ClearPath Joins OpenDaylight Shortly After Cohn Comes Aboard

By Paula Bernier July 31, 2015

ClearPath Networks Inc. this week revealed it has joined the OpenDaylight Project.

The company, founded in 2002, is a privately held cloud managed network services platform provider out of California. ClearPath enables communications services providers and managed network services providers to deliver virtual CPE solutions for on-premises hardware and cloud-based virtual environments.

Its Virtual Network Services Platform leverages software-defined networking technology. The VSP Platform orchestrates layer 3 through 7 wide area network service functions including local infrastructure services, management and security services, and network monitoring.

“ClearPath will leverage OpenDaylight to extend its Virtual Services Platform to enable more flexible vCPE deployment, and improve agility for new services delivery,” ClearPath’s CEO Cliff Young explained.

The company earlier this summer appointed Marc Cohn senior vice president of marketing. Cohn was recently re-elected to the OpenDaylight Board of Directors, on which he represents the group’s 35 Silver members, of which ClearPath is now one. He previously worked at Ciena Corp., where he was involved in SDN strategy. He’s also been a leader at Amdocs, IP Infusion, and Lucent. ClearPath this year also hired on Michael Brenner, a former Alcatel-Lucent senior architect who was named head of product strategy and standardization in February.

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In other recent news from ClearPath, the company in May demonstrated what it said was the first open OPNFV platform federation for vCPE use cases. That was a proof of concept that also involved service providers AT&T and China Mobile, as well as Dell. ClearPath brought its VSP to the table, which allowed for NFV management and orchestration.

“The PoC illustrates the great potential for OPNFV and how it can help service providers quickly and cost-effectively expand their coverage through open, scalable solutions including the Dell NFV infrastructure platform,” Young said.

Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

Executive Editor, TMC

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