It’s the season finale.
In two minutes, 180 million
fans will watch Dragons
fighting Ice Zombies.

Can your network survive?

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When the biggest TV show in the world drops online, millions of rabid fans want it... now.

Whether at home or on the go, legions of binge-watchers need performance with zero failure—no matter where they are—so they can stream and react through their devices in real time.

They want their zombies on demand, and your network better be ready to feed them.

With video already devouring bandwidth, a sudden zombie-fueled surge in traffic could be deadly.

Your network must anticipate voracious demand, delivering additional power when and where it's needed, without falling victim to congestion that kills the customer experience.

In the world of anytime, anywhere—your network must adapt to survive.

The Adaptive Network is your defense against the unexpected.

Combining the forces of intelligent automation, tunable scalability, and real-time performance data, the Adaptive Network anticipates and responds to shifting demand. Ciena works with you to build a network that will arm you to deliver in a video-hungry world.

Your customers want to watch zombies. They don't want their network to become one.

Get ready to adapt

The Adaptive Network

Software control and automation

A more open and agile network

As the industry moves toward more software-centric networks that leverage SDN, NFV, and open APIs, true automation becomes more viable. Multi-domain service orchestration and software-defined domain control simplify the end-to-end management and automation of services across multi-vendor, multi-domain hybrid networks. Tight interworking with analytics-driven intelligence provides the basis of a network that is self-healing and self-optimizing.

Programmable infrastructure

An on-demand world requires real-time response

The Adaptive Network uses a packet-optical infrastructure to securely manage a dynamic pool of virtual and physical resources that can be accessed and configured via common, open interfaces. It’s highly instrumented and can export real-time network performance data and scale to meet the demands of applications running on top of it.

Analytics and intelligence

Deriving business insights from network big data

We have access to more data about how the network is performing than ever before. And with that real-time data comes the ability to apply analytics and machine learning to accurately predict potential network problems and anticipate trends. When combined with software-defined control and automation, the result is a self-learning network with the ability to proactively and immediately adapt to your customers' needs.

It’s a Journey

From a single stage to a complete overhaul, Ciena partners closely with our customers at each step. Our Services team thrives on complexity, working side by side with you as we navigate this journey.

Ciena Services

Having co-created some of the most customer-centric networks in the world—with every major service provider, multiple-system operator, and global content network provider, from greenfield to modernization—there’s no environment we can’t transform. As advocates for our customers’ goals, we have an uncanny ability to prepare for unavoidable challenges and tirelessly drive toward your business outcomes.

Our services are designed to be as adaptive as the networks we build. Our Services team becomes part of your team. What makes the journey worth it? Seeing our customers thrive and unleash the incredible possibilities we believe every network holds.

Our story

Learn more about our purpose and promise.

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