Ciena Awards and Recognitions

2015 Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards 2015

Product of the Year - 8700 Packetwave Platform

The Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards “recognize and honor companies making the biggest difference in the field of energy, environmental, and sustainability management.” Winning the Product of the Year award stands to cement the 8700 platform’s commitment to making cloud computing and data centers more energy efficient across the board. As one of the judges of the contest stated, “Great concept. It is clear that Ciena addresses the energy needs of a market that is going to get more important on a worldwide level, and thus the savings it brings will become more and more significant.”

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2015 Lightwave Innovation Awards 2015

Ciena’s 8700 Packetwave Platform receives 4.5 out of 5 stars

The Lightwave Innovation Awards review and recognize optical communications technology, rating each entry on a scale of 0 to 5, the 5-star rating indicating an innovative new product that raises the bar for performance standards. For Ciena, the 4.5 rating makes it one such superb product, one that “provides groundbreaking and new technical milestones.”

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2015 Telecom Asia’s Readers Choice Awards 2014

Ciena Wins SDN/NFV Innovation Award of the Year

During the 17th annual Readers’ Choice & Innovation Awards, hosted by Telecom Asia, Ciena won the SDN/NFV Innovation of the Year award for our Agility software portfolio.  The Telecom Asia awards, of which Ciena has been a frequent award winner for some of our other products, are voted on by the publication’s readers.  The short list of finalists is picked by the editors of Telecom Asia, with support from a team of analysts.

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2015 Carrier Network Virtualization Awards 2014

Ciena Wins SDN Innovation Award of the Year

At the 2014 Carrier Network Virtualization conference, Ciena’s Agility software portfolio took home the SDN Innovation of the Year award.  The SDN Innovation award “aims to recognize a truly commendable company making a significant impact in the SDN industry, providing best practice for existing and future SDN players and setting an inspirational standard for the industry to follow.” Judges for the awards were a panel of recognized industry analysts from Infonetics and Ovum, among others.

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2015 2014 Fierce Innovation Award

Ciena Wins Fierce Innovation Award for 8700

Ciena's 8700 Packetwave Platform, unveiled in  June with a focus on coupling high-density 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) and 100GbE aggregation and switching with our industry-renowned 100G WaveLogic coherent optics, received the  2014 Fierce Innovation Award in the core/transport category.  The Fierce Innovation Award comes from the folks that give you Fierce Telecom and other related publications.

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