Hello Ciena Community! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and kicked off a great week. Have any vacation plans coming up? Going anywhere fun? I’m looking forward to an upcoming trip to Florida to visit family. You?
Here is an overview of what happened last week in the community and beyond, so you stay informed and find opportunities to share your experiences, feedback and knowledge.
Don't forget to mark your calendar tomorrow, May 23rd, at 11AM ET, for the The Essentials of NFV and SDN for Service Providers webinar too!! Register here to reserve your spot.
Hello and Welcome
Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Aaron Ackerman, Russell Arp, Benjamin Bachelart, Thilo Bangert, Michelle Brown, Nassef Essalhi, Jan Gritter, Abbas Kanos, Eric Lecoq, George Lesak, Zili Liu, Deepika Nath, Virendra Soni, Marcel Stalling, and Don Tanchin.
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:
- 100G interoperability between 8700 and Infinera XTM
- how can i pull Network Trail, WSS Statistics and Flow Point Inventory using API
- ILAN Port - Does this allow an active/active setup for 2 6500s in the same site?
- Saos 7x Egress Port Scheduler?
- Fibre channel on 6500
- GFP Extended Header Mismatch
- What are your experiences with using Z-series & 6500/5400 hardware on same network?
- Please explain me errors descriptions
- 6.16 vs. 6.15?
- Supermux mapping preference
- Accedian Test on Reflector
- OME6500 and third-party RADIUS server
Have a question? Find your forum and ask the community.
Popular and Noteworthy
Our most popular answered questions based on your views last were:
- Re: G.8032 failed to reroute
- 6500-14 power options
- Ciena 3916 Configuration
- Configuration of Ciena 3930
- Blue Planet MCP Technical Documentation
- 3930 Vlan configuration guide
I Love Acronyms
We have a new acronym challenge for all of you! Our new acronym is:
To join the challenge, post what HBOS represents in a comment at: I Love Acronyms: HBOS. 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: SDN
- Why do you think SDN is needed?
- What do you think the greatest advantage of SDN is to your organization?
- How would you explain SDN to someone with no knowledge of technology?
Learn more about SDN by watching our new Chalk Talk and join Chris by sharing what it means to your role in telecommunications at: Why is SDN needed?
In Telecom News
Up your IQ: Top 3 signs it’s time to deploy SDN and NFV: Get up-to-speed on the Essentials of NFV and SDN with two experts from Ciena's Blue Planet team this Tuesday, May 23rd at 11AM ET, and in addition you'll get a free copy of our latest eBook: An NFV and SDN Guide for Carriers and Service Providers. Learn more.
Getting Ahead of the NFV Complexity Curve with Advanced Visualization: One of the concerns of moving to NFV is that the service delivery model can be more complex than traditional hardware-based networks. ETSI's NFV Release 2 specifications aim to address this by introducing a number of advances designed to improve overall interoperability and operationalization. Kevin Wade details how this crucial effort laid the groundwork for Ciena’s introduction of the new NFV service visualization features in Blue Planet orchestration. Read more.
Three Takeaways from the Content Delivery Summit: Last week the content delivery industry gathered at the Hilton in NYC for the Content Delivery Summit to learn what’s new in media delivery infrastructure. This one-day conference, developed and chaired by Dan Rayburn, brings together carriers, telcos, ISPs, and premium content owners for a detailed look at the technology and platforms being used to deliver and accelerate web content. So what were the hot topics on the minds of attendees? Susan Friedman shares them on Network Insights. Check them out.
Northern Europe Goes Dark, and It’s a Good Thing: Eastern Light is a Swedish-based company that aims to change how bandwidth is carried around Northern Europe, a hotbed of data center activity, by offering long-haul international dark fiber networks. Learn more from Brian Lavallee.
Why TLS/SSL encryption techniques are not enough and still expose you to hacking threats: If your in-flight data encryption strategy relies on TLS and SSL, you may not be as secure as you think. That's because these techniques don't encrypt all the data being being transferred, exposing a vulnerable gap within your security strategy. Paulina Gomez details what you can do. Read more.
- Smart Cities are Lining Up for a Slice
Of The Week
Happy memberversary to the following members for celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community with us last week and this week: Ayman Alghamdi, Robert Amrein, Wylie Arnett, Francis Asselin, Tim Bigham, Ryan Boulds, Alain Brouillette, Franklin Cabral, Randy Chamberlain, Michael DeMatteis, Hui Ding, Justin Donovan, Omar Graterol, Dean Heinen, Allan Hull, Fred Jackson, Jeremy Johnson, Ron Landry, Hulon Lee, Junshan Li, Roberto Mendoza, Jason Milliser, Scott Montgomery, Nam Tuan Nguyen, Juan Ramos, Jack Rickard, Joe Salame, Rudy Soto, Roy Turner, Andy Urquhart, and Adam Wild. Thanks for being members!
It's not a faith in technology. It's faith in people.
On Wednesday, May 24th, Samuel Morse tapped out the first telegraph message in 1844.
Did You Know
That last month marked forty years since the first fibre optic link in the world was installed? In April 1977, a link was commissioned between Hitchin and Stevenage and laid the groundwork for the infrastructure today that supports video streaming and many other modern conveniences, such as text, music and images, transferred around the world in seconds. Learn more.
Have a "Did You Know" fact that you'd like share with the community? Post is as a comment below.
Have a great week and keep networking! I look forward to hearing from you.