Dubai, UAE, 3 September 2013: As part of its continued commitment to introduce cutting-edge technology to the region, Dubai-based FVC, a leading Value Added Distributor (VAD) in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), has signed a premier partner agreement with Cyan (NYSE: CYNI), a provider of software-defined network (SDN) and packet-optical solutions. In addition to business development and channel support, the agreement covers training and certification of FVC’s sales, pre-sales and post-sales team to enable them to provide localized support and services to its partners from its regional offices.


K.S. Parag, Managing Director at FVC said, “This distribution agreement will expand our networking solutions and enable our partners to offer cutting-edge SDN and packet-optical technology to our customers across the region. Both companies are committed to taking a leadership position in the region focused on ‘SDN for transport networks’ targeting large enterprise campus networks, cloud datacenters, fixed network service providers and mobile operators.”


Ravi Mali, General Manager & Regional Director – Middle East & Africa at Cyan, agrees with Parag. “The joint FVC and Cyan value proposition will help reduce capital and operating costs, while giving customers the capability to offer new SDN-based services that link applications and networks in a way that could never have been done before,” Mali added. “Using Cyan’s Blue Planet SDN system, customers have the unique ability to visualize, manage, operate and orchestrate their multi-layer and multi-vendor network. Operators can save costs by leveraging existing network devices that are able to migrate to SDN instead versus ripping and replacing the current infrastructure.”


According to Mali, “FVC is one of the few companies that specializes in bringing emerging technology to both integrators and customers in the MENA region. This gives Cyan a launch pad to bring SDN for transport networks to the region.”


FVC will be Cyan’s regional Premier Partner with the right to assign Cyan resellers in the MENA region. The partnership will be supported by Cyan resources located in the Middle East.


About Cyan

Cyan enables network transformation. The company’s software-defined network (SDN) solutions deliver orchestration, visualization, and scale to networks that, until now, have been static and hardware driven. Serving carriers, enterprises, governments, and data center operators globally, Cyan’s open platforms provide multi-vendor control and visibility to network operators, making service delivery more efficient and profitable. Cyan solutions include Blue Planet SDN software, Z-Series packet-optical transport platforms, and Cyan Pro professional services. For more information, please visit www.cyaninc.com or follow Cyan on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CyanNews.

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