Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) are key technologies that have gained significant traction since their introduction. They enable network operators to achieve network agility and scale while greatly improving the time to market of new services. However, this adoption has introduced some additional layers of network complexity—posing challenges in specific areas of business operations. One area is ensuring service reliability and performance toward meeting customer SLAs. Ciena’s Blue Planet Network Health Predictor—an advanced analytics application—is here to help.