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CALIENT Technologies’ Director of Marketing to Participate in Light Reading Metro SDN Webinar

Daniel Tardent, Director of Marketing will speak about the new and innovative roles of optical circuit switching in Software Defined Networks

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CALIENT Technologies, Inc., the global leader in photonic switching technology, today announced that Daniel Tardent, its director of marketing, will be a featured speaker in a Light Reading webinar hosted by Heavy Reading senior analyst Stan Hubbard to be held on October 4, 2012 at noon EST.

The webinar will discuss the emerging role of software-defined networks (SDNs) paired with new software systems, multi-layer packet-optical transport systems, photonic switching technology and virtualized services in the Carrier Ethernet Edge. Daniel will be joined on the webinar by other participants including, Vijay Raman, Vice President of Product Management & Marketing at Overture, Glenn Calafati, Vice President of Technology & Product Development at Sidera Networks and Eric Clelland, Chief Marketing Officer for Cyan.

“We’re now beginning to see technological breakthroughs in the way optical circuit switching is making networks more flexible and less expensive to operate,” said Daniel Tardent, Director of Marketing at CALIENT Technologies. “I’m looking forward to sharing how optical circuit switching together with SDN contributes to better resource utilization and application performance in Data Centers and Metro networks.”

To get more information or register to attend the webinar, please see the webinar’s website.

About CALIENT Technologies, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Barbara, Calif., CALIENT Technologies is the global leader in adaptive photonic switching with systems that enable dynamic optical layer optimization in next generation data centers and software defined networks. CALIENT’s 3D MEMS switches have demonstrated years of reliability, with eight years of successful continuous operation. With more than 80,000 optical terminations shipped, CALIENT has one of the largest installed bases of photonic switches worldwide. For more information visit us at or contact us at


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