This site is optimized for Chrome, Firefox and Safari. IE users, please disable compatibility mode for best viewing experience.

Gravity Blog

Will Automation in the Clouds Propel the Winds of SDN and NFV?

Five years after the advent of SDN and NFV, those technologies have moved into production spurred on by Cloud, IoT and 5G mega-trends. However, SDN/NFV adoption is far from mainstream. Recent discussions at SDN & NFV World Congress shed light on the reason why: Automation is the missing link. How can you hope to achieve rapid service velocity and dynamic network self-healing when people are controlling each step of day-to-day operations? If the management system itself is onerous to deploy and upgrade, how can it keep up with the requirements of a software-defined network?

Read More

Virtualizing the World of Cable

It’s not surprising that cable operators are virtualizing their networks. Not only is it the logical step to reduce power and save space, it’s a significant step to address ever-changing customer demands and drive new revenue streams into the future. Ciena's Wayne Hickey explains.

Read More

Ciena Blue Planet teams with Orange on industry-first vCDN field trial

At the SDN/NFV World Congress, Orange has detailed their industry-first vCDN field trial, collaborating closely with Ciena’s Blue Planet team, and with our Blue Orbit ecosystem partner Akamai. Kevin Wade has all the details.

Read More

How to differentiate your customer experience with advanced network analytics

When it comes to delivering a winning customer experience and staying ahead of your competitors, network data may have all the answers, says Joe Marsella, Vice President, Field Systems Engineering at Ciena

Read More

EdTech: 6 Reasons Why Your E-Rate Funding Request Will Be Denied

Wondering why your E-Rate funding request was denied or delayed? You might be making one of these common mistakes when it comes to submitting your E-Rate funding request. Ciena's SLED & Healthcare Industry Advisor, Daniele Loffreda, explains.

Read More

Our involvement with AT&T’s 400GbE trial and what it means for the industry

AT&T has successfully trialed 400GbE across its production network. Helen Xenos details how Ciena helped make it happen, and what this milestone means for the industry.

Read More

How to ensure your Network Analytics Solution Can Drive Intelligent Automation

Big Data Analytics promise to enable a more intelligent and automated network infrastructure. But if that's the goal, what features and attributes are key when considering an intelligent automation solution? Ciena's Mina Paik has the details.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More
Get started now