Here's a set of news bytes from the first part of this week that are worth noting, all of which focus on vendors and network operators working toward improved underlying platforms.
LightRiver Technologies has unveiled an upgrade to its netFLEX SDN software platform, which helps service provider manage multi-vendor transport networks. With its new version 3.8.0, the company adds greater visibility into DWDM and Ethernet network elements and an expanded RedHat Linux Server features set. LightRiver's netFLEX platform derives from its acquisition of UCS one year ago next week.
CoreSite is improving its Open Cloud Exchange platform with some help from Ciena. The data center REIT is deploying Ciena's Blue Planet Multi-Domain Service Orchestrator to boost functionality, including single port connections to MicroSoft's Azure among other things like 100Gbps support, robust API functionality, and better capacity management. The upgrade should be ready to roll in mid-July across the full 8-market footprint of the platform.
ADVA says that the Netherlands-based fiber provider TReNT has deployed its ALM assurance technology across its dark fiber network. The solution helps TReNT with real-time monitoring of the company's infrastructure via a plug-andplay device and an intuitive GUI. TrueCom helped put everything in place.
Connected2Fiber has unveiled a new developer portal this week. The SaaS provider is looking to boost its partner ecosystem by offering better access to its Network Intelligence, Business Intelligence, Serviceability management, and Address Processing APIs. The company provides visibility into 8.3M locations and 2.3K physical network operators for service providers in need of details on properties near their networks.