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Automate or Die: What Telecom Must Learn from the ...

This is the first in a series of blog posts focusing on SDN and NFV-based on-demand services.

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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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Ciena unveils new 6500 T-Series platform with 24 ...

Ciena today unveiled Ciena 6500 T-Series, a new higher density version of our cornerstone 6500 Packet Optical Platform, providing ...

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CORD hits all the right chords with ONOS

Just like how a good song sticks in your head, CORD is hitting all the right notes for network operators looking to re-architect ...

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A closer look at CenturyLink’s Programmable Servi ...

Recep Ozdag details the work the Blue Planet team is doing with CenturyLink as part of their Programmable Services Backbone (PSB) ...

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Applying the “Chicken or the Egg” theory to TOSCA ...

I was recently with a group of colleagues discussing network automation for an upcoming webinar, clearly a top-of-mind topic for ...

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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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A peek inside CenturyLink’s National 100G Ultra L ...

CenturyLink began using Ciena’s 6500 platform in 2013 to modernize and upgrade its national network and offer high-speed services ...

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9 questions answered about Ciena Blue Planet

Ciena answers 9 questions about its Blue Planet

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Q&A with Joe Marsella, Ciena's CTO for Europe

We sit down with Joe Marsella, Ciena's CTO for the European region, to get a status update on the European market and his sense o ...

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3 Ways Software will Change Data Security as We K ...

Much of today's conversation around network security and SDN/NFV revolves around identifying possible security risks when moving ...

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WaveLogic Encryption brings effortless in-flight ...

Ciena's new WaveLogic Encryption solution brings simple, in-flight data encryption to 100G and 200G speeds.

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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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New IHS Infonetics service provider survey puts C ...

IHS Infonetics has released the results from its annual Service Provider survey of Optical Equipment vendors. Here's how Ciena fa ...

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Petabytes in motion: A look at next-gen networks ...

The event will be hosted by our very own Rod Wilson, and the panel will include guests from ESnet, University of Amsterdam, Texas ...

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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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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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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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