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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. Here are your highlights of what happened around the community last week and this week. Please join us in welcoming all of our new members and joining those celebrating their one year community memberversary.

 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Keith Allison, Duncan Ellis, mic fergusez, Richard Forgan, Earl Granger, James Kozlowski, Ian Nakamura, vinayagamoorthy palani, stewart thompson, and Dmitriy Yasnovskiy

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What Ciena products do you use?

 

Our most popular questions based on your views, and other noteworthy discussions, events, and more:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Rick Ableman, Juan Agredo, Musa Alabsawi, Tony Apple, Charles Baldi, Tony Bolden, Dennis Bowman, Александр Галкин, Gaven Davis, Matt Duty, Matt Falkner, Pascal Höchli, Jon Jacobson, Cody Jenks, Donggyu Lee, Charles Massey, Brian Meano, ruben mendez, Matthew Miller, Robert Murphy, Casey Rhoads, Rhett Rushing, WALTER JACOB SALEMA, Udit Sharma, Peter Szpakowski, Keith Temple, and Pankaj Warade

 

Quote

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.

Napolean Hill

 

Acronym

Our I Love Acronyms  will be back in February. Stay tuned, but until then follow I Love Acronyms to receive updates on new acronyms.  

 

Day

Tuesday, January 23rd is National Handwriting Day. When was the last time you wrote more than meeting notes or a grocery list on a piece of paper? If you’re not sure, Tuesday is your chance to re-introduce one’s self to the a pen, or pencil, and a piece of paper. The national day was started in 1977 by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association. They chose January 23rd because it is the birthday of John Hancock, the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence. In addition to promoting a day to re-explore the purity and power of handwriting, the association also wanted promote the consumption of pens, pencils and writing paper. Happy writing!!

 

Did You Know

Did you know that in 2000 on January 21st that the domain name twitter.com was registered? However, it wasn’t until 2006 that the domain was purchased by Twitter, Inc., and until March 21, 2006 that the first tweet was published. Today, there are more than 330 million monthly active users, 1.3 billion accounts and 6,000 tweets published every second. Do you tweet? (Source)

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

2017 already starts off as a pretty impressive year as we celebrated the first year of the community in May, but here is a sample of some of the other amazing accomplishments by numbers. We also have a summary of your most popular forums and threads and a shout out to members that stood out in helping support the community.

 

It's great to have you all here, thank you being a member. I look forward to getting to know you all a little bit better and hearing from you more, or maybe even for the first time.  

 

Accomplishments

A look back at the year by the numbers for the community overall and then by ask, share, connect and develop.  

 

Overall

  • 1,200 new members
  • 700,000 views of forums and content
  • 1,200 pieces of content created

 

Ask

  • 250 new questions asked
  • 600 responses posted to questions marked at helpful or correct to identify a solution
  • 140,000 views of questions with a solution 

 

Share

  • 2,200 comments posted on questions, documents, and more to share knowledge and expertise
  • 2,000 likes to content

 

Connect

  • 800 connections made between members through follow
  • 16 introductions... it's never too late to say hello and introduce yourself
  • 450 one year memberversaries celebrated 
  • 16 telecom acronyms in our I Love Acronyms challenge

 

Develop

Blue Planet DevOps Exchange (learn how to join) by the numbers: 

  • 2,000 members 
  • 113 develop resources published
  • 300 Blue Planet DevOps Toolkit and Evaluation Edition downloads 
  • 27 RAs published
  • 95 questions asked 

 

Popular 

A breakdown of the most popular forums of the year by your views and follows. 

 

Top forums by views

  1. Packet Networking
  2. 6500
  3. Optical Transport
  4. Z-Series
  5. Network Management

 

View all community forums and topics. 

 

Top forums by follows

  1. 6500
  2. Packet Networking
  3. Optical Transport
  4. Blue Planet DevOps Exchange (learn how to join)
  5. Z-Series 

 

Find your forum and follow it.  

 

Now, your most popular threads throughout the community by views, comments and likes. 

 

Most popular threads by views

  1. When configuring traffic profiling, what formula do you use to calculate PIR, CBS,and EBS?
  2. 3930 Vlan configuration guide
  3. This is a question concerning Trap Events generated via 'port disable/port enable' on port 3/1 of a 4-port LAG on a CN5150.

 

Most popular threads by comments

  1. Trunk port Configuration
  2. Pass IP address of OME6500 to Site Manager (Windows)
  3. G.8032 failed to reroute

 

Most popular threads by likes

  1. G.8032 failed to reroute
  2. After firmware Upgrade, 10G optic not unrecognized?
  3. Trunk port Configuration

 

Recognition

My favorite part of the community now, you, our members! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone that has helped support the community whether it has been by asking a question, sharing a tip, or helping answer a question. Here we're recognizing all of the members that helped answer a question in 2017, thank you... 

 

Frederick Valcho, Chelsi Doyle, Phil Meyerson, Edward Weltin, Vladimir Kiesner, Andrew Duffy, Rüdiger Michl, Juri Pfeifer, Austin Carr, Tony Ross, Robert Jacobs, Chris O'Rourke, Darran Howkins, Vladimir Vedeneev, Ben Warfield, klaus Samardzic, Bill McFetridge, Rafael Molina, Bradley Matteson, Jeremy Johnson, Jeff wilde, Simon Andrews, vincent knott, Mike Keim, Kazi Tanvir Ahamed, Jorge Aquino, John Boyce, Rich Ortiz, Jade Litcher, Kendal Ingraham, Cyril Avila, john schroeder, Michael Pauken, Garry Peirce, and ABDUL RAVOOF

 

It's been awesome working with all of you!! 

 

 

We welcome you to reflect on your year too by sharing your proudest moments of 2017, and look ahead to the new year and share your goals for 2018

Here are your highlights of happenings around the community last week and this this week. Please join us in welcoming all of our new members and celebrating those with their one year Ciena Community memberversary. 

 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: RAMI ALSHOUBAKI, Saul Cabangcalan, Michael Chase, Phi Duong, Saloni Garg, Binu J George, Jesse Johnson, Brad Peters, Chip Pleasants, Roberto Ramirez, and Nicolas VETEL

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What Ciena products do you use?

 

Our most popular questions based on your views, and other noteworthy discussions, events, and more:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Sridhar Bathula, robert campbell, Johannes Coetser, Lance Eves, Derrick Harding, Michael Kostreba, Benjamin Labout, Dhanalakshmi Mareeswaran, Habib Mohamed Mohiden Sakkarai, Jeff Monahan, Glenn Mossy, Bhuvaneswari N, Vijayan Ramakrishnan, harihara rayapaneni, Andrew Teesdale, kevin wallace, and Geetansh Yadav

 

Quote

We may all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.

Martin Luther King, Jr. 

 

Acronym

Our I Love Acronyms  will be back in February. Stay tuned!! 

 

Day

Thursday, January 18th is National Thesaurus Day. Celebrated annually, it is a day to honor Peter Mark Roget, the author of Roget’s Thesaurus. In 1840, Roget retired from a career in medicine and spent the rest of his life working on his book with the first book of synonyms being published in 1852. Celebrate the day by using the thesaurus to rejuvenate and add panache to your emails or communications with new words and phrases.

 

Did You Know

In 2001, on January 15th, Wikipedia went online. Today, it is ranked as the fifth most popular website and “there are about 71,000 active contributors working on more than 47,000,000 articles in 299 languages.” (Source: Wikipedia)

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

I hope you're having a great start to the new year!  The new year is always brings a sense of retrospection of the year just past and planning for the new year ahead, so we ask you:

 

Here are your highlights of what happened around the community not just last week, but the last three week. Please join us in welcoming all of our new members and celebrating those with their one year Ciena Community memberversary. Have a great and don't forget to check out our open questions in Share Your Experiences: Questions That Need Answers (Jan 4th)

 

 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: FARID AZOUHRI, Joe Butner, Michael Calderman, James Campbell, Wesley Cooper, Xu Ding, Anthony Elue, Emmanuel Fabella, Deepti Gaur, Paul H, Khulak Khuman, Sumit Maheshka, Michael W Mattingly, David McNeely, Robert Prior, Dhruvakumar S B, Glen Sim, alex tarnopol, Vince Tayag, matt vogel, and Daniel Wietfeldt

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What Ciena products do you use?

 

Our most popular questions based on your views:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Leigh Adams, Amin Aflatoonian, Mohammed Mustafa Ahmed, zion alfia, jonathan allen, Hazem Amara, Lognone Barbara, Tim Blondin, Eleazar Bonkuri, Chris Brown, Florian Cartron, Nicolas Charpentier, Pierre Chemin, Marie Clarke, Frederic Dang Tran, Barbara DePompa, Joshua Faucher, Yessine FEKI, Hara G, Yogesh Goldenwalla, Bertrand GUIOT, Yogesh Goldenwalla, Bertrand GUIOT, chris gunner, Chris Hall, William Kascek, tuan kiet, Yigal Korolevski, Hervé Launay, Naveena M, Graeme Maddison, Marwan Mansour, Phil Meyerson, loic milliot, Sarah MITTARD, Nicolas Monceret, Satish kumar Narayanasamy, Thinh Nghiem, Alan Nunn, andreas oestreich, Gabriel Orlando, Peter Otten, Franck Panaget, Déborah Paquier, Manoj Patil, Charles Russell-Ross, Loic SABLE, Somat Saputra, Deep Singh, Yuval Stein, Mark Sturza, Surek Shah Surendran, and Francois-Xavier THORET

 

If you haven't had a chance yet, we welcome you to introduce yourself to the community at What Ciena products do you use? I'd also value your input and invite you to share more about what content and information you'd like to see in the community in our member survey, join the survey.

 

Quote

Politeness is the poison of collaboration.

Edwin Land

 

Acronym

Our I Love Acronyms  will be back in February. Stay tuned!! 

 

Day

Tuesday, January 9th is National Static Electricity Day. How shocking? On this day, you’re welcome to buildup static electricity and shock those near you in celebration, but also keep a lookout for those looking to celebrate the day too. During these dry winter months, it is recommended to walk around the house or office holding a key or a metal pen, in your hand, to help discharge the buildup of static electricity. 

 

 

Did You Know

On this past Sunday, January 7th, in 1927, the first commercial transatlantic phone service was made available to the public. It used radio signals and total of 31 calls were made between New York and London on that day.  You can listen to the call on the new commercial service between W.S. Gifford, president of the American Telephone & Telegraph Company, and Sir Evelyn P. Murray, secretary of the General Post Office of Great Britain on History.com

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Weekly highlights of what happened around the community last week. Here a few new questions in the community to share your experiences and potentially help a peer: 

 

 

 

Last Community Happenings of the Year

This will be our last Community Happenings of 2017. This year, we've welcomed more than 1,200 new members and celebrated more than 500 one year memberversaries. We'll be back next year to share more highlights of happenings throughout the Ciena Community, welcome new members and celebrate even more memberships.

 

I will be taking some time off to enjoy the holiday and celebrate the new year with family and friends beginning this week. I encourage everyone to follow your forum (find them here) and help other members as they ask questions, but please know that our community SMEs will around to help. If you need immediate assistance, contact Ciena Technical Support or your account team. 

 

Now that I have all of that out of the way... SEASON'S GREETINGS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thank you all for being a member, it has been a great year and I look forward to getting to know you all more in 2018. 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Kweku Acquah, Chris Anderson, Gail Babson, James Campbell, Cyril Chabarot, Felicity Chun, James Delgado, Philippe GIGOT, Farzad Khodadadi, Nick Knipe, Bernard LI, chuanyuan liu, Muthu Mani, Shannon Masters, Murad Mirza, samer najjar, Rahul Rawat, Ycnan Sanchez, Nic Sujecki, Qinwen Sun, Anton Tarasenko, Olivier TEISSERE, yiming xu, Chandra Yerrappa, Doran Zeigler, Naixin Zhang, and Lulu Zhao

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What Ciena products do you use?

 

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

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Shakeel Ahmed, Russel Baumgartner, steven bosworth, Javier Bourassa, Andrew Bucko, Elliott Castillo, Renzo Diaz, Tony Ellis, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Steven Hall, Benjamin Jacobs, Keith Mansbridge, Dannie Mayor, Pedro Montero, Rachael Nelson, Douglas Ryda, Carl Rydstrom, Chris Stanfield, Maxime Turcotte, Mark Welch, and Lex Wils

 

Quote

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Helen Keller

 

Acronym

SG

 

Join the current I Love Acronsyms challenge at: I Love Acronyms: SG. It's the last challenge of the year, so join before it is too late. 

 

Day

This Thursday, December 21st will be the winter solstice. In the Northern Hemisphere it will be at 11:28 M ET. The winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year and the official beginning of winter, while solstice itself is the moment the sun is shining farthest to the south, directly over the Tropic of Capricorn. Even though we officially enter winter this week, the good news is that the days will gradually get longer until the summer solstice. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for the sun to be out a bit longer each day.

 

Did You Know

In 1995, on December 15th, the AltaVista search engine, developed by researchers at Digital Equipment Research Laboratories, was launched. AltaVista was the first world wide web search engine with significant popularity. AltaVista was the most popular search engine until Google overtook it in 2001. Yahoo! eventually purchases AltaVista in 2003. Do you remember using AltaVista?  

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Weekly highlights of what happened around the community last week. Here a new questions in the community to share your experiences and help a peer: 

 

 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Brian Denmeade, Michael Erickson, Usman Janjua, Drew Leavitt, David Lim, Tahereh Mashhadi, Peter Meagher, Peter Miller, Moh Njaman, Laurent ORVEILLON, Deepak Sharma, and Aaron Wasserott

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What Ciena products do you use?

 

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

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Lior Bar, Assaf Broutman, Mohammad Eneim, Geoff Newson, Huy Nguyen, Camille Oudot, Mohamed OUGHROM, Harold Payne, Mark Reyes, Josh Rogers, sridhar sikha, and Tom Young

 

Quote

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.

H.E. Luccock

 

Acronym

SG

 

Join the current I Love Acronsyms challenge at: I Love Acronyms: SG. It's the last challenge of the year, so join before it is too late. 

 

Day

Today, December 11th, is National App Day. It is a day to celebrate the introduction and importance of apps in our lives today. In 2008, Apple introduced OS 2.0, which included approximately 500 apps and allowed third party app generation. As of March 2017, Google Play leads in apps with 2.8 million, while the Apple App store had 2.2 million apps available. According to Statista, it is predicted that global consumer spending on mobile gaming apps alone is set to reach 105.2 billions U.S. dollars in 2021. And the most used app in the U.S. is none other than, Facebook - 81% of app users use Facebook. What is the app you use the most? What is your favorite app?

 

Did You Know

In 2008 on this day, December 11th, Google released the first stable public version of Chrome. According to ZDNet, Chrome is the most popular web browser with 45% of the market. What browser do you use the most? I tend to gravitate to Chrome the most. 

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Before we jump into highlights from last week, here are other ways to get involved in the community this week:

 

Now, here are your highlights of what happened around the community last week. 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Julio Gutierrez, Samuel Hartley, Vijay Patwari, Scott Siganowich, Carl Sinagra, George Snow, and Gennady Stasev

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What Ciena products do you use?

 

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

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community:  Guðvarður Ólafsson, Jesus Casado, Wendell Clements, Guillaume DELAUNAY, Ray DeLorenzo, Lionel GOARZIN, Chris Green, Nancy Gulick, Janine Halvorsen, philippe Lepine, Jamie Ma, Doug Parker, Satish Pulimi, Frank Rosquin, Roland Silva, SABITHALI THARAMMAL, Jesse Van Leemputte, and john vars

 

 

Quote

Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

Day

This Friday, December 8th is Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day. As a Dr. Who fan, I have to say that I’m onboard with this day. One blog started this day on December 4, 2007 and since then, every year on December 8th, we have a day just to act like a time traveler. Two questions for you: What is your favorite time traveler book, movie or television show? If you could travel to the past or future, when and where would you go? 

 

Did You Know

16 years ago yesterday, the Segway was unveiled. That’s right, on December 3, 2001, the inventor of the Segway, Dean Kamen, unveiled the self-balancing, battery-powered vehicle on Good Morning America. To keep it upright while in use, the Segway uses computers and motors in the base. While the Segway hasn’t been a commercial success, it is still to this day one method of personal transportation. 

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

We have a new story about an awestruck photo featured in our Z-Series forum. It features, and was submitted by, Sagar Rathod, a member of Ciena's Software Engineering team. Learn more about Sagar and his photo: 

 

What is your name? 

Sagar Rathod

 

What is your role at Ciena?

Software Engineer

 

Where do you live? 

North America

 

Where are you in your photo? 

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

What is the story behind your photo?

This awestruck picture was taken during my visit to Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, USA. This spot was a climax of our long road-trip that four of us started from California (1300 kms away). We were already exhausted from our long journey, and to reach this scenic spot we still had to hike 1km on a rough hill. The moment we saw this scenery all the tiredness was vanished. The beauty of the green water flowing around red rocks of canyon was flawless. We sat on the edge of the canyon for a long time admiring every rock cutting. This pic is one of the many pics we took from different parts of the bend. We will always remember this place as a calming and a serene experience that we have ever seen in our life.

 

 

Thank you for sharing your photo and story, Sagar! 

 

Have you been to this location in the Grand Canyon? Share your stories in the comments. 

We officially have five more weeks of 2017, and it is going to go by fast. This is typically the time that I start stressing because I'm not ready for the holiday season, it's just always here just a bit too soon, and more importantly, when I start reflecting on the past and upcoming, new year. As we get closer to the new year, I'll start a series of discussions for us to reflect on this past year and the upcoming, new year together. Stay tuned! 

 

Here are other ways to get involved in the community this week:

 

Now, here are your highlights of what happened around the community last week. 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Cyril Avila, Alok bhardwaj, Darren Cole, akash deep, James DesChamps, Henri George, Ghassen Jendoubi, Zuhair Khan, andrew lee, Melissa Legg, Paul Lodronio, Gary Quast, Randy Schumacher, Jordi SMIRES, and Ben Warfield

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What Ciena products do you use?

 

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

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community:  Steven Casewell, Jack Fenton, anthony grelet, ARUN HARCHARAN, kevin houston, HyunYoung Hwang, Didier Le Meur, Wilson Li, Rich Ortiz, Martial PREVOST, Jonathan Rivera, Mina Wagdy, and Mark Yawson

 

Quote

If you look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.

Steve Jobs

 

Day

This big day this week is today, Cyber Monday. Observed annually on the Monday after Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday was developed as a way for internet-based companies to have a way to compete with Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving and typically held in brick and mortar retail stores). This year, 2017, consumers are expected to spend $6.6 billion online - a 16.5% year over year growth compared to 2016’s Cyber Monday. Will you be shopping online today? I heard toys are where to find the best savings. (source)

 

Did You Know

Yesterday, November 26th, was the day that United States Patent 5,579,430 was granted to the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany for a “digital encoding process” known as MP3. Patented in the United States in 1996, Fraunhofer began work on MP3 in 1987 and was previously awarded a patent for it in Germany in 1989. MP3 technology made development of the digital music industry easier by creating a compressible, high quality format that enabled many songs to fit on a small storage device - and why we can celebrate the introduction of the iPod on October 23rd

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Happy Monday!! As you plan your to do list for the week, here are a few things in the community to consider adding and get involved:

 

Now, here are your highlights of what happened around the community last week. 

 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Lynn Cooper, Matt English, Fabian Friesenecker, Sergei Gusev, Michael Hicks, Jason Keithley, Ariel Perez, Michael Riesberg, Amelia Scott, and John Arlond Supan

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What Ciena products do you use?

 

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

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: abdul wahab ameth, Simon Andrews, Chandra Anujan, Avinash Badial, Rakesh bodar, Todd Caldwell, Jeffry Hutton, Jeff Mason, Matthew Mazzarella, Petr Mitrofanov, Mulalo Mulovhedzi, Prabakaran N, Evan Nelson, Michael Pauken, Subrata Poddar, Pak Hung Tang, Thao Tran, and Mohammed Zuhair

 

Quote

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

Herman Melville

 

Day

Today, November 20th is National Absurdity Day, which one could say is a little you know, absurd. Observed annually, the day was initiated as a day to remember and share some of the entirely off the wall and ridiculous things in history, our country and our lives. It’s also a day to something fun, and of course, absurd to celebrate. What is the most absurd thing you remember and/or have done?  

 

Did You Know

Our professional lives were dramatically changed 32 years ago on this day: November 20, 1985. After being announced two years prior, the first version of Microsoft Windows 1.0 was shipped. Originally slated for shipment in April 1984, Windows was being accused of being “vaporware” by skeptics. Unfortunately, Windows 1.0 was generally considered too slow to be usable due to the high demands of PC technology. It wasn’t until Windows 3 that the operating system began to generate significant sales for Microsoft.

 

Today, Microsoft Windows global market share for operating systems on desktop computers is 85%. (source)

 

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Welcome to a new week!! Just in case you missed it, we have a new event to add to the calendar: Solving the Scale Challenge at the Network Edge. We hope to see you there. 

 

This is also the last week to join our current I Love Acronym challenge, so share what CES represents in telecom at: I Love Acronyms: CES

 

Now, here are your highlights of what happened around the community last week. 

 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Andrey Antoni, Christopher Blackstone, Safari Bushayija, Brent Engelhardt, Robert Fonte, Ryan Holden, Brandon Holt, Masato Ito, Andy Keating, Muhammad Khan, Łukasz Kiliszek, Frans Legdeur, Kim Nguyen, Juan Carlos Oviedo, Jerre Place, Pratheeba R, Dalya sadeldin, Takahiro Sasaki, and Edward Warren

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What Ciena products do you use?

 

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

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Ashish Batajoo, eric breitfeller, Donald Cox, Adam Dunstan, Arnold Guillen, Sekar Jaiganesh, Areej Kavil Valappil, sarath kumar, Amal Mathew, Gabriel Motta, Udaya Nagandla, Giancarlo Navarro, Amaranto Neto, Anil Purohit, David Quiroz, ABDUL RAVOOF, john schroeder, Randy Schumacher, and Jakkapong Threeraprasert

 

Quote

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

Thomas A. Edison

 

Day

Today, November 13th is World Kindness Day, a day to to be, and spread, kindness. Studies show that when others observe kindness, they’re more likely to carry out an act of kindness too. To observe World Kindness Day, make an even bigger effort to be kind and try to get caught in the act to help encourage others. 

 

Did You Know

That on November 11, 1973 that Ethernet was born. Invented by Robert Metcalfe and David Boggs, an Ethernet network functioned for the first time. Some say that Ethernet was born on May 22, 1973 when Metcalfe circulated a memo containing the schematic of how it worked and marking the first time the Ethernet appears as a word. But, Boggs disagrees and identified November 11, 1973 as it was the first day the system actually functioned. Happy birthday, Ethernet! 

 

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Today, we’re launching the Ciena Community’s first content and programming survey. The goal of the survey is get a sense of:

 

  • What Ciena products you use and support?
  • What information you’d like to see in the community?
  • How you like to consume content and learn?
  • How you would like to engage with other members of the community and Ciena SMEs?

 

Your input will directly affect all members of the community and help us improve the community to make your use of the it more successful and rewarding.

 

We invite all of you to participate in the survey (and/or share your comments below) to share your feedback.

 

Click here to start the survey.

 

Thank you in advance for your time and participation.

I hope you all had an excellent weekend and a warm start to November. It has been a rather busy fall for us, but this weekend was pleasantly quiet and it was a nice, relaxing couple of days. How was your weekend? 

 

As we plan what we're going to accomplish this week, here are several things to add to your plans and get involved:

 

Now, here are your highlights of what happened around the community last week. 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Mohammed Arif, Christos Batzios, Boris Borodach, Todd Caine, Suresh ChV, Ingrid Cornelilssen, Radoslaw Czaja, Todd Houser, Jimmy Johnson, Lakshman Kularatna, Arun Kumar, Brian LaCroix, Pankaj Mittal, Binu Nadarajan, Joshua Rouse, Hartanto Santo, Raj Siddannanavara, Dimitris Symeonidis, Nirmalkumar T, KEI TAKESHITA, and Val Zabel

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What Ciena products do you use?

 

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

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Dmitry Amelichkin, Dave Anderson, Imran Azimi, Jigar Chheda, Steve DesRochers, John Grinwis, Mark Hapner, Aaron Hudson, Jorma Ikäheimo, Ratko Kovacina, Rohit Kunjappa, Edwin Lewzey, David Narraway, Vjeran Peroš, Simon Reap, William Stanton, Glenn Stern, and Craig Whetstone

 

Quote

Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.

Yoda

 

Day

This Wednesday, November 8th, is National S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. Day. It is a day meant to inspire children to explore or pursue their interests in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. To celebrate, schedule time to share what you do with the children in your life or plan a fun S.T.E.A.M. activity, volunteer for a local program to educate children on telecommunications technology, or donate to a local school S.T.E.A.M. program.

 

Did You Know

That on November 5, 2007 Google introduced the Android platform, its mobile OS for cell phones based on a modified version of the Linux operating system. Nearly a year later, September 2008, the first Android phone would ship. Today, the Android OS market share worldwide is 85% (source)

 

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Our newest member to go under the Member Spotlight is Austin Carr. His brother may tell you that he's an undercover agent, but he's actually the NOC Manager at Uniti Fiber. Austin has been a member since October 2016 and you can most often find him in our Packet Networking forum. 

 

Get to know a little more about Austin in his Member Spotlight interview below and then ask him questions on loops, testing, configs, best practices for CESD and OneControl in the comments. Don't forget to also connect with him through follow on his profile

 

1. What is your current role? How did you get started in the industry?

I am currently the NOC Manager at Uniti Fiber, is a leading provider of infrastructure solutions, including cell site backhaul and small cell for wireless operators, and Ethernet, Wavelengths and Dark Fiber for telecom carriers and enterprises.

 

My entry into the industry started many years ago when I joined the military. My job and experiences in the military helped me discover and refine a love for both technology and people that lead me to the industry, company, and position I am in today.

 

2. What your favorite sources of information to do your job? 

Reading, training, certifications, and community discussion boards are a significant source of information when it comes to my job. Frequently researching and posting on discussion boards has often helped me find the direction needed to complete a task or overcome a hurdle. However, people I work with (both inside and outside my company) have been a major source of information. Colleagues’ experience and knowledge has been invaluable over the years.

 

3. What projects or initiatives are you looking forward to working on this year, or you're most proud of accomplishing in the past?

Over the past year we rolled out the Ciena 8700s in several major markets and completed converted an entire school system of 52 sites off of another vendor onto Ciena CESD products. The school’s network has been extremely stable since making the move and the school board has been very happy with the service provided.

In the coming year, we are working on merging five companies into one due to some recent acquisitions by Uniti Fiber. This will be a significant challenge which I am both excited about and anxious to take on. I feel like we are about to climb a major mountain and I eager to take on the challenge.

 

4. If we ask your family and friends, what would they say you do at work?

One friend would say I am working on and in the Matrix. The first time he saw me working at my computer he couldn’t believe what he saw…I was simply in the CLI of a switch looking at the code, but he thought it was impressive.

 

My wife would say she doesn’t know what I do at work. She just knows I work in the field of technology and have a facility that kind of looks like a NASA center with all the big screen TVs.

 

My brother thinks I am an undercover agent and my job is my cover.

 

5. What are some of the topics that you're most interested in discussing in the community?

Security and SDN of NFV are the hot topics I am tracking. However, I’d like to continue to see some discussions of basic Ciena functions and underlying philosophy in the community. The community has been a great resource to simply learn and understand how Ciena’s OS works. I’d also like to see continued discussion of learning and how to keep learning on Ciena’s line.

 

6. What should Ciena Community members ask you about? 

Loops, testing, configs, best practices for CESD are all areas I’ve grown in and may be able to help with. I’ve also learned a good bit about OneControl and how to implement OneControl in a network.

 

7. What else would you like people to know about you?

I have loved and been fascinated about technology from day one. It’s something that I have always been interested in as long as I can remember. However, I also grew up loving people and being an extravert. One of my degrees is in psychology which has helped me tremendously when working with people in the field of telecom and technology. I love what I do day in and day out and I enjoy helping others if I can be of help.

 

 

Thank you for being a member and going under the member spotlight, Austin! 

Here are your highlights of what happened around the community last week... 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: James Blessing, Jean-Francois Drouin, Massimiliano Falsiroli, Matt J, Hrishikesh Joshi, Vivek Kamath, Surender Kumar, Trirong Phuyathip, Waclaw Pompka, Luca Rinaldi, and Mazyar Zarrabi

 

We're glad you're all here and look forward to hearing from you! What Ciena products do you use?

 

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Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Michael Barnes, Jorge Castro, Hrvoje Cvetkovic, Susan Koleff, Ihab Mahna, Richard Miyares, Patrick Py, and don sawle

 

Quote

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Henry Ford

 

Day

This may be a bit of an obvious, but tomorrow, Tuesday, October 31st is: Halloween! Not only is Tuesday Halloween, it is also National Knock-Knock Jokes Day. What is your favorite knock-knock joke? Dust if off and share it with the community in the comments below, or you’re welcome to add it our list of engineering jokes, if it is engineering or telecom related.

 

Did You Know

That yesterday, Saturday, October 29, 1969, the first message on the internet was transmitted. An UCLA student, Charley Kline, attempted to send the text “login” over the first link on the ARPANET to a computer at the Stanford Research Institute. The system crashed after the first two letters were entered, so the first internet message was, “lo”. However, after recovering from the crash approximately an hour later, the full text “login” was successfully sent. 

 

 

Have a great week and keep networking!