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On-demand, elastic capacity for connectivity services

V-WAN virtualizes the network and enables flexible, just-in-time allocation of network resources to users and applications that need it

Ciena's Blue Planet V-WAN application is a multi-tenant network virtualization and connectivity service-automation engine that gives service providers the tools to offer enterprise, content provider, and cloud services customers self-service or automated on-demand network services. V-WAN also may be deployed by private packet-optical network operators to dynamically manage the access to and allocation of fixed WAN bandwidth to their multiple users and applications.

V-WAN delivers the same on-demand, elastic, pay-per-use capabilities to connectivity services that the cloud model has ushered in for computing and storage services. This enables customers to completely reimagine their workflows and operations to improve their business by matching network consumption and its cost with business imperatives and value.

V-WAN process chart

V-WAN features

  • Features a 'turnkey' application suite to roll out on-demand network services
  • Virtualizes the network and enables flexible, just-in-time allocation of network resources to the users and applications that need it
  • Provides self-service and application-driven real-time provisioning for performance on demand
  • Allows enterprises to match network consumption to business value
  • Offers more efficient utilization for greater Return on Investment (ROI) while simplifying network forecasting
  • Delivers higher quality of experience for applications such as cloud services

The V-WAN application is the heart of the V-WAN solution that initially comprises four additional, separately licensed software elements:

  • MyAdapter application, enabling orchestration of inter-data center compute and storage transactions and the interconnecting WAN
  • MyPortal end-user Web portal application, enabling self-service creation, activation, and monitoring of on-demand network services
  • MyPerformance network service health monitoring application, providing end-users with key real-time and historical end-to-end service performance metrics
  • MyAccounting application, enabling the retrieval of CSV-formatted charging data records via the Northbound API
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