Community Happenings: Week Ending 7/28

Blog Post created by hausmus Employee on Jul 31, 2017

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: 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


I Love Acronyms

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




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


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



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

Simone Weil



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!