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About Blue Planet

Intelligent automation software solutions
Welcome to the world of Blue Planet. We’re a division of Ciena that’s on a mission to change the industry, not just a single network. With a focus on intelligent automation software, we’re breaking down the barriers between IT and Network to accelerate our clients’ digital transformation journeys.

We recognize the incredible pace at which service providers are being forced to adapt, so we relentlessly innovate to modernize the critical business processes required to deliver new services. Driven by policy and AI-based insights, our closed-loop automation software drives greater real-time alignment between IT and Network processes—enabling our clients to operate across multiple network layers and domains with greater agility and intelligence. Blue Planet’s industry-first solutions, alongside our deeply collaborative services approach, enable business operations to achieve accelerated time-to-revenue, reduced costs, and delivery of superior customer experiences in this hyper-competitive market.

Blue Planet innovation and services have earned some of the highest honors in the industry.


Futurenet World Awards Winner
Proof of Concept Awards 2019 - Orchestrated Virtualized Network Service Implementation
BSS/OSS Winner
Business Services Finalist
Network Transformation Awards 2018Reader's choice awards 2018
MEF 2018
MEF Proof of Concept Awards Gold 2018
MEF Multi-Domain Application-Defined Global Interconnection Orchestration 2018


Our team is active in both industry standards-bodies and the Opensource community.

Metro Ethernet Forum

The MEF is an industry consortium of more than 150 members dedicated to developing technical specifications and implementation agreements to accelerate adoption of Carrier Ethernet.

open networking foundation

Open Networking Foundation

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is a nonprofit organization committed to bringing programmability to networks and accelerating the delivery and use of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) standards.

tm forum member

Tm Forum

TM Forum is a global trade association trusted by the world’s largest enterprises, service providers, and suppliers to help them continuously transform to succeed in the digital economy.

Internet engineering task force

Internet Engineering Task Force

The mission of the IETF is to make the Internet work better by producing high quality, relevant technical documents that influence the way people design, use, and manage the Internet.

european telecommunications standards institute

European Telecommunications Standards Institute

ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, aeronautical, broadcast, and internet technologies and is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization.


ONAP, or the Open Networking Automation Platform, is an open source networking project hosted by the Linux Foundation. ONAP was announced is the result of a merger of the OpenECOMP and Open-Orchestrator (Open-O) projects. The goal of the project is to develop a widely used platform for orchestrating and automating physical and virtual network elements, with full lifecycle management.

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