The rapid adoption of cloud technology and applications is having a significant impact on metro networks, resulting in exploding traffic growth. Ciena’s innovative 8700 Packetwave® Platform combines the best of the data center with the best of the metro network into a new class of product—a programmable, multi-terabit Ethernet-over-coherent-DWDM packet switch that’s purpose-built to revolutionize metro Ethernet networks by leveraging simplicity, scalability, and programmability.