This site is optimized for Chrome, Firefox and Safari. IE users, please disable compatibility mode for best viewing experience.

Gravity Blog

Multi-Layer Networks? Intelligent Multi-Layer Orchestration Has Arrived

There are many challenges that service providers must deal with in multi-layer networks. A majority of them stem from the lack of coordinated visibility and orchestration across the optical and IP/MPLS layers. Ciena’s Kailem Anderson details these challenges and the benefits that multi-layer orchestration can bring. For even more details, also be sure to attend our upcoming Light Reading webinar.

Read More

Using “The 3 V’s of Automation” to maximize automation ROI

For traditional Communications Service Providers (CSPs), the barriers to applying automation are coming down faster than ever before due to the use of new technologies such as analytics and machine learning. So what is different, and why is now the time to act?

Read More

Being a Catalyst of Industry Change

Order-to-activation lag is especially problematic for inter-carrier services. Ciena's Sam Torrente details how Ciena Blue Planet and DGIT Systems worked together to create an award-winning solution using open APIs and service abstraction to automate service delivery from end-to-end in minutes.

Read More

Ovum Survey: What the market is saying about D-NFV

A new Ovum survey of 200 enterprise decision-makers provides some surprising insights on their views of Distributed NFV.

Read More

Virtualize Your Submarine Cable

Ongoing growth in subsea bandwidth demand has the industry looking for new technologies that can further expand submarine cable capacity. Ciena's Brian Lavallee details how L-band spectrum and spectrum sharing could provide an answer.

Read More

Q&A with EXFO: Understanding Submarine OSNR

In advance of PTC’18, Ciena’s Brian Lavallée sat down with Jean-Sébastien Tassé of EXFO to discuss the importance and intricacies of properly measuring OSNR across submarine cable networks.

Read More

Retail Digitization… Friend or Foe?

The online world is acting as a disruptor to the retail industry. But the same tools that allow consumers to become increasingly informed -- networks and data analytics -- can also be leveraged by retailers to gain competitive advantage. Ciena's Brian Lavallée explains.

Read More

IHS Markit releases latest service provider optical survey, Ciena scores big

In IHS Markit’s new service provider survey, Ciena came out as a leader across multiple categories, including Top Optical Transmission and Switching Equipment Vendor. Here’s a snapshot of the survey results, and a free download of the report excerpts.

Read More

Year in Review: Ciena’s Top 8 Announcements of 2017

As we close out another year, we look back at Ciena's biggest news and announcements of 2017.

Read More

Ciena’s Ultimate eBook Holiday Bundle is Back: 2017 Edition

Looking for some casual light reading this holiday season as you kick back in your favorite chair drinking eggnog? Well, look somewhere else…Ciena’s ultimate eBook holiday bundle is back and it’s not for the faint of heart.

Read More
Get started now