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Phone(707) 735-2300
DescriptionPacket Optical Transport


Cyan Headquarters
1383 N. McDowell Blvd.
Suite 300
Petaluma, CA, 94954


CEO and Chairman of the Board
VP of North American Sales
VP of Marketing
VP of Business Operations and Customer Service
VP of Operations
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TOTAL $30.8M
Series C, 9/2006
Focus Ventures
Series A, 5/2007
Azure Capital Partners
Norwest Venture Partners
TDF Ventures
Series D, 12/2009
Norwest Venture Partners
Azure Capital Partners
Tenaya Capital
Focus Ventures


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Cyan is an industry-leading, global provider of next generation packet-optical transport solutions with revolutionary multi-layer network planning and management. Providing metro and regional aggregation and transport of packet, TDM and optical services with superior service level agreement (SLA) support, Cyan’s solutions provide the industry’s first and only 3-dimensional multi-layer planning, operations and verification systems to scale, extend and simplify networks for more profitable service offerings.

Recognized as the industry’s first purpose-built packet-optical transport system, Cyan’s solutions modularly support Carrier Ethernet services (MEF) with connection oriented Ethernet transport, SONET/SDH, OTN, DWDM and ROADM functions in a highly cost-effective and scalable manner from the access edge to the network core. The ability to support 10G services today, while laying a foundation for future 100G services has enabled Cyan’s customers to deploy field-proven solutions for key applications such as Carrier Ethernet, wireless backhaul, broadband backhaul (middle-mile), data center connectivity and interconnect, and wholesale services transport for metro, state-wide, regional, national, multi-national and Enterprise networks across North America and Europe.

Founded in Petaluma, California in 2006, Cyan is lead by a team of industry veterans with a track record of successful innovation in communications transport and access networks around the world.

Recent Milestones

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    Cyan — Announcement of First Broadband Stimulus (Middle-Mile) Award Selection (9/13/10)
    Posted 11/30/10 at 12:32pm via
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    Cyan — Cyan wins Red Herring Award (6/30/10)
    Posted 11/30/10 at 12:31pm via
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    Cyan — Announcement of First International Deployments (5/17/10)
    Posted 11/30/10 at 12:28pm via
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    Cyan — Cyan Announces Industry First: Multi-Layer Heat Map (4/26/10)
    Posted 11/30/10 at 12:27pm via
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    Cyan — Cyan Launches CyAlliance Program (2/2/10)
    Posted 11/30/10 at 12:25pm via
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    Cyan — Cyan Launches CyAlliance Program (2/2/10)
    Posted 11/30/10 at 12:25pm via
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    Cyan received $22M in Series D funding. (12/30/09)
    Posted 12/31/09 at 1:33pm via
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    Cyan — Cyan Announces Industry's First Purpose-built P-OTS with 20 customers (9/15/09)
    Posted 11/30/10 at 12:23pm via
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    Cyan — Deployment of first system carrying live services (8/1/08)
    Posted 11/30/10 at 12:19pm via
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    Cyan received $8.75M in Series A funding. (5/3/07)
    Posted 1/27/09 at 9:19pm via
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    Cyan — Founding of Company (11/1/06)
    Posted 11/28/10 at 7:29am
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    Cyan — Company Founded (11/1/06)
    Posted 11/30/10 at 12:16pm via
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    Cyan received in Series C funding. (9/15/06)
    Posted 4/9/14 at 11:47pm
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    Cyan added Michael Hatfield as President.
    Posted 1/4/10 at 4:19pm
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    Cyan added Scott Bauer as CFO.
    Posted 5/15/12 at 6:36pm



US Carrier Executive & Engineer Highlights

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IRIS Networks, Peter De Bono

Added: 9/14/10


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Above: Cyan CyMS Resource Utilization Heat Map
Uploaded: 10/12/10
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Above: Cyan CyMS Multi-Layer Network Diagram
Uploaded: 10/12/10

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