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15 Jan 2019

A Guide to Avoiding Automation Islands

Autonomous networking appears to be all the rage. A recent Google search for the term ‘network automation’ delivered 314,000,000 results. Networking vendors have spent the last year touting their automation visions, and service providers have spent their time creating and delivering automated processes. Everyone seems to be all in. But, I would like to ask – in our haste to replace, are we creating “automation islands”?

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14 Jan 2019

Two tools to help visualize and simplify your data-driven operations

Amidst the rising complexity of networks, and influx of data, service providers are striving to keep operational complexity under control. Blue Planet’s Kent McNeil explains how they can turn this challenge into a huge opportunity, and in fact reduce operational effort by exploiting state-of-the-art graph database visualization and delta-based federation technologies.

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9 Jan 2019

Delivering high-bandwidth, revenue-generating services in minutes, not months

Frank Miller, CTO EMEA at Ciena, explains how operators can automate service provisioning and turn-up to boost efficiency, and speed up time to market and revenues, from months to minutes.

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Hyped to Death: AI Must Avoid Becoming a Cliché

AI use by telcos and providers can potentially improve customer service, speed onboarding, and reduce outages by pro-actively identifying problems. Kailem Anderson examines whether this is all hype, or if can AI deliver benefits to the enterprise. This article was originally published in Network Computing.

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Year in review: Ciena’s 8 biggest announcements of 2018

As we close out another year, we look back at Ciena's biggest news and announcements of 2018.

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What's in store for Asia Pacific Networking in 2019

From 5G to AI to the move to virtualization, Ciena’s Anup Changaroth gives his insights on the major trends that are likely to drive the Asia Pacific telecom landscape in 2019.

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Outpacing Bandwidth Demands with an Open, Intelligent Network – Right to the Edge

Ciena just walked away with 3 awards from the Telecom Asia Readers' Choice & Innovation Awards. Willie Low details how the three solutions that were recognized are helping service providers across Asia create more open and intelligent networks.

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5 outcomes our new Ciena Insights Service brings to your network

Need more comprehensive visibility into your network infrastructure? Preshank Saxena details how Ciena Insights Service can help by incorporating powerful advanced analytics capabilities from Ciena’s Blue Planet platform, consumable in a convenient SaaS delivery model.

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Accelerating Access to Cloud Connectivity

Tyler Coates, Senior Vice President for Enterprise at Zayo, details the company’s efforts to speed and simplify enterprise access to public cloud resources using tools like Ciena’s Blue Planet Multi-Domain Service Orchestration.

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Ciena Completes Acquisition of DonRiver

Ciena has officially completed the acquisition of DonRiver. Rick Hamilton, SVP of Global Software and Services at Ciena, details how the integration of these new capabilities into our Blue Planet portfolio will help our customers in their journey to the Adaptive Network.

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Preview our Top 5 online courses to celebrate National Online Learning Day

September 15 is National Online Learning Day, and Ciena is joining with others to celebrate the opportunities and advances that online learning provides. To help mark this milestone and advance the cause, we are introducing course previews of our online Develop Series and have curated a Top 5 list to get you going.

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3 Ways Blue Planet MCP Services is the Superhero Your Business Needs

There’s a new superhero in town – Blue Planet MCP Services – helping you rapidly incorporate Ciena’s Blue Planet MCP domain controller into your network operations. Ciena’s Stacey Conliffe details how MCP Services can bring these superpowers to your team.

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6 ways to boost your success with network orchestration and automation

In the third and final post in our series on the Adaptive Network and how it can help overcome today’s tough network management conditions, we explore network orchestration and automation. Software is a critical asset for operators looking to support exponential traffic growth and deliver complex IoT and 5G use cases. But software for future networking isn’t just about SDN controllers. It’s also about robust orchestration, automation, and analytics capabilities, says Karim Dembri, Sales and Business Development Manager, Ciena.

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