Our vision of the ideal network is as easy as adaption itself

Our vision of the ideal network is as easy as adaption itself

It’s universal thought that network automation is inevitable, but concerns remain that it’s not enough to handle future network conditions. That’s why the ability for a network to intelligently adapt to the unexpected is most vital of...

06/14/2018

To 400G and beyond: the arrival of adaptive networks and the next technology boom

To 400G and beyond: the arrival of adaptive networks and the next technology boom

The Internet of Things, virtual and augmented reality, and 4k-based video streaming have moved from dreams to reality. The network foundation that has brought these applications to life needs to continue to adapt, running more...

04/12/2018

‘Tis the season for this year’s networking ‘naughty and nice’ lists

‘Tis the season for this year’s networking ‘naughty and nice’ lists

There’s a clear line in the networking sand separating the old and the new, the ‘naughty’ and the ‘nice.'

12/15/2017

When networks hit the wall

When networks hit the wall

As more consumers turn to over-the-top video streaming services and viewers’ expectations grow – can quality of experience failures be avoided? Ciena’s CTO Steve Alexander explains how our current networks need to adapt to provide an...

09/05/2017

Making smart cities a smarter way

Making smart cities a smarter way

With all the hype around smart cities today, you would think they are ubiquitous. Even though there are a few high-profile examples, smart cities aren’t yet as widespread as you might think.

07/25/2017

Network check-ups critically important to a business' health

Network check-ups critically important to a business' health

Network check-ups are important. Now, new analytics software makes it easy to check a network’s health and ID issues and remedies.

05/08/2017

5 New Year's resolutions for the telecom industry

5 New Year's resolutions for the telecom industry

Here's a look at five New Year's resolutions telecom service providers can make for a healthy, happy and adventurous 2017.

01/05/2017

Upskilling staff through disruptive times

Vendors, as well as enterprises, are responsible for training and upskilling staff on new network technologies.

10/10/2016

The Pokémon Go effect on the network

The Pokémon Go effect on the network

Virtual reality and augmented reality are growing in popularity with the most recent example being Nintendo's Pokémon Go. But are today’s networks prepared?

07/15/2016

Opening up networks to choice, at last

Choice in networks is emerging, and everyone—from consumers to data centers—stands to benefit.

05/09/2016

5 IoT trends to expect in 2016

In the networking space, 2015 was the year in which the Internet of Things became more mainstream. So, how are things shaping up for 2016? Are we on track?

03/29/2016

Protecting against the next great heist by encrypting in-transit data

Encrypting sensitive and mission-critical data while in transit is essential in today's digital economy. Encryption at the optical layer during transport provides a strong and effective safeguard, offering an additional level of...

01/26/2016

Ready or not, ultra HD is here

Cable and telco operators, and video distributors, are taking steps to dramatically improve our TV viewing experience so we can watch sporting events like the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in 8K. (That means you'll feel like your team is in the...

08/31/2015

Keeping up with demand in an instant gratification economy

A boom or recession in the "Instant Gratification Economy” hinges on the quality of the user experience: a lag in connection is the networking equivalent of the Dow plummeting.

06/25/2015

Coming soon: The app store for virtualization

In much the same way the consumer can download a quick game featuring colliding candy, a photo editing application or even a new operating system upgrade, there’s no reason why an enterprise can’t do the same for a virtual hardware...

04/21/2015

Scaling networks for the web-scale effect

The network is adapting to the new web-scale realities of web traffic.

03/11/2015

It's my network and I’ll binge watch if I want to

As the enabler of today's app-centric, cloud and content-driven world, the network is evolving and network providers are taking steps to close the gap between what the consumer wants and what the network can deliver.

01/30/2015

2015: The year SDN and NFV go mainstream

In 2015, we expect to see organizations begin to take steps to truly embrace software defined networking (SDN) and its sibling – network functions virtualization (NFV). What other technologies and trends might we see in 2015?

12/15/2014

The promise of NFV for the enterprise

We can try to explain what NFV is, we can talk about getting ahead of the trends all we want, and we can discuss the merits from a networking perspective until we are blue in the face. But what matters most to the board is how NFV...

10/23/2014

Mind the Agility Gap

Mind the Agility Gap

As technologists, we now have to “mind the gap” that is beginning to appear on the Internet as content and cloud providers move more data around. So how do we “mind the gap”? Software-Defined Network (SDN) technologies can provide...

09/16/2014

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