As this big blue marble we call home nears completion of another trip around the sun, it’s important to take the time to reflect on the past 12 months. The year of 2016 has been one of change, as we have bared witness to events which have made a lasting impact on the world – especially if you happen to be a celebrity.
To celebrate CENX’s achievements and successes, let’s look back at the most notable events that shaped the year that was.
Striving to push the limit
Over the course of the past year at CENX, we have continued our commitment to helping service providers around the world simplify their network operations and provide higher-quality services to their customers. The ongoing development of features and capabilities, such as real-time performance analytics, service visualization, and automated workflow, have made our service management and assurance solution more powerful.
Customer wins and partnerships
It was a big year for customer wins and partnerships as well. In February, CENX revealed successful interoperability with Ixia, Mitel, and VMware to demonstrate real-time assurance of mobile data services for virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC). Additionally, our work with Brocade, Red Hat, and RIFT.io allowed us to showcase end-to-end service management capabilities over hybrid network infrastructure.
Most notably, an opportunity to expand our footprint in Europe came when CENX made the announcement that we were selected by a Tier 1 service provider in the region to assure their on-demand cloud and data center services.
As a result of our accomplishments, we have grown to over 220 employees across the globe.
Awards and achievements
To go along with this success, CENX had the honour of being named the recipient of some of the industry’s more prestigious awards. In 2016, CENX was recognized with the following accolades:
- Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) Technology of the Year - MEF Excellence Awards
- Named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500
- 2016 Outstanding Information & Communications Technology Company - IEEE
- Best Network Infrastructure Solution - Telecoms World Middle East
Change is afoot
With regards to the industry, we witnessed a transformation in the way service providers are approaching NFV and network operations.
One of the major focuses of service provider as of late has been service assurance across combined physical and virtual networks. As new virtual machines are spun up and integrated into networks, the focus must shift from orchestration to assuring services in order ensure long-term success.
Another recurring topic this year has been closed-loop automation. This automated process, which supports a wide variety of tasks, from creating and maintaining new services, to optimizing resource utilization, will allow service providers to realize the full benefits of NFV and SDN technology.
As we conclude what has been a year of growth and opportunity, CENX would like to thank all of our customers, partners, and employees as we look forward to bigger and better things in 2017.