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Retail Digitization… Friend or Foe?

The online world is acting as a disruptor to the retail industry. But the same tools that allow consumers to become increasingly informed -- networks and data analytics -- can also be leveraged by retailers to gain competitive advantage. Ciena's Brian Lavallée explains.

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Survey: Excellent box is checked

IHS Markit releases latest service provider optical survey, Ciena scores big

In IHS Markit’s new service provider survey, Ciena came out as a leader across multiple categories, including Top Optical Transmission and Switching Equipment Vendor. Here’s a snapshot of the survey results, and a free download of the report excerpts.

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From the Archive: 100GbE: Closer to the Edge, Closer to Reality

100GbE speeds may seem like overkill, but there’s a need for 100GbE services across a growing number of network scenarios. John Hawkins details three new packet platforms from Ciena that bring 100GbE closer to the network edge, as well as an update to its packet-switching platform that aggregates massive amounts of packet traffic.

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 What is SDN?

SDN enables consistent management of the network, which may be made up of complex technology parts.

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