Operators are looking to transform their network from an asset that provides commodity connectivity that is manually intensive to one that is automated and application-sensitive. WaveLogic Photonics, Ciena’s intelligent photonic system on the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, provides an edge in quick and simple turn-up and management of services, superior performance with fewer regenerator points, and a practical evolution path to real-world 400G (and beyond) deployments.