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Blue Planet Blog

12 Aug 2019

When the lights go out: How utilities can better assess the impact of outages on their network assets

Do you have access to real-time data and an end-to-end network view to know what network resources are impacted during a power outage? Mitch Simcoe explains how utilities can get a single dynamic view of the current state of their network and service resources to help bring the lights back on.

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12 Aug 2019

How to bend the IP cost curve in your favour, using software

The most pressing problem to solve for IP networks today is not scaling bandwidth alone, but achieving sustainable operations. That's where Adaptive IP can help, says Weng Cheong Loke, Director of Packet Network Business, Asia Pacific & Japan, Ciena.

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8 Aug 2019

On-Demand Services for our On-Demand World

Anand Santhanam, Vice President, Communications, Media & Entertainment, Americas, of Infosys and Blue Planet’s Kailem Anderson, Vice President of Software and Services, discuss the value that on-demand services bring to network operators, and to the enterprises they serve.

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Q&A with Akamai: Automating Multi-Access, Multi-Service Edge Computing with Video Distribution

Marc Fiuczynski of Akamai Technologies sits down with Blue Planet’s Rob Tomkins to discuss the automation of multi-access, multi-service edge computing including video distribution.

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3 steps for delivering network automation at scale

To maximize the impact of network automation across all areas of your business, you’ll need passionate, skilled people, an agile development approach, and smart technologies that can map, orchestrate and automate your environment at scale,” says Frank Miller, CTO, Ciena EMEA. This post originally appeared on LinkedIn.

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Boost your bottom line with automated service delivery

By automating service provisioning and turn-up across your multi-vendor network, you can reduce time-consuming manual processes and staffing costs, and speed up order to cash. All it takes is a little network intelligence from Ciena, says Dan Chillcott, Vice President of Sales at Ciena. This article was originally published in LinkedIn.

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SD-WAN Gets (More) Real for Service Providers

The trend toward managed SD-WAN services is good news for service providers. Kevin Wade details recent developments in the SD-WAN market, and how Blue Planet supports some of the industry’s largest SD-WAN services providers.

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Trouble-to-Resolve: Assure Layer 3 Service Performance in Minutes

How can service providers assure Layer 3 service performance in today’s complex networks? Don Jacob details how Blue Planet’s Layer 3 Service Assurance solution can provide real-time and historical routing path information to quickly resolve trouble tickets.

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How utility network managers can gain critical visibility to meet user demands

Network continuity is vital for utility managers – but traffic congestion can occur at any time impacting the ability to carry this mission-critical traffic within desired latency specifications. Learn how and why utilities need to leverage data-driven analytics to provide service continuity.

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Reimagining Ethernet Service Delivery with Intelligent Automation

Andreas Uys of Dark Fibre Africa and Blue Planet’s Tom DiMicelli discuss how MEF-certified Ethernet services, TM Forum-defined open APIs and the Blue Planet Intelligent Automation platform streamline Ethernet Service activation.

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AsiaPac CSPs are racing to keep up with the digital economy

AsiaPac service providers are looking to evolve their offerings and operations to address the challenges from disruptive competitors. Ciena's Anup Changaroth details how intelligent automation paves the way to the future. This article was originally published in Disruptive Asia.

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How regional providers can increase customer satisfaction with smarter IP troubleshooting

The data network has become the lifeline for businesses – so speed and accuracy in diagnosing application or service-affecting network issues is critical to provide excellent service. Learn how route analytics can be deployed easily to speed triage and diagnosis of network issues.

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Operations on the move at DTW 2019

Traditionally, OSS has been seen as lagging when it came to software innovations, playing catch-up after new technologies have well progressed on the adoption curve. That was far from the case at last week’s Digital Transformation World, where the talk was of ‘Intelligent Operations for a 5G World’. Also on the agenda: AI, automation, block-chain, cloud. Blue Planet’s Marie Fiala describes how OSS is now in lock-step with new software technology, driving network evolution and business outcomes.

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