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Blue Planet Analytics

Deep network insights for smarter, data-driven business decisions

Blue Planet Analytics unlocks smart data to enable intelligent automation of today’s dynamic and virtualizing networks

A fast-evolving network may be complex, but it contains a wealth of information that enables you to make smart decisions to help grow your business.

Imagine having easy access to all the information you need to accurately plan and optimize network resources to meet both current and future service demand. Or having the ability to anticipate potential network and service disruptions before they happen. Or even dynamically adjusting network bandwidth requirements based on your customers’ needs.

Blue Planet Analytics (BPA) can help you focus on these initiatives—and much more.

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BPA gathers data from multiple sources

Blue Planet incorporates powerful analytics and machine learning innovations for deep insights into the network. Built on Blue Planet’s open design and extensible microservices-based architecture, BPA comprises two components: a robust and flexible framework for collecting, processing, and storing network data, and upper-layer analytics applications.

BPA serves as a core element of the Blue Planet intelligent automation platform. In addition to normalizing real-time and historical data collected from multiple sources across the network, the BPA framework seamlessly integrates with third-party big data cluster systems. The upper-layer analytics applications from Ciena (or third parties) also integrate with BPA to address requirements like service assurance, customer experience management, or capacity planning. Network Health Predictor (NHP) is the first analytics application developed to work with BPA for enabling a proactive approach to network troubleshooting and resolution.


  • AI-powered network analytics platform for addressing operational issues and meeting business objectives
  • Integrates with big data clusters like Hadoop for real-time data collection and processing
  • Advanced machine learning algorithms extract actionable insights for maximum business value
  • Supports AI-powered apps developed by Blue Planet or 3rd party
  • Open architecture integrates with BP or 3rd party orchestration and policy systems to enable closed-loop automation
  • Customers can build own apps using Blue Planet DevOps tools
With analytics incorporated into the network, and applications like the NHP, you can make data-driven decisions to help you maintain your competitive edge.


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Network Health Predictor application identifies data trends and assesses the probability of network failures that can impact services

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MEF2017 Awards 2017 Telecom Asia’s Readers’ Choice & Innovation awards 2018 Utilities Technology Council (UTC) Awards
Ciena’s Blue Planet Analytics received top honors at Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 2017 Awards. The product was honored with ‘Service Analytics of the Year.’ The MEF Awards program recognizes emerging dynamic network services, powered by Lifecycle Orchestration (LSO), NFV, SDN, and Carrier Ethernet.
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Ciena’s Blue Planet Analytics received ‘Analytics Innovation of the Year’ at Telecom Asia’s 10th Readers’ Choice & Innovation awards. Telecom Asia narrowed down the nominations from readers for 21 categories to a shortlist of 90 entries, which represented 48 companies. Voters consisted of Telecom Asia’s subscriber base of service providers in Asia.
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Ciena’s Blue Planet Analytics was honored with ‘Software Product of the Year” at the 2018 UTC Awards. The IMPACT Awards recognize companies making a great impact within the industry through innovative and proven solutions.
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