Overture Update

65vSE: Successful Unveiling at BTE

Jun 25, 2014 by Mark Durrett

Overture Mark DurrettLast week Overture participated in Light Reading’s Big Telecom Event, or “BTE,” in Chicago, IL. The event drew 1500 people for its inaugural edition, billed as North America’s premier telecom event. Any first time effort will have its challenges but overall, this was a great event for Overture and, I believe, for the industry.

Overture is now on SlideShare

Jun 9, 2014 by Mark Durrett

Overture Mark DurrettOverture has added another arrow to its social media quiver – SlideShare, a social media outlet about business and visibility and educating industry. We invite you to follow us on SlideShare where Overture will continue its mandate to help educate, progress, and grow the telecommunications industry.

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SDN: Breaking it Down

Jun 2, 2014 by Mark Durrett

Although the breakthroughs in virtualization and automation originated in the cloud datacenter environment, service providers and network operators will clearly benefit from the programmability offered by Software-Defined Networking (SDN). This is the crux of the white paper SDN Enables Virtualization and Automation authored by Overture Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, R&D Prayson Pate.

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Sometimes focusing on a few overlooked little things makes all the difference

Feb 25, 2014 by Mark Durrett

In business, we are always looking for the proverbial "silver bullet" - a unique capability that no one else has - that gives us a competitive advantage in the market place. Often this comes from a deep understanding of a customer's challenge and a will to think differently. To innovate. And, sometimes it's just dumb luck. Our CTO, Prayson Pate, can really wax poetic on innovation. In fact, you can read his latest thoughts on innovation in a recent Overtones blog post here.

This morning, we announced that Global Capacity – a US-based communications service provider – selected the Overture 6500 for their growing Ethernet service offering. You can read the press release on our website here.

Overture and CloudNFV joined by Telefonica and Sprint in first ETSI NFV Proof of Concept

Dec 16, 2013 by Mark Durrett

Great news on the Network Functions Virtualization front.

You may have read this morning that CloudNFV – the group of vendors Overture joined forces with on NFV – received notification that our proof of concept submission to ETSI was accepted.  There are a couple of public articles that have been published today. We expect to see more later today.

Part 3: New Answers for Bringing Scale to the Carrier Ethernet Metro Edge

Sep 23, 2013 by Brian Van Voorhis

Overture's Product Manager, Brian Van VoorhisService providers want to scale up service capacity and accelerate service delivery as they transition their edge network away from a legacy non-MEF compliant Metro Edge.  In the first part of this article series (Problems? What Problems?) we looked at the intrinsic problems in a legacy, non-MEF Metro Edge that providers are trying to solve.  In the second part (Options to Scaling the Metro Edge) we discussed the cost and complexity tradeoffs associated with extending MPLS from the core to the edge of the network. 

So is there another option?

Yes. New CE2.0 switching and aggregation solutions, like the Overture 6500, coupled with software control and orchestration solutions, like Overture’s Ensemble OSA™

Come See Overture Live - April-May Events

Apr 5, 2012 by Mark Durrett

The events season is about to kick into high gear, and we wanted to share the news about where you can find Overture in the next 30 days around the world.  Please send us an email if you’d like to schedule a meeting.   At most of these events, you will have a chance to hear from Overture executives who will be part of the conference proceedings, sharing insights and ideas from our experiences solving real world problems for our service provider customers.

Introducing the New Overture

Feb 7, 2012 by Jeff Reedy

Today, we are happy to share the news of some exciting changes happening at Overture.

This week, we officially re-launched our brand, and I would like to personally introduce you to the new Overture.  In addition to the visible changes to our logo and on our website, this important move completes the transformation of the combining Overture and Hatteras Networks into a single, unified company.

Our look and story re-affirms our commitment to providing our customers with an entrance to a smarter network—one that’s more powerful and more creative.

We do this by being reliable, by making it easy to do business with us and by offering innovative Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation solutions that help our customers compete in a crowded marketplace.  

Looking back at 2011

Dec 23, 2011 by Jeff Reedy

As 2011 comes to a close we take a moment to reflect on the past year's achievements as a company as well as some of the advancements in the industry as a whole.  We are grateful for our success this year and must give thanks to our customers who have entrusted Overture to help them build reliable and winning services.