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Canadian Organizations Commit $2 Million to SDN and NFV Commercialization Projects

By Laura Stotler June 25, 2015

The Canada Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) has teamed up with the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) on a number of network projects, including implementing SDN and NFV technologies. The organizations have committed $2 million to support up to 10 projects that will also focus on IoT, the cloud and security.

The two organizations are aiming to help organizations strengthen their networks by moving toward an SDN and NFV virtualization model. One of the first projects will focus on SDN elephant flow congestion mitigation with automatic bandwidth provisioning, and will include solutions from BTI Systems and Corsa Technology. An additional SDN project will center on controlling energy management for data centers using products from Juniper and IG2. An NFV service orchestration project will assure cloud connectivity using TELUS and CENX solutions, while an OpenFlow switch project make use of smart steering for MPLS and will include TELUs and Noviflow solutions. Finally, the organizations will sponsor a vEPC demonstration featuring CENGN and Expeto.

“We fast track commercialization for small- and medium-size companies,” said Ritch Dusome CEO of CENGN. “Our approach is completely industry driven. We match our members, world leading communication companies, with the best Canadian SMEs, and utilize our technology expertise and lab environment to accelerate and validate new SDN and NFV technologies, applications and services.”

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CENGN is made up of industry leaders focused on speeding up commercialization of next-generation communications solutions. The group tests interoperability among software and hardware solutions and provides an environment that facilitates commercialization of products, applications andservices.

“CENGN provides a catalyst for Canadian companies to accelerate collaboration in the emerging SDN and NFV marketplace, and an excellent platform to showcase innovation,” said Ed Ogonek, president and CEO of member company CENX. “By working closely with visionary carriers, such as TELUS, CENX is able to demonstrate the benefits our Cortx Service Orchestrator brings in assuring service quality in dynamic, multi-vendor, NFV networks.”

Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

NFVZone Contributing Editor

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