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Service-Aware Operating System

Ciena’s Service-Aware Operating System (SAOS) is employed in our Routing and Switching 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. Our system 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. It also enables network operators to create and manage scalable service offerings that leverage the cost-effectiveness of Ethernet technology—generating maximum revenue.

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3000 Family

These cost-effective and compact platforms are available with a range of physical ports of up to 10GbE. They’re purpose-built to fit numerous small, medium, and large customer sites as well as multi-tenant office and residential buildings, supporting TDM, Ethernet, MPLS, IP, and virtual network services. Mounting options include rack, wall, pole or strand, with appropriate enclosures and temperature ranges to solve your unique challenges.

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5000 Family

These platforms provide efficient aggregation to cost-effectively fill higher capacity links within both the metro access and aggregation tiers. With Ethernet, MPLS, IP, and Segment Routing capabilities, they simplify network evolution and support new and emerging services. In addition, the 5000 family along offers state-of-the-art OAM and QoS capabilities, which eliminate significant operational complexity and cost and can be deployed in a wide variety of locations.

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6500 Packet Transport System (PTS)

Ciena’s 6500 PTS addresses the growing need to maintain the profitable delivery of legacy TDM services while future-proofing investments toward network modernization.

To this day, network providers continue to add to their Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) infrastructure—an investment that is getting more expensive to run and operate. Clearly doing more of the same only increases operational expenses due to expensive spares and higher maintenance, hard-to-find legacy skill sets, and manual operations.

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Blue Planet Route Optimization and Assurance

Assure the delivery of critical services

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Blue Planet V-WAN

On-demand, elastic capacity for connectivity services

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Blue Planet Services

Expert support from Ciena’s team of SDN/NFV and DevOps experts to accelerate deployments

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Blue Planet Open Network Operating System

Blue Planet Open Network Operating System (ONOS)

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Blue Planet NFV Orchestration

Scalable, vendor-agnostic management and orchestration of  virtualized services

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Blue Planet Analytics

Deep network insights for smarter, data-driven business decisions

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Blue Planet Multi-Domain Service Orchestration

Multi-Domain Service Orchestration helps you achieve service velocity and lower costs by drastically simplifying operations

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Waveserver Family

The Waveserver® family of stackable interconnect platforms delivers more capacity and lower power for high-performance Data Center Interconnect (DCI), with massive scale to meet the bandwidth needs of the most demanding cloud applications and data services.

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6500 Family

The 6500 converges packet, OTN, and flexible WaveLogic Photonics in a single platform to streamline operations and optimize footprint, power, and capacity. And, with off-board software tools you can automate services from creation through orchestration and delivery, boosting differentiation—and your bottom line.

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5400 Family

The 5400 Family offers multi-terabit packet-optical switching platforms that transform networks into scalable, flexible, cost-reduced, service-enabling infrastructures to meet today's monumental traffic growth challenges.

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The Z-Series, Z22, Z33, and Z77, provide carrier-grade capabilities such as QoS, scalability, reliability, and service management. They also leverage Ciena’s Planet Operate software to provide simplified multilayer network operations, management, and service provisioning.

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8100 Family

Coherent Aggregation Router

Ciena’s family of coherent aggregation routers and switches are changing the edge as customers demand savings in power, colling, and transport costs. With three coherent aggregation routers, customers can choose the right mix of connections and services—from 1GbE to 100GbE, and aggregation to WaveLogic Ai™ modules and 100/200/400GbE WaveLogic 5 Nano™ coherent pluggables.



PacketwaveTM Platform

Ciena’s 8700—a multi-terabit programmable Ethernet-over-DWDM packet switch—addresses the growing need to efficiently aggregate and switch large quantities of packet traffic while guaranteeing stringent Service Level Agreements (SLAs). It revolutionizes the capital and operational economics of 10GbE and 100GbE services in metro and regional Ethernet networks.

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Pluggable Transceiver Family

Ciena’s family of pluggable transceivers allow for a flexible, pay-as-you-grow deployment model when adding specific functions to products within our Routing and Switching platforms. For example, WaveLogic 5 Nano 100G/200G CFP2-DCO pluggable optics enable a highly flexible coherent transmission in a compact, pluggable form.

Traditional TDM services can be mapped onto a packet-based infrastructure, benefiting from its low cost-point while still maintaining the stringent timing and resilience required by the service. The end result? New and renewed revenue streams.

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Virtualization software

Ciena’s Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) is purpose-built for the Distributed NFV (D-NFV) use case. Now service providers can rapidly capture new revenue by rolling out virtualized network services to enterprises at the speed of cloud. It includes software-based routing, SD-WAN, encryption, virtual edge, WAN optimization, and more. Deploy a complete D-NFV solution in an instant. Leverage openness. Discover best-of-breed. Explore an open ecosystem to deliver D-NFV services.

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Manage, Control and Plan

Get services to market quickly. Gain a competitive edge. And gain operational efficiencies. Ciena’s Blue Planet Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller brings the power of software-defined programmability to your next-gen Ciena network and service operations. It eliminates manual, time-consuming, error-prone steps between multiple, separate management tools.

Goodbye legacy NMS. Hello automated lifecycle operations.

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

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Emulation Cloud™

Ciena’s Emulation Cloud™ functions as a virtual lab where you can develop and test new tools and scripts without breaking IT budgets. If you’re looking to accelerate DevOps and web-scale integration through custom apps, the Emulation Cloud can help make it happen.

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Intelligent control plane

Unprecedented automation and resiliency across the entire network.

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