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Blue Planet Blog

23 May 2019

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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14 May 2019

Avoid outage outrage: Why AI-assisted operations is the next big thing for networks

Blue Planet is introducing a comprehensive solution built around AI and advanced analytics that solves the major operational burden of troubleshooting and resolving issues in today’s complex networks. Kailem Anderson details the challenge and how Blue Planet Proactive Network Operations can help.

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24 Apr 2019

Brillio and Blue Planet partner to bring network automation to the enterprise

Rick Hamilton, senior vice president of Blue Planet, a division of Ciena, explains how partnering with Brillio brings the next generation of network capabilities to enterprises—just when they need it most.

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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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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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Breaking Down the Barriers Between IT & Network

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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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