RAD, Sandvine, and CenturyLink Conducting Application-Aware Networking with SLA Assurance Joint Proof of Concept

Form factor ideal for introducing innovative service offerings into existing networks without the need for forklift upgrades

GEN15 Event Coverage

DALLAS, November 16, 2015 – RAD, the industry leader of Service Assured Access solutions and virtualization at the customer edge, in collaboration with Sandvine, (TSX: SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators and CenturyLink, a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company, announced that they are conducting a joint Proof of Concept (PoC) demonstration at the 2015 MEF Global Ethernet Networking (GEN15) conference and exposition here this week.

The three companies are showcasing  application-aware service level agreement networking solutions, designed for communications service providers (CSPs).

RAD and Sandvine will demonstrate how their award-winning Service Assured Access and Cloud Services Policy Controller solutions are integrated in an application-aware networking architecture designed to help service providers, like CenturyLink, deliver highly reliable and intelligent business services.

In particular, RAD's programmable MiNID provides powerful SLA Assurance, application aware networking, and packet capture capabilities in a convenient "plug wherever you need" SFP sleeve form factor that is ideal for introducing innovative service offerings into existing networks without the need for forklift upgrades.

"RAD's programmable, small form factor MiNID with SFP sleeve and bypass relay options is a highly attractive solution for us. It has proven valuable as an operations tool to support service activation testing, monitoring, and managing of our network connections, both on- and off-net, with minimal disruption and investment," said Drew Flechsig, Director Network Policy, Traffic, and Security at CenturyLink

"Further, we like  the programmable application-awareness capability that offers the potential to give us complete layer 2-7 performance visibility and control at the network, service and application levels, to help deliver highly reliable and intelligent business, wholesale, and managed services."

The PoC will demonstrate three powerful core capabilities: assured connectivity for Carrier Ethernet and IP, application-aware visibility, and policy control.

"Application-aware Service Assured Access solutions create opportunities for differentiated value-added service offerings, improve network efficiency, and boost performance monitoring capabilities" said Ulik Broida, RAD's Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. "It equips CSPs with unique tools to strengthen brand awareness, increase loyalty, and grow revenue."

"The Proof of Concept showcase gets to the heart of true innovation. We are pleased to see industry leaders RAD, Sandvine, and CenturyLink collaborating to support the MEF vision through the evolution and innovation of their POC," said Nan Chen, President of the MEF. "At this PoC showcase, GEN15 visitors will be able to see firsthand how to deliver highly reliable and intelligent business services for a richer business application experience and greater operational efficiency."

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