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Why data security is more important than ever

Joe Marsella, CTO EMEA at Ciena, discusses the implications of optical fibre hacking and why a holistic security strategy is esse ...

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Service Orchestration: The Cure for Vendor Silos ...

In order to fully orchestrate services from end-to-end, across both the physical and virtual domains, network operators will now ...

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Connecting Data Centers Under the Sea

New submarine cables, especially those owned and operated by ICPs, should land in non-traditional locations that are closer to th ...

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Year in Review: Ciena's 5 Biggest Announcements o ...

Bo Gowan, Ciena's social media leader, details the top news and announcements from a busy year in 2015 at Ciena.

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On the Submarine Network Horizon in 2019

Submarine networking operators continue to need new innovations in order to meet the evolving needs of this critical infrastructu ...

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The Advent of Open Submarine Networks

Even as many of today's networks are moving to open architectures, submarine cable networks have remained closed and proprietary. ...

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SubOptic 2019: Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler!

As the proud host of the triennial SubOptic 2019 submarine network industry event, Ciena welcomes you to New Orleans, Louisiana! ...

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Opening Up Networks To Choice, At Last

In a world that was previously incapable of being software-driven, fully-integrated solutions once upon a time made sense.

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4 New OTN Use Cases for Today’s Networks

Optical networking dynamics are changing. Read the 4 new OTN use cases for today’s networks.

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Ciena’s 2019 Holiday Bundle is now available!

We know you have been waiting for it! Ciena’s end-of-year eBook bundle is back. Find out what presents are included this year.

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5 tips for a successful SDN deployment

A recent IDC report predicts the worldwide SDN market for the enterprise and cloud service provider segments could grow from $960 ...

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Digital sustainability: calculating the green imp ...

How are network operators able to send 20 times more capacity over fiber – without seeing their power consumption and real estate ...

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OTN vs SONET/SDH: Comparing the differences

After nearly 25 years since the introduction of SONET/SDH, the evolution of these standards has ceased, and the majority of SONET ...

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North to the future, via improved connectivity

Learn about how GCI, to better address the latest bandwidth rush from Alaskan wholesalers, the federal government, and content pr ...

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Ciena 6500: Extreme Packet Makeover Edition

It’s time to rethink everything you know about Ciena’s 6500 Packet Optical Platform. You’ve known the 6500 as our flagship platfo ...

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Dissecting a submarine network trial announcement

With network infrastructure as critical as submarine cables, we’re constantly seeing new cables being announced and new technolog ...

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TOSCA and YANG? It’s not either/or...it’s both

Ciena's new Blue Planet architecture leverages a number of information models and orchestration tools – including TOSCA and NetCo ...

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Survey says - service providers are ready for the ...

What are service providers looking for when it comes to IP/Optical convergence? Heavy Reading asked 220 service provider executiv ...

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2019: Our favorite pictures from the last year

Enjoy our favorite pictures from 2019 that highlight what we love about life at Ciena.

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Blue Orbit: Best-of-Breed Building Blocks

Ciena Blue Planet has today added six new members to our Blue Orbit Ecosystem. Unlike other partner programs, 100% of the partner ...

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Meet the man who pioneered modern DWDM technology

Ciena CTO Steve Alexander has been honored with two IEEE recognitions. In this post, Steve's longtime friend and colleague Joe Be ...

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Meet the People who brought 400G to Optical

How do you deliver innovation that brings tremendous value to customers 1 year earlier? You use a team that has done it before wi ...

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4 EdTech Mega-Trends Driving Change in the Classr ...

Ciena’s Daniele Loffreda looks at new trends in education technology, and the challenge of integrating them into the classroom.

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Ciena Powers Zayo’s Managed Encryption Service

Zayo Group announced that it is using Ciena’s WaveLogic Encryption solution to deliver the enhanced network security increasingly ...

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