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Four Reasons You Want a Micro-Services Architectu ...

While the topic of container-based micro-services seems to have become a hot-topic overnight in the networking and telecom space, ...

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What is the “Right” Approach to Open Source?

So, here we go again. We in the telecom industry are looking at how to transform our networks with SDN, NFV and orchestration. Bu ...

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Survey: Tight IT budgets challenge security & ...

A new survey of 180 public sector professionals from all levels of government highlights that while government agencies are well ...

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Behind the scenes with Ciena’s new Blue Planet ar ...

Hear the technology experts that have been working directly on our new Blue Planet architecture over the last year.

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CenturyLink announces network virtualization plan ...

Ciena's Blue Planet NFV Orchestrator is a key part of CenturyLink’s plan to virtualize 40% of its global IP core network location ...

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Apply BPMN to Enable Network Transformation at th ...

It can be easy to gloss over how complicated it is to integrate new SDN and NFV functionality into an existing OSS. But this inte ...

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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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Ciena Blue Planet unveils the dawn of service orc ...

Today Ciena’s Blue Planet division unveiled an entirely new architecture. Joe Cumello goes through each of them in this blog post.

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The Reality of Applying SDN WAN in R&E Networ ...

Many R&E networks are at the forefront of SDN deployments, but now risk replacing hardware silos with software silos via a multi- ...

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Ciena obtains JITC certification, paves the way f ...

The Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) certification for our layer 2 Ethernet access and aggregation solutions gives DoD ...

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Don’t sell it short: 200G can extend far past the ...

Data Center Interconnect (DCI) isn't just about the metro anymore. That's why today we’re unveiling new capabilities that extend ...

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The SDN Resource Adapter: More than Meets the Eye

While NFV has largely owned the network virtualization industry spotlight of late, there is a rising tide of interest around conf ...

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Detailing Ciena’s massive new 15 Terabit OTN swit ...

This morning Ciena has unveiled a major update to our 5430 Packet-Optical Platform, giving it a massive upgrade to 15 Terabits of ...

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5 questions to evaluate OTN switching for your ne ...

Paul Littlewood, principal engineer in Ciena's CTO office and co-author of the

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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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Q&A with Ciena CEO Gary Smith on Cyan Acquisi ...

Ciena today completed its acquisition of Cyan, a leading provider of next-gen software and platforms to enable SDN networks.

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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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Infonetics: Ciena hitting on all cylinders, leads ...

Infonetics has just released its 2015 Optical Network Hardware Scorecard. In it, Ciena is described as hitting on all cylinders a ...

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Defining the 3 Factions of SDN

This post defines the three factions of Software Defined Networking.

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Will Netflix Eat Europe’s Bandwidth Alive?

Netflix’s recent rollout in six European countries is now expanding further, with the announcement of Italy, Portugal and Spain a ...

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Ciena unveils a carrier-grade CPE for NFV

Since Ciena announced our NFV solution, Agility Matrix, in December, we have been quite busy working a variety of enhancements to ...

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Ciena 6500 first optical platform to achieve FIPS ...

Encrypting in-flight data is now easier than ever thanks to Ciena's Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3 ...

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9 Bandwidth Facts from Mary Meeker's 2015 Interne ...

Nine facts and charts we've pulled from from Mary Meeker's 2015 report that focus specifically on bandwidth and Internet consumpt ...

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Ciena’s new Waveserver: a dream machine for data ...

Ciena introduces the Waveserver™, a compact and purpose-built platform capable of enabling massive multi-terabit bandwidth for me ...

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