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.
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.
At last week’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, innovation was a consistent theme. Ciena’s Paulina Gomez highlights three trends from the show related to video transport innovation.
Ciena's Renee Reinke highlights three developing network innovations that are enabling the R&E community to make a meaningful impact by facilitating collaboration of students, educators and scientists across the globe to further education and research.
With the move to virtualized networks, operators need to be able to manage hybrid networks made up of physical and virtual components, and assurance must be predictive.To accomplish this, operators are beginning to use intent-based management that relies on orchestration, data analytics, policy and machine learning to autonomically provision, configure and assure their networks and the services they deliver to customers.
SDN is an enabling technology for network transformation, but it is not a one-size-fits-all model. Models vary based on the current and future needs of the operator, which in turn are based on the underlying network infrastructure. What is essential in all cases however, is that there exists a cohesive operational process by which customer services can be dynamically deployed end-to-end, while the network is centrally controlled with fine granularity to maintain exceptional customer experience. Multi-tier SDN control is the key.
Ciena has officially joined the Linux Foundation's Open Networking Automation Platform (ONAP) project. Nirav Modi of our Blue Planet team, reporting from the Open Networking Summit this week in Santa Clara, California, details the news.
For all the “agile” innovation over the last decade, today's optical networks are still predominantly static. Today that changes with Ciena's introduction of Liquid Spectrum™, which changes the way optical networks are engineered, operated, and monetized.