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Data Sheet

Service Order Management data sheet

Blue Planet Service Order Management (SOM) is an industry-leading service order fulfillment solution that overcomes the challenges of legacy processes. Using advanced catalog-driven fulfillment capabilities that streamline operations, SOM permits...
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Webinar

Virtual Insiders Forum Webinar Registration

As the communications industry continues to evolve in the face of disruption, the need for network operators to digitally transform and break away from their legacy OSS has only intensified.Watch the Blue Planet Virtual Insiders Forum (VIF) 2021 on...
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Webinar

Virtual Insiders Forum Federation

You can’t automate what you can’t see. Federating operational data to build a comprehensive, single source of truth for your network provides the foundation of a successful automation strategy.
5G and Edge Computing fundamentally transform the way new digital services are created and operated, ultimately offering end-customers an entirely new connected experience. This session focuses on the latest innovations in end-to-end network slicing...
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Webinar

Webinar – Clear the Path to Your Automation Success - Use cases: Network inventory solutions driving automation and transformation

There’s a tangible opportunity and a necessity for service providers to offer dynamic and on-demand services. This is a key driver in automation initiatives. Unfortunately for many service providers, legacy inventory systems and approaches are...
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Solution Brief

Solution Brief: Edge Cloud Service Automation

As Communication Service Providers and cloud operators prepare to launch the new edge, a fundamental challenge they face is the operational complexity involved with managing the lifecycle of the edge services and its underlying resources that extend...
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Case Study

Telefonica: Evolving the OSS for SDN and Automation

The Telefónica iFUSION project is using SDN to transform and optimize its multi-vendor transport network to support the roll out of 5G and digital services. With the iFUSION program well underway, Telefónica is now investigating how it will...
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Digital native companies like Amazon have changed expectations for customer experience across industries. Today, end users want to order services on demand using self-service capabilities, and they expect flawless performance. As a result,...
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Case Study

TMForum: Windstream uses intelligent automation to cut provisioning time by 80 percent

In this case study from TMForum, see how Windstream, working with Blue Planet, used intelligent automation to make its managed SD-WAN services more agile and dynamic, dropping provisioning time and costs.
Data Sheet

Blue Planet Enterprise Automation Suite: Intelligent NetOps

Modern enterprise networks—which consist of a wide variety of elements and software that interconnect geographically distributed users, devices, and applications—are continuously growing in size and complexity. In order to maintain...
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Data Sheet

Blue Planet Enterprise Automation Suite: Dynamic Configuration and Change Management data sheet

Route Explorer, an industry-leading IP route analysis system, is designed for network engineers and oNetwork configuration management is demanding. Expanding networks, device proliferation brought on by IoT and BYOD, and the emergence of edge...
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Attend this webinar to gain a deeper understanding of digital transformation challenges facing CSPs and which practices and strategies they should adopt to succeed.
Webinar

Webinar – Active Inventory for Network Lifecycle Management

Service provider networks change over time with data distributed across a number of systems, user groups, and operational functions. The first step to manage the new needs, is to combine all of that data into a single referenceable inventory...
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Case Study

Transforming NOC Teams into Troubleshooting Heroes

In a highly competitive industry, service providers continually seek ways to offer superior service offerings, increase customer satisfaction, and gain a competitive edge. But this can be challenging for providers who own and operate large and...
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White Paper

Introducing the Adaptive Network Vision

Pushing cloud services to the edge to improve the enterprise customer experience is top of mind for operators, especially as cloud-native infrastructure and services become paramount to compete in Multi-Access Edge Compute (MEC) and 5G services.As...
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Data Sheet

Unified Assurance and Analytics

Blue Planet Unified Assurance and Analytics (UAA) is an open suite of software products that leverages unified multi-layer/multi-domain assurance and AI-powered analytics to provide unprecedented insight, helping transform and simplify the...
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Video

Blue Planet Digital Transformation Video

Blue Planet helps network operators intelligently automate their IT and Network operations to accelerate digital transformation.
Video

Introduction to Network Function Virtualization - NFV

Watch this 5 minute video overview of network function virtualization  (NFV) and get detailed insights into the approach of NFV and the impact  to network operators.
As the industry moves toward the concept of federation, customer expectations are being transformed. The prospect of a single customer view, real-time fulfillment, and all the other benefits of next-generation technology are becoming standard—and...
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Video

Solution Snapshot: Blue Planet 5G Automation

Delivering on 5G’s promise hinges on building agile and performance-driven 5G networks on which consumers and industries can rely. Blue Planet’s 5G Automation approach helps you extend 5G’s speed, massive capacity, and minimal latency benefits to...
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Video

Solution Overview: Blue Planet MPLS Network Automation

Demands on MPLS-based IP & Ethernet VPN services are increasing and today’s customers are not willing to wait weeks or months for tailored MPLS services. This video introduces Blue Planets MPLS Network Automation and looks at how the solution...
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Infobrief

TM Forum: Intelligent automation makes network transformation easier

Communications service providers (CSPs) have been talking about network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) for the better part of a decade, but deployment of the technologies is proceeding quite slowly. In this TM...
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Blue Planet Performance Management is a comprehensive, configurable software application that provides network performance monitoring, analysis, and visualization to proactively identify and notify network operators of potential problems, allowing...
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What Is...

What is Closed-loop Automation?

Video

Solution Overview: Blue Planet SD-WAN Automation

In this video we take a look at the capabilities of Blue Planet’s SD-WAN Automation solution. This Intelligent Automation Solution combines different products from our portfolio to help reduce manual input and speed integration into the network and...
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Solution Brief

IP/MPLS Performance and Path Analytics for Teleprotection in Power Utilities

Power utilities face major cost and technology challenges when integrating new IP applications in the Smart Grid along with the existing power grid that uses old TDM technologies. This paper explains how to monitor and simulate the behavior of...
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The idea of network automation is not new, but new Software-Defined Networking (SDN)-based approaches make automated provisioning across the Wide-Area Network (WAN) more powerful than ever. An automated WAN provides a programmable foundation that...
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Data Sheet

Performance Explorer

Performance Explorer is a powerful module in the Blue Planet® Route Optimization and Analysis (ROA) Explorer Suite. When used in combination with Route Explorer® and Traffic Explorer® operations and engineering teams have real-time visibility into...
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Video

Blue Planet ROA Network Planning: Adding Traffic and Network Maintenance

An important part of network maintenance is adding new capacity to the existing network, or rebalancing traffic from congested to less utilized links. Discover how you can use Blue Planet ROA's topology planning tool to plan additional traffic, add...
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Video

Blue Planet ROA Administration: Protocol Recording

Learn about how to configure different recording instances on ROA, such as IS-IS, OSPF, EIGRP, or BGP.
The utility industry is undergoing a comprehensive transformation as it modernizes to a more efficient and smarter grid.  An important step in this process is the migration from legacy communications networks to packet technologies for...
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Video

Use Case Demo: Multi-layer Visualization & Planning

Transport and IP can often be supported by different teams with siloed network information and inability to correlate planning or troubleshooting of transport and IP networks.  This can lead to unintended consequences when maintenance...
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White Paper

Restoring Visibility into the Cloud with Route Analytics

Cloud computing leverages the ubiquity of the Internet, the flexibility of server virtualization, and the massive scale of today’s data centers to provide low-cost IT infrastructure as a network-based service. Despite being widely adopted over the...
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Webinar

Webinar - Webinar: Edge evolution: MEC, NFV and intelligent automation point the way forward

OverviewTo improve agility and customer experience in highly competitive markets, service providers are pushing computing power out to the enterprise edge.However, traditional service provider network architectures are not optimized for multi-access...
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In the world of OT/IT networking, how can utilities embark on digital transformation and network automation projects if they don't have an awareness of the resources underpinning their networks? To effectively manage their networks at the most basic...
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Video

Demo: Blue Planet Layer 3 Service Assurance

Routing events can disrupt customer services and when they do, network operators need to know what happened and why. In this demo video, we show how a service provider uses Blue Planet Layer 3 Service Assurance solution’s correlated visibility into...
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Webinar

Webinar – Improve Network Continuity with Smarter IP Management & Visibility

Teleprotection/SCADA services are vital for utility managers to ‘keep the lights on’—but traffic congestion can occur at any time, impacting the ability to carry mission-critical traffic within desired latency specifications.What if you could...
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Video

Blue Planet ROA Topology Planning Overview

Learn about how you can use Blue Planet ROA's Topology Planning tool to simulate network changes and determine impact analysis based on a real-time model of your network.
Historically, inventory data has been inaccurate, static, and spread across multiple, fragmented B/OSS that proliferated over time as new service offerings and technologies were introduced. This leads to slow, manual business processes. The Blue...
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Webinar

Webinar – Unlocking New Revenue Streams with 5G Network Slicing

Beyond significant increases in performance, openness and automation will allow 5G to enable an entirely new generation of connectivity services. Network automation software can be used to create multiple, unique virtual network slices over common...
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eBook

Automating Network Optimization

Network optimization is a critical piece of the work of capacity planning teams. It includes not only mid- and long-term planning by analyzing traffic pattern trends, but also reactive actions when something goes wrong in the live network. This...
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Solution Brief

Solution Brief: Blue Planet® Layer 3 Service Assurance

In today’s global market, businesses requiring connectivity between their geographically diverse locations depend on the Layer 3 services offered by their network service providers. Network uptime and service delivery assurance are of utmost...
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The Blue Planet Inventory and Network Synchronization (INS) solution can identify and correct discrepancies between network resources and OSS inventory. This video tells the story of the problems faced by service providers and how our solution can...
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What Is...

What is Network Analytics?

eBook

OSS Line: The 2019 Guide to Modern OSS

OSS plays an important role in ensuring users of communication services enjoy a good experience while the operators of the networks run an efficient, profitable business. This guide covers the OSS gamut, from the basics to machine learning, the...
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Video

Troubleshoot Faster with Blue Planet Route Optimization and Analysis

In this demo video, we show how you can quickly troubleshoot service delivery issues using  custom dashboards and Routing Path Lookup features in Blue Planet Route Optimization and Analysis product.
When problems arise in your network, you can't resolve what you can't see.  In this demonstration, you'll see how Blue Planet's Route Optimization and Assurance gives you a birds-eye view into traffic paths across your entire network to...
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What Is...

What is Software-Defined Networking (SDN)?

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Solution Overview: Blue Planet Bandwidth on Demand

Here we look at the Blue Planet Bandwidth on Demand (BoD) Intelligent Automation Solution. Starting with problem areas the solution is designed to address followed by an example flow of the solution in action as it modernizes operations.
White Paper

Ensuring SCADA Network Continuity with Routing and Traffic Analytics

SCADA is the life blood of any utility, providing control of generation and distribution of power or other resources, plus insight into any parameters configured into the utility grid itself. Large SCADA systems can gather tens of thousands of...
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Route Explorer, an industry-leading IP route analysis system, is designed for network engineers and operators managing today’s complex, mission-critical enterprise and service provider networks.
Infographic

Infographics - Reveal the path to intelligent automation

Automation is crucial for meeting customer expectations. But operational silos and data fragmentation mean you lack the clear visibility needed to automate operations. Discover how, by synchronizing inventory and network data, you can reveal a clear...
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White Paper

The Role of Service Assurance in Successfully Operationalizing SD-WAN

Traditional WAN connections typically use technology that requires purpose-built hardware. They are expensive, complex, and lack the ability to leverage cloud-based applications. SD-WAN moves more of the network control into the cloud and leverages...
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Solution Brief

Solution Brief: Ethernet Service Automation Solution

The Blue Planet Ethernet Service Automation solution accelerates order-to-service by automating Ethernet service design and provisioning end to end, across multiple domains and multi-vendor network elements.
This paper outlines how the evolution to SDN/NFV requires an agile service fulfillment solution that supports the service provider journey from their current architecture to a hybrid of traditional and SDN/NFV domains, and ultimately to a fully...
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eBook

Essential Series: NFV and SDN Guide for Carriers and Service Providers

Written by Abel Tong, Sr. Director, Solutions Marketing, and Kevin Wade, Product Marketing Team Leader for Blue Planet at Ciena, the Essentials of NFV and SDN for Service Providers eBook gives you an expert’s perspective on emerging trends and...
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Video

Demo: Service Level Management with Blue Planet Route Optimization and Assurance

Getting ready to update a network route or deploy a new cloud service?   What if you could model network or workload changes on an exact,  real-time replica of your network to see the impact before you make...
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Solution Brief

Blue Planet Services and Support Solution Brief

The Blue Planet Services and Support solution enables service providers to rapidly incorporate innovative new solutions and technologies while maintaining focus on their core competencies. Embracing Blue Planet’s open and vendor-agnostic approach,...
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The hard shift to online education and remote administration has increased reliance on network availability for the student and academic community. Now more than ever, it’s critical to quickly identify and resolve trouble, take another look at...
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Infobrief

Infobrief - DevOps Toolkit - Gaining Control to Accelerate Service Delivery

Developing and deploying services remains an inefficient process that depends heavily on vendor-controlled back-office software systems. The Blue Planet DevOps Toolkit turns over the ‘keys’ for the network to the operator, giving Blue Planet...
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Video

Solution Overview: Blue Planet Virtual Edge Automation Solution

The Blue Planet Virtual Edge Automation (VEA) Solution provides a modernized approach to managing the virtual edge. This video tells the story of the problems faced by service providers and how our solution can help.
Webinar

Webinar – The Transformation of Your Network Starts with Software

Join Ciena’s thought leaders Steve Alexander, CTO, and Kevin Sheehan, Vice President Global Operations for the Blue Planet division, for this webinar as they discuss the increasingly important role of software in the network and how Blue Planet can...
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Mobile, cloud, and the IoT are fueling the need for new network services. At the same time, network operations have become increasingly complex. In this environment, network providers and operators require greater levels of automation to operate...
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Data Sheet

Blue Planet Network Health Predictor

Blue Planet Network Health Predictor (NHP) is an analytics application developed by Ciena to help enhance network service reliability. Leveraging advanced analytics and machine learning innovations, network operators can quickly identify specific...
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Video

Solution Snapshot: Blue Planet Layer 3 Service Assurance

Resolving service delivery issues can be quite the headache. Blue Planet’s Layer 3 Service Assurance solution eases those pains by analyzing routing data in real-time and integrating it with performance and traffic telemetry to provide unique,...
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White Paper

Speeding Problem Diagnosis in the Network Operations Center

A challenge faced by Network Operations Center (NOC) personnel responsible for large, complex IP/MPLS networks is locating the network issues that affect application performance and availability. This is due to the sheer number of paths that traffic...
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A common L3VPN issue is application connectivity. In the following Blue Planet ROA demo, a customer opens a ticket with the NOC because they are having intermittent connectivity between users in Chicago and a server in the Dallas datacenter.
Video

Use Case Demo: Understanding & Resolving Applications Performance for Financial networks

Financial networks deliver critical, real-time customer applications.  As a result, performance issues can cost revenue and customer loyalty.In this short demonstration, you'll see how Blue Planet's Route Optimization and Analysis gives...
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Infobrief

Ciena Expands Blue Planet by Acquiring Centina

On October 3, 2019 Ciena announced it will acquire privately-held Centina, a service assurance analytics and network performance company. Once the transaction closes near the end of calendar year 2019, the Centina software assets will be...
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Case Study

Analysys Mason: Telefonica Germany is partnering with Blue Planet to execute its iFUSION transport SDN strategy

This case study from Analysys Mason explains Telefónica’s iFUSION strategy to deploy software-defined networking (SDN)-enabled disaggregated transport networks across its operational footprint. It provides a detailed discussion on the key strategy...
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Blue Planet Service Assurance is an analytics software application auto-discovers network services from a variety of sources and maps the service hierarchy regardless of vendor or technology, allowing it to self-update and maintain service topology.
Data Sheet

Explorer Traffic Engineering

The Explorer Traffic Engineering application (TE application) is an example of the intelligent automation capabilities that can be achieved with the Blue Planet® Route Optimization and Analysis (ROA) products. The Traffic Engineering application...
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Webinar

Defining DevOps for Service Providers – Accelerating Collaboration Between Vendors, IT, and Network Teams to Create a More Agile Business

Widely   adopted by leading cloud providers, the DevOps approach is also being   embraced by a growing number of service providers who are implementing   SDN, NFV, and cloud services. But what advantages does the...
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Video

Blue Planet ROA Administration: Configuring the Geolocation Map

The Blue Planet ROA geolocation map groups nodes in your network topology based on physical location. When this feature is enabled, the background of the topology map becomes a geographic map. Learn how to configure the Geolocation map using airport...
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Solution Brief

Wave Services Automation

Today’s global economy is dependent on the availability of reliable, high-bandwidth connectivity to the far corners of the planet. To serve that demand from enterprises and regional operators, Communications Service Providers (CSPs) have deployed...
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Video

Blue Planet ROA Administration: Configuration Hierarchy

Blue Planet ROA uses recorders to retrieve different pieces of information from a network. Learn about how Administrators can configure two backbone networks in ROA.
Webinar

Webinar - Webinar: Migrating OSS to the public cloud - what telcos need to know

OverviewThe trend toward cloud hosting of enterprise applications is clear, but are telco CIOs ready to migrate OSS to the public cloud? Operators are eager to benefit from the agility and scale that the public cloud offers, but security and...
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Many tools available today are complicated and require extensive training, manual data collection and input of simulation data.  We took a different approach.  Watch this short demo video to see how Blue Planet's Route...
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Case Study

DCN Elevates the Customer Experience with Real-time SLA Monitoring and Management

To meet the requirements of their Tier 1 mobile operator customers for mobile backhaul services, Dakota Carrier Network (DCN) was looking for a solution to assure SLAs. They especially sought a way to support their existing customers within the...
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Infobrief

Breaking Down Barriers Between IT and Network—Your Path to Digital Transformation

This paper recaps a recent Webinar produced with Light Reading, Kailem Anderson, Blue Planet's VP of Solutions Engineering, and James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst from Heavy Reading. They discussed the key objectives of the telco transformation, looked...
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Video

Blue Planet MPLS Network Automation

Service providers need the ability to design and provision new MPLS services as quickly as possible. But the dependency on manual processes makes this challenging. In this demo video, we show how you can use the Blue Planet MPLS Network Automation...
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Before making changes to the network, it is important to ensure that network quality will not be affected by adding new services. In this video, learn how to use ROA to simulate adding new service instances to the existing network.
Webinar

Webinar - Layer 3 Service Assurance and Route Optimization Made Simple

Ciena’s Blue Planet Route Optimization and Assurance (ROA) Explorer software fills a key management gap in IP/MPLS networks by taking a fundamentally different approach to  providing visibility into the dynamic routing operation...
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Webinar

SDxCentral Webinar: Lifecycle Service Orchestration – Moving from Promises to Production

Ciena Blue Planet 2017 Next-Gen OSS and the Rise of LSO Report Webinar: Lifecycle Service Orchestration – Moving From Promises to ProductionLifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO), along with SDN and NFV,   promises faster creation of new...
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Video

Blue Planet ROA Administration: Collector

The Collector gathers router interface information, static and connected routes, VRF-related information, and RSVP-TE information Learn how to configure a Collector instance on a Route Recorder.
Trying to manage customer network issues can feel like working in the dark. The INS solution shines the light on network and service resources by synchronizing real-time information with offline data into a single, unified model.  See how...
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White Paper

Doyle Research: Considerations for the Orchestration of Managed SD-WAN Services

Lee Doyle, Principle Analyst at Doyle Research provides an overview of SD-WAN technologies and the impact on service providers. This white paper uncovers the benefits of SD-WAN for enterprises and how service providers can seize the opportunity of...
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Video

Blue Planet Online Customer Symposium

A virtual event for Blue Planet customers focused on Route Optimization and Analysis (ROA) and related Intelligent Automation solutions.
Case Study

Vocus slashes service activation to seconds and eyes AUS$60 million savings

Vocus Group, a leading fiber and network solutions provider in Australia and New Zealand, has implemented a ‘Future State’ initiative designed to move towards a more NaaS-centric model to combat the challenges of disparate, legacy networks and BSS...
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Blue Planet Service Level Agreement Management (SLAM) allows businesses to manage the full lifecycle of internal and external SLAs with the ability to easily define, track, and report on them.
White Paper

Transforming Managed SD-WAN Services with Automation

While many Communications Service Providers offer managed SD-WAN solutions, profitably delivering them can be a challenge. Modern automation and orchestration platforms help overcome these limitations and enable the efficient delivery of agile,...
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Solution Brief

Scrum as a Service

The Blue Planet Scrum as a Service solution makes network transformation projects easier by allowing service providers to quickly gather the ideal mix of highly specialized technology experts, project managers, software developers, and engineers.
Video

Blue Planet Webinar - What's New in ROA Explorer Suite 20.02

ROA Explorer Suite version 20.02 brings features that help network operators and service providers assure their IP/MPLS network services, improve network planning capabilities, automate network operations, and optimize their network easily using...
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A Canadian Tier 1 telecom needed to modernize its OSS environment. The company had built its services out of disparate homegrown and off-the-shelf products that do not communicate effectively and are difficult to automate—and have become impossible...
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Solution Brief

Solution Brief: Multi-Layer Networking SB ENG

Driven by the goal of digital transformation, network providers have a tremendous opportunity to grow their businesses. With increasing competition and the complexity involved in the management of multi-vendor, multi-layer networks, realizing the...
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Video

Solution Overview: Blue Planet Bandwidth on Demand

Here we look at the Blue Planet Bandwidth on Demand (BoD) Intelligent Automation Solution. Starting with problem areas the solution is designed to address followed by an example flow of the solution in action as it modernizes operations.
Data Sheet

Blue Planet Inventory

Ciena’s Blue Planet Inventory (BPI) is a flexible software platform that federates data from network providers’ multiple existing inventory systems, and presents it in a single dynamic view that accurately reflects the current state of network and...
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Blue Planet Unified Assurance and Analytics Resource Adapters eliminate ‘heavy lifting’ for integration by providing an out-of-the-box solution consisting of smart plugins that are as easy to install and update as an app on a phone.
White Paper

Holistic Automation: The Dynamic Inventory Cornerstone

Service providers are on the path to digital transformation. Getting to that desired state, however, is no small feat when their networks continue to evolve and change over time. Business processes rely on the accuracy and integrity of the network...
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White Paper

Bringing DevOps to Service Provider Networks and Scoping New Operational Platform Requirements for SDN/NFV

The transformation of network operations is long overdue, but Communications Service Providers (CSPs) have avoided it for fear of disturbing mission-critical Operations Support Systems (OSSs). However, it is becoming increasingly clear that...
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Solution Brief

Blue Planet Preemptive Network Maintenance

Providers that realize the importance of eliminating manual and time-consuming network operations are moving toward more automation. While the goal is to provide end-to-end automation to streamline many aspects of their operations, Blue Planet...
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IP/MPLS network troubleshooting can be challenging when you don’t have the right tools. It’s critical to understand how vendor-agnostic software solutions are making IP/MPLS networks smarter—enabling service providers of various sizes to grow their...
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Webinar

Webinar - Dynamic Inventory: The Foundation of Intelligent Automation

Service providers are on the path to digital transformation. Getting there is no small feat, as networks continue to evolve and change over time. The integrity of any transformation is governed not by new network technologies, but by the accuracy...
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Solution Brief

MPLS Network Automation Solution Brief

With the advent of 5G, MPLS tunnels are expected to be the go-to technology for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to create custom network slices for applications and end-users. Although revenue-generating MPLS services can be the bread and butter for...
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White Paper

Transforming Managed SD-WAN Services with Automation

While many Communications Service Providers offer managed SD-WAN solutions, profitably delivering them can be a challenge. Modern automation and orchestration platforms help overcome these limitations and enable the efficient delivery of agile,...
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This IDC report reviews Ciena's live demo of mobile video delivery across a multi-access edge at Mobile World Congress. According to IDC, the demo provided a simple, elegant illustration of how mobile network VNF, vCDN, public cloud, and...
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Infobrief

Ciena Expands Blue Planet by Acquiring Centina

On October 3, 2019 Ciena announced it will acquire privately-held Centina, a service assurance analytics and network performance company. Once the transaction closes near the end of calendar year 2019, the Centina software assets will be...
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Video

Solution Snapshot: Ethernet Service Automation

Traditional order-to-service procedures are too slow, tedious, and error-prone to meet today’s business requirements. Blue Planet’s Ethernet Service Automation solution changes the game by automating service design, delivery and assurance on across...
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Video

Solution Overview: Blue Planet Multi-Layer Assurance

The Blue Planet Multi-Layer Assurance (MLA) Intelligent Automation Solution looks at the problems around lack of visibility across multiple layers with multiple teams.  We then introduce our interoperable UAA and ROA solution to help solve...
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Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) are key technologies that have gained significant traction since their introduction. They enable network operators to achieve network agility and scale while greatly...
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Video

Demo: Network Slicing with Blue Planet 5G Automation

In this demonstration, we showcase how you can use Blue Planet 5G Automation solution to enable Zero-Touch slice lifecycle management, and automate the design, creation, modification and monitoring of different end-to-end network...
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Case Study

Blue Planet Inventory transforms operations at a major CSP

This Appledore Research case study looks at how Blue Planet Inventory has transformed operations at a major CSP and enabled massive operational efficiency improvement and the introduction of new SD-WAN products.
Webinar

Driving Intelligent Automation with Advanced Network Analytics and Machine Learning

As a network operator, you are  faced with many business and operational challenges.  Not only are you  dealing with disruptive competition, but you are also preparing for the  impact of 5G and...
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Video

Overview of NFV Orchestration

Take a deeper look at NFV architecture and its main components: Virtual Network Functions, NFV Infrastructure, and NFV MANO.
Video

Use Case Demo: Multi-vendor visualization & planning

Changes to the network always come with a certain amount of risk.  But we can mitigate your network change risk.Watch this short demo video to see how Blue Planet's Route Optimization and Analysis collects real-time network discovered data...
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Case Study

Large Service Provider Ensures Uptime for Global Financial Organization

This case study discusses how a large service provider uses Blue Planet Route Optimization and Analysis (ROA) for its real-time operational monitoring, enhanced visibility into the impact of network changes, and integration with existing network...
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Solution Brief

5G Automation – Dynamic Planning

5G technology provides new opportunities and business models for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). But there is a large gap from here to there. Complexity may seem insurmountable. Blue Planet Dynamic Planning enables MNOs to build out 5G-ready...
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Video

Blue Planet NFV Service Orchestration

Get a detailed look at Blue Planet’s NFV service orchestration capabilities. This seven minute video includes a demo showing how Blue Planet instantiates, manages, and chains virtual network functions (VNFs) to streamline the definition and creation...
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Data Sheet

Ethernet Assurance

Blue Planet Ethernet Assurance is a standards-compliant solution that provides unprecedented visualization and proactive SLA monitoring of Ethernet services to ensure and improve customer experience.
This short video introduces the Blue Planet Multi-Layer Networking solution which makes use of the transport network discovery capabilities of Multi-Domain Service Orchestration (MDSO) alongside the IP peering and network collection layer of Route...
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Case Study

Service Provider Improves Layer 3 VPN Customer Satisfaction with ROA

A major service provider in Asia wanted to assure their MPLS VPN services and raise the bar on customer satisfaction. This case study discusses how the service provider implemented Blue Planet Route Optimization and Analysis (ROA) to speed up...
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Video

Demo: Blue Planet 5G NSA Dynamic Planning

This demo shows you how to take the first step – plan a 5G Non-Standalone Architecture (NSA) deployment.
Video

Demo: Cloud application performance troubleshooting with Blue Planet Route Optimization & Assurance

When problems arise in your network, you can't resolve what you can't see.  In this demonstration, you'll see how Blue Planet's Route Optimization and Assurance gives you a birds-eye view into traffic paths across your entire network to...
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New educational technology applications and research data collection are  driving massive change to both campus networks and R&E network  operators. Increased demand for mobility, student and...
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White Paper

White Paper - Blue Planet SDN and NFV are Changing the Game

Network operators are struggling to meet performance, availability, and bandwidth demands. Customers have come to expect access to everything, at any time, from any location. So how do you deliver new apps and services, along with bandwidth that...
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eBook

Dynamic inventory: The foundation of intelligent automation

Full automation of networks and services is the end game for communications service providers (CSPs) striving to compete and win in the digital marketplace. To get there, most are taking small, incremental steps such as implementing closed control...
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White Paper

White Paper - 5G Needs Software Everywhere, Especially on the Wireline Network

5G is coming, and although the standards aren’t fully defined, it’s going to be a game-changer. Its ramifications for service delivery are broad, from the extremely high-capacity radio interface that will deliver extremely low-latency services, to...
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Are unreliable connectivity and bandwidth pressures driving up your CAPEX and OPEX, hindering agility and business innovation?You need a dynamic model—one that can deliver straight to the cloud  to answer the increasing strain put on your...
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What Is...

How Software-Defined Networks (SDN) Works

Data Sheet

Explorer Path Provisioning data sheet

With the Explorer Path Provisioning application, service providers can quickly and easily create a service catalog of IP/MPLS transport services that can then be automatically provisioned for subscribers using an SDN controller or orchestrator like...
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White Paper

Quantifying the Business Benefits of NFV-based Managed Enterprise Services

Innovation is at the heart of any success. As much as SDN and NFV are about technology innovation, they are also about business innovation. New service descriptions, service pricing models, and go-to-market strategies all form the key pillars of a...
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Blue Planet Unified Assurance and Analysis solution is uniquely positioned to address the complex service assurance challenges of NFV and SDN. From the initial hybrid nature of the infrastructure, as virtualization works side-by-side with legacy...
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White Paper

2017 IHS Technology, SDN and NFV Vendor Leadership Global Service Provider Survey Excerpts

Get the “IHS Technology, SDN and NFV Vendor Leadership Global Service Provider Survey Excerpts” and see how the research indicates the two primary factors driving SDN and NFV and more.
Video

Intelligent application performance troubleshooting for Service Providers: Blue Planet ROA demo

Applications performance issues can be intermittent and often next to impossible to troubleshoot and often root cause is unknown.  What if you had a tool that could look across your IP/MPLS entire network, regardless of infrastructure...
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Webinar

Webinar - Transform Your SD-WAN Services with Automation

SD-WAN, with its inherent flexibility, high reliability, and lower costs, has been embraced by enterprises for multi-site WAN connectivity—and is rapidly becoming their de facto platform for managed business services.But offering managed SD-WAN...
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More impressive than the data itself is the journey data takes. And with smartphone to radio being the only part of this journey taking place wirelessly, it’s clear that the wireline networks ultimately dictate the overall 5G experience. Investment,...
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Solution Brief

Solution Brief: SD-WAN Automation SB ENG

Software-defined WANs (SD-WANs), which promise high-bandwidth branch office connectivity to the cloud at a lower cost per bit and with greater flexibility than MPLS-based WAN services, are gaining considerable traction with enterprises of all types....
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Solution Brief

Application Note - Blue Planet Network Virtualization and service orchestration software

As Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) take hold, confusion is growing among developers and network operators about how best to leverage the emerging tools designed to help describe virtual resources and make...
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Webinar

Cable Operators – The Move to Edge Compute

Cable operators are deploying Distributed Access Architectures (DAA) and extending fiber closer to the customer. Does this mean cable operators are well positioned for edge compute—moving compute and storage closer to the edge? Are cable operators...
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Traditional Ethernet service delivery processes are slow, error-prone, and expensive, resulting in a multi-week order to service interval, high order fallout, and sky-high operations costs that negatively impact CSP competitiveness and...
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White Paper

Streamline and Differentiate SD-WAN Service through MDSO

Enterprises have begun adopting SD-WAN technology to address the shortcomings of their existing WAN experience. Initially, enterprises had to purchase equipment directly from SD-WAN product vendors and operate the solutions on their own. Recognizing...
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Webinar

Webinar - Automated Service Orchestration: delivering true value and new capabilities in a 5G world

This expert industry panel discusses the following topics as  part of the FutureNet World  Webinar Series:This webinar is kindly sponsored by Blue Planet - please note that registration data will be shared with our sponsors.
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Blue Planet ROA Administration: Route Explorer Overview

This video provides an overview of the Route Explorer, which is the foundational module in Blue Planet ROA. The Route Explorer collects and analyzes all IGP and BGP routing events to provide real-time visibility into how routing behavior affects...
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Traffic Explorer is designed for use with Ciena’s Route Explorer product to integrate route and traffic flow analytics.
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Blue Planet ROA Demo: SCADA Management

SCADA is the lifeblood of any utility, providing control of the generation and distribution of power or other resources, plus insight into any parameters configured into the utility grid itself.  However, if there is a failure of any sort...
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Infobrief

Blue Planet, now a division of Ciena, positioned to help CSPs automate across IT and network

Software and cloud technologies are becoming vitally important to CSPs, in their IT operations and their networks. This digital transformation requires automation—something Ciena recognized early on when building its Blue Planet software portfolio....
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eBook

NaaS Demystified: Unlock the full potential of Network as a Service

Communications Service Providers (CSPs) typically spend 80 percent of their budgets on integration and routine operations, leaving very little money to invest in innovative new services and technologies. In a platform economy that values innovation...
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Multi-Layer Networks are complex to manage unless you have access to unified visibility and analysis for both the IP and optical layer from a single solution. In this demo video we demonstrate how a network operator can use Blue Planet Multi-Layer...
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White Paper

Making Intelligent Automation a Reality with Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning

As the explosion in demand for network bandwidth continues, service providers must bring new approaches to how they design, deploy, and operate their networks or risk delivering poor customer experience. Technologies like SDN and NFV are designed to...
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Webinar

Webinar – SD-WAN Impact on Service Providers – Threat or Opportunity

SD-WAN is emerging as a critical new SDN use case, promising  enterprises a simpler and more cost-effective way to operate virtualized  WAN connectivity between their branches and data centers.Industry analysts are predicting...
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Blue Planet ROA Administration: Configuring BGP Zones

In ROA, BGP Zones are useful when you want to focus on a smaller part of a large BGP network. This video covers how to configure BGP zones in the configuration hierarchy.
This eBook captures the key statements and insights from our recent Blue Planet Virtual Insiders Forum. See what industry thought leaders have to say about the opportunities and challenges facing our industry in 2021 and beyond.
Data Sheet

Fault Management

The Blue Planet Fault Management application addresses the major challenges with existing network monitoring solutions by providing an alternative that dramatically reduces ongoing operations costs.
eBook

How to Break Away from Legacy Inventory Systems

In this eBook, you'll discover why Blue Planet Inventory offers the ideal solution for future-proofing your network operations. We'll share the proven benefits of migration from your legacy inventory systems and give you a pathway for managing your...
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Case Study

Tier 1 North American Mobile Operator Reduces Outage Times through Holistic Management of Network Health

A Tier 1 North American mobile operator with over 150 million customers moved toward the goal of delivering 5G service to its subscribers and needed to assure the functioning of its current and future network infrastructure during the entire...
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Webinar

Webinar - Breaking Down Barriers Between IT & Network - Your Path to Digital Transformation Communications for Power System Protection Applications Over Packet-Based Private and Leased Wide-Area Networks

In the age of the content economy, demand keeps exploding and digital transformation isn’t optional.You've made a lot of progress. But let's face it—your business operations are only as good as the weakest link between your IT and the network. To...
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Video

NFV/SDN Essentials for Service Providers (Webinar)

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) are two of the industry’s most revolutionary network design and operational technologies. Increase your knowledge on these two hot topics and get the answers to:
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Blue Planet ROA Demo: Understanding Network Latency

Intermittent network latency can impact utility smart-grid performance– literally meaning the lights can go out.
What if you could leverage a single, vendor-agnostic visualization across network layers and domains—even giving you the ability to rewind for root-cause analysis, real-time monitoring, and future analysis for planning simulation?Join Ciena’s Matt...
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Case Study

Shentel Increases Competitiveness and Enhances Opportunities for Business Growth

To remain a top provider in the increasingly competitive service provider landscape, Shenandoah Telecommunications Company sought a new network management system that could consolidate all of its network alarms and provide an overall view of the...
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Case Study

Tier 1 Network Operator Reduces Time to Market for New High-speed Services from Weeks to Minutes

Enhances capacity planning, provides bandwidth on demand for international wholesale customers, and delivers new services in minutes with Ciena’s WAN automation solution.
White Paper

Futuriom Report: Network Automation Trends

Networking and cloud IT professionals are looking for new ways to automate their networks. The Futuriom CSP Network Automation Survey found out exactly what they are looking for. The new challenges include scaling networks to meet an ever-increasing...
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Traditional Ethernet service activation is too slow, too error-prone, and too expensive for today’s fast-paced market requirements. The impact? A multi-week order-to-service process with a high order fallout rate and exorbitant operations costs that...
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Case Study

Windstream: Intelligent Multi-layer/Multi-domain Network Automation with SDN

Operational efficiency and customer experience are crucial to Windstream's success in the USA, but its heterogeneous network footprint can make network service provisioning and device configuration complex and costly. Building a programmable...
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What Is...

What is Next-Generation Operations Support Systems (NGOSSs)?

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Blue Planet ROA Administration: Traffic Explorer Overview

Blue Planet ROA’s Traffic Explorer provides a comprehensive view of traffic flows in the network. It extends traditional traffic analysis beyond interface-centric reporting, enabling you to leverage network-wide, end-to-end visibility into traffic...
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There’s a better way. Taking a modern approach to inventory management doesn’t have to mean starting from scratch.  Join us for a one-hour webinar to see how Blue Planet® Inventory, with its federation capabilities, can help you migrate...
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Solution Brief

Multi-Layer Assurance

The Blue Planet Multi-Layer Assurance solution delivers comprehensive, end-to-end network assurance to provide outstanding service reliability and service performance across any vendor or technology domain. It provides intelligent automation, driven...
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Solution Snapshot: SD-WAN Automation

The managed SD-WAN market is growing rapidly. Don’t let your outdated order-to-service and trouble-to-resolve processes slow you down. Blue Planet’s SD-WAN Automation solution helps you accelerate service activation and reduce fulfillment costs,...
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Blue Planet ROA Demo: Network Planning

Network misconfigurations cause application outages and performance degradations. Even with stringent change management processes, engineers still can’t be 100% sure changes will work as expected when applied in large, complex IP network...
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The Blue Planet Intelligent Automation Portfolio lets network providers use deep visibility into their network to automate and optimize their business processes, improve agility, and reduce costs. Open and standards-based software, Blue Planet works...
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Solution Brief

Blue Planet Services and Support Solution Brief

The Blue Planet Services and Support solution enables service providers to rapidly incorporate innovative new solutions and technologies while maintaining focus on their core competencies. Embracing Blue Planet’s open and vendor-agnostic approach,...
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eBook

MPLS Traffic Engineering

This document explains MPLS Traffic Engineering, including its major advantages: congestion avoidance and efficient use of existing network resources that can be idle or under-utilized. By driving traffic from over-utilized links to under-utilized...
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Video

Video: Chalk Talk: What is SDN?

Say goodbye to vendor lock-in. Rob Tomkins discusses how Ciena’s Software Defined Networking (SDN) creates networks that handle many different services in a dynamic fashion, allowing service providers and carriers to consolidate multiple services...
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The Blue Planet Route Optimization and Analysis (ROA) Explorer Suite is used by the world’s leading network operators, enterprises, and government entities to assure the delivery of critical Layer 3 services across the cloud.
Data Sheet

Add-On Modules for Route Optimization and Analysis Explorer Suite's Route Explorer

Route Explorer module in Blue Planet Route Optimization and Analysis (ROA) Explorer suite provides visibility into the dynamic routing operation of the entire network for fast identification and resolution of difficult-to-diagnose network problems....
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Solution Brief

Blue Planet 5G Automation Solution Brief

Blue Planet 5G Automation provides a vendor-agnostic, intelligent automation solution that helps MNOs and CSPs transition to 5G. With Blue Planet 5G Automation - Network Slicing, MNOs and CSPs can implement zero-touch slice lifecycle management,...
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Infobrief

Network Virtualization Glossary

This glossary, brought to you by Ciena's Blue Planet, has all the terms, acronyms, and definitions you need to know to navigate Network Virtualization.
This is an archive of a video Hangout we hosted on October 29, 2015, to talk through some of the new features and details of Ciena's Blue Planet architecture for SDN and NFV.Joining in on the conversation were: Nirav Modi, VP of Product Portfolio...
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Infobrief

Infobrief - DevOps Primer for Service Providers: Ten Key Technologies You Should Know

The DevOps model is playing an increasingly vital role in service providers' transformation efforts. This paper explores the top DevOps tools and technologies that service providers are leveraging to more cohesively align their network and IT teams,...
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Case Study

Multinational Banking Corporation Invests in Route Analytics to Avoid Outage

After dealing with a network outage, a multinational banking and financial services corporation wanted to make sure it never happened again. This case study discusses the cause of the outage, and how the organization implemented Blue Planet® Route...
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Case Study

Conterra Gains Actionable Intelligence for Meeting Requirements of Rapidly Growing Services Portfolio

When Conterra Broadband Services added wholesale mobile wireless backhaul to its portfolio, the company discovered it needed a more advanced approach to network performance management—a more cost-effective solution to improve operational efficiency...
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This demo video provides an overview of the fast-growing vCPE use case, and features a live demo of multi-vendor NFV Service Orchestration based on a proof of concept done in collaboration with Colt Technology Services, VMware, and Versa Networks.
What Is...

What Is Intelligent Automation?

White Paper

Heavy Reading: Network Slicing and 5G Future Shock

In this white paper, Heavy Reading looks specifically at network slicing: what it is, why it is needed, what some of its dependencies are, and how the CSPs are likely to monetize it. What is clear from our research is that in order to succeed, 5G...
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Case Study

REN Assures Portugal's Electric Grid with Blue Planet Route Optimization and Assurance

Due to the criticality of the electric grid, power utilities need reliable service delivery over their IP/MPLS networks. In this case study, we look at how REN, responsible for running Portugal’s two main energy infrastructure networks - The...
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Webinar

IHS Infonetics and Guest Panel: Service Models Critical to SDN and NFV Automation

The major carrier goals for SDN and NFV are service agility and automation removing manual processes from their service and network operations, from customer order to network reconfiguration to SLA enforcement. Join thought leaders for this webinar.
Infobrief

Infobrief - Blue Planet Network Virtualization and service orchestration software

Facing growing competitive pressures and skyrocketing service demands, CIOs, CTOs, and network operators are working hard to embrace virtualization across networks and hardware, software, and data platforms.
Case Study

Successful Inventory Transformation in major Australian CSP

This case study, authored by Appledore Research, describes how a major Australian service provider has adopted Blue Planet Inventory (BPI) to achieve massive efficiencies, through process automation and retirement of legacy inventory, and the...
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The major carrier goals for SDN and NFV are service agility and automation removing manual processes from their service and network operations, from customer order to network reconfiguration to SLA enforcement. Join thought leaders for this webinar.
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Solution Overview: Blue Planet Network Slicing

With the introduction of 5G, networks have becoming increasingly more complex. There is a considerable Capital Expenditure with deploying 5G networks and Mobile network operators need to be able to monetize their expenses while keeping costs low....
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White Paper

Inventory in Virtualized, Software-enabled Networks whitepaper

In this paper, Appledore Research considers the importance of inventory’s role today for Communication Service Providers (CSPs), and what that role will be tomorrow. Today’s inventory systems have become too passive, manually intensive, and reactive...
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Intelligent network planning for Service Providers: Blue Planet ROA demo

Wouldn’t it be great if you could leverage the true current-state of your IP network to model “what-if” planning scenarios before you make changes to your live network?  Watch this short demo to see how Blue Planet ROA can enable offline...
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The Blue Planet software portfolio harnesses federated inventory, multi-domain service orchestration, and unified assurance and analytics to help service providers transform their IT and Network operations using closed-loop automation.
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Blue Planet ROA Administration: Performance Explorer

The Performance Explorer collects SNMP-based performance data from network devices to enable sophisticated root cause analysis by correlating changes in performance to path changes caused by routing events.  In this video, we'll learn...
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Webinar

Webinar – Multi-Vendor WAN Automation—The Time is Now

New users bring new applications with expectations of more bandwidth  on-demand and the need for new network services. Operators need to  respond quickly, incorporating new technologies and capabilities. As  such,...
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Webinar

Webinar - Webinar: Edge Evolution: MEC, NFV and intelligent automation point the way forward

OverviewTo improve agility and customer experience in highly competitive markets, service providers are pushing computing power out to the enterprise edge.However, traditional service provider network architectures are not optimized for multi-access...
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In this white paper, Heavy Reading looks specifically at network slicing: what it is, why it is needed, what some of its dependencies are, and how the CSPs are likely to monetize it. What is clear from our research is that in order to succeed, 5G...
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Solution Brief

The Blue Planet Bandwidth on Demand Solution

Cloud adoption and mobile and video usage have skyrocketed over the past decade, causing unpredictable traffic patterns and dramatic traffic spikes that challenge traditional connectivity services. Network operators need to offer more dynamic...
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Video

IT + Network: Now a powerhouse combination

Your digital transformation is not optional. In order to stay on your feet, you need a prize-fighter — a silo smasher in your corner, unleashing the powerhouse combination of your IT and Network. Ciena's Blue Planet intelligent automation helps you...
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White Paper

Appledore Research: Beyond OSS – The Sea Change in OSS, and the Realization of Network as a Service

There is a Sea Change occurring around us. New network and cloud technologies offer flexibility and cost structures incomprehensible in the past, yet fully realizing these benefits demands that we completely re-think everything we know about...
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Monitoring SLAs on the diverse set of services offered across today’s networks can be challenging.  How are services being delivered?  What does a specific customer’s network look like across the core? Watch this short demo to...
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Video

Orchestrating NFV vCPE - Accelerating the Development and Delivery of New Managed Services

Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multi-vendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
Video

Demo: Blue Planet Bandwidth on Demand solution

The Blue Planet Bandwidth on Demand solution enables customer self-service for immediate and scheduled on-demand OTN and Ethernet services, letting clients control the capacity and connectivity they need—exactly where and when they need it—while...
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Case Study

Analysys Mason: Telefonica Germany is partnering with Blue Planet to execute its iFUSION transport SDN strategy

This case study from Analysys Mason explains Telefónica’s iFUSION strategy to deploy software-defined networking (SDN)-enabled disaggregated transport networks across its operational footprint. It provides a detailed discussion on the key strategy...
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Mini maps are an essential part of Blue Planet ROA context pages that help troubleshoot routing and path issues. They are a section of the topology map, that form a path, a tunnel or a VPN service network.
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Blue Planet ROA Fundamentals: Highlighting Paths

When a customer reports a problem with their service, a common step in troubleshooting is to check the path that the service traffic takes through the network. Blue Planet ROA enables us to view the past changes and current state of the path to...
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Blue Planet ROA Fundamentals: Inspector Menu

Learn how to use the Blue Planet ROA Node and Link Inspector to search for paths, SSH to devices, and drill into different context pages.
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Blue Planet ROA Fundamentals: Context Pages

Learn about the different context pages that are available in Blue Planet ROA. Context pages provide comprehensive performance graphs and charts to help monitor devices, links, paths, and more.
Use Blue Planet ROA to go back in time to find the cause of a network issue on a path between a Seattle and New York router. You can use this feature to view historical times for reports, performance and event graphs, mini maps, context pages, and...
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Blue Planet ROA Fundamentals: Navigation

This short video walks you through the Blue Planet ROA software using the top navigation ribbon.
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Blue Planet ROA Fundamentals: Topology Map

The ROA Topology Map provides an overall view of the network, which helps visualize paths, view router status and links, spot outages, identify routing failures, and uncover potential configuration errors.
Video

Blue Planet ROA Fundamentals: ROA Software Overview

Blue Planet ROA fills a key management gap in IP/MPLS networks by providing real-time visibility into how routing behavior affects service delivery. This video provides an overview of the products that comprise Blue Planet ROA: Route Explorer,...
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In Blue Planet Inventory, the Device Summary page can be used to view the summary and contents of devices in a network and also modify the Device Structure and Contents.
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Blue Planet Inventory Fundamentals: Context Menu

In Blue Planet Inventory, a Context Menu offers a list of relevant options that apply to a selected inventory object. For example, from the Context Menu of a Building, we can view the Location Summary, Inspect Properties, or add a Floor, Rack, or...
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Blue Planet Inventory Fundamentals: Network Diagram

In Blue Planet Inventory, a Network Diagram is a graphical representation of a network architecture such as an Ethernet, Optical, and Optical Transport Network (OTN). It shows the devices that make up a network and the connections between them,...
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Blue Planet Inventory Fundamentals: Object Highlighting

This quick video clip covers Object Highlighting within Blue Planet Inventory that makes Inventory Objects stand out by highlighting them in a different color.
Learn how to use the Location Summary page to modify an existing location and view Building Content Information (such as Location Contents, Co-Lo Contents, and Devices).
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Blue Planet Inventory Fundamentals: Rack Diagram

In Blue Planet Inventory, the Rack Diagram is a simple, two-dimensional view of a rack system with devices installed on it. Use it to view device positions on a rack virtually, look up specific devices within a rack, and view Planned and In-service...
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Blue Planet Inventory Fundamentals: Data Tree

This video covers the different types of Data Trees in Blue Planet Inventory and how you can use them to navigate through your inventory. The four types of Data Trees covered are: User’s Data, Locations, Network Inventory, and Service Inventory.
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Blue Planet Inventory Fundamentals: Properties Inspector

The Properties Inspector is common to most inventory objects. It helps to quickly look for an object’s attributes and its relationship with other objects in the inventory.
The Blue Planet software portfolio harnesses federated inventory, multi-domain service orchestration, and unified assurance and analytics to help service providers transform their IT and Network operations using closed-loop automation.
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Blue Planet Inventory (BPI)

BPI federates operational data from offline OSS and the multi-vendor network to create an up-to-date, comprehensive view of all physical network resources and logical multi-layer services helping network operators streamline business processes and...
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Blue Planet Route Optimization and Analysis (ROA)

ROA delivers a real-time view of the IP/MPLS topology with correlated traffic flow and performance metrics to help network operators visualize how routing behaviour affects service delivery and optimize the delivery of critical services.
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Blue Planet Unified Assurance and Analytics (UAA)

UAA utilizes the power of advanced analytics and AI to improve network insight and control for service providers and help them transform and simplify network operations.
NFVO provides automated lifecycle management of VNF-based network services.
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Blue Planet MDSO

Multi-Domain Service Orchestration leverages SDN and NFV to provide end-to-end, zero-touch service lifecycle automation across multi-vendor physical and virtual networks.
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Blue Planet Intelligent Automation Portfolio

The Blue Planet portfolio provides a comprehensive, open, and modular software suite optimized for closed-loop automation of IT and Network operations.
Video

Blue Planet Digital Transformation

Blue Planet helps network operators intelligently automate their IT and Network operations to accelerate digital transformation.
Here we look at the Blue Planet Bandwidth on Demand (BoD) Intelligent Automation Solution. Starting with problem areas the solution is designed to address followed by an example flow of the solution in action as it modernizes operations.
Webinar

Webinar – Driving Intelligent Automation with Advanced Network Analytics and Machine Learning

As a network operator, you are faced with many business and operational challenges.  Not only are you dealing with disruptive competition, but you are also preparing for the impact of 5G and IoT.  In order to profitably take...
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Case Study

Service Provider Improves Layer 3 VPN Customer Satisfaction with ROA

A major service provider in Asia wanted to assure their MPLS VPN services and raise the bar on customer satisfaction. This case study discusses how the service provider implemented Blue Planet Route Optimization and Analysis (ROA) to speed up...
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