortium dedicated to the promotion and commercialization of SDN. SDN, an
evolving architecture which decouples the control and data planes, opens up
the opportunity for rapid innovation and optimization of routing and switching
equipment. OpenFlow provides the fundamental foundation for SDN, and is the
leading architecture driving the adoption of this new wave of telecom
networking standards and concepts.

Aricent will bring more than 20 years of telecom expertise to the ONF, in
support of the development of next-generation systems based on the SDN
architecture. As a global leader in providing software frameworks and services
for L2/L3 routing and switching equipment and solutions, Aricent supports the
Foundations' mission to commercialize and promote SDN and its underlying
technologies as a disruptive approach to networking that will change how any
company with a network operates. Aricent, along with other member companies of
the Foundation, will help define architectural frameworks and technical
standards, encourage the deployment of a SDN ecosystem, and accelerate the
adoption of SDN technologies and standards, helping to make OpenFlow-based SDN
the new norm for networks. As such, Aricent will continue to keep its software
and services offerings up-to-date with the latest SDN specifications.

"SDN has been gaining momentum and we have seen a significant increase in our
membership as more companies, including global industry players, have embraced
OpenFlow," said Dan Pitt, Executive Director at the Open Networking
Foundation. "By utilizing open standards, member companies can provide a
larger choice for customers to ensure better integration and interoperability
between different players within the SDN ecosystem,thus accelerating the
delivery of SDN's benefits to the market."

Aricent's innovative OpenFlow Client software is a portable implementation
that can be customized and deployed for both hybrid and pure OpenFlow
architectures. The OpenFlow Client, in combination with Aricent's other
leading software frameworks for WLAN, data centers, transport networks, and
others, enables TEMs to develop high-quality OpenFlow and SDN controllers as
well. In addition to its software packages, Aricent provides OpenFlow
expertise and services for the design, development, testing, and maintenance
of OpenFlow and SDN networking solutions.

"OpenFlow is a tremendous opportunity for network innovation and we are
really excited about its potential applications. Our membership with ONF
further underscores our commitment, both to the technology and to our
customers, towards cost-effectively co-creating cutting-edge next-generation
networks," said Sridhar Raju, Assistant Vice President and Head of the
Wireline Communications Practice at Aricent.

For more information on Aricent's OpenFlow and SDN please visit:

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exclusively on communications. Aricent combines the leading innovation
capabilities of frog with unparalleled domain expertise in communications as a
strategic supplier to the world's foremost infrastructure, application and
service providers. The company's investors include Kohlberg Kravis Roberts &
Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office, and The Canadian Pension Plan
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