Ciena is a networking systems, services, and software company. Ciena’s portfolio includes Software Control and Automation; Analytics and Intelligence; and Programmable Infrastructure.
Ciena has two main software components: MCP and BP. Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan MCP domain controller provides intelligent, data-driven software-defined programmability to lifecycle operations of Ciena networks. Ciena’s Blue Planet multi-domain orchestration, federated inventory, and service order management solutions support a broad range of closed-loop automation use cases across multi-layer, multi-vendor networks.
Ciena provides a portfolio that enables Service Providers to adapt and respond in real-time to ever-changing demands through the creation and deployment of the Adaptive Network.
Ciena and Blue Planet Unified Assurance and Analytics is an open suite of software products that unifies multi-layer, multi-domain assurance, with AI-powered analytics to provide strategic insights to transform and simplify business, IT, and network operations.
A new generation of cloud-native applications is quickly emerging in categories such as entertainment, retail, manufacturing, and automotive, which, in many cases, will be more compute-intensive and latency-sensitive.
These market dynamics are putting new pressure across metro and edge networks, driving the need to evolve these architectures to meet end-user demands. From metro and edge cloud, through business, mobile and residential, Ciena is helping network providers prepare their network for this dynamic.
Ciena and Blue Planet Unified Assurance and Analytics is an open suite of software products
Ciena’s portfolio provides a simplified approach to next-generation metro and edge architectures, starting with IP, Optical convergence. In addition, Ciena’s innovative Adaptive IP approach leverages intelligent data-driven automation software coupled with programmable routing infrastructure designed to take the complexity out of IP networks.
Omdia has ranked Ciena number one in key service provider purchase criteria, including: Product Reliability, Technology Innovation, Management Software, and R&D Investment. Ciena has also ranked number one in optical market and key sub-segments and was named leader in SLTE upgrades, with 60% market share. It is also the number one DCI vendor with 50% market share, according to Dell’Oro Group.
Ciena’s portfolio provides a simplified approach to next-generation metro and edge architectures
Ciena won 20 industry awards in 2020, holds over 2,000 patents worldwide and serves over 1,700 customers around the globe, including 85% of the world’s largest service providers. Ciena is the only vendor with commercially available 800G product shipping today and had the first converged packet-optical platform and first intelligence automation platform, among many other breakthrough software and hardware innovations.
Ciena’s award-winning channel partner programme, Ciena Partner Network CPN takes a collaborative and personalised approach, designed to enable, and reward all partner business models from a single platform. The CPN programme enables Ciena partners to uniquely respond to technology disruptions and market transitions, capture new opportunities, and offer specialised services and solutions.
The CPN programme gives partners in-depth, customisable training, enablement resources and collaborative joint business planning – all specifically tailored to the partners’ business requirements. It enables partners to reduce time to market, drive incremental sales, expand technical expertise, and deliver measurable outcomes.
CPN gives partners in-depth, customisable training, enablement resources and collaborative joint business planning
In 2020, Etisalat deployed the first end-to-end multi-vendor DWDM Transport network orchestration in EMEA, with software from Blue Planet, creating one of the world’s most adaptive and self-optimising networks.
Earlier this year, the Batelco Gulf Network BGN, a protected terrestrial network connecting the GCC to the Middle East and the world beyond, was upgraded in collaboration with Ciena to meet the demand for reliable high-bandwidth connectivity and capacity for Batelco’s customers and international carriers.
The Europe India Gateway EIG submarine cable system was upgraded to using Ciena’s submarine network solution, allowing EIG to utilise flexible, express wavelengths to reduce operational costs as well as space and power requirements while improving reliability.