Community Happenings: Week Ending 7/21

Blog Post created by hausmus Employee on Jul 24, 2017

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: Ivan 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: 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 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



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:




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: 2017 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


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



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

Orson Scott Card



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.