BLUE PLANET OVERVIEW
Blue Planet provides the industry’s leading network virtualization, orchestration, and management software suite
Blue Planet helps you automate services – from creation through orchestration and delivery – across both physical and virtual domains. Our software reduces operational costs by abstracting network complexity and drives greater competitive advantage through a previously unachievable level of service programmability.
Blue Planet serves four primary use cases for our customers: multi-domain service orchestration (MDSO), NFV orchestration, commercial-grade open network operating system (ONOS), and SDN management and control. It does this on top of a disruptive, next-generation software architecture that leverages open-source technologies, model-driven templates and container-based micro-services. Blue Planet also supports the Ciena V-WAN application for on-demand connectivity services. Any use case or application can be paired with Blue Planet Software Professional Services that let customers looking for additional software expertise complement and support the integration of Blue Planet into their operations and back-offices.
MULTI-DOMAIN SERVICE ORCHESTRATION
End-to-end service automation and orchestration across multiple technology (physical or virtual) and vendor domains
Blue Planet provides Multi-Domain Service Orchestration (MDSO) capabilities to enable seamless service automation and orchestration across multiple domains. Leveraging open APIs and model-driven templates, Blue Planet integrates with third-party SDN controllers, element/network management systems, and orchestration platforms to manage and orchestrate services comprised of physical and virtual resources. MDSO eliminates silos by abstracting the complexity of underlying domains and enabling network operators to support end-to-end, lifecycle service orchestration.
NFV SERVICE ORCHESTRATION
Scalable, vendor-agnostic management and orchestration of virtualized network functions and data center resources
The Blue Planet platform delivers carrier-grade, NFV orchestration capabilities for instantiating, managing, and chaining virtual network functions (VNFs). Unlike closed NFV solutions from many large incumbent vendors, Blue Planet leverages an open and vendor-agnostic approach that allows network operators to use the VNFs and NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) of their choice to streamline the definition and creation of innovative new NFV-based services.
OPEN NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEM
The industry’s first hardened version of the ONOS open-source SDN software for commercial use
Open Network Operating System (ONOS) is an open-source SDN software platform for service provider networks that is supported by multiple global tier-1 operators, including AT&T, NTT Communications, SK Telecom, and China Unicom. Blue Planet ONOS (BP ONOS) provides a commercial-grade version of the open-source software that is backed by Ciena’s world-class service and support. BP ONOS complements Blue Planet’s multi-domain and NFV service orchestration capabilities to enable highly scalable, flow-based control of datacenter networks.
SD-WAN SERVICE ORCHESTRATION
Simplify and scale service delivery with a vendor-agnostic abstraction layer
Deliver a highly-compelling new virtualized service offering that complements your ongoing SDN and NFV initiatives. By orchestrating SD-WAN services with Blue Planet, you can focus on delivering differentiated new service offerings to your customers and avoid creating a new service-specific operational silo.
SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL
Automation, management, and control of multi-vendor and multi-layer network infrastructure
Blue Planet is the industry's first and most widely deployed SDN controller and management system for carrier networks. By unifying carrier-grade element and network management (full FCAPS) with the advanced control and programmability provided by SDN, Blue Planet enables network operators to deliver services faster and more cost-effectively across multi-vendor and multi-layer networks. Blue Planet incorporates open APIs and a scalable Path Computation Element (PCE) to simplify and automate end-to-end service delivery.
ON-DEMAND ELASTIC CAPACITY
V-WAN delivers the same on-demand, elastic, pay-per-use capabilities for connectivity services that the cloud model has ushered in for computing and storage services.
Ciena’s V-WAN application is a multi-tenant network virtualization and connectivity service-automation engine that gives network operators the tools to offer enterprise, content provider, and cloud services customers self-service or automated on-demand network services.
BLUE PLANET SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE
Blue Planet utilizes disruptive software advancements to enable operational scale, efficiency, and self-service programmability
SOFTWARE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Expert software integration and network transformation support from Ciena's team of SDN and NFV subject matter experts
Utilizing Blue Planet’s model-driven templates to on-board physical and virtual resources
BLUE PLANET APPLICATION INTEGRATION
Integrating Blue Planet with third-party OSS, NMS/EMS and other higher-layer apps using Open APIs
AUTOMATED SERVICE ROLLOUTS
Assistance on-boarding PNFs and automating services across multiple vendors and network layers
PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR NETWORK AUGMENTATION
Consulting or project-based design, development, installation, and/or management of SDN and NFV deployments