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Blue Planet Use Cases

Accelerating network transformation for the digital age

OVERVIEW

Blue Planet’s extensible architecture supports a wide variety of use cases to help address network operator challenges and accelerate network transformation.

Our solutions are easy to deploy in an open environment, helping to incorporate best-in-class capabilities customized to your unique business needs. Blue Planet helps you serve both residential and enterprise customers across a wide range of industry segments like healthcare, financial, manufacturing, and more.

Blue Planet provides the speed, efficiency, and scale to build intelligent networks, address your customers’ service needs, and power the digital age.

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SD-WAN SERVICE ORCHESTRATION

Simplify the delivery of managed SD-WAN services

SD-WAN is a rapidly growing use case for SDN in the enterprise WAN. For service providers, it provides the opportunity to deliver a highly compelling new managed service offering that complements ongoing SDN and NFV initiatives. SD-WAN is an overlay technology that helps service providers dynamically program enterprise connectivity using a ‘hybrid WAN’ model, passing traffic through the most optimal paths based on network conditions and QoS requirements. The hybrid WAN comprises IP/MPLS and wireless and broadband Internet, and leverages available broadband access links—such as DSL, PON, and LTE—provided by a physical or virtual CPE. Blue Planet enables you to rapidly on-board and orchestrate multi-vendor SD-WAN solutions and combine them with cloud, NFV, and WAN resources to meet your enterprise customers’ private networking needs.

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WAN AUTOMATION

Automate network and service provisioning across multi-vendor networks

Today’s WANs are composed of multiple layers and technologies that use several generations of elements from different vendors. This makes it difficult to manage services delivered across the network, due to the vast array of vendor-specific management systems and protocols used to configure and provision them. Blue Planet breaks down these silos by providing a vendor-agnostic abstraction layer that hides the complexity of underlying networks and elements to drastically simplify end-to-end services provisioning and delivery.

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CLOUD ECOSYSTEM CONNECTIVITY

Orchestrating seamless, on-demand cloud and network services for your customers

For many businesses, moving to the cloud provides a number of benefits including operational agility and cost savings. Today, many service providers are offering cloud interconnectivity services where businesses are provided with access to a wide variety of public cloud service offerings, often in combination with network services. Blue Planet helps provide fast and reliable orchestration and provisioning of diverse cloud and network resources for connecting your customers to this cloud ecosystem. Your customers can specify their requirements such as speed and bandwidth, through a single self-service portal, with on-demand connectivity and end-to-end service visibility to multiple clouds and cloud providers from any location, whenever they need it.

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CENTRAL OFFICE RE-ARCHITECTED AS A DATA CENTER (CORD)

Bring the economics and agility of a cloud data center to the service provider central office

CORD, an open-source initiative developed by ON.Lab, aims to solve the challenges of operational inefficiency associated with legacy equipment in the service provider central office. It capitalizes on the benefits of deploying SDN, NFV, and cloud software with commodity hardware. CORD is one of the primary use cases for the open-source Open Network Operating System (ONOS) SDN controller, and is enabled by Blue Planet’s hardened, commercial-grade version of ONOS.

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XAAS

Give your customers flexible service consumption models that save them money

Enterprises are now frequently choosing many of their IT components ‘as a service’ to reduce costs, scale up or down dynamically based on need, and respond to markets faster by focusing more on strategic initiatives.

Whether it’s hardware, software, or applications—or any combination of the three—your enterprise customers want service offerings they can rely on to run their businesses with confidence. With Blue Planet, you can enhance the customer experience through seamless, end-to-end orchestration and lifecycle management of these managed services within your multi-vendor ecosystem.

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NETWORK ASSURANCE

Minimize the risk of network failures and avoid costs of downtime penalties

Your customers rely on your network services for their mission-critical applications. Service reliability is a critical component in gaining their loyalty and trust. Blue Planet provides machine learning and predictive analytics capabilities that help anticipate failures—so you can act before your customers are negatively impacted. With advanced end-to-end visualization of the network and its state, Blue Planet allows you to be proactive in keeping your network and services running smoothly at all times.

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