CENGN is excited to start 2016 with an incredible bang! 

We have had a great 2015 and we are excited to kick off 2016 by announcing some recent developments. CENGN has joined OPNFV as their first associate member. Our first OPNFV collaboration will be on a CENGN hosted OPNFV Pharos Lab.  The lab, located at CENGN HQ in Ottawa, Canada should be open in early 2016. We are also planning to participate in the 2016 OPNFV Summit in Berlin (June) with Canadian companies and live PoCs.

CENGN is also very pleased to announce that Fujitsu is the newest member of CENGN.  “Fujitsu is thrilled to be partnering with CENGN to accelerate SDN and NFV commercialization,” said Igor Bergman, Vice President and head of the software business unit at Fujitsu Network Communications.

In December we launched the 2nd annual call for Innovative projects. Last year we have had great success with these projects bringing to light creative and novel ideas from a wide variety of minds. To view some examples of past projects click here.

This year, CENGN is looking for companies in the following areas: Software-Defined Networks (SDN), SD WAN, Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Data Centre/Cloud, Network Transport, Security, Network Applications, Network Mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT) (ex. Smart City Applications).

What are you waiting for? Submit your application now to win commercialization acceleration support equivalent to $50,000 – $100,000!Click Here to Apply!

During the week of Februrary 15, 2016, CENGN will be offering a free 4-day Juniper training event for students to become JNCIA-Junos certified. More information below.

All the best,
Kelly Daizehttps://gallery.mailchimp.com/2cc3c6cca3bfd9569fabe39d7/images/77858a5a-c082-426f-9b2b-edfa463414e8.jpg
VP Business Development and Marketing

CENGN is looking for our next set of commercialization acceleration projects! 
Successful CENGN projects will receive commercialization support equivalent to $50,000 – $100,000 – submit yours by January 31st! Project submission details can be found at: www.cengn.ca/projects
Upcoming Webinar for Commercialization Acceleration Projects!

CENGN is hosting on Webinar on January 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM EST. During this Webinar, you will have the opportunity to ask questions of our project management team in order to ensure that any questions or concerns you may have with regards to the project proposal be addressed.
To REGISTER for the webinar please email sabrina.alsaffar@cengn.ca


CENGN unveiled and provided live demonstrations of ground-breaking commercialization projects at this year’s SDN and OpenFlow World Congress and the inaugural OPNFV Summit. Check out our live demonstration of BTI-Corsa’s project: Multi-Site Multi-Domain Data Center Capacity Management by clicking here!

Commercial Application:
Multi-Layer Data Connectivity Orchestration


Commercial Application:
Open Smart City Infrastructure and Services


Commercial Application:
Scalable Virtual EPC Deployed in Seconds


Commercial Application:
OpenFlow Switch – Hybrid MPLS VPN



SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2015
October 12 – 16 | D
üsseldorf, Germany
Assembling more than 1,300 global delegates, this international conference created a unique forum for CENGN-supported SMEs and their multinational partners to showcase, validate and market emerging SDN and NFV innovations to prospective clients around the world.

Leveraging support from the Governments of Canada and Ontario, CENGN and eight member companies participated in the conference’s ONF SDN Showcase, where two of CENGN’s commercialization acceleration Proof-of-Concepts (PoCs) were nominated for the Best in Show Award.

CENGN was an active contributor to the event, with our CEO Ritch Dusome delivering two presentations on the World Congress stage: CENGN Project Use Cases and Expertise with Arno and SDN and NFV Real World Deployments.

CENGN also facilitated Business-to-Business meetings with participating Canadian and international firms, as well as hosting a Mixer at the CENGN booth with Canadian Beer!


OPNFV Summit 2015
November 9 – 12 | Burlingame, California
The inaugural OPNFV Summit was a great success with over 700 people from the industry in attendance and the buzz of innovation and collaboration around every corner. CENGN was announced as the organization’s first Associate Member, as a result of our significant technical contributions to the open source project which is dedicated to accelerating the introduction of new products and services using NFV.

CENGN’s membership will allow us to contribute new technology, training and technical services to the OPNFV community, while collaborating on new commercial NFV solutions with some of the largest networking players in the world. To further our contribution to the OPNFV community, CENGN is adding a Pharos CI Lab in our Data Centre – making it the second to be established in Canada. 


Pharos Lab

CENGN is a member of OPNFV and is in the process of launching a Pharos community test lab.
The Pharos lab will provide a NFV testing infrastructure to developers from around the world, to facilitate continuous integration, deployment, and testing of the OPNFV platform. The diversity of perspectives across developers, users and vendors participating in these labs make the project critical to the success of the OPNFV platform.


Illuminating Possibilities with a Dark Fibre Connection

Thanks to CENGN member Allstream we now have the addition of dark fibre WAN capabilities to our testing facilities.


Fujitsu is joining CENGN! 

CENGN is looking forward to the addition of Fujitsu to the membership team. Fujitsu is already collaborating with CENGN members on a Proof of Concept (PoC) for Multi-layer Data Connectivity Orchestration. This project will demonstrate a true end-to-end multi-layer SDN orchestration of an MPLS-based WAN over Optical infrastructure, allowing real-time operations across multi-vendor platforms. To read more about today’s press conference click here(insert hyperlink)

CENGN Partners with Canonical to Simplify its Deployment and Delivery of Professional-Grade Cloud infrastructure, Applications and Services

Stay Tuned Story Coming Soon….. 

Moving from hardware to software-dominated networks will lead to a significant change in the skill sets required by companies and employees in the sector of Next Generation Networking (NGN). These sessions are geared towards decision makers, executive managers, systems managers and technical IT professionals in SDN.
**New Training Opportunities Available**
Make sure your company isn’t left behind: register for CENGN training and harness the talent of our consortium by clicking here!


Get hands-on experience in SDN & NFV with senior industry leaders –
yes, really. What are you waiting for? Join the CENGN team and get the marketable skills you need for your dream job in tech.
See what your future could look like, here!

Earn Your JNCIA-JUNOS Certification Free!
Specicial free 4-day Juniper training and certification event Februrary 16-19 being hosted at CENGN and the University of Ottawa. For more information click here


Be part of ensuring that Canada is a global leader in the commercialization of next generation technologies.

CENGN has launched NEW career opportunities,we are always looking for Canada’s best co-ops, interns and talent.Engineering to marketing there  will be something here for you.




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