Today Ciena’s Blue Planet division unveiled an entirely new architecture, a disruptive set of enhancements for our Blue Planet solution that change the way technologies like SDN and NFV are implemented to create open and programmable software-driven networks. We’re calling it the dawn of service orchestration. While Blue Planet has only been a part of the Ciena family for a few months, our R&D team has been hard at work on this new architecture for over a year, adding a set of innovative building blocks that bring SDN, NFV and service orchestration into a unified, open platform. So what are these new building blocks and what do they do? Joe Cumello goes through each of them in this blog post.