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Service-Aware Operating System

Ciena’s Service-Aware Operating System (SAOS) is employed in our Packet Networking and Converged Packet Optical platforms to provide a common set of advanced Ethernet features, improving operational efficiency from edge to core with consistent system and service attributes.


No. 1

Incorporates a complete Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) suite to support the network and service performance monitoring requirements of large-scale Ethernet deployments, while reducing network operating costs from edge to core

No. 2

Enables network operators to create and manage scalable service offerings that leverage the cost-effectiveness of Ethernet technology—generating maximum revenue at any or all endpoints in the network and across Ciena’s packet platforms

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