Ciena Virtualized Edge Solution

Our field-proven experience is leading the way.

We know how to navigate the most complex network virtualization strategies. Because we’ve done it. Working with the world’s leading global service providers has given us the experience to guide our customers in developing and deploying their virtualized networks. Whether you’re a service provider or enterprise ready to gain the network agility you need, the Ciena Virtualized Edge Solution provides the most complete, open and proven approach.

For service providers

Streamline your virtualization strategies, expand your services portfolio, and deliver the superior experiences customers demand — with confidence. The Ciena Virtualized Edge Solution accelerates time to market, creates new revenue streams, and helps you realize CAPEX and OPEX savings.

For enterprises

Enterprises want the simplicity, efficiency, and agility that virtualized services can provide. The Ciena Virtualized Edge Solution is field-proven to deliver innovative business services that create a competitive edge for any enterprise.

Ciena Virtualized Edge Solution

The Ciena Virtualized Edge Solution leverages our Adaptive Network™ approach to help our customers successfully implement their network virtualization strategies with superior reliability, openness, and agility.

Ciena offers a comprehensive and modular end-to-end solution composed of our leading packet, intelligent automation software, and professional services capabilities. Together these elements deliver carrier-class connectivity, multiple x86 server options, real-time analytics and automation, and the implementation know-how to support any virtualization strategy.

Ciena's Virtualized Edge Solution diagram

Key components of
the Ciena Virtualized Edge Solution

Advanced packet platforms

Leveraging our advanced packet platforms—3906 and 3926—along with Ciena D-NFVI software, the Ciena Virtualized Edge Solution delivers a highly scalable and reliable carrier-class infrastructure. It supports services up to 10 Gb/s, multiple options for in-field replaceable x86 servers, and multi-vendor VNF hosting capabilities. This solution is ideal for customers transitioning from a physical to a virtual network edge infrastructure.

Intelligent Automation Software

Blue Planet’s multi-vendor Virtual Edge Automation capabilities—leveraging Network Function Virtualization and Multi-Domain Service Orchestration (NFVO/MDSO), as well as Unified Assurance and Analytics (UAA)—enable customers to rapidly deliver high-value managed services like firewalls, routers, and other edge services. As part of the Ciena Virtualized Edge Solution, these capabilities reduce the order-to-service interval to minutes, increase service revenues by up to 20%, and reduce OPEX by up to 80%.

For service providers and enterprises seeking reliable, high-performance branch office connectivity, Blue Planet also offers an SD-WAN Automation solution. This solution is proven to speed service activation by up to 75% and decrease related OPEX by up to 90%.

The solution also includes Ciena’s microservice-based domain controlled Manage, Control, and Plan (MCP) to support and simplify multi-layer Ciena implementations.

Systems Integration Service

Complex network evolution requires highly specialized Systems Integration (SI) capabilities. Ciena’s SI Service provides deep expertise and experience, gained by enabling some of the world’s largest and most complex networks. We focus on service providers’ operational processes and network environments. Together with Ciena’s industry-leading hardware and software solutions, we’re the ideal systems integration partner for your network evolution.

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