Network providers worldwide are adopting Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and virtualized services. They’re embracing agile development and operational processes. They’re doing what it takes to avoid disruption from more nimble competitors—and that includes opening up, in a way they never have before, to open-source.
Open-source software is driving much of the technology innovation network providers need to achieve their overall digital transformation. It harnesses the power of a community—and the collaboration that happens within it—to break through many of the traditional constraints associated with development. With open-source, technology improvements happen faster—which is why we’ve been using open-source innovations to create value for our customers for years.
Openness and collaboration are core to who we are at Ciena, and they’re key pieces of our Adaptive Network vision. We actively contribute to numerous open-source initiatives and projects, and incorporate multiple open-source components into our Blue Planet Intelligent Automation Platform. Blue Planet’s microservices-based architecture enables the platform to integrate best-in-class open-source software elements with our own innovations to provide a more flexible and extensible solution to meet our customers’ evolving requirements.