Today, video content is king, there is an increase in interactive online experiences and businesses continue to migrate more tools to the cloud, resulting in more and more data traveling across our networks. This is forcing quicker and quicker adoption of new technologies.

Do you feel like these changes are happening faster than you can keep up? 

Well we are here to help. Register today for Ciena’s free comprehensive Optical Network Master Class to get the insights you need to understand how a programmable infrastructure enables more efficiency and scale—and discover how the power of the Adaptive Network can help next-gen networks grow smarter, more agile, and more responsive.

Catch these four sessions on-demand today!

Coherent Optical Report Card
Professor:  Helen Xenos
Tuesday, October 2, 2018; 11:00am ET
It’s been one year since the industry’s first programmable 400G system deployments; we’ll start the session by evaluating the impact of this new technology in deployments to date. Before closing bell rings, you’ll also gain an understanding of the future direction of coherent optical solutions. 

Engineering Lab: The Evolution of Transport in Next-gen Networks
Professor:  Paulina Gomez
Thursday, October 4, 2018; 11:00am ET
This class dissects how new technologies—including low-cost interconnect and flexible protocols, like FlexE and FlexO—are driving a more optimized, dynamic end-to-end transport infrastructure for service provider networks. You’ll use your microscope to uncover the market dynamics that are driving new ways of evolving large switching architectures, and to analyze specific sample network simulations showing how a hybrid architecture approach leveraging photonic restoration delivers maximum scale at the right cost. 

Field Trip to the Data Center: New Trends You Need to Know
Professor:  Kent Jordan
Tuesday, October 9, 2018; 11:00am ET
Data Center Interconnect (DCI) capacity requirements continue to grow—but what are the new technologies that support growing applications in DCI?  Come on our field trip to learn more about key trends in the interconnect market to help you keep up with demand and increase process automation while improving footprint and power efficiencies. 

Liquid Spectrum: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Adaptive Network
Professor:  Helen Xenos
Thursday, October 11, 2018, 11:00am ET
This advanced class combines learnings from the previous three sessions and provides a step-by-step guide through several closed-loop automation use-cases that help you gain visibility, automate processes, and increase network capacity and service availability from any given WDM investment.

Missed class? Well you catch them all on-demand here.