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24 Jul 2017

A DevOps Primer for Service Providers: 10 Key Technologies You Should Know

Looking to adopt DevOps concepts in your network? Ciena's Kevin Wade has 10 key technologies and tools you need to be familiar with.

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10 Jul 2017

The Road to Autonomous Networks: Learning to Thrive in a Brave New World

In the third and final installment of his 3-part series on the Road to Autonomous Networks, Ciena’s Joe Marsella details the benefits of detailed analytics and new applications that Our Hero can tap into now that the dream of an intelligent, self-optimizing network is a reality.

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6 Jul 2017

Busting a few myths about microservices

The topic of microservices architectures for application development is getting a lot of attention. Abel Tong from Ciena's Blue Planet team highlights some of the myths that have emerged around network operator adoption.

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The Road to Autonomous Networks: Taking a New Path

In the second of a 3-part series on the Road to Autonomous Networks, Ciena’s Joe Marsella details the journey of Our Hero as he struggles to make the dream of an intelligent, self-optimizing network a reality.

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Envisioning Intelligent Ops – Turning the Dream into a Reality

In the first of a 3-part series on the Road to Autonomous Networks, Ciena’s Joe Marsella details the journey of Our Hero as he struggles to make the dream of an intelligent, self-optimizing network a reality.

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NFV/SDN eBook: The Perfect Storm of Opportunity is Here

Get your questions answered with Ciena's new NFV and SDN Guide for Carriers and Service Providers, with 35+ pages of insights from our Blue Planet experts.

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Carrier Ethernet Expertise: Are you certifiable?

The MEF Certification Committee recently introduced the next generation of its professional certification program by launching the Third Network Professional Certification framework. John Hawkins, Ciena's resident Carrier Ethernet expert, has all the details.

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Lessons from #TMFLive: How the Pace of Operations Drives Digital Success

Digital transformation is an oft-used phrase in industry circles. In general, the term is used to describe how organizations can harness the latest digital technologies to improve their business. But in the context of communications service providers (CSPs), what does that really mean? According to the TM Forum, digital transformation means evolving beyond basic connectivity and becoming a digital service enabler that capitalizes on the applications of technology. And ultimately, that business model shift will be rewarded with higher market capitalization.

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Get Ready to Geek Out! Ciena’s Guide to Geek Pride

Today is International Geek Pride Day. We're celebrating with some of the stellar minds at Ciena by looking at the careers and insights of some of our best and brightest resident “geeks” here.

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Getting Ahead of the NFV Complexity Curve with Advanced Visualization

One of the concerns of moving to NFV is that the service delivery model can be more complex than traditional hardware-based networks. ETSI's NFV Release 2 specifications aim to address this by introducing a number of advances designed to improve overall interoperability and operationalization. Kevin Wade details how this crucial effort laid the groundwork for Ciena’s introduction of the new NFV service visualization features in Blue Planet orchestration.

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Up your IQ: Top 3 signs it’s time to deploy SDN and NFV

Get up-to-speed on the Essentials of NFV and SDN with two experts from Ciena's Blue Planet team, and in additional you'll get a free copy of our latest eBook: An NFV and SDN Guide for Carriers and Service Providers.

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7 Steps to Big Data Analytics and AI

Operators are turning to big data tools and analytics to analyze the vast amounts of information they’re accumulating in data lakes. Here are seven steps to get there, and how Ciena's new Blue Planet Analytics can help.

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Keeping the Lights on With Advanced Analytics

Utility companies are facing increasingly daunting challenges when it comes to network reliability and maintaining legacy SONET/SDH infrastructure. However, with Ciena’s Advanced Analytics capabilities, the power to keep the lights on with big data has become a reality.

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