A fundamental transformation of transport networks is underway. At the root of this transformation is an unprecedented era of hypergrowth driven by concurrent demand for mobile, video and cloud-based services and applications. Recent industry analyst reports underscore the formidable challenges service providers face in the hypergrowth era especially increased data growth, unpredictable traffic patterns, elastic compute/storage connectivity, and heightened end-user expectations for uninterrupted broadband service quality and assured SLAs. Traditional multi-layer (IP, Ethernet, Optical) transport architectures and conventional service deployment models are simply incapable of addressing these challenges or harnessing the opportunities that hypergrowth represents. As service providers around the world face an unprecedented tipping point, the industry is ripe for an innovative market leader with the experience, expertise, and focus required to redefine transport networks for hypergrowth and on-demand, cloud-centric connectivity.