Happy Monday!! I hope you had a great weekend. Today, we start a new month, May. What is a personal or professional goal you’re looking to achieve by May 31, 2017?
Here’s a highlight of what happened last week in the community, and around.
Hello and Welcome
Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Sam Abdin, Chanchal Ahuja, Christian Alvarez, Berardo Bonaduce, Vijaykumar Chadachan, Sreenivasa Reddy Chinnannagari, Diego Elberger, Ashutosh Gupta, Amarnath Halesh, Darran Howkins, Jan Huijs, Shani Ibrahim, Rahul Jain, Jeremy Johns, Lee Kimmet, Gueissaz Marie-Blanche, Chitresh Markanda, John Martino, Maximiliano Moressi, Vamshi Namilikonda, Prakash R, U S Rao, Werner Schneider, Shaden Shorrosh, Ed Ullrich and Heri Widjojo.
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: Introduce yourself: What Ciena products do you use?
Share Your Experiences
Check out our open questions and share your expertise to help an industry colleague find a solution:
- GFP Extended Header Mismatch
- OM6200 MS-SPRing synchronization
- OME6500 can't pass traffic
- What are your experiences with using Z-series & 6500/5400 hardware on same network?
- I am having issues installing OneControl Client 6.1 on Windows 8.1 laptop?
- Please explain me errors descriptions
- 6.16 vs. 6.15?
- G.8032 best practice?
- RAPs over EOS (Ethernet over SONET)
- Supermux mapping preference
- Accedian Test on Reflector
Have a question? Find your forum and ask the community.
Popular and Noteworthy
Our most popular answered questions based on your views last were:
- 6500-14 power options
- how to get OME6110 ip with known MAC or HW address
- 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.
- How to restart OME61XX nodes using CLI ?
- OM3500 EOL
Other noteworthy posts throughout the community include:
- 6500 Release 11.6 Available
- When you want to give feedback on your experience with a vendor what is your preferred approach?
- Ciena Recognized as 2020 Women on Boards Winning ‘W’ Company in 2016
- Enabling Programmable Media and Video Distribution Networks
I Love Acronyms
We have a new acronym challenge for all of you! Our new acronym is:
To join the challenge, post what HSN represents in a comment at: I Love Acronyms: May 1, 2017. 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!!
In Telecom News
Don’t be Fooled: Utility Fiber Outside the Substation Isn’t as Safe as You Think: Many utility CIOs do not fully appreciate the fact that, once data leaves the substation or data center, it is basically outside of their control. Ciena's Mitch Simcoe details how in-flight data can be hacked and what you can do to protect it in this Network Insights article.
Celebrating 60 Years of Protecting Submarine Cables: The International Cable Protection Committee plays a critical role in protecting the world's subsea cable networks, and it's about to celebrate 60 years. Learn more about the organization you should get to know better in this article from Ciena's Brian Lavallée.
3 R&E Network Innovations Changing Lives for the Greater Good: Ciena's Renee Reinke highlights three developing network innovations that are enabling the R&E community to make a meaningful impact by facilitating collaboration of students, educators and scientists across the globe to further education and research. Read the article.
AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform: What we learned from tech earnings: A look at some of the key cloud takeaways from the earnings reports of Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet on ZDnet. Learn more.
Ransomware up 50% in a year, warns Verizon security report: Organised criminal groups have increased their use of ransomware to extort money by 50% compared with a year ago, according to Verizon. Read more on Capacity Media.
Internet firms are winding up for a fight on net neutrality: “Internet companies are readying for a showdown with telecoms and a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: Net neutrality.” Learn more on CNBC.
Shout-outs this week go to...
- Sheanon Summers for the correct answer to our I Love Acronyms: April 17, 2017 challenge. COBRA represents Copper and Optical Broadband Remote Access. Join our new challenge at: I Love Acronyms: May 1, 2017.
- Tom Engels and Chris O'Rourke for sharing their 2017 networks and tech predictions. Find them at What are your predictions for networks and tech in 2017?
- Jeff Wilde, Jeremy Johns and Jihwan Yuk for asking their first questions in the community.
Of The Week
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
This Thursday, May 4th, we celebrate two important days:
- World Password Day: Celebrated on the first Thursday of May each year, it is a celebration to promote better passwords habits. Do you have an old password to change or can you turn on two-way authentication for your important accounts?
- National Star Wars Day: “May the Fourth Be With You” this Thursday.
Did You Know
That on May 3, 1978 the first ever spam email was sent. Gary Thuerk, a marketer for the Digital Equipment Corporation, sent an email to 400 of the 2,600 people on ARPAnet selling information about open houses where people could check out the computers, which understandably annoyed many people.
However, the very first spam may actually go back to as early as 1864 when people sent unsolicited commercial telegraphs
Have a great week and keep networking! I look forward to hearing from you.