Lumina extends benefits of OpenDaylight to legacy network elements

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lumina Networks today announced Lumina Extension & Adaptation Platform, LEAP. LEAP will extend the benefits of the OpenDaylight-based Lumina SDN Controller to Communications Service Providers looking to simplify legacy resource automation in support of the transformation journey to 5G deployments and DevOps principles. As part of the company’s Intent-Driven Service Automation solution LEAP delivers network flexibility by making network applications aware and cloud-ready.

Providing ubiquitous control for service providers looking to unify programmable and legacy resource controls, LEAP uses model-driven frameworks to shield the complexity of underlying southbound interfaces. With abstract data models and microservices architecture, LEAP, as part of Lumina’s Intent-Driven Service Automation solution, extends the capabilities of Lumina’s OpenDayLight-based (Fluorine release) SDN controller to enable intent-driven network operations. In a language agnostic manner, the platform promotes addition of new microservices-based components and allows DevOps teams to leverage existing scripting skills to extend their service automation frameworks in-house.

“We are excited to announce a solution which extends the life of existing capex investments while decreasing service delivery times from months to minutes,” says Andrew Coward, CEO of Lumina Networks. “LEAP helps Service Providers take control of the network transformation and 5G service innovation while delivering the proven benefits of OpenDaylight to manage and automate heterogeneous environments.”

This announcement comes days after GSMA’s February 4th release naming Lumina to the GSMA 100, a global innovation discovery initiative designed to identify and advance the next generation of connectivity and digital services.

“We welcome Lumina Networks to the GSMA 100. The GSMA 100 companies are leaders in categories that are poised to drive digital transformation and industry growth,” said Laxmi Akkaraju, Chief Strategy Officer, GSMA. “We look forward to working with Lumina to unlock business development and investment opportunities and champion innovation in our industry.”

About Lumina Networks
Lumina Networks’ open source networking solutions simplify and automate heterogeneous networks. By combining engineering excellence, open source leadership and agile development methodology, Lumina Networks empowers Service Providers to reimagine their future without the risk of vendor lock-in. By unifying network architectures and enabling intent-based network functionality, Lumina Networks provides a more customer-centric approach to building and delivering on-demand, customizable services. Learn more about Lumina Networks at www.luminanetworks.com and @luminanetworks.

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