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Automated, open, lean. Because you asked.

Ciena's Adaptive IP

With growing user demands for more services and capacity, it’s easy to maintain the status quo of continually adding more protocols to closed IP network designs that are managed by manual, error-prone operational processes.

Is there a better way? There is, and we call it Adaptive IP™.

Step into a new way of building IP-based networks—from access to metro—that’s automated, open, and lean. Ciena’s Adaptive IP is a unique approach that combines our market-leading routing and switching platforms, like WaveRouterTM , with machine-learning-powered analytics and intelligent automation software to improve flexibility, scalability, and faster time-to-revenue—providing a more future-proof IP network architecture.

Hear what a few of our customers—Xiber, SK Telink, and MLGC, to name a few—have to say.

You asked. Ciena delivered.

You asked us to reimagine IP networks. And that’s what we did. But it’s no longer a question of whether people want a new way to build their IP networks, but how. Ciena’s Joe Marsella explains how the innovations Ciena has made to deliver open, automated, and lean IP are benefiting customers and influencing how the industry is thinking about the evolution to next-generation metro and edge networks.

IP networking content spotlight

Take a look at our most recent and featured content related to IP network evolution, Adaptive IP, and Routing and Switching.

Coherent Routing: A rapid evolution to IP/Optical convergence

Service providers are looking to convergence to simplify their networks. In this blog, Ciena’s Scott McFeely outlines how coherent routing provides successful convergence and the critical role of multi-layer operations.

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2022 Routing and Switching Insider Series

Whether you’re an experienced networker or a new one, stream our series of fast-paced, 30-minute on-demand webinars. There’s something for everyone.

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Prediction: The Future Looks to SRv6 and Intelligence

Ciena relied on key sources to develop this big picture forecast—and the predictions are resonating with service providers and enterprises alike. Learn about the four trends that could shape 2023 and beyond.

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Customer Stories

Segment Routing on the rise, survey says

There’s no question that Segment Routing MPLS (SR-MPLS) has surged in recent years. But what percentage of operators are deploying it? Why? What about the newest segment routing technology: SRv6? ACG Research recently surveyed service provider executives about all of this and more. Ciena’s Ivana Lemos details the findings in her blog.

Coherent Routing

Taking IP/Optical convergence to the next level

Converging IP and optical layers? Don’t forget multi-layer operations. An effective IP/Optical convergence strategy is more than just a plug or a router—Ciena’s Coherent Routing is designed with that in mind.

Universal Aggregation One Network. Welcome to the edge.

Whether you’re providing enterprise or residential services, you want to protect your network investment and prepare your network for anything. Ciena’s Universal Aggregation (UA) solution enables aggregation of traffic from TDM, IP, and Ethernet services using dedicated and shared fiber on the same, cost-effective routing and switching platform.

Passive Optical Network (PON)

Building separate residential and business infrastructures is not sustainable and won’t meet the ever-increasing demand for high-capacity connections. What if you could bridge the digital divide using a common and open operating system and PON ecosystem with a single management tool for all services? It’s possible with Ciena’s PON solution.

Adapting your network edge with Coherent Routing

Now available on demand, this webinar explores how coherent routing and Adaptive IP can solve your capacity and routing problems in the unpredictable world of ever-changing traffic patterns and never-ending demand for scale.

Achieving IP/Optical convergence success with Coherent Routing

Shifting market dynamics are driving the need for higher bandwidth and lower latency at the network edge. Ciena’s Coherent Routing solution plays a key role in addressing these challenges by simplifying networks and making them highly scalable and sustainable.

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