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FlexEthernet (FlexE) is a new flexible Ethernet client interface standard defined by the OIF. Ciena's Helen Xenos explains what it does and why it's so important to the future of software-defined optical networks.
Digital transformation is an oft-used phrase in industry circles. In general, the term is used to describe how organizations can harness the latest digital technologies to improve their business. But in the context of communications service...
One of the concerns of moving to NFV is that the service delivery model can be more complex than traditional hardware-based networks. ETSI's NFV Release 2 specifications aim to address this by introducing a number of advances designed to improve...
Get up-to-speed on the Essentials of NFV and SDN with two experts from Ciena's Blue Planet team, and in additional you'll get a free copy of our latest eBook: An NFV and SDN Guide for Carriers and Service Providers.
Operators are turning to big data tools and analytics to analyze the vast amounts of information they’re accumulating in data lakes. Here are seven steps to get there, and how Ciena's new Blue Planet Analytics can help.
Internet speed is no longer a nice-to-have. It’s a requirement. Along with speed, customers are demanding availability, and the combination can be a challenge...
A good family garage cleaning takes careful planning and execution -- and can provide a few lessons on ensuring your network transformation project goes smoothly. Ciena's Susan Friedman explains.
With an increase in demand for high-speed data, IP video, cloud computing, and business services, cable MSO brownfields need to upgrade their cable network. Pushing fiber deeper to the customer reduces the service group size, increases throughput...
Lays the foundation for highly-reliable, low latency connectivity and content distribution
From 400G to DCI to software-enabled optical networks, OFC'17 was full of news and innovation. We surveyed our experts for their key takeaways and here’s what they said.
Ciena's OTN Speedwagon wasn't the only thing rockin' OFC'17 last week. Ciena's Kent Jordan details how our Waveserver platform is a big hit in the world of data center interconnect.
Ciena is extending the market reach of its industry-leading WaveLogic coherent modem technology by making it available to a range of industry participants, including optical component leaders Lumentum, NeoPhotonics and Oclaro. Ciena CTO Steve...
Waveserver platform supports growing traffic exchange needs for LINX members
Eastern Light is a Swedish-based company that aims to change how bandwidth is carried around Northern Europe, a hotbed of data center activity, by offering long-haul international dark fiber networks.
If your in-flight data encryption strategy relies on TLS and SSL, you may not be as secure as you think. That's because these techniques don't encrypt all the data being being transferred, exposing a vulnerable gap within your security strategy....
Today is International Geek Pride Day. We're celebrating with some of the stellar minds at Ciena by looking at the careers and insights of some of our best and brightest resident “geeks” here.
This week, we’re getting ahead of the NFV complexity curve, giving you 7 steps to big data analytics and finding out what SDN means to you.
This week, we’re celebrating Geek Pride, explaining the importance of FlexEthernet and spotlighting Fiber Deep.
Ciena CEO Gary Smith details the efforts of Ciena's volunteer groups around the world, and how the company's Ciena Cares program is being revolutionized to reflect their passion for community giving.
Fiber deep is the trend in which MSOs push fiber ever closer to customers to provide them with better service.
NFV replaces expensive dedicated network hardware with simple software appliances.
Optical encryption is a means of securing in-flight data in the transport layer of the network as it is carried over optical waves across fiber-optic cables.
Innovation. It's what we do. And it's how we work. Meet the experts behind Ciena's innovations.
Web-scale networking enables providers and enterprises to seamlessly keep up with fast-paced developments like video streaming, cloud adoption, and virtualization.
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