Community Happenings: Week Ending 8/4

Blog Post created by hausmus Employee on Aug 7, 2017

Our current “What Is” discussion on NFV is coming to an end this Thursday, so now is the time to join if you have questions on the topic, want to share your experiences or plans for NFV, or how you’d like to learn more about the topic. Join the conversation at: How would you rate your organizations adoption of NFV? 


Now, here is an overview on what happened in the community and beyond last week. We welcome you to post a comment to welcome new members or click an open question to help another member by sharing your experiences to help or even that you have the same question.




Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Syed Ghazanfar Abbas, Kazi Tanvir Ahamed, Christopher Baleta, John Boyce, Wayne Freeman, Umair Hafiz, Dennis Hock, Donald Jarmon, Rajith Medagani, Dane Miller, Jonathan Nakandala, Rodney Narazzaki, Roger Nelson, Thierry Royer, emmanuel sarris, Erik Sips, Richard Stallard, Antxon Urrutia, and Ben Wallerstein


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:


In terms of the most popular question in the community based on likes and responses:


Browse all open and answered questions


I Love Acronyms

Test your telecom acronym knowledge by joining our new I Love Acronyms challenge. Our new acronym is:




To join the challenge, share what CODEC represents in a comment at: I Love Acronyms: CODEC. 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!!


Thank you for everyone that participated in our last challenge: I Love Acronyms: B/P. The winner of the challenge for posting the correct answer first is: Darcy Buskrmolen. We had a lot of great create answers on this one, so this was a little tough, but the most creative answer goes to: Mike Keim. Shout outs for participating go to: Manmeet Layal, Chelsi Doyle, Hari Pabbati, Leonardo Jose Yepez, and Daljeet Singh.


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 discussion.


In Telecom News

  • What Happens When Quantum Physics Meets Cryptography?: As the world moves closer to turning the theory of quantum computing into a reality, research and development in cryptography is underway that could radically change encryption and network security. Ciena’s Paulina Gomez explains. Read more.
  • Get Ready for Generation ‘Z’: Are you ready for Generation Z? Born between 1995 and 2012, this generation has their own way of doings things and of consuming content online. Ciena's Wayne Hickey explains these generational differences and how you can modernize your network assets to bridge the generation gap. Read more.
  • Smart Transit: Moving Beyond Points A and B: From on-board Wi-Fi to in-transit shopping and ride services, the smart rail experience of the future is a fully integrated experience and a major win for passengers. But it needs the right network to make it go. Ciena’s Daniele Loffreda explains. Read more.

More News:

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  • Why Playing Leapfrog Could Be The Best Thing to Happen in India LinkedIn
  • Making smart cities a smarter way Network World
  • Q2 2017 results reveal cloud infrastructure growth of 47% Capacity
  • Fiber in Utility Networks: it may not be as secure as you may think Energy Central
  • Why the math on DOCSIS 3.1 is leading some operators to go full fiber Fierce Cable


Of The Week


Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Samuel Bartel, Maud D'Agostini, Alfred H. G. Dahl, John Eckl, Shashidhar HP, Thomas Kastner, Jeroen Krosse, Jean Philippe Krysaniac, Alfredo Lopez, Andrew Osmond, paul parhum, Alan Skilowitz, Eric van Vliet, and Michael Voity



Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories. 

Laurie Anderson



This week we have a few fun days, tomorrow is National Happiness Happens Day and National Frozen Custard Day. Then, we have National Book Lovers Day on Wednesday, followed by National Lazy Day on Thursday. So, this week get some frozen custard and be happy, grab a book and begin reading in your favorite spot, and be a little lazy and by putting off a chore for another day.


Did You Know

That today in 1944, IBM presented Harvard University their Automatic Controlled Calculator (ASCC)?  The ASCC, an electro-mechanical computer created by Howard H. Aiken and built by IBM, was renamed the Harvard Mark I and was the first large-scale digital calculator ever built and served to create interest for more and better computing machines. 


Keep networking!