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1 Oct 2018

Ciena Completes Acquisition of DonRiver

Ciena has officially completed the acquisition of DonRiver. Rick Hamilton, SVP of Global Software and Services at Ciena, details how the integration of these new capabilities into our Blue Planet portfolio will help our customers in their journey to the Adaptive Network.

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13 Sep 2018

Preview our Top 5 online courses to celebrate National Online Learning Day

September 15 is National Online Learning Day, and Ciena is joining with others to celebrate the opportunities and advances that online learning provides. To help mark this milestone and advance the cause, we are introducing course previews of our online Develop Series and have curated a Top 5 list to get you going.

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6 Sep 2018

3 Ways Blue Planet MCP Services is the Superhero Your Business Needs

There’s a new superhero in town – Blue Planet MCP Services – helping you rapidly incorporate Ciena’s Blue Planet MCP domain controller into your network operations. Ciena’s Stacey Conliffe details how MCP Services can bring these superpowers to your team.

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6 ways to boost your success with network orchestration and automation

In the third and final post in our series on the Adaptive Network and how it can help overcome today’s tough network management conditions, we explore network orchestration and automation. Software is a critical asset for operators looking to support exponential traffic growth and deliver complex IoT and 5G use cases. But software for future networking isn’t just about SDN controllers. It’s also about robust orchestration, automation, and analytics capabilities, says Karim Dembri, Sales and Business Development Manager, Ciena.

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Multi-Layer Networks? Intelligent Multi-Layer Orchestration Has Arrived

There are many challenges that service providers must deal with in multi-layer networks. A majority of them stem from the lack of coordinated visibility and orchestration across the optical and IP/MPLS layers. Ciena’s Kailem Anderson details these challenges and the benefits that multi-layer orchestration can bring. For even more details, also be sure to attend our upcoming Light Reading webinar.

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Using “The 3 V’s of Automation” to maximize automation ROI

For traditional Communications Service Providers (CSPs), the barriers to applying automation are coming down faster than ever before due to the use of new technologies such as analytics and machine learning. So what is different, and why is now the time to act?

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Being a Catalyst of Industry Change

Order-to-activation lag is especially problematic for inter-carrier services. Ciena's Sam Torrente details how Ciena Blue Planet and DGIT Systems worked together to create an award-winning solution using open APIs and service abstraction to automate service delivery from end-to-end in minutes.

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Ovum Survey: What the market is saying about D-NFV

A new Ovum survey of 200 enterprise decision-makers provides some surprising insights on their views of Distributed NFV.

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Virtualize Your Submarine Cable

Ongoing growth in subsea bandwidth demand has the industry looking for new technologies that can further expand submarine cable capacity. Ciena's Brian Lavallee details how L-band spectrum and spectrum sharing could provide an answer.

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Q&A with EXFO: Understanding Submarine OSNR

In advance of PTC’18, Ciena’s Brian Lavallée sat down with Jean-Sébastien Tassé of EXFO to discuss the importance and intricacies of properly measuring OSNR across submarine cable networks.

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Retail Digitization… Friend or Foe?

The online world is acting as a disruptor to the retail industry. But the same tools that allow consumers to become increasingly informed -- networks and data analytics -- can also be leveraged by retailers to gain competitive advantage. Ciena's Brian Lavallée explains.

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IHS Markit releases latest service provider optical survey, Ciena scores big

In IHS Markit’s new service provider survey, Ciena came out as a leader across multiple categories, including Top Optical Transmission and Switching Equipment Vendor. Here’s a snapshot of the survey results, and a free download of the report excerpts.

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Year in Review: Ciena’s Top 8 Announcements of 2017

As we close out another year, we look back at Ciena's biggest news and announcements of 2017.

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