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Our second featured photo comes to us from Christophe in France. Get to know Christophe a bit more and learn the story behind the photo he titles: Elphinstone Reef a Myth.

 

What is your name?

Christophe Lemort

 

What is your role at Ciena? 

Senior Services Program Manager

 

Where do you live? 

France

 

Where are you in your photo?

Egypt - Elphinstone Reef

 

What is the story behind your photo?

This picture was taken during a cruise in Egypt with a few friends from my scuba diving club. The reason I call this reef a myth is because it took me three cruises to finally see it. We tried diving to that site on previous cruises, but because of conditions, organization or boat problems, we didn't. Hence, the Elphinstone Reef was for me and my friends a myth. The third time though, we finally did it and took this selfie at neg 60m. The beauty of that dive was on the ascent at 5m depth where we were lucky to meet a longimanus shark during 10-15mn. It was an amazing dive and experience demonstrating patience and not giving up make positive things happen.

 

 

 

 

Do you dive? Have you been to the Elphinstone reef? Where is your favorite place to dive? Share your stories and experiences in the comments, or ask Christophe additional questions about his experience. 

Happy Monday! Have you attended a webinar recently, researched a topic online, or completed an online course? Join us on this on week's This Week I Learned in celebration of National Online Learning Day (September 15th) to recommend an online course or share something you've learned online (article, book, webinar) that you found helpful or interesting. 

 

Here is your guide to what happened around the community last week: 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome:  Jared August, Reed Bigham, Stanton Burgess, Gus Elmer, Steven Fernandes, Roee Gavriel, Niel Greeff, Douglas Green, Wadii GUEDRIA, Mostafa Hesham, takeshi hosoya, MUDDASSIR IQBAL, Alexander Kravitz, Bradley Matteson, Michael McGlone, Matt Rocker, Scott Root, Massimiliano Troiani, James Uhrlaub II, and SHINICHI YOKOTE

 

We're glad you're all here and look forward to hearing from you! We'd love to learn more about you and invite you to say hello at: What Ciena products do you currently use and how long have you been using them?

 

Our most popular answered questions based on your views last week were the following:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Other events, discussions, polls and resources you may want to check out include:

 

Browse all recent activity. 

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Lance Allison, 将史 原田, Raj Gautam, Joonhee Lee, Eric Pouyoul, Brian Shaffer, David Stockdale, Jayvie Suriaga, and Masahiro Yamamoto.  

 

Quote

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas Edison

 

Day

Tomorrow, September 19th, is Talk Like A Pirate Day, so it is okay to double up on all of your adjectives, drop all your “g” and “v”'s, and only speak in present tense. It’s also the one day you can get away with starting all sentences with: “Arr.” Talk Like A Pirate Day has been celebrated since 2002.

 

Did You Know

That on this day, September 18th, in 1989, NeXT Computer released version 1.0 of NeXTSTEP. In 1997, Apple acquired NeXT Computer build their next-generation operating system that was later named Mac OS X.

 

Have a great week and keep networking! I look forward to hearing from you.

Hello, I help you’re doing well!! I took a couple days off last week, so we didn’t have a Community Happenings but we’re now back to our regularly scheduled programming. 

 

We've had a lot of new in the community that I'm especially excited about sharing with you, but I'd love to hear your feedback. Please share your thoughts, or question, on the login/registration, homepage or layout of Blue Planet DevOps Exchange in the comments below or you're welcome send me a private note

 

Here is your guide to what happened around the community, and beyond, last two weeks.

 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome:  Emmanuel Ankutse, Nate Bensimon, Mark Blum, Demetrice Britton, Thomas Cheminel, mokhamad trihandoyo iryanto, Bobby Johnson, keiichi kira, vincent knott, william little, Bradley Matteson, chris morgan, Mario Munoz, Dennis OBrien, Jing Ping Peck, Steven Shirvill, Stewart Sim, Rushil Singh, Douglas Tocci, Edward Weltin, and johnny yap

 

We're glad you're all here and look forward to hearing from you! We'd love to learn more about you and invite you to say hello at: What Ciena products do you currently use and how long have you been using them?

 

Share Your Experiences

Check out our open questions and share your expertise to help an industry colleague find a solution to their question: 

 

Have a question? Find your forum and ask the community.

 

Our most popular answered questions based on your views last week were the following:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Other discussions, polls and resources you may want to check out include:

 

I Love Acronyms

Test your telecom acronym knowledge by joining our new I Love Acronyms challenge. Our current acronym is:

 

EJB

 

To join the challenge, share what EJB represents in a comment at: I Love Acronyms: EJB. Points will be awarded to all participants with the correct answer and extra points are awarded to the first correct answer and the most creative answer. Good luck!!

 

Congratulations to Chris and Chelsi for having the correct answer to I Love Acronyms: DACS challenge. The answer we had in mind was Digital Access and Cross-Connect System, but they're correct that is also means Digital Access Carrier System. Thank you to Edward for sharing what the acronym represented at one company. Chris is maintaining his presence at the top of the I Love Acronyms Leaderboard by earning the first and most creative answer this time. Thank you all for playing!! 

 

What Is: Submarine Networking

How has the evolution to Open Submarine Networks (Coherent Optics, Open APIs and SDN) impacted your role in building and managing submarine networks?  Learn more in this Chalk Talk and then join the discussion to ask your questions on submarine networking or share your role has been impacted.

 

In Telecom News

  • Why Packet/OTN Switching is making its way into metro enterprises: Once just a technology for big service provider networks, Packet/OTN Switching is now making its way into Enterprise Metro networks. Ciena's Paulina Gomez explains why. Read more.
  • Is it time to Speed up Packet Delay: Faster broadband connections are the cure for packet delay right? Not necessarily, says Ciena's Wayne Hickey, who details the many factors that can introduce latency into a network. Read more.
  • How to ensure your Network Analytics Solution Can Drive Intelligent Automation: Big Data Analytics promise to enable a more intelligent and automated network infrastructure. But if that's the goal, what features and attributes are key when considering an intelligent automation solution? Ciena's Mina Paik has the details. Read more.

 

More News:

  • Ciena says TE Subcom relationship is raising its submarine cable profile FierceTelecom

  • Unlimited drives 2X increase in mobile data consumption, but 5G outlook still cloudy: Chetan Sharma FierceWireless

  • Report: AR/VR Headset Sales Jump 25.5% Over Last Year telecompetitor

  • US and Caribbean telcos braced for more hurricanes after Harvey horror Capacity Media

  • Google gives enterprises a private on-ramp to its cloud TechCrunch

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Loukmane BahYari, rob bramall, Isaac Christoffersen, David Claiborne, Michael Clark, Damon Ennis, Steve Gable, Tony Gates, Brian Hadnot, Johan Henæs, Ryan Ketner, Kevin Levesque, Leonard Liao, Taylor Mashburn, Brian Matt, Michael Milan, Rob Moore, Takefumi Nishimura, Dave Olsen, David Purkey, Ricardo Ramirez Lozano, Erich Stick, Fraser Street, Gilles Tondini, Herbert Trainor, Bhuvaneswaran Vengainathan, Darren White, and Brandon Whitlatch

 

Recognition

Thank you to Paul, Edward, Frederick, Phil, Chelsi, and Vladimir for sharing their experiences and helping answer questions. 

 

Congratulations to Kazi Tanvir for completing the Ready. Set. Go quest recently. 

 

Lastly, thank you to Phil for also sharing his eclipse pictures - you can check them out in the comments on this post

 

Quote

Books may look like nothing more than words on a page, but they are actually an infinitely complex imaginotransference technology that translates odd, inky squiggles into pictures inside your head.
Jasper Fforde

 

Day

This Friday, September 15th is National Online Learning Day. There are a couple ways to celebrate:

  1. Reserve time on your calendar to complete one, or more, Ciena Discover Series courses.
  2. Share what you learned in that online course in our weekly This Week I Learned thread.

 

Did You Know

That on September 9, 1945, the first computer “bug” was found? Operators of the Harvard Mark II found a month trapped in a panel. The actual bug is taped to their troubleshooting log where it is noted that: “first actual case of bug being found.” This was the first time the term “debug” was used.

 

Have a great week and keep networking! I look forward to hearing from you.

We're delighted to introduce a new blog series that shares the stories of the people you see in all of the photos on the community. All of the photos in the community are a moment featuring or captured by a Ciena employee. It's true!! 

 

Every other week, we'll share a new moment to introduce you to the person behind the photo and share a little of their story to help you get to know the Ciena global team and make connections. 

 

Our first moment is currently featured prominently on our brand, new community homepage!! (If you haven't seen the new homepage, check it out - we're pretty excited about it.) Get to the know the person and their story below:

 

What is your name? 

Marc Cadieux

 

What is your role at Ciena? 

Senior Associate, Marketing Operations with a focus on marketing analytics. 

 

Where do you live? 

Canada

 

Where are you in your photo? 

Big Bend Park, Texas 

 

What is the story of your picture? 

This was taken at the top of the Santa Elena trail in Big Bend National Park. The “river” that you see is the Rio Grand that borders the United States and Mexico. Cory Reed, Wayne Snyder, Chinedu Mkpuluma and I had taken a trip to southern Texas to camp out in the high desert and took in a couple of trails. This trail was one of the more significant ones as it had 1,500 ft. high canyon walls with the Rio Grand situated right in the middle of them. I could tell you that Cory’s hat flew off his head and in a very heroic effort, I shimmied my way down the cliff to retrieve it and return it to a very happy Cory.

 

 

 


Have you been to Big Bend National Park? Did you also shimmy down the cliff in a heroic effort to save a colleague’s hat? Have questions for Marc about his experience? You’re welcome to ask or share in the comments.

We’re excited to kick off a weekly discussion to share what we learn each week to pass on the knowledge and make connections. Large or small and anything about your role, ongoing education, the telecom industry, this community, and more. Join us by sharing what you learned last week at: This Week I Learned: August 25th

 

Also, don’t forget that we have site maintenance this week:

Scheduled Site Maintenance: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Scheduled site maintenance will occur this Wednesday, August 30th at approximately 10:00 PM ET and last about an hour. During this time, the community will be inaccessible. Learn more about the upcoming maintenance at: New Customer Service Center Login and Registration FAQ

 

Now, here is an overview of what happened in and around the community last week

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Ivan Amigo, Henry Barnard, Shawn Caron, Jason Ciotti, Arun Govindan, Gaurav Jain, Ted Jones, Shibu Kalidhasan, LC Lee, Shigeaki Maeda, Kevin McGarrell, Julian Ospina, Mark Pilkington, Nick Tabino, and junjun zhou

 

We're glad you're all here and look forward to hearing from you! We'd love to learn more about you and invite you to say hello at: What Ciena products do you currently use and how long have you been using them?

 

Share Your Experiences

Check out our open questions and share your expertise to help an industry colleague find a solution to their question: 

 

Have a question? Find your forum and ask the community.

 

Our most popular answered questions based on your views last week were the following:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Other discussions, polls and resources you may want to check out include:

 

I Love Acronyms

Test your telecom acronym knowledge by joining our new I Love Acronyms challenge. Our current acronym is:

 

DACS

 

To join the challenge, share what DACS represents in a comment at: I Love Acronyms: DACS. Points will be awarded to all participants with the correct answer and extra points are awarded to the first correct answer and the most creative answer. Good luck!!

 

Congratulations to: Chelsi for having the first correct answer for CODEC, also known as Coder-Decoder, and to Chris for having the most creative answer. 

 

What Is: Submarine Networking

How has the evolution to Open Submarine Networks (Coherent Optics, Open APIs and SDN) impacted your role in building and managing submarine networks?  Learn more in this Chalk Talk and then join the discussion to ask your questions on submarine networking or share your role has been impacted.

 

In Telecom News

  • Rock on with These Packet Networking Summer Camp On-Demand Jams: Did you miss any of Ciena’s Summer Camp “jam sessions” as part of the Packet Networking Summer Camp Series? Well, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Read more.
  • Next-Gen OTT Video-Services' Massive Impact on Networks: The advent of new OTT video models like SVOD, TVOD, and AVOD are fundamentally changing how networks must scale for the delivery of content and connectivity. Ciena's Wayne Hickey explains. Read more.
  • The 5G Smart City: Cities are Lining up for a Slice: Smart Cities are coming, and 5G network slicing technology will enable them, with its ability to enable the critical services that smart cities will deploy. Ciena's Brian Lavallee explains. Read more.

 

More News:

  • Quiz: What year is this tech from? Tech Republic

  • To get the most out of DevOps, go all in survey suggests ZDNet

  • No More Navel-Grazing: CORD Speeds Automation LightReading

  • CableLabs set to roll out NFV standards: report Fierce Cable

  • Make the transition from POCs to monetization models for SDN and NFV tmforum

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Anton Basil, Przemyslaw Grygiel, Chris Gullion, Kevin Hatem, Donald Hayward, Mischa Jampolsky, Dan LubangaKlaus Samardzic, and Alexandre SEITZ

 

Quote

Engineering is the closest thing to magic that exists in the world.

Elon Musk

 

Day

Today, August 28th, is National Bow Tie Day. Bow ties have increased in popularity over the years because of the former, and my favorite, Doctor Who, but did you know that the bow tie is thought to have first come from Croatian mercenaries in the 17th century during the Prussian wars. The mercenaries used bow ties to hold together the opening of their shirts.

 

Did You Know

That on August 22, 1987, The Legend of Zelda was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America. Over 6.5 million copies of game were sold and it is often featured in lists of games considered the greatest or most influential. 

 

Keep networking! 

Today’s solar eclipse is the hot topic and it's been fun watching it live across the country. How did you spend your time during the solar eclipse? Did you watch with family, friends or colleagues? Did you travel to view it? Share your experience and pictures, in the comments below. (hint, Phil 

 

Scheduled Site Maintenance: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Scheduled site maintenance will occur this Wednesday, August 23rd at approximately 8:30 PM ET and last about an hour. During this time, the community will be inaccessible. Learn more about the upcoming maintenance at: New Customer Service Center Login and Registration FAQ

 

Now, here is an overview of what happened in and around the community last week

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Jorge Aquino, Brad Boston, Emerson Carneiro, Howard Drew, hany elshamy, Jerry Green, Stanley Jaison, christian langlois, Roy Nak, Michael Peel, Dan Reffett, Dave Salatino, Paul Schaefer, Thomas Walsh, and Grahame Wright

 

We're glad you're all here and look forward to hearing from you! We'd love to learn more about you and invite you to say hello at: What Ciena products do you currently use and how long have you been using them?

 

Share Your Experiences

Check out our open questions and share your expertise to help an industry colleague find a solution to their question: 

 

Have a question? Find your forum and ask the community.

 

Our most popular answered questions based on your views last week were the following, and they're all in Packet Networking

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Other discussions, polls and resources you may want to check out include:

 

I Love Acronyms

Test your telecom acronym knowledge by joining our new I Love Acronyms challenge. Our current acronym is:

 

CODEC

 

To join the challenge, share what CODEC represents in a comment at: I Love Acronyms: CODEC. Points will be awarded to all participants with the correct answer and extra points are awarded to the first correct answer and the most creative answer. Good luck!!

 

What Is: Submarine Networking

How has the evolution to Open Submarine Networks (Coherent Optics, Open APIs and SDN) impacted your role in building and managing submarine networks?  Learn more in this Chalk Talk and then join the discussion to ask your questions on submarine networking or share your role has been impacted.

 

In Telecom News

  • #Ciena25: 25 pictures from 25 years at Ciena: This November marks the 25-year anniversary of Ciena's founding in 1992. To celebrate, we look back at the people, pictures and technologies from the last 25 years. In this post, we look back at 25 pictures from Ciena's history. Read more.
  • The 5G Smart City: Cities are Lining up for a Slice: Smart Cities are coming, and 5G network slicing technology will enable them, with its ability to enable the critical services that smart cities will deploy. Ciena's Brian Lavallee explains. Read more.
  • Next-Gen OTT Video-Services’ Massive Impact on Networks: The advent of new OTT video models like SVOD, TVOD, and AVOD are fundamentally changing how networks must scale for the delivery of content and connectivity. Ciena's Wayne Hickey explains. Read more.

 

More News:

  • Network slicing will play a key role in 5G networks Network World
  • Rats break the internet: Sky broadband goes down in London after rodents munch cables IBT
  • SDN and NFV market ‘to be worth $54 billion’ by 2022 Capacity Media
  • NEXT subsea cable will be fastest between US and APAC: Southern Cross ZDNet

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Régis HAMARD, Kristin Jay, Nicholl Jones, Govind Narayan Rathore, Brian Richards, Jeff Stauffer, and Alexander Uglov

 

Quote

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.  

Alfred Lord Tennyson

 

Day

This Tuesday, August 22nd is National Tooth Fairy Day. It is a day to honor the tooth fairy that came to life in an eight-page playlet in 1927 by Esther Watkins Arnold, called the Tooth Fairy. At the same time as the playlet, Sir Authur Conan Doyle made his claim that fairies and gnomes were real by publishing pictures of children surrounded by “verified” fairies.

 

Did You Know

That on August 20, 1911 the first commercial telegram was sent around the world to and from New York. The New York Times sent the message to test how fast a commercial message could be sent around the world. The telegram took 16.5 minutes to travelling 28,000 miles and relayed by 16 different operators.

 

Keep networking! 

As of Wednesday, August 30, 2017, login and registration to the Ciena Community will change. Logging in to the Ciena Community will now support the Ciena Customer Service Center users and all users that meet one or more of the following access criteria for the Ciena Customer Service Center:

 

  • Employee of a direct Ciena customers with one or more purchase orders on file with Ciena 
  • Customer who has purchased Ciena equipment through an authorized reseller and have a direct service agreement with Ciena as a part of that purchase
  • Employee of an authorized reseller partner of Ciena 
  • Employee of an authorized maintenance (service) partner of Ciena 
  • Employee of a partner of Ciena 

 

If you do not meet one or more of the above criteria, your login remains the same on the community. 

 

The following are top frequently asked questions that we'll continue to update as we introduce the new login and receive question, so please check back for additional information. Should you have additional questions, please ask in the comments. For account specific questions, please contact us directly

 

 

Introduction

Q: What is the Customer Service Center?

A: For Ciena customers and partners, the Customer Service Center is a secure extranet service that provides 24/7 access to support, information and tools needed to deploy and operate Ciena products. Learn more.

 

Q: What are the benefits of integrating the Ciena Community to the Customer Service Center for my account?
A: By integrating, you can enjoy the convenience of having only one account across your main Ciena support platforms. As you're in the community asking peers for insights, guidances and recommendations based on their experiences or sharing your experiences to help a peer, you can easily move to the Customer Service Center to view technical documentation, download software, or view the status of a recently open case.

 

Login/Register

Q: I have a Customer Service Center and Ciena Community account, how does my login change?
A: Going forward, you’ll use your Customer Service Center credentials to log in to the Ciena Community.

 

Q: I have a Customer Service Center account, but don’t have a Ciena Community account. How do I register for a Ciena Community account?
A: Log in to the Ciena Community by selecting the Customers, Partners, and Employees option. On your first login, you'll be asked to enter a community username (ChangeMe will appear by default). Next, you'll want to complete your community profile by uploading an avatar photo.

 

Q: Should I use my email as my Ciena Community username?
A: No, for security and privacy, we highly advise against using your email as your username. However, you can still use your email address as the source for your username. Instead of using the full email address, remove the “@businessemail.com” portion. If you’ve used your email address as your username and would like to change it, please contact us.

 

Q: I’m an employee of a Ciena customer and partner, but I don’t have a Customer Service Center account. What do I need to do?
A: You’re welcome, and we encourage you, to register and create an account on the Customer Service Center, but it’s not necessary. You can continue using the Ciena Community by logging in as a User and Guest.

 

Q: My Ciena Community account uses my personal email, but I have a Customer Service Center account with my employer email. What should I do?
A: We highly recommend merging your accounts to avoid having two accounts in the community. To merge your accounts, log in to the Ceina Community and change the email address to the one used within the Customer Service Center. Steps on how to update your community profile. 

 

Q: I don’t meet one of the Customer Service Center criteria, but I’d like access. What should I do?
A: You must meet at least one of the member criteria to receive access Customer Service Center. However, you’re welcome to continue using, or creating, a Ciena Community profile to ask questions, share knowledge, and connect with industry colleagues and Ciena SMEs.

Q: I am a Ciena employee. Where I can get Ciena Community registration and login help?
A: Ciena employees that were already members of the Ciena Community, just need to log in as Customers, Partners and Employees and use your Ciena credentials. Please refer to the New Customer Service Center Login and Registration FAQ for Employees on the Ciena employee portal for additional information. You're also welcome to contact us

 

Support

Q: How can I change my Ciena Community username?
A: To change your Ciena Community username, please contact the Ciena Community team.

 

Q: I’ve changed roles, company and/or email addresses. How can I update these profile fields?
A: To change your First Name, Last Name and Email address, please submit a request to the Customer Service Center team.

 

Q: I’ve changed companies, should I update my existing community account or create a new one?
A: We highly encourage you to update an existing account vs. creating a new one as it provides the benefits of maintaining and accessing your current account content, notifications, points and connections. We cannot move settings, content, connections or points to a new account. To request that your current Customer Service Center account be updated, please submit a request to the Customer Service Center team.

 

However, please note that as you update your existing account, membership in specific forums and groups may be revoked and a request submitted with your new profile information. 

 

Q: I forgot my username and password. Where can I retrieve or reset them?
A: If you’re a customer, partner and employee, you’ll reset your password on the Customer Service Center. If you’re a user or guest, you’ll reset your password on the Ciena Community. All members of the community can retrieve their username on the Ciena Community.

 

Q: Where can I get login support for the Ciena Community?
A: For login support, please visit the Ciena Community Login Support resource. If you have additional questions or support needs, please contact the Ciena Community team.

 

 

The site maintenance was originally communicated as August 23, 2017.

Hope you're having a great start to your week!! Have you had a chance to check out the new Ciena Podcast: The Road to 5G is Paved with Good Fiber? Take a listen and then let us know what what you thought of it and what you'd like to hear us discuss next in:

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Gerald Bloch, Ben Cheng, Greg Hill, Marcel Khoury, Joel Magee, scott mccormick, Serguei Protsenko, David Vázquez, and German Vite

 

We're glad you're all here and look forward to hearing from you! We'd love to learn more about you and invite you to say hello at: What Ciena products do you currently use and how long have you been using them?

 

Share Your Experiences

Check out our open questions and share your expertise to help an industry colleague find a solution to their question: 

 

Have a question? Find your forum and ask the community.

 

Our most popular answered questions based on your views last week were:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

I Love Acronyms

Test your telecom acronym knowledge by joining our new I Love Acronyms challenge. Our current acronym is:

 

CODEC

 

To join the challenge, share what CODEC represents in a comment at: I Love Acronyms: CODEC. Points will be awarded to all participants with the correct answer and extra points are awarded to the first correct answer and the most creative answer. Good luck!!

 

What Is: NFV

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is an evolving network approach that enables the replacement of expensive dedicated hardware devices with software-based network appliances that run as virtual machines on industry-standard servers. Learn more and watch the What is NFV? video. Then, join the discussion and share what NFV means to your role.

 

  • How would you rate your organization adoption of NFV?
  • What do you see, or have you seen, as the business benefits of NFV?

 

Join the discussion.

 

In Telecom News

  • Important Questions About the Future of 5G: 5G is coming, but what does it mean for bandwidth and the networks that are tasked with handling the huge capacities that 5G brings? In this Q&A, Ciena's Brian Lavallée answers some of the key questions about the future of 5G. Read more.
  • “I Spy 5G Communications Technology” and Other Road Trip Games: Taking a family road trip this summer? Head off those "Are we there yet?" questions with this communications technology "I spy" road trip game. Can you spot them all? Read more.
  • Autonomous Networks... Are You Ready?: Who better to tell you about your network health than your network itself? Ciena's Brian Lavallée explains where we are (and where we're going) on the road to autonomous networks. Read more.

 

More News:

  • Making smart cities a smarter way Network World
  • 100G Growth Fuels Race to 400G & Beyond Light Reading
  • 13 technologies that are safer than passwords ZDNet
  • Winners and Losers in Next-Generation Internet Infrastructure Techonomy

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: 博 大柿, Avneet Chandhok, Firas CharroufMatthias Gunkel, Guy HansonAltaf Khetani, Marc LeClerc, Patrick Mead, Glen Monette, Sueng-Y. Park, Ravi Chandra Pendurty, Rodrigo Rosas, Alan Tsay, and  Mike van Rossum

 

Quote

If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.  

Frank Lloyd Wright

 

Day

This Wednesday, August 16th is National Tell a Joke Day, so get your favorite engineering and telecom jokes ready as we’ll be looking for you to share them here, in the community, as a way to celebrate.

 

Did You Know

That on August 9, 1991 that astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis, mission STS-43, sent the first email from space on an Apple Macintosh Portable computer. The email was sent using the AppleLink online service, which was specially configured to connect to NASA’s communication system. 

 

Keep networking! 

Our current “What Is” discussion on NFV is coming to an end this Thursday, so now is the time to join if you have questions on the topic, want to share your experiences or plans for NFV, or how you’d like to learn more about the topic. Join the conversation at: What is NFV to you? 

 

Now, here is an overview on what happened in the community and beyond last week. We welcome you to post a comment to welcome new members or click an open question to help another member by sharing your experiences to help or even that you have the same question.

 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Syed Ghazanfar Abbas, Kazi Tanvir Ahamed, Christopher Baleta, John Boyce, Wayne Freeman, Umair Hafiz, Dennis Hock, Donald Jarmon, Rajith Medagani, Dane Miller, Jonathan Nakandala, Rodney Narazzaki, Roger Nelson, Thierry Royer, emmanuel sarris, Erik Sips, Richard Stallard, Antxon Urrutia, and Ben Wallerstein

 

We're glad you're all here and look forward to hearing from you! We'd love to learn more about you and invite you to say hello at: What Ciena products do you currently use and how long have you been using them?

 

Share Your Experiences

Check out our open questions and share your expertise to help an industry colleague find a solution to their question: 

 

Have a question? Find your forum and ask the community.

 

Our most popular answered questions based on your views last week were:

 

In terms of the most popular question in the community based on likes and responses:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

I Love Acronyms

Test your telecom acronym knowledge by joining our new I Love Acronyms challenge. Our new acronym is:

 

CODEC

 

To join the challenge, share what CODEC represents in a comment at: I Love Acronyms: CODEC. Points will be awarded to all participants with the correct answer and extra points are awarded to the first correct answer and the most creative answer. Good luck!!

 

Thank you for everyone that participated in our last challenge: I Love Acronyms: B/P. The winner of the challenge for posting the correct answer first is: Darcy Buskrmolen. We had a lot of great create answers on this one, so this was a little tough, but the most creative answer goes to: Mike Keim. Shout outs for participating go to: Manmeet Layal, Chelsi Doyle, Hari Pabbati, Leonardo Jose Yepez, and Daljeet Singh.

 

What Is: NFV

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is an evolving network approach that enables the replacement of expensive dedicated hardware devices with software-based network appliances that run as virtual machines on industry-standard servers. Learn more and watch the What is NFV? video. Then, join the discussion and share what NFV means to your role.

 

  • How would you rate your organization adoption of NFV?
  • What do you see, or have you seen, as the business benefits of NFV?

 

Join the discussion.

 

In Telecom News

  • What Happens When Quantum Physics Meets Cryptography?: As the world moves closer to turning the theory of quantum computing into a reality, research and development in cryptography is underway that could radically change encryption and network security. Ciena’s Paulina Gomez explains. Read more.
  • Get Ready for Generation ‘Z’: Are you ready for Generation Z? Born between 1995 and 2012, this generation has their own way of doings things and of consuming content online. Ciena's Wayne Hickey explains these generational differences and how you can modernize your network assets to bridge the generation gap. Read more.
  • Smart Transit: Moving Beyond Points A and B: From on-board Wi-Fi to in-transit shopping and ride services, the smart rail experience of the future is a fully integrated experience and a major win for passengers. But it needs the right network to make it go. Ciena’s Daniele Loffreda explains. Read more.

More News:

  • 100G Growth Fuels Race to 400G & Beyond LightReading
  • Why Playing Leapfrog Could Be The Best Thing to Happen in India LinkedIn
  • Making smart cities a smarter way Network World
  • Q2 2017 results reveal cloud infrastructure growth of 47% Capacity
  • Fiber in Utility Networks: it may not be as secure as you may think Energy Central
  • Why the math on DOCSIS 3.1 is leading some operators to go full fiber Fierce Cable

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Samuel Bartel, Maud D'Agostini, Alfred H. G. Dahl, John Eckl, Shashidhar HP, Thomas Kastner, Jeroen Krosse, Jean Philippe Krysaniac, Alfredo Lopez, Andrew Osmond, paul parhum, Alan Skilowitz, Eric van Vliet, and Michael Voity

 

Quote

Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories. 

Laurie Anderson

 

Day

This week we have a few fun days, tomorrow is National Happiness Happens Day and National Frozen Custard Day. Then, we have National Book Lovers Day on Wednesday, followed by National Lazy Day on Thursday. So, this week get some frozen custard and be happy, grab a book and begin reading in your favorite spot, and be a little lazy and by putting off a chore for another day.

 

Did You Know

That today in 1944, IBM presented Harvard University their Automatic Controlled Calculator (ASCC)?  The ASCC, an electro-mechanical computer created by Howard H. Aiken and built by IBM, was renamed the Harvard Mark I and was the first large-scale digital calculator ever built and served to create interest for more and better computing machines. 

 

Keep networking! 

I hope you're having a great start to the new week! Before we jump into our usual edition of Community Happenings, here are a few things you may be interested in checking out: 

 

 

Now to highlights of what happened last week in and around the community. We have a lot of new members, welcome!, and a few new questions. 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Nandhini A, Rajesh Khan Agustin, Gregory Battle, JORGE BOHORQUEZ, Wade Bursch, Prabhu Chinnaraj, John Cowperthwaite, Brian Cowzer, Fabio Cza, William Eccles, Thomas Fehlhaber, robert jacobs, Chuck Johnson, Jeff klebine, Rajesh Kotak, Torsten Mehl, Dhandayudapani N, Mitul Patel, David Puruto, kannan raman, Taras Rinylo, David Roberts, James Robinson, gilberto rodriguez, Benjamin Songco, Ken Su, DHARMA TEJA TANETI, Ben Tito, and Balaram Vallab

 

We're glad you're all here and look forward to hearing from you! We'd love to learn more about you and invite you to say hello at: What Ciena products do you currently use and how long have you been using them?

 

Share Your Experiences

Check out our open questions and share your expertise to help an industry colleague find a solution to their question: 

 

Have a question? Find your forum and ask the community.

 

Our most popular answered questions based on your views last week were:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

I Love Acronyms

Ready to test your telecom acronym challenge? Let's go! 

 

B/P

 

To join the challenge, share what B/P represents in a comment at: I Love Acronyms: B/P. Points will be awarded to all participants with the correct answer and extra points are awarded to the first correct answer and the most creative answer. Good luck!!

 

What Is: NFV

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is an evolving network approach that enables the replacement of expensive dedicated hardware devices with software-based network appliances that run as virtual machines on industry-standard servers. Learn more and watch the What is NFV? video. Then, join the discussion and share what NFV means to your role.

 

  • How would you rate your organization adoption of NFV?
  • What do you see, or have you seen, as the business benefits of NFV?

 

Join the new What is... discussion.

 

In Telecom News

  • Ciena Podcast: The Road to 5G is Paved with Good Fiber: In our new Network Insights Podcast, 5G expert Brian Lavallee discusses the coming of 5G and what it means for the future of networks. Listen to the podcast.
  • A DevOps Primer for Service Providers: 10 Key Technologies You Should Know: Looking to adopt DevOps concepts in your network? Ciena's Kevin Wade has 10 key technologies and tools you need to be familiar with. Read more.

 

More News:

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Stephen Cardot, Clarence Drennon, Mohan Gowda, Dan Heath, Karen Jenkins, Doug Johnson, Prem Kumar, MIke Miracle, Michael Moore, Yasuhiko Ogata, Daniel Pina, Bob Rodio, Takanori Sato, Ashish Kumar Tripathi, Jensen Tyler, and ryosuke yamabuki

 

Quote

Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life. 

Simone Weil

 

Day

This Thursday, August 3rd is National Watermelon Day. With summer soon coming to an end, so is our watermelon consumption at picnics, fairs, cookouts, and more. This day really stood out to me too as I have a one year old and she loves watermelon right now. To celebrate, let’s plan on enjoying a slice of watermelon or grabbing a refreshing watermelon flavored beverage.

 

Did You Know

That this past Saturday, July 29th marked the 103rd anniversary of the first test call made on the newly completed transcontinental telephone line. The call took place between New York and San Francisco. 

 

Keep networking! 

Our newest member under the spotlight is: Chris O'Rourke. Chris is a Network System Architect handling large scale design at Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), but if you ask his family, they think he just yells at Visio and Excel. Chris has been a member since February, is a regular in our What Is and I Love Acronyms challenges, and currently the leader in our I Love Acronyms Leaderboard

 

Get to know Chris a little more in his survey below and leave a comment to share common interests (such as NFV, video games, pugs, or your feelings on Molex connectors) or ask him questions to learn more about his role at BPA and approach to past projects.


Chris O’Rourke
1. What is your current role? How did you get started in the industry?
My current role is Network System Architect handling large scale design on behalf of Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). I started way back in the era before dotcom became a buzzword doing minor IT work and information analysis.

 

2. What are your favorite sources of information to do your job?
I’m a regular reader of the Ciena Community forums as well as ‘light reading’ site for Carrier Ethernet guru access. I couldn’t call myself an engineer without mentioning Slashdot of course My current favorite repo of knowledge is reddit’s networking subreddit.

 

3. What projects or initiatives are you looking forward to working on this year, or you're most proud of accomplishing in the past?
One of my all time favorite clients, projects, and companies from my past would be helping architect the Timbuk2 retail network (juggling multiple countries PCI compliance requirements was tedious but immensely informative and a lot of fun). This year though I’m most excited for the energization and testing of networks here at BPA.


4. If we ask your family and friends, what would they say you do at work?
Mostly yelling at Visio and Excel ;) I’m lucky enough to be married to a developer who used to be a network engineer so frequently the understanding she gives is immensely useful when I’m scratching my head at a convergence calculation. My sons are both pretty fascinated by the differences in workloads versus my days in the private sector and both have suggested my job involves “coloring on network maps and that each color means something different but that it’s a lot like traffic conducting”.


5. What are some of the topics that you’re most interested in discussing in the community?
NFV and SDN. While I’ve always loved Ethernet I’ve not always been a fan of adding new racks to my data centers or other facilities. Between the two we’re finally seeing technology bringing us closer to the ideal: self-healing, self-growing adaptable networks.

 

6. What should Ciena Community members ask you about?
Ask me about video games, percussion (GO SANTA CLARA VANGUARD!!), my pug, or even my irreverent sense of humor or my rational hatred of Molex connectors. I’m a relatively open book.

 

7. What else would you like people to know about you?
I’m a big fan of the “Scotty” method of IT and networking: Always have a solution before identifying a problem to colleagues and never underestimate your time requirements for completing a project. Better to overestimate and look like a hero than underestimate and look clueless. (I suppose this sort of outs me as a Trekkie but my heart belongs to SG-1).

 

Connect and following Chris on his profile: Chris O'Rourke

This is the last week of July, can you believe it? I can’t. This summer, err year, is going by really fast, so I had research whether this is something that just happens as you get older. I found that Pierre Janet, a French psychologist, philosopher, and psychotherapist, proposed in 1877 that time seemed to move faster as we age because each new experience was a smaller fraction of a our total lives. For example, a year for a five year old is 20% of their life, while for a fifty year old is it 2%. Thus, every new year represents a little bit less of my total life and thus, goes by a that much faster. 

 

Now to what happened last week in and around the community. We do have a few open questions in the community, so if you have a moment, please check them out below under Share Your Experiences and help where you can by... you guessed it, sharing your experiences. Have a great week!

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: navI Amigo, tony bargardo, Mar Cel, Joshua Cokens, Andy Dostal, Cody Hudson, Sushant Jha, Lee Jorissen, Arun Kumar, John Lester, Graham Leva, steve McGranaghan, Joaquim Monteiro, Stephen Olejnicak, Mitesh Parikh, Slava Sbs, Hubert Talavera, RAJ YADAV, and Brandon Yunker

 

We're glad you're all here and look forward to hearing from you! We'd love to learn more about you and invite you to say hello at: What Ciena products do you currently use and how long have you been using them?

 

Share Your Experiences

Check out our open questions and share your expertise to help an industry colleague find a solution to their question: 

 

Have a question? Find your forum and ask the community.

 

Our most popular answered questions based on your views last week were:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Keep an eye out for our next Member Spotlight this week too!! It's your last chance to ask our community SME, Leonardo, questions on his blog. Check out his survey and ask him a question or two at: Member Spotlight: Leonardo Yepez

 

Recognition

A special shout-out goes to Darcy Buskermolen and Chelsi Doyle for their help and participation in the community last week. THANK YOU! 

 

I Love Acronyms

Today, I’m excited to announce our new acronym, winners of our last acronym, AND an acronym leaderboard. What!?! First our new acronym:

 

B/P

 

To join the challenge, share what B/P represents in a comment at: I Love Acronyms: B/P. Points will be awarded to all participants with the correct answer and extra points are awarded to the first correct answer and the most creative answer. Good luck!!

 

Congratulations, and thank you for participating, to the following people for correctly identifying ATM as Asynchronous Transfer Mode: Alexey Lagunov (first correct answer), Jerry Duan, Tom D'Ippolito, Diwakar Narayanamoorthy Tundlam, Mar Cel, Ricky Hatcher, and Paul Curtis. A special shout-out also goes to Manmeet Layal for the most creative answer. 

 

Check out our new I Love Acronym leaderboard at: I Love Acronyms Leaderboard. (It is current as of today.)

 

What Is: NFV

What is NFV? Network Functions Virtualization is an evolving network approach that enables the replacement of expensive dedicated hardware devices with software-based network appliances that run as virtual machines on industry-standard servers. Learn more and watch the What is NFV? video. Then, join the discussion and share what NFV means to your role.

 

  • How would you rate your organization adoption of NFV?
  • What do you see, or have you seen, as the business benefits of NFV?

 

Join the new What is... discussion.

 

In Telecom News

  • A DevOps Primer for Service Providers: 10 Key Technologies You Should Know: Looking to adopt DevOps concepts in your network? Ciena's Kevin Wade has 10 key technologies and tools you need to be familiar with. Read more.
  • Sharing Bandwidth with the Neighbors: Whether you realize it or not, all connections over the Internet are shared connections. That goes for your residential cable broadband connection, too. Ciena's Wayne Hickey explains how Cable Operators can reduce sharing sizes to increase overall customer quality of experience. Read more.
  • Grab your Guitars and Gigabits: It’s Time for Packet Networking Summer Camp!: Back by popular demand it’s Ciena’s Packet Networking Summer Camp, Music Camp edition. 4 Live Webinars and 3 Ciena experts make for one cool virtual summer camp. Read more.
  • Teach your OTN some new packet tricks: OTN as a carrier infrastructure has taken off in the past decade for lots of good reasons. Ciena's John Hawkins explains how you can now teach your OTN network some cool packet tricks as well. Read more.

 

More News:

  • America’s most important infrastructure project is 5G mobile networks CNBC
  • Photos: Inside vast abandoned mine set to be world’s biggest data center ZDNet
  • Lightwave announces Open Optical Conference for November 2 Lightwave
  • Cloud Driving IT Spending in 2017 Enterprise Cloud News
  • Future-proof your network today to support IoT tomorrow IoT Agenda
  • 5G backhaul build bill to exceed $2.0 billion in 2022: CIR Lightwave
  • Virtualization could improve government productivity by four hours per week FedScoop
  • Here are 318 women in the UK who could speak at your tech event Tech World

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Charlie Ashton, Sanjay Bhatia, Joshua Elkington, David Gee, Alon Kantor, Rupert Kruger, and Kaela Loffler

 

Quote

Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space. 

Orson Scott Card

 

Day

Each year, on the last Friday in July, is a day to celebrate and show appreciation for the work of System Administrators and other IT workers. The day is known as National System Administrator Appreciation Day, but is also known as SysAdminDay, SAD or SAAD. This Friday, July 28th, send a thank you note to your system administrator or if you're a system administrator, give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done. 

 

Did You Know

On July 17, 1850, the first photograph of a star was taken at the Harvard Observatory. The 2nd brightest star in the Northern Hemisphere, Vega in the Lyra constellation, was photographed. 

 

Keep networking! I look forward to hearing from you. 

This article was first published on Web-scale Networking by Maurice Nagle.

 

The sun is shining, the kids are out of school and summer is officially underway. So, as you prep the little ones for camp, know it’s not just them that should pack bug spray, sun block and plenty of clean underwear! Ciena is offering networking professionals a chance to enjoy summer camp, as well. The time has come to register for Packet Networking Summer Camp 2017

 

This year’s Packet Networking Summer Camp 2017 touts a four webinar series running from July 25 through August 3, and is sure to rock your networking world. The series and jam out will cover all the bleeding edge topics currently piquing curiosity, engaging attendees with experts showcasing what to expect and how to have your packet networking deployment playing in tune.

 

The series kicks off on July 25 with “Video killed the radio star. 5G transport to the rescue,” a session hosted by Ciena specialist Brian Lavallee, which walks attendees through the prep work necessary to ensure their transport network is up to the challenge of 5G. And with the promise of 5G comes the expectation of billions of videos – don’t let video kill the radio star.

 

Next up in the lineup comes “Wait a minute. Latency matters.” This session is hosted by Ciena’s John Hawkins and will kick off on July 27. Hawkins will riff on latency, answering questions like, “What does low latency mean to you?” and exploring capacity, fast talking sales guys and instant gratification in the modern networking world. This Q&A session is a must attend.

 

Sometimes in life the writing on the wall is impossible to miss. And with relationships, at some point it becomes crystal clear that it’s time for a new start. “Breaking up is hard to do. Moving on from TDM,” hosted by Pamela Morgan and taking place on August 1, will illustrate why it’s time to end things with that TDM network and move toward a more modern networking approach. The sooner you dump the zero and get with the hero, then improved responsiveness, lower costs and a sustainable packet network are not far off.

 

In a world where the need for speed is growing at a somewhat alarming rate, the next session, “Highway to the danger zone. 400G need for speed,” on August 3 will take attendees on a fast paced thrill ride with updates on services, standards and speed required to deliver Carrier Ethernet and take performance to new heights. John Hawkins has the answers you seek to attain a faster, reliable and high performing network.

 

Attend all four sessions and receive a fan club gift. Remember, all skill levels are more than welcome to attend; enroll now to be a part of the next generation in networking.

 

So while the kids are away, the networking adults get to play! See you there!

 

 

 

 

An overview of happened last week in and around the community. 

 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Rhejee Arnasan, Bryan Balgobin, Gavin Beveridge, James Bonner, William Flanagan, Christopher Fox, Pedro Gonzalez, Alan Hoare, Paul Howard, timo hu, Jade Litcher, John Alfred Mackmaw, William Marantz, Jorge Merino, Mike Murphey, Mike Newman, scott paulsen, Stephane Rannou, Tarik Riley, Ji Shao, and Paul John Vergara

 

We're glad you're all here and look forward to hearing from you! We'd love to learn more about you and invite you to say hello at: What Ciena products do you currently use and how long have you been using them?

 

Share Your Experiences

Check out our open questions and share your expertise to help an industry colleague find a solution to their question: 

 

Have a question? Find your forum and ask the community.

 

Our most popular answered questions based on your views last week were:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

I Love Acronyms

 

Ready to test your acronym knowledge? Great, let's go! 

 

ATM

 

To join the challenge, post what ATM represents in a comment at: I Love Acronyms: ATM Points will be awarded to all participants with the correct answer and extra points are awarded to the first correct answer and the most creative answer. Good luck!!

 

What Is: NFV

What is NFV? Network Functions Virtualization is an evolving network approach that enables the replacement of expensive dedicated hardware devices with software-based network appliances that run as virtual machines on industry-standard servers. Learn more and watch the What is NFV? video. Then, join the discussion and share what NFV means to your role.

 

  • How would you rate your organization adoption of NFV?
  • What do you see, or have you seen, as the business benefits of NFV?

 

Join the new What is... discussion.

 

In Telecom News

  • The Road to Autonomous Networks: Learning to Thrive in a Brave New World: In the third and final installment of his three-part series (part one and part two) on the Road to Autonomous Networks, Ciena’s Joe Marsella details the benefits of detailed analytics and new applications that Our Hero can tap into now that the dream of an intelligent, self-optimizing network is a reality. Read more.
  • Teach your OTN some new packet tricks: OTN as a carrier infrastructure has taken off in the past decade for lots of good reasons. Ciena's John Hawkins explains how you can now teach your OTN network some cool packet tricks as well. Read more.
  • Busting a few myths about microservices: The topic of microservices architectures for application development is getting a lot of attention. Abel Tong from Ciena's Blue Planet team highlights some of the myths that have emerged around network operator adoption. Read more.
  • Carrier Ethernet 101: Speeds, Standards and Services: Carrier Ethernet innovation is moving at an impressive pace. Between the various industry groups and standards bodies, as well as multiple concurrent standards efforts, it’s often hard to keep up. To make sense of it all, our Carrier Ethernet guru John Hawkins gives you an overview of the speeds, standards and services associated with Carrier Ethernet. Read more.

 

More News:

  • 10 IT Jobs That Will Be Done by AI InformationWeek
  • Evolution of Mega Datacenters into Metro-Regional Clusters Boosts Demand for DWDM Optics LightCounting
  • Five emerging technologies for rapid digital transformation ZDNet
  • Microsoft eyes white spaces for $10B plan to bring broadband to rural users FierceWireless
  • TBR: Telcos accelerate SDN/NFV deployments Telecom Asia

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Takumi Akiyama, David Appleton, Peter Cautley, Meng Chhour, sylvain cornay, David De la Harpe Golden, Patrick Dorn, Teresa Fisher, Frank Fleming, John Fullam, Lorcan Hamill, Brian Kelly, Allan Konar, Yann Lejeune, Brent Lloyd, Miguel Lopes, Kyle Mitchell, Skip Norton, Mikhail Potapenko, Gennady Potapkov, Robin Swart, and Ana Tizon

 

Quote

If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough. 

Mario Andretti

 

Day

Today, July 17th, is World Emoji Day because it is the the date famously displayed on the iOS calendar emoji. It is a global celebration of emojis, so join in and don’t worry about including too many emoji in your communication, you’re celebrating!! Add that unicorn, pizza, or juggler emoji today. 

 

Did You Know

Emojis originated on Japanese mobile phones in 1999 and created by Shigetaka Kurita. While working for NTT Domoco, Kurita designed the first 180 12 pixel-by-12-pixel symbols for the the new i-mode mobile internet platform. Today, there are now more than 2,666 official emoji governed by the Unicode Consortium. In 2015, there were just 722 emojis on the official emoji keyboard. Emojis were commonly adopted in 2011 with their inclusion in global mobile operating systems, and the first international Emojicon conference was held in San Francisco, California on November 4, 2016. Here are seven facts about emojis to help you celebrate.  

 

Have a great week and keep networking! I look forward to hearing from you. 

Hello and Happy Monday, here is your summary of what happened last week in and around the community.

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Jean-Pierre Bocahu, John Bond, Efflam Castel, Yhoel Vicente Chavez Alderete, Damien Chuet, jose manuel de arce, 宏 菊田, Mazi Fayazfar, Javier Garcia, Laurent GONE, Paul Hunter, Larry Kemp, Alexey Lagunov, Nicolas Legaud, Jianfeng Liu, Kevin Lloyd, NADIA MONTALVO, Konstantin Muhachev, Axel Schalt, Antoine Soubigou, Tomasz Wasilewski, Leroy Williams and Ming Zhou

 

We're glad you're all here and look forward to hearing from you! We'd love to learn more about you and invite you to say hello at: What Ciena products do you currently use and how long have you been using them?

 

Share Your Experiences

Check out our open questions and share your expertise to help an industry colleague find a solution: 

 

Have a question? Find your forum and ask the community.

 

Our most popular answered questions based on your views last week were:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

I Love Acronyms

Congratulations to the winners of our LEAF acronym challenge!! The correct answer is: Large Effective Area Fiber. 

 

Ready to further test your knowledge some more? Good! We have a new acronym challenge for you: 

 

ATM

 

To join the challenge, post what ATM represents in a comment at: I Love Acronyms: ATM Points will be awarded to all participants with the correct answer and extra points are awarded to the first correct answer and the most creative answer. Good luck!!

 

What Is: MPLS-TP

This Thursday, we'll be posting a new topic, so there a few more days to join the conversation and complete the June What Is quest by sharing your feedback, concerns, insights, questions and more on MPLS-TP. 

 

  • What do you think is the most important aspect of MPLS-TP?
  • What advancements do you see in the future of MPLS-TP?
  • Is MPLS-TP “tomorrow’s network”?
  • How would you explain MPLS-TP to a class of rowdy sixth graders?

 

Learn more about MPLS-TP and y sharing what it means to your role in telecommunications at: What is MPLS-TP to you?

 

In Telecom News

  • Busting a few myths about microservices: The topic of microservices architectures for application development is getting a lot of attention. Abel Tong from Ciena's Blue Planet team highlights some of the myths that have emerged around network operator adoption. Read more.
  • Envisioning Intelligent Ops - Turning the Dream Into a Reality: In the first of a 3-part series on the Road to Autonomous Networks, Ciena’s Joe Marsella details the journey of Our Hero as he struggles to make the dream of an intelligent, self-optimizing network a reality. Read more.
  • The Road to Autonomous Networks: Taking a New Path: In the second of a 3-part series on the Road to Autonomous Networks, Ciena’s Joe Marsella details the journey of Our Hero as he struggles to make the dream of an intelligent, self-optimizing network a reality. Read more.

 

More News:

  • Report: Here are the 5 most “tech ready” cities in the world TechRepublic
  • 5G Could Grow to $270 Billion in Service Revenue by 2025 Wireless
  • U.N. survey finds cybersecurity gaps everywhere except Singapore Reuters
  • The 25 Biggest IT Companies On The 2017 Fortune 500 CRN
  • The Internet of Things: 10 types of enterprise deployments ZDNet
  • Google to power Dutch data center with solar energy Reuters

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Carlos Alcantar, Dean Campbell, Alan Deasy, Chelsi Doyle, 林太郎 高野, Todd Fatheree, Catherine Fellner, Sean Finlay, Tom Harris, victor jimenez, Gregory Kolaronda, Lonnie Leger, Lee Maglione, Gary MumphreyToru Nyuta, Jun OSAKI, Smruti Rout, Mike Steinmetz, and Philip Stott

 

Quote

Don't count the days. Make the days count. 

Muhammad Ali

Day

This week we have two days around pets: Tuesday, July 11th is All American Pet Photo Day and Saturday, July 15th is a National Pet Fire Safety Day. In honor of these days, take adorable pictures of your pet(s) and share them on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or with a friends or family member via text this Tuesday and then, on Saturday, create or review your fire emergency plans for your pet(s).

 

Did You Know

That on July 10, 1962 the world’s first international communications satellite, Telstar I, was launched into orbit. Telsar I introduced the world to trans-Atlantic video feeds and launched a new era of communication. 

 

Have a great week and keep networking! I look forward to hearing from you.