October 24, 2016 10:35 AM ET

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Company Overview of CALIENT Technologies, Inc.

Company Overview

CALIENT Technologies, Inc. designs and manufactures photonic optical circuit switching systems that enable optical layer optimization in data centers and software defined networks. It offers S-series optical circuit switches for data center, cloud computing, service provider, and government applications; OEM subsystem solution that operates as a white label optical switching system solution for OEM applications; and LightConnect fabric manager that gives the data center operators with access to various optical circuit switch nodes. The company also provides solutions in the areas of software fabric virtual POD data centers, multi-tenant datacenters, media production datacenters, SDN optical ...

25 Castilian Drive

Goleta, CA 93117

United States

Founded in 1999





Key Executives for CALIENT Technologies, Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 67
Co-Founder, Director and Member of the Advisory Board
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Senior Vice President of Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

CALIENT Technologies, Inc. Key Developments

Spirent Communications and CALIENT Technologies, Inc. Partners Release the First Complete Orchestration and Automation Solution

Spirent Communications plc's announced that it has incorporated CALIENT's S-Series Optical Circuit Switching technology into the Spirent Velocity orchestration and automation software solution. The combined solution enables network equipment manufacturers, service providers and cloud providers to consolidate and scale test lab operation, modernize test labs for employees or customers as a cloud-based service, or streamline continuous deployment when testing hybrid network functions. Spirent's Velocity is a hybrid networking test lab platform with a breadth of micro-services accessible via a RestAPI or an easy to use web application. Velocity offers a variety of automated test lab and test bed services including: User and inventory management, Virtual and physical element connectivity and orchestration, Scripted and repeatable test scenarios, Monitoring and reporting of lab and test system functions, Hyper-fast elastic search data store. Velocity provides a modern Lab as- a Service (LaaS) user experience enabling users to create, consume and share complex hybrid networking test environments and scenarios instantly. CALIENT's S Series Optical Circuit Switches include the S320 and S160, both of which are used to create any-to-any, layer-1 network connections that can be reconfigured on demand. The S320 is a 320-port switch, with each port being transparent to protocol and bit rate anda thus supporting data speeds of 100 Gbps and beyond with a total capacity of more than 32 Tbps. The S160 is a 160-port OCS switch with a capacity of more than 16 Tbps.

CALIENT Technologies, Inc. Announces Availability of New LightConnect™ Manager Software Suite for Improved Utilization of Compute Resources in Data Centers

CALIENT Technologies, Inc. announced the availability of its new LightConnect™ Manager software suite that manages the company’s S-Series Optical Circuit Switches (OCS) in a range of data center, DCI, and SDN Transport applications. CALIENT launches LightConnect Manager to manage S-Series Optical Circuit Switches in data centers, telco, SDN uses Tweet this. The LightConnect Manager (LCM) product suite is based on a modular system architecture consisting of a base platform software together with plug-in applications for specific use cases. The platform software supports management and administration of multiple CALIENT S-Series optical circuit switches, including initial setup, software upgrades, and system health and alarm state information. The optional VPOD Fabric app allows data centers to deploy high-capacity optical overlay networks to connect resource pools (servers, storage, accelerators, switches, routers, and firewalls) using CALIENT’s S-Series optical circuit switches. This allows virtualized PODs (VPODs) of computing power to be created that closely match the requirements of specific use cases and workloads, resulting in improved computational efficiency with the highest performance and lowest cost. The ultra-low latency (less than 30ns) of the S-Series switches means that compute resources can be shared across an entire data center without impacting performance. The LightConnect Manager with VPOD Fabric app can be deployed as a standalone solution with its own graphical user interface to support manual reconfiguration of VPODs. This is a typical starting point for data centers and supports a simple and low-risk introduction path. Alternatively, the LCM can be implemented as part of a Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software environment to deliver dynamic and automated VPOD configuration with the DCIM systems communicating with the LCM through a well-defined REST API. The LightConnect™ Manager consists of three primary functional modules: Optical Circuit Switch (OCS) Management: Supporting the management and administration of multiple S-Series optical circuit switches, including initial setup, software upgrades, and system health and alarm state information. Connectivity Management: This function discovers the optical switch and packet switch topologies and subsequently updates and maintains them by monitoring connectivity and port status information from the optical switches, providing a comprehensive view of the overall data center topology, including which layer 2/3 switches and ports are connected to specific OCS ports. Dashboard: The LCM maintains a consolidated dashboard summary with a real-time view of VPOD status and the operational status of all optical circuit switches, including alarms, events, and port utilization. VPOD Fabric App: The VPOD Fabric app can be added to LightConnect™ Manager to create and manage VPODs, including the initial definition of POD boundaries and subsequent resizing. This includes cross-connect management to create, delete, and update cross-connects to reconfigure the VPODs. Together, the Connectivity and VPOD management functions allow a packet switch to signal its OCS port and establish a network connection on a per-flow basis. The LightConnect Manager is a CentOS-based Linux application, capable of running on Intel Architecture hardware or any virtual machine.

Adara Networks Inc. and CALIENT Technologies, Inc. Announce a Technology and Go-To-Market Partnership to Deliver an Integrated Solution for SD-WAN

Adara Networks Inc. and CALIENT Technologies, Inc. announced a technology and go-to-market partnership to deliver an integrated solution for SD-WAN. The companies also announced preliminary availability of the joint solution for use in customer evaluations and proof of concept testing. This new solution combines SDN with advanced packet and optical networking technologies to build a real-time cloud computing and networking solution combining a low-latency, high-speed optical overlay network with existing layer 3 routed/IP-MPLS networks. This network allows real-time data flows to bypass the traditional packet based layer 2/3 network for very low latency transport. The solution combines CALIENT S-Series optical circuit switches and ADARA Axis switches deployed on the edges of wide-area networks under the control of ADARA’s CloudFabric Cloud Management Platform and SKY Controller to deliver powerful features and benefits: Flexible, Predictable and Cost-Effective SDN Deployments.

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