NFV Pioneer Award Recognizes Efforts of Accedian's SkyLIGHT VCX Development Team

Posted by Mae Kowalke on Monday, May 11, 2015 with No comments

Last month, Accedian Networks won a 2015 NFV Pioneer Award from TMC's Internet Telephony Magazine. 

This was a proud moment for the entire company, but especially everyone involved in bringing to market the winning solution: SkyLIGHT VCX Controller, the industry's first performance assurance controller employing Network Function Virtualization (NFV) to offer advanced monitoring capabilities network­wide, without the need for expensive, high­end test equipment. 


By eliminating key cost, scalability, and coverage barriers to network performance visibility, service providers can now more cost ­effectively ensure a better quality of experience (QoE) for users. 


Members of Accedian's SkyLIGHT VCX development team celebrate winning 
a 2015 NFV Pioneer Award from TMC's INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine. 

Left to Right: Maxime Larocque, Guillaume Lemieux, Jean-Noël Krause, Francois Gagnon, 
Marc Lanoue, Robin Boivin, Christian Hallé, Pierre Bouffard, Kedar Warriner, Gérard Bouyela, 
Guy Pinsonneault, Sébastien Berthiaume, Marc-André Bolduc-Goulet, and Pouthy Men. 
(Not pictured: Claude Robitaille, Steve Rochon and Henrik Nydell.)
In addition to the solution developers pictured above, recognition goes out to the outstanding work of these other Accedian team members who made a difference turning this new solution into reality:

  • Jacob Perreault, Software Developer, contributed to the software development and support of VCX.
  • Stacey Love, Senior Technical Writer, went the extra mile to create and deliver a new set of top-quality documentation for this new virtualized product in time for our GA release.
  • Greg Spear, Product Manager, provided precious direction and feedback, acted as the voice of the customer, and added his “magic touch” to ensure best-in class usability and integration.
  • Tino Zottola, Senior SQA Engineer, tested the overall solution, the SNMP and the alarms of this new product in a time for our GA release.
  • Fred Laflèche, Senior Software Designer, created the virtualized environment and packaging which materializes the new paradigm of this solution.
  • Scott Sumner, VP of Solutions Development and Marketing, who masterminded our new marketing positioning around virtualization and applied for us to win this award.
Teamwork for the win!
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