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Countdown to the General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR) – are you ready

Ciena’s Raffi Varoujian, Co-Lead for Global Compliance and Data Privacy, discusses the upcoming GDPR, what it means and how optical encryption can help significantly reduce the impact of a data breach.

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Abstract light on dark backgroundLessons from #TMFLive: How the Pace of Operations Drives Digital Success

Digital transformation is an oft-used phrase in industry circles. In general, the term is used to describe how organizations can harness the latest digital technologies to improve their business. But in the context of communications service providers (CSPs), what does that really mean?.

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Carrier Ethernet Expertise: Are you certifiable?

The MEF Certification Committee recently introduced the next generation of its professional certification program by launching the Third Network Professional Certification framework. John Hawkins, Ciena's resident Carrier Ethernet expert, has all the details.

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Colorful connectors on whiteCloud, IoT, FinTech & The Connectivity that Enables Them All

FinTech, cloud and IoT were hot topics at Data Center World 2017 in Hong Kong. Ciena's Willie Low details the conversations from the show.

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I Love Acronyms: HBOS

So are you ready for this week’s acronym? In the theme of entertainment: HBOS... and we don't mean all the HBO channels – by the way a little HBO trivia: HBO is distributed in 152 countries and was launched in 1972. That's before I claim to be born!

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Teacher with tablet with children Most popular answered question last week

This is a question concerning Trap Events generated via 'port disable/port enable' on port 3/1 of a 4-port LAG on a CN5150.

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Open question this week

Do any One Know the Link Budget Calculation for DWDM I have the following configuration

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What is Network Function Virtualization (NFV)?
Network Function Virtualization, or NFV, is way to reduce cost and accelerate service deployment for network operators by decoupling functions like a firewall or encryption from dedicated hardware and moving them to virtual servers.

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