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Blue Planet Analytics

Deep network insights for smarter, data-driven business decisions

Blue Planet Analytics unlocks smart data to enable intelligent automation and operations of today’s dynamic and virtualizing networks

A fast-evolving network may be complex, but it contains a wealth of information that enables you to make smart decisions that help grow your business.

What if you had easy access to all the information you need to create and launch the most profitable services? Or determine accurate forecasts for better capacity planning? Or even offer personalized services for customers faster than your competitors? What if you could guarantee the highest level of network performance for your customers’ mission-critical applications?

Blue Planet Analytics (BPA) can help you focus on these initiatives—and much more.

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BPA gathers data from multiple sources


Blue Planet incorporates powerful analytics for deep insights into the network—helping you make smarter, data-driven business decisions. Built on Blue Planet’s open design and extensible micro-services-based architecture, BPA comprises two components: a robust and flexible BPA framework, and upper-layer analytics applications.

In addition to collecting and normalizing data from multiple sources across the network, the BPA framework seamlessly integrates with third-party big data cluster systems. The upper-layer analytics applications from Ciena (or third parties) also integrate with BPA and provide data visualization to address requirements like service assurance, customer experience management, or capacity planning. Network Health Predictor (NHP) is the first analytics application developed to work with BPA for enabling proactive network assurance.


  • Simplifies data collection across multiple data sources using Blue Planet Resource Adapter (RA) technology
  • Offers computational scale and accuracy through a robust framework that includes advanced processing libraries such as machine learning and data streaming
  • Provides automated, data-driven network control through integration with actionable systems like Blue Planet Multi-Domain Service Orchestration (MDSO), OneControl Unified Management System, or third-party systems
  • Enables a path toward intelligent, autonomous networks when combined with orchestration, policy, and control
  • Offers enriched support and collaborative development through the Blue Planet DevOps Toolkit and DevOps Exchange
Network Health Predictor application identifies data trends and assesses the probability of network failures that can impact services

With analytics incorporated into the network, and applications like the NHP, you can make data-driven decisions to help you maintain your competitive edge.

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