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Blue Planet Blog

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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Year in review: Ciena’s 8 biggest announcements of 2018

As we close out another year, we look back at Ciena's biggest news and announcements of 2018.

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What's in store for Asia Pacific Networking in 2019

From 5G to AI to the move to virtualization, Ciena’s Anup Changaroth gives his insights on the major trends that are likely to drive the Asia Pacific telecom landscape in 2019.

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Outpacing Bandwidth Demands with an Open, Intelligent Network – Right to the Edge

Ciena just walked away with 3 awards from the Telecom Asia Readers' Choice & Innovation Awards. Willie Low details how the three solutions that were recognized are helping service providers across Asia create more open and intelligent networks.

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