Rapidly deliver value-added managed services
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) offers many benefits to service providers, including improved service agility, lower opex and incremental revenue streams. Today, network operators are deploying a variety of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs)—like firewalls, routers, and SD-WAN edges—to offer value-added managed services, however, manual operational processes result in long order-to-service intervals and high opex that threaten competitiveness and profitability.
The Blue Planet Virtual Edge Automation solution automates and accelerates the initial launch and lifecycle management of NFV-based network services, which reduces the order-to-service interval to minutes, increases service revenues by up to 20%, and reduces opex by up to 80%.
VNF onboarding and network service creation wizards
Rapid creation of new revenue-generating service offerings consisting of single or multivendor service chains with easy to use tools
In-service VNF software upgrades and network service changes
Software upgrades and changes to existing running services are not service affecting, which encourages innovation and enhances the customer experience
Turnkey system integration services
Ciena’s Global Services team provides solution design, integration and implementation as well as uCPE deployment and NOC monitoring that speeds successful solution deployment
Seamless integration with multivendor VIMs and VNF managers
Support for multivendor virtual infrastructure managers, as well as integrated or vendor-specific VNF managers, provides flexible deployment options
Support for a wide range of VNFs
Support for popular VNFs from a wide variety of leading vendors - including Riverbed, Velocloud, Fortinet and Palo Alto, among many others - enables an enriched set of managed service offerings and maximum freedom choice for customers
Support for legacy systems including existing OSS/BSS
Integration with your current OSS/BSS through TMF standard or custom API helps protect your existing investments
Quantify your business benefits
This customizable online calculator lets you quantify the opportunity to increase revenues and decrease costs by implementing the Blue Planet Virtual Edge Automation solution in your network.
Virtual Edge Automation Solution Demonstration
The Blue Planet Edge Automation solution highlights the benefits of streamlined VNF onboarding and network service creation wizards that reduce the cost and time it takes to introduce new managed services, and showcases full service lifecycle automation, including auto-healing and the non-disruptive addition of new VNFs to running network services.
The open, state of the art solution is easily implemented with current network infrastructure, operations, and IT environments, and network operators can apply for a free 60-day trial to evaluate the Virtual Edge Automation solution in their own lab or test environment, and learn first-hand how Blue Planet can help them increase revenue, reduce costs, and achieve their business goals.
Delight customers and differentiate
Learn how the Virtual Edge Automation solution can help you accelerate service innovation, realize incremental revenue streams and reduce costs by automating the lifecycle management of NFV-based managed services.