Skip Content

Emulation Cloud

Accelerate integration testing with Ciena’s open virtual lab

Ciena’s Emulation Cloud is an open application development environment designed to help customers and third-party developers create, test, and fine-tune customized applications. It unlocks the full potential of APIs by providing a development portal where customers can innovate and develop new applications without investing in IT infrastructure. It's a one-stop shop for a developer’s needs when creating new tools with Ciena’s rich and open APIs.

Features and benefits

  1. Up your application game

    Unlocking the full potential of Ciena’s open APIs has never been so easy. Emulation Cloud provides the tools to help jump-start your development and integration efforts. Questions? Emulation Cloud gives you direct access to Ciena experts as well as discussion groups to support you along the way. We’ve got you covered.

  2. Maximize your applications’ impact

    Whether you’re looking for enhanced network visualization, detailed performance monitoring, customized fault and capacity event notifications—or any other application around your own needs, Ciena’s Emulation Cloud lets you leverage our open APIs to build innovative applications to redefine your operational model.

  3. Accelerate service activation without driving up costs

    Life is good in the cloud. Ciena’s Emulation Cloud allows you to cost-effectively create tools to manage the network and provision services. A lower cost of entry to develop new service models? Yes, please.

  4. Accelerate DevOps and ease IT integration efforts

    Geographically diverse development teams can access virtual lab resources 24 x 7 to streamline global development and testing across different time zones. Easily create, test, and fine-tune applications and scripts via a cloud-based environment.

  5. Expand your knowledge base

    Access full API definitions and documentation, tutorials, sample code, and more. Ask the user community for suggestions or even tap into Ciena experts for answers about our open APIs and code.

  6. Lab time on your time

    Schedule and use virtual lab time any day, at any time. No more waiting for physical lab access and resource—with Emulation Cloud, your lab is in the cloud. Develop and test unique operational tools without IT infrastructure investment.

Register for Emulation Cloud

Accelerate platform integration and test custom applications in the cloud



Accelerate integration testing with Ciena’s Emulation Cloud

Ciena’s Emulation Cloud moves testing and integration of products and applications to...


Data sheet

Emulation Cloud

Ciena's Emulation Cloud is an open application development environment designed to he...


Application note

Simplify Integration and Reap Cost Savings with Ciena's Emulation Cloud

This paper features two case studies that demonstrate the tangible cost and efficienc...



What is Emulation Cloud?

Ciena’s Emulation Cloud™ is a cloud-based software development environment designed t...

Learn more

Related solutions

All solutions


Navigator Multi-layer Controller

Get services to market quickly. Assure high network, service performance and operatio...

Learn more


Metro optical architectures

Create opportunities for new services with a programmable, easily configurable metro ...

Learn more


Network transformation

Accelerate your network transformation with our industry-leading experts, field-prove...

Learn more