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In Chalk Talks, our experts explore some of today's hottest technology topics, like NFV, FlexE and the future of networking. It's a video series you don't want to miss.
Dave Boertjes provides an overview of Flexible Coherent Architectures.
The network is a massive interconnection of users, devices, technologies and applications where petabytes of data are traversing every single millisecond. Imagine if you had the tools to tap into this goldmine of information, so you can do things like, act on potential network issues before they have a chance to impact your customers, or forecast network capacity requirements with unprecedented precision? With Ciena’s Blue Planet Analytics, you can. Watch this video to learn how Blue Planet Analytics brings the benefits of big data analytics into your network.
Soft Forward Error Correction provides the best performance for your network because it gives higher capacity, tolerance and twice the reach.
John Sitch provides and overview of Coherent Technology.
Cycle slips can spell trouble for service providers. If a coherent system is not designed properly, cycle slips can cause bit errors that lead to packet loss, video degradation and other imperfections that mean you can't meet your service level agreements. Kim Roberts explains how Ciena’s WaveLogic technology can help prevent performance penalties by minimizing cycle slips and mitigating their effects.
Are you ready to ride the Ethernet bandwidth curve? Marc Holness discusses how Ciena’s solution for G.8032 enables more efficient interconnection between network elements. Ciena supports G.8032 across its Carrier Ethernet and packet-optical platforms to provide increased network scalability and a competitive edge.
Non-congruent paths can be devastating when data needs to be diverted to another path. Bashar Abdullah discusses how Ciena's MPLS-TP technology incorporates congruent paths, fault management, and network visibility into a solution that is predictable, flexible, and of greater value after deployment.
Ready for the future of networking? Modern networks anticipate a 1 Tb/s channel capacity, which requires a higher spectral efficiency. Ciena's WaveLogic 3 helps you realize a 25-fold increase in spectral efficiency—making 1 terabit transmission speeds a reality today.
Submarine networks. They carry over 95% of the world’s intercontinental electronic communications. Without them, the Internet we’ve all come to know, love, and need, wouldn’t exist. Protecting them is critical, but it's only one of the challenges submarine network operators face. They also have to scale their networks to meet rising bandwidth demands while also lowering the total cost of ownership. Seems impossible, right? Not according to Ciena's Elizabeth Rivera Hartling. In this Chalk Talk video, she explains how Ciena's GeoMesh Extreme meets these challenges head on.
Cable operators are pushing fiber closer to customers to provide better services. In this Chalk Talk, Wayne Hickey, Ciena Product Marketing, shares why fiber deep is important and how it works.
Thirty-year-old Time Division Multiplexing (TDM technology) is no longer state of the art. And running legacy networks is not sustainable. John Hawkins will show you how to meet the demands of today’s network users with new approaches using packet technology.
Distributed Network Functions Virtualization (D-NFV) is a complete, open, modular solution purpose-built for a distributed Virtual Network Functions (VNF) deployment environment. John Hawkins, Ciena’s resident Ethernet guru, explains how D-NFV works and the value of the technology to enterprise IT and network operators.
Loudon Blair provides an overview of the Optical Transport Network (OTN).
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 onto one common infrastructure. By combining open infrastructure, control, and application layers, network allocation has never been easier.
Teleprotection requires deterministic network performance—something not typically associated with packet networks. However, modern Carrier Ethernet technology provides sophisticated capabilities to ensure protection signals receive QoS and priority guarantees, delivering predictable network latency and performance that’s comparable to SONET/SDH solutions.
IT organizations are always looking to gain efficiencies and deliver greater application power to users. Our cloud solution can help. Ciena's Jim Morin describes Ciena’s cloud approach as a “data center without walls” with virtualized capacity that’s distance-independent and dynamically scalable. The end result? Secure, reliable, low-latency, high-throughput networks that change the way enterprises compete.
The network of the future is a dynamic, programmable, agile, and adaptable common infrastructure for running applications and connecting places, people, and machines. All this connection inevitably increases bandwidth demand, but this network bends the cost curve down, decreasing the cost of networking while increasing bandwidth. Ciena's OPⁿ network architecture fits these attributes—optical packet, open, and programmable, to great scale.
The number of new users being added to mobile networks is astounding—and they're more data-hungry than ever. Watch John Hawkins introduce Ciena's cost-effective, quickly activated, and easily managed small cell mobile backhaul solution.
This is used in optical networks to simplify connectivity across the network. Components include discovery and dissemination of information across the network so network can operate in exceedingly high level of availability.
Ciena's Liquid Spectrum™ is redefining optical for an on-demand world. Our photonics expert David Boertjes explains how.
Bandwidth demands are exploding and networks must evolve. Ciena's WaveLogic Photonics Coherent Select is the next step in the evolution of photonic architectures. It's been purpose-built for access, aggregation, and distribution networks, and high capacity networks—delivering the flexibility, power management, and simplicity you need at a passive photonic price point. Evolve your network to the web-scale world with Coherent Select.
Capacity with minimal footprint. Power efficiency. Ease of use. You told us your requirements for DCI. We delivered. In this Chalk Talk, Ciena Product Manager Joe Shapiro introduces our newest stackable interconnect platform, Waveserver Ai.
Utilities face many common challenges: limitations of operational expense, infrastructure upgrades, resiliency, and compliance and security. Implementing changes to an OT Network can place strains on operating costs, human resource capabilities, and operational control. Ciena’s 6200 platform provides a smooth transition, allowing utilities to deploy known SONET technology today and deploy ethernet and OTN capability when they’re ready. Ward Cunningham discusses how Ciena makes network transformation possible for utilities.
Designed to address the density challenge of introducing 100G coherent into the metro, WaveLogic 3 Nano is the next stage in WaveLogic 3's evolution. Optimized for smaller size, lower power consumption, and higher density, learn how WaveLogic 3 Nano pushes 100G coherent transport into the metro.
Joe Shapiro, Director, Product Line Management, explains how Ciena’s WaveLogic Ai coherent technology introduces a discontinuity in both capital and operational expenses for networks today while also enabling the foundation for the autonomous networks of tomorrow.
The pressure is on utility companies to modernize their decades-old grids to ensure the continued safe and reliable delivery of electricity. Watch Malcolm Loro introduce the use of converged-packet optical technology for utility network modernization.
Listen to Gary Swinkels review the technical architecture and advantages of OneConnect.
Sebastien Gareau, Hardware Systems Architect at Ciena, talks about the industry effort to introduce flexibility at the Ethernet service layer.
Looking for extreme performance from all applications? The WaveLogic 3 Extreme delivers unprecedented capacity and reach via programmable modulation. From metro and regional networks to ultra-long-haul submarine, the WaveLogic 3 Extreme is taking 100G where no 100G has gone before.
Are you still providing 1st-generation solutions to 3rd-generation problems? Joe Berthold discusses how Ciena’s new WaveLogic 3 platform will change the way our customers compete, by providing the industry’s first totally user-programmable coherent optical engine. WaveLogic 3 allows you to optimize your network for distance, capacity or latency and is scalable to 400G. It’s the competitive edge you’ve been looking for.