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Automate capacity management and network design

Level up with online planning to maximize ROI

Faced with the need to build-out network capacity in a world of ever-increasing demand for bandwidth? That’s a good challenge to have. With the PlannerPlus online network planning and design tool, one of Ciena's Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) Applications, you can build and augment your optical network quickly and easily. That means you can grow incrementally, as needed, and avoid spending capital dollars today for capacity that will be underutilized
for months to come.

Planning made simple

With PlannerPlus, you can easily design photonic DWDM networks and validate them using sophisticated link engineering, resulting in designs that are guaranteed over the life of the system. Choose from a wide range of configurations for planning photonic lines over fiber routes, and supporting wavelengths from 10G to 800G—as well as planning client services over those wavelengths. PlannerPlus automates the workflow, creates the quote, and generates commissioning scripts. Once the physical equipment is in place, deployment is a mere click away.

Features and benefits

  1. Accelerates end-to-end workflow from network utilization monitoring, network planning, resource commissioning, and service provisioning, via tight integration with Ciena’s MCP domain controller

  2. Features an intuitive GUI to clearly visualize network layout and design—with planned, reserved, and deployed views

  3. Saves manual time and effort, reducing the planning horizon and enabling dynamic planning to adapt to changing market conditions

Get a head start on your planning activities

Ciena’s MCP Services deliver single-point-of-service management so you can quickly deploy your solution and start realizing the benefits of PlannerPlus as quickly as possible. With deep expertise and domain knowledge in management and operations systems, Ciena’s MCP Services expertise can help you throughout all stages of your PlannerPlus adoption as you learn, deploy, migrate, customize, adopt, and operate.

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