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What is Bandwidth on Demand?

Today, connectivity services are a mostly static experience What’s increasingly needed is a bandwidth on demand (BoD) network that gives us the bandwidth we need, when we need it. But what exactly is BoD and what......

The facts behind your power-hungry metro network

As much as 40% of the total OpEx for a data center comes from the energy needed to power and cool the massive amounts of equipment data centers require. Our new Power Calculator lets you see how much you're......

My kindergarten guide to network monetization

In kindergarten, we all learned to be good listeners, and at Ciena our partner support and network monetization programs are built on it. From the reactions we're getting, our partners like it.

NFV: Avoiding the ‘warehouse club’ model for vendor equipment

The business of networking today largely follows the warehouse club model. Operators spend money up front to buy networking equipment and appliances at volume discounts.NFV promises a way to obtain the right amount ......

Ciena kicks off fall university campus tour

School is back in session, and that means it’s time once again for Ciena’s recruiting team to hit the road for our annual university campus tour across the U.S. and Canada.

NFV – Back to School Edition

The upfront cost of hardware equipment is a lot like the upfront cost of college tuition, with a hope that the spend pays off in the future. But even as the industry looks to move to software-centric NFV......

10 ways your highway will soon be smarter

With congested roadways, rising gas prices and a deteriorating infrastructure, a smarter system is needed to make better use of the current roadway network and meet future demands. Here are ten ways our highways......

Ciena’s role in Ericsson’s national Telstra network deal

This morning Ericsson announced a national network agreement with Telstra as the strategic supplier of next-gen optical equipment and services. This is the first public customer resulting from Ciena’s strategic......

Ciena 5160 wins Cable Spotlight Product of the Year Award

Ciena’s 5160 Service Aggregation Switch has been named a 2014 Cable Spotlight Product of the Year award winner. This is now the third industry award and second cable-specific award the 5160 has picked up since its......

Ciena’s Agility SDN controller and the question of multivendor interoperability

How does our Agility SDN controller interoperate with other vendor's products and SDN solutions? Ciena's Mitch Auster gets into the details, including our use of the OpenDaylight framework.

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