Users’ ever-increasing expectations—and the technology breakthroughs that continue to feed them—have created unprecedented levels of pressure and complexity for today’s network providers. Some strategic approaches suggest that complexity is the enemy, and that an automated network is the answer. Ciena takes a broader view. While automation is a critical element, it must be part of a holistic, connected approach in order to be truly adaptable today, and better prepared for tomorrow.
The Adaptive Network is the ultimate network end-state that utilizes a combination of intelligence, software control and automation, and a programmable infrastructure. Guided by data-driven analytics and intent-based policies, it is set up to rapidly scale, self-configure, and self-optimize by constantly assessing network pressures and demands.
Yes, automation is critical in order to survive—but if the goal is to thrive, that takes adaptation.
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What is the Adaptive Network
The Adaptive Network is a new approach that expands on autonomous networking concepts...Learn more
Adapting your network to a changing global landscape
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Introducing the Adaptive Network Vision
Users’ ever-increasing expectations—and the technology breakthroughs that continue to...Download