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Awards

MEF Award 2016

MEF Excellence Awards 2016 - Ciena’s Blue Planet Wins “Third Network Proof of Concept” Award

09 Nov 2016

For the first time at MEF16, the organization presented an award for the proof of concept (PoC) that ‘best demonstrates an implementation of agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services’. Of the fourteen demonstrations at MEF16, Ciena’s Blue Planet, along with collective partners Century Link and RAD, took home this first-time award. This was the first public demonstration of Ciena’s newly announced 3906mvi x86 Server Module and D-NFVI Software, which specializes in addressing challenges associated with Distributed NFV deployments, while working cohesively with Blue Planet.

MEF 2015 awards

MEF Excellence Awards 2015 - Ciena named ‘Vendor of the Year’ and ‘LSO Solution Provider of the Year’

17 Nov 2015

The MEF’s Excellence Awards program recognizes service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation in both the global Carrier Ethernet and emerging Third Network community. In 2015, Ciena was honored with the MEF’s Vendor of the Year award that recognizes the company’s contributions to the industry’s shift to on-demand networking. Additionally, Ciena’s Blue Planet was distinguished with the LSO Solution Service Provider of the Year award.

2014 Telecom Asia Readers Choice & Innovation Award

11 Dec 2014

Ciena and KVH were voted combined winners in the 2014 Telecom Asia Reader’s Choice and Innovation Awards, a program that recognizes technology innovations and accomplishments among leading Asia Pacific telecom vendors. The Carrier Ethernet Project of the Year went to KVH’s etherXEN service, which employs Ciena’s Z-Series packet-optical technology and Blue Planet SDN platform to deliver SDN-based burstable Ethernet service.

Lightwave Innovation Award

11 Dec 2014

Lightwave magazine recognized Ciena’s Blue Planet SDN Platform in the 2014 Lightwave Innovation Awards. A diverse group of independent judges rated Blue Planet with the second highest score overall (4.5 out of a possible 5 points) as an "Excellent product with technical features and performance that provide clear and substantial benefits". Blue Planet was the only SDN platform recognized in the competition.

Best Network Technology Of The Year - Service Management/Orchestration

19 Nov 2014

Ciena has received the MEF 2014 Ethernet Excellence Award for Best Network Technology of the Year for the category with the most entries - Service Management/Orchestration. The Awards recognize new implementations that support scalability, virtual functionality, SDN, management, global reach and other solutions central to the delivery of Carrier Ethernet in 2014 and beyond.

SDN Technology Of The Year

19 Nov 2014

Ciena's Blue Planet has won the Network Virtualization Industry Award for "SDN Technology of the Year". Network Virtualization Industry Awards celebrate excellence in the telecoms industry and recognise the outstanding technologies developed for the NFV and SDN community in the last 12 months.

Intel Network Builders Award

19 Sep 2014

Ciena’s Planet Orchestrate was named a winner for its ability to demonstrate NFV-Enabled Ethernet Services, which is the orchestration of virtual network functions (VNFs) in distributed data centers on top of Ethernet services in a multi-vendor wide area network. The goal of the Intel Network Builders program is to make it easier to build, enhance, and operate SDN/NFV-based infrastructure, while lowering capital and operating expenditures.

Top 10 finalist: best new telecom product

09 May 2014

Ciena's Blue Planet Carrier Ethernet Services API has been nominated as a finalist for the 2014 Best New Telecom Product. Awarded to the company that has developed a potentially market-leading product that, through engineering and technical excellence, enables the deployment of profitable next-generation telecom services.

NetEvents cloud innovation award: best NFV solution for carriers

27 Mar 2014

Ciena's Blue Planet has won this year’s NetEvents Cloud Innovation Award for the best “NFV Solution for Carriers”. The award was presented today by Michael Howard, Co-Founder & Principal Analyst, Infonetics Research, on behalf of the award’s independent judging panel of leading IT industry gurus and senior figures from the international technology press and industry analyst organizations around the globe.

Stratecast's 10 innovative companies to watch

20 Feb 2014

Ciena's Blue Planet has won this year’s NetEvents Cloud Innovation Award for the best “NFV Solution for Carriers”. The award was presented today by Michael Howard, Co-Founder & Principal Analyst, Infonetics Research, on behalf of the award’s independent judging panel of leading IT industry gurus and senior figures from the international technology press and industry analyst organizations around the globe.

SDN innovation of the year

05 Dec 2013

Ciena's Blue Planet SDN and NFV Orchestration Platform has won “SDN Innovation of the Year” in the 2013 Telecom Asia Readers’ Choice & Innovation Awards. Ciena's selection is based on Blue Planet’s market traction (over 100 deployments worldwide) and the platform’s ability to address multi-layer, multi-vendor WAN, data center, and NFV orchestration challenges for network operators.

Best new telecom product

02 Oct 2013

Ciena's Blue Planet SDN Platform has been named “Best New Telecom Product” by Light Reading at its annual Leading Lights Event in New York City last night. The Leading Lights program recognizes innovative companies and products that signal the direction of technology advances and have demonstrated significant traction in the market.

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