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Design, build, document, and consume RESTful API Services to northbound applications and southbound network infrastructure.


LightRiver’s standards-friendly, transport focused software platform focuses on abstraction of the network, and consuming northbound applications, in a Make it All Look the Same approach. Centric to this is that of uniform API’s to allow you to integrate directly to your applications for core network automations from netFLEX. Better yet, this allows you to implement features that we have not even thought of and drive broader use of the product as a whole. The netFLEX REST/JSON framework is lightweight, easy to use, and easy to debug.

Digital Experience (DX) Enablement

As the core enabler for DX, the netFLEX API’s allow for network automation ‘services’ that can be leveraged internally within a Service Provider (SP) or Network Operator, or can be exposed directly to your End Customers for Self Serve. As the industry expectation models that of Public Cloud for OnDemand, Pay-Per-Use, and Self Serve – netFLEX API’s/Services can be leveraged for this Network-as-a-Service extension for new services and revenue.

Differentiate your Operations and Customer Experience leveraging netFLEX API’s and programmability to enable a Customer Defined Experience!

Extended Reference Architecture

As aligned to SDN ‘control layer abstraction’ view

Network & System Integrations

Partner Integrations and Development to SDN or OSS/NMS Platforms

  • Multiple OSS/BSS, Orchestration and BigData Platform Integrations
  • OSS/Inventory: AMDOCS, NetCracker, Exfo Ontology, Ericsson, others
  • OEM Domain Controllers: Ciena, Infinera, Fujitsu, others
  • NMS Fault Managers: VMWare(SMARTS), IBM NetCool, Ericsson, Errigal, others
  • Open Source Orchestrators (Tier 1 internally developed)
  • NBI/SBI Supported: REST/JSON, SNMP, TL1, ASCII, MTOSI/XML, netCONF/Yang, other Interfaces

Multi-Vendor OTN Transport (DWDM & DCI) 

  • Adva FSP-3000R7, FSP-3000RE
  • Ciena 6500 (Fixed, CD, CDC, broader)*, RLS, Waveserver, Waveserver Ai, Waveserver 5, Z-series • Cisco NCS 2000 / NCS 1002
  • Fujitsu 1Finity* (T100 / T300 / T600 / L100 / L110)
  • Infinera DTN/DTN-X, Flex-ILS, G30, G42, XTM*, Cloud Express*
  • Juniper BTI7060/7800
  • Nokia 1830: 1830 PSS family (Fixed, CD, CDC, broader), 1830 PSI-2T, 1830 PSI-M
  • SmartOptics DCP-M40/M8, DCP-2
  • Optelian MXP-9103
  • *Additional Disaggregated Networks / Open ROADM / White Box, under development…

Routers / Switches

  • Ciena CES* – 39XX, 51XX, 81XX, 87XX
  • Cisco Router – 8000 Series, ASR family, 2650XM, Catalyst 2960/3400/3550/3750, MGX1/MGX45
  • Cisco Acacia Optics – 400ZR, 400ZR+
  • Inphi Pluggable Optics – PAM4, 400ZR, 400ZR+
  • Juniper Router/Switch family – ACX, MX, PTX, other
  • Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent), 7330 ISAM, 7705/7750/7250/7450/OS6850
  • *Arista Edge/Service Platforms

….and  more….

Classic and Legacy equipment supported, many others in addition to this list as well:

  • Accedian EtherNID/MetroNID — Anritsu 9620, 9622, 9967
  • Adtran Opti-6100, MX2800/2810/2820
  • Aethera (fMarconi, fPositron) OSR OC3 XTD, OSR OC12 XTD
  • Ciena Multiwave Metro, OC3 Express, 5410/5430, Optical Multiservice Edge 6500/OTN/EMOTR, 3100/3300/3400/3500/5100/5200/6110/6130, OC3/12 TBM, S/DMS TN OC48/OC192/Lite, Connect DX, Core Director/Core Director CL, Z-Series
  • Cisco ONS 15454 (M2, M6, M12),15327, 15600, 15800, ME3400, ONS 15310 MA/CL,7609, 2650XM, Catalyst 2960/3400/3550/3750, MGX1/MGX45, Various other Routers/Switches
  • Infinera/Coriant (fNSN) 7300, 7500, (fEastern Research/Sycamore) DNX-11/88, (fTellabs) 532x family, 5500, 5500 NGX, 7100
  • Fujitsu 7120, 7420, 9500 & 9500 HDS, FACTR, FLM 6/150/ 150+/600/2400, Flash192, Flash4100LS/4300/4500, 7500, CDS, Flashwave 4100ES
  • Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent) 1631 LMC, 1665 DMX, DMXtend, DMXpress, DMXplore, 1671 SC,
    1675 LambdaUnite, 1677, 1678 MCC, 1692 MSE, 1695 WSM, 1696 MS, 1850 TSS family, 7330 ISAM, 7705/7750/7250/7450/OS6850, BSTDX8000, BSTDX9000, CBX500, DACS II/II-ISX/II- CEF/III/IV, DDM-2000, FT-2000, FiberReach, GX250, GX550, Litespan 2000/2012, MDR-8000, 9500 MXC, 9500 MPR, PSAX 1250, SLC2000, WaveStar 2.5G/10G/400/800G/BWM
  • Juniper BTI7060/7800
  • Turin Traverse 100/600/1600/2000
  • Telmar (Alcatel) 1603 SMX, 1630 SX, 1631 SMC, 1633, 1648 PS / LS, fDSC CS1/CS1L

……lots more………

*Under Development

The Right Relationships

LightRiver maintains direct relationships with the industry’s leading transport suppliers, to include those focused on whitebox/disagg solutions. These tight partnerships allow for an industry differentiated level of automation and integration that results in higher quality and full lifecycle support of the respective solutions (for the life of the technology).

LightRiver Software’s experienced and agile engineering team has developed the netFLEX platform into a robust network automation platform. This allows the ability to quickly deploy the latest supplier network element without having to deploy another vendor-specific management system. The main driver behind these automations is to provide an operator of any size – the ability to automate end-2-end network automation of legacy, current, and disagg/open-source transport networks for realtime service path understanding (network-as-the-source inventory), actionable analytics, and provisioning automations (enabler for control-loop). netFLEX is the only Optical Domain Controller (ODC) solution that addresses full life-cycle of the service automation from service instantiation, to proactive management, to automated analytics/visibility, in a flexible way that is unmatched within the industry (netFLEX = networkFLEXIBILITY).


Product Brief: Discover Realtime Inventory

Product Brief: Discover Analyze & Assure

Product Brief: Optical Domain Controller

Architecture: SDN Extended Reference