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Manage, Control and Plan

Supercharge your Ciena network with automated operations

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Plan and deploy customer services quickly. Assure high network performance easily. Gain operational efficiencies. Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller delivers these business benefits through software control and automation of lifecycle operations. Moreover, it provides the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) foundation for advanced applications which enable optimization of multi-layer network performance.

Ciena’s suite of MCP Applications offers software control, analytics and automation to supercharge multi-layer network operations to exceptional levels of operational efficiency.

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Accelerate your journey to MCP success

Getting the most from your investment in Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) is critical. And speed matters.

Ciena’s MCP Services—a suite of services, including Learn, Deploy, Migrate, Customize, Adopt, and Operate―is designed to help you realize the benefits of MCP faster, while you maintain focus on your core competencies.

MCP Services allow you to:

  • Shorten time to financial benefits from MCP by supporting and extending in-house capabilities with Ciena’s proven expertise, processes, and best practices
  • Enjoy flexibility and choice with the ability to select only those services you need to ensure your MCP implementation is a success
  • Simplify operations with a single source of accountability to manage all aspects of your MCP project work
  • Deploy the MCP solution the way it best suits your business: on-premise or in the cloud or as a hosted service

MCP Services journey diagram

Features and benefits

No. 1

Gain centralized software control of your Ciena network and services—across multiple technology layers—through MCP’s unified interface, thus improving operational efficiency

No. 2

Accelerate time-to-market of revenue-generating services through MCP’s integrated lifecycle operations: on-line planning, provisioning, turn-up, real-time monitoring, and assurance

No. 3

Utilize Advanced Apps—built on the MCP platform—to optimize multi-layer network performance from the photonic layer to the IP layer, to extract the most value from your infrastructure

No. 4

Expedite troubleshooting and service assurance through MCP’s visibility of accurate capacity, utilization, and performance metrics, enabling identification of network issues and proactive resolution

No. 5

Leverage MCP’s open REST APIs to streamline your operational environment and automate end-to-end workflows, expediting network operations

No. 6

Deploy MCP software on-premise or in the public cloud—or leverage Ciena’s turnkey Hosted MCP Service—to best suit your operational model and scale your operations easily as your network grows

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