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January 26, 2017 by Geoff Burke

The Race is On! Time to Accelerate Service Delivery and Pull Away from the Pack…

Calix recently-announced AXOS Sandbox, an exciting new AXOS feature that removes the back office operational barriers that have hamstrung service providers an often left them trailing their competition in new service introduction. With AXOS Sandbox, we are seeing our customers blow past their competition by shaving new product and service integration time by two-thirds. The result: Calix customers launching highly demanded new technologies and services into the market over a year earlier than traditional approaches. With AXOS Sandbox, our customers are now introducing new services at the speed of the Cloud, and it’s proving to be a big competitive game changer! 

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Here’s how it works. Rather than be stuck in the blocks while disruptive web scale cloud providers are delivering innovative new services, AXOS Sandbox customers leverage the power of Software Defined Access (SDA) to replicate the service provider network in a virtual environment.

  • No waiting for physical equipment to be shipped and installed before integration begins
  • No ongoing management of disparate systems in far-flung labs
  • No limitations on scalability of management, orchestration, and control function because of hardware availability or expense.

Just leverage the actual system code – risk-free and virtually – and ACCELERATE TO MARKET


We believe that AXOS Sandbox is ESSENTIAL to service providers looking to win the race to deploy new services. Until now, SDA (basically data center SDN applied to access networks), was little more than just a PowerPoint exercise, with solutions from many vendors composed of a myriad of operating systems cobbled together in a prosaic mosaic of ill-fitting tiles. AXOS Sandbox makes SDA tangible and validates AXOS as the world’s first and only true SDA.

For any service provider looking to understand the difference, contact us to get access to the Sandbox and let the race to new service introduction begin today.

If other solutions cannot do this, then they are not leveraging Software Defined Access.

The SDA era of Intelligent Access begins now!