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Ciena says enterprise uCPE conversations are growing.

James Anderson

February 5, 2020

2 Min Read
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FatPipe Networks just made its SD-WAN offering compatible with Ciena‘s universal customer premises equipment (uCPE).

The vendor announced a virtualized network function (VNF) that works on Ciena’s platform. FatPipe SD-WAN Multi-Function VNF will operate on Ciena’s 3906 platform, which provides gigabit Ethernet connectivity.

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FatPipe’s Sanch Datta

“Service providers are seeking strong, long-term collaborators and we are seeing a flight to quality,” FatPipe CTO and president Sanch Datta said. “The maturity of FatPipe’s SD-WAN solutions and ease of implementation plus automation of services and resource management with Ciena’s uCPE are decisive factors for our customer’s NFV success.”

FatPipe can provide SD-WAN connectivity, WAN optimization, advanced firewall and unified threat management as a result of the integration.

The company said enterprise customers are welcoming conversations with service providers about uCPE deployment, particularly as it pertains to managed SD-WAN services.

Here’s our most recent list of new products and services being offered by agents, VARs, MSPs and other channel partners.

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Ciena’s Brian Lavallee

“With an ongoing surge in demand for network connectivity and services, driven by high-bandwidth content and business-critical applications, the industry is witnessing firsthand how digital transformation impacts the network,” said Brian Lavallee, Ciena’s senior director of portfolio marketing. “CSPs and enterprises are actively modernizing their network assets to be increasingly intelligent, agile, and adaptive. With FatPipe Networks, we make this journey possible.”

We wrote last year about FatPipe’s partnership with the UCaaS provider RingCentral.

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James Anderson

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

James Anderson is a news editor for Channel Futures. He interned with Informa while working toward his degree in journalism from Arizona State University, then joined the company after graduating. He writes about SD-WAN, telecom and cablecos, technology services distributors and carriers. He has served as a moderator for multiple panels at Channel Partners events.

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