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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AutoHack18: Unleashing the Power of Open Platforms through Creativity and Innovation
Ciena is collaborating with University of Melbourne's Networked Society Institute (NSI) and nbn for AutoHack18, a unique extended-form hackathon in which University of Melbourne students are invited to participate and create innovative automation solutions using the Blue Planet software suite. Ciena's Matt Vesperman has all the details. Pictured above are the three judges from "Pitch Night" of the event. From left to right: Carolyn Phiddian, Principal Architect for Technology Innovation at nbn Australia, Ivan Polizzi, Director of Sales for Australia at Ciena, and Ken Clarke, Deputy Director at MNSI Lab.
We Don’t Need No Education: 3 Reasons Pink Floyd Had It Right
You finished school many years ago, but your ongoing education is more important than ever. Ciena 's Learning Service new Discover Series of free, self-paced learning courses has you covered.
How Financial Enterprises Light Up the Darkness
For some financial institutions, a private dark fiber network provides the control and security they require for data center connectivity. Ciena's Wayne Hickey details the benefits that a dark fiber network can bring.
SC17: Super Networks for Super Computers
The SC17 conference provides a perfect opportunity to experience the intersection of high-performance computing with high-performance networking. Ciena’s Rod Wilson details all the technology on display at the show.
Can networking be that easy? What’s possible with MEF 3.0, orchestration and great teamwork
Network automation was the topic of the show at MEF17. Ciena’s Abel Tong details two proof-of-concept demos at the show where Ciena Blue Planet teamed with other industry leaders to automate services across the network.
Outsmarting Networking Complexity with Intelligent Automation
Network complexity is increasing exponentially, creating intense challenges in managing the explosive growth of end-points. Intelligent automation is a key enabler in outsmarting the complexity.
#Ciena25: Best Wishes from Some Amazing Customers: Ciena's Virtual Birthday Card
November officially marks Ciena's 25th anniversary. To kick off the month, a few of our customers sent over some kind words as a virtual “birthday card” below. From all of us at Ciena, thank you.
Ciena Cares in Action: Our Response to Natural Disasters
Mark Stevens, Ciena’s Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, reflects on how Ciena and its employees are responding to help those in need from recent natural disasters, and the important contribution made through community matching programs within the Ciena Cares program.
Will Automation in the Clouds Propel the Winds of SDN and NFV?
Five years after the advent of SDN and NFV, those technologies have moved into production spurred on by Cloud, IoT and 5G mega-trends. However, SDN/NFV adoption is far from mainstream. Recent discussions at SDN & NFV World Congress shed light on the reason why: Automation is the missing link. How can you hope to achieve rapid service velocity and dynamic network self-healing when people are controlling each step of day-to-day operations? If the management system itself is onerous to deploy and upgrade, how can it keep up with the requirements of a software-defined network?
Virtualizing the World of Cable
It’s not surprising that cable operators are virtualizing their networks. Not only is it the logical step to reduce power and save space, it’s a significant step to address ever-changing customer demands and drive new revenue streams into the future. Ciena's Wayne Hickey explains.
Ciena Blue Planet teams with Orange on industry-first vCDN field trial
At the SDN/NFV World Congress, Orange has detailed their industry-first vCDN field trial, collaborating closely with Ciena’s Blue Planet team, and with our Blue Orbit ecosystem partner Akamai. Kevin Wade has all the details.
How to differentiate your customer experience with advanced network analytics
When it comes to delivering a winning customer experience and staying ahead of your competitors, network data may have all the answers, says Joe Marsella, Vice President, Field Systems Engineering at Ciena
EdTech: 6 Reasons Why Your E-Rate Funding Request Will Be Denied
Wondering why your E-Rate funding request was denied or delayed? You might be making one of these common mistakes when it comes to submitting your E-Rate funding request. Ciena's SLED & Healthcare Industry Advisor, Daniele Loffreda, explains.
Our involvement with AT&T’s 400GbE trial and what it means for the industry
AT&T has successfully trialed 400GbE across its production network. Helen Xenos details how Ciena helped make it happen, and what this milestone means for the industry.
How quickly can you troubleshoot a routing issue?
Every organization with a routed network will have to deal with routing issues at some point, but troubleshooting those issues can be quick and easy with real-time route analytics and the right tool. Blue Planet Route Optimization and Assurance (ROA) captures real-time and historical routing data with analytics and reports to ensure that routing-related trouble tickets are always closed with a resolution.
A DevOps Primer for Service Providers: 10 Key Technologies You Should Know
Looking to adopt DevOps concepts in your network? Ciena's Kevin Wade has 10 key technologies and tools you need to be familiar with.
The Road to Autonomous Networks: Learning to Thrive in a Brave New World
In the third and final installment of his 3-part series on the Road to Autonomous Networks, Ciena’s Joe Marsella details the benefits of detailed analytics and new applications that Our Hero can tap into now that the dream of an intelligent, self-optimizing network is a reality.
Busting a few myths about microservices
The topic of microservices architectures for application development is getting a lot of attention. Abel Tong from Ciena's Blue Planet team highlights some of the myths that have emerged around network operator adoption.