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Blue Planet Blog

15 Apr 2019

Q&A: Blue Planet’s Andy Youé talks network visualization and automation

Ciena's Christine Keck talks to Andy Youé about Blue Planet and how to best support service provider evolution towards network automation and visualization.

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11 Apr 2019

The practical road to intelligent automation

The journey to network automation begins with a single step…

Big bang OSS transformation projects are slow, expensive and disruptive. Why not consider taking a ‘brick-by-brick’ approach that delivers value faster and sets you up for future success? asks Frank Miller, CTO, Ciena EMEA. This article originally appeared on LinkedIn.

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AI Ops: Let the data talk

The catalysts and ROI of AI-powered network analytics for automated operations were the focus of discussion for service providers at the recent FutureNet conference in London. Blue Planet’s Marie Fiala details the conversation.

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Discussing Network Automation, Service Assurance and more in Paris

Today's customer requires IT operations to move away from siloed stand-alone products to a single, end-to-end solution that covers all aspects of today’s modern network. Blue Planet's Customer Symposium in Paris will give insights on how an end-to-end service ready network can enable faster order-to-service and trouble-to-resolve processes.

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Network Analytics and AI: How to choose a solution that best aligns with your adoption strategy

Integrating AI and advanced analytics into your network processes and operations can seem like a daunting task. Mina Paik provides three guidelines for choosing a solution that best fits your company’s unique requirements.

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Moving beyond orchestration to full transformation

Adan K. Pope, Chief Information Technology Officer and CSO, Ciena Blue Planet, shares his views on how combining orchestration and federation accelerates digital transformation.

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Aligning Blue Planet with the future of intelligent network automation

Ciena’s Blue Planet is being evolved into a more independent division focused on intelligent automation. Rick Hamilton, who leads this new division, explains how aligning your IT and network operations via Blue Planet unleashes a powerhouse combination for digital transformation.

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The network gets personal

In a competitive environment, with so much emphasis on the need for communications service providers (CSPs) to offer more personalized services to increase customer loyalty, the network plays a crucial role, explains Kent McNeil, Vice President of Software for Blue Planet. While the connection between network infrastructure and the customer relationship isn’t obvious, it is actually what drives personalization of services and competitive edge.

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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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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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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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