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Fierce Telecom: LightRiver Blazes an Automation Trail Across Optical Networks

Optical networking is crucial for today’s networks. Why? Learn from LightRiver COO, Travis Ewert, in this Fierce Telecom article. Ewert explains its importance and addresses how LightRiver has carved out a vital niche in the optical networking space by bringing multi-vendor software automation to the plumbing of networks.

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“Automation is just a huge trend and it is being applied to other parts of networks and other systems. Optical networks should play a part in that automation. Service providers are better off if they can automate their networks, and if they’re automating other higher layer networks and ignoring the optical networks they’re limited.”

“Everything we do is from an automation perspective. We build it in a way where it can be a standalone web service API, or integration in a single entity, or the collection of an entity,” said Ewert, who formerly worked at CenturyLink, Level 3 and tw telecom. “The service providers can give their customers the ability to go in and look at capacity.” – Travis Ewert

Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst for optical networking and transport at Heavy Reading, went on to state that multi-vendor integration across optical networks has been hard for other companies to break into. He commented that, “there are some very unique things that LightRiver is doing for optics that other companies just don’t seem to be able to crack.”

To read the entire article, click here.

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