Community Happenings: 3916, 4200, Intelligent Automation, National Online Learning Day & More

Blog Post created by hausmus Employee on Sep 11, 2017

Hello, I help you’re doing well!! I took a couple days off last week, so we didn’t have a Community Happenings but we’re now back to our regularly scheduled programming. 


We've had a lot of new in the community that I'm especially excited about sharing with you, but I'd love to hear your feedback. Please share your thoughts, or question, on the login/registration, homepage or layout of Blue Planet DevOps Exchange in the comments below or you're welcome send me a private note


Here is your guide to what happened around the community, and beyond, last two weeks.




Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome:  Emmanuel Ankutse, Nate Bensimon, Mark Blum, Demetrice Britton, Thomas Cheminel, mokhamad trihandoyo iryanto, Bobby Johnson, keiichi kira, vincent knott, william little, Bradley Matteson, chris morgan, Mario Munoz, Dennis OBrien, Jing Ping Peck, Steven Shirvill, Stewart Sim, Rushil Singh, Douglas Tocci, Edward Weltin, and johnny yap


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 the following:


Browse all open and answered questions


Other discussions, polls and resources you may want to check out include:


I Love Acronyms

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




To join the challenge, share what EJB represents in a comment at: I Love Acronyms: EJB. 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 to Chris and Chelsi for having the correct answer to I Love Acronyms: DACS challenge. The answer we had in mind was Digital Access and Cross-Connect System, but they're correct that is also means Digital Access Carrier System. Thank you to Edward for sharing what the acronym represented at one company. Chris is maintaining his presence at the top of the 2017 I Love Acronyms Leaderboard by earning the first and most creative answer this time. Thank you all for playing!! 


What Is: Submarine Networking

How has the evolution to Open Submarine Networks (Coherent Optics, Open APIs and SDN) impacted your role in building and managing submarine networks?  Learn more in this Chalk Talk and then join the discussion to ask your questions on submarine networking or share your role has been impacted.


In Telecom News

  • Why Packet/OTN Switching is making its way into metro enterprises: Once just a technology for big service provider networks, Packet/OTN Switching is now making its way into Enterprise Metro networks. Ciena's Paulina Gomez explains why. Read more.
  • Is it time to Speed up Packet Delay: Faster broadband connections are the cure for packet delay right? Not necessarily, says Ciena's Wayne Hickey, who details the many factors that can introduce latency into a network. Read more.
  • How to ensure your Network Analytics Solution Can Drive Intelligent Automation: Big Data Analytics promise to enable a more intelligent and automated network infrastructure. But if that's the goal, what features and attributes are key when considering an intelligent automation solution? Ciena's Mina Paik has the details. Read more.


More News:

  • Ciena says TE Subcom relationship is raising its submarine cable profile FierceTelecom

  • Unlimited drives 2X increase in mobile data consumption, but 5G outlook still cloudy: Chetan Sharma FierceWireless

  • Report: AR/VR Headset Sales Jump 25.5% Over Last Year telecompetitor

  • US and Caribbean telcos braced for more hurricanes after Harvey horror Capacity Media

  • Google gives enterprises a private on-ramp to its cloud TechCrunch


Of The Week


Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Loukmane BahYari, rob bramall, Isaac Christoffersen, David Claiborne, Michael Clark, Damon Ennis, Steve Gable, Tony Gates, Brian Hadnot, Johan Henæs, Ryan Ketner, Kevin Levesque, Leonard Liao, Taylor Mashburn, Brian Matt, Michael Milan, Rob Moore, Takefumi Nishimura, Dave Olsen, David Purkey, Ricardo Ramirez Lozano, Erich Stick, Fraser Street, Gilles Tondini, Herbert Trainor, Bhuvan Vengainathan, Darren White, and Brandon Whitlatch



Thank you to Paul, Edward, Frederick, Phil, Chelsi, and Vladimir for sharing their experiences and helping answer questions. 


Congratulations to Kazi Tanvir for completing the Ready. Set. Go quest recently. 


Lastly, thank you to Phil for also sharing his eclipse pictures - you can check them out in the comments on this post



Books may look like nothing more than words on a page, but they are actually an infinitely complex imaginotransference technology that translates odd, inky squiggles into pictures inside your head.
Jasper Fforde



This Friday, September 15th is National Online Learning Day. There are a couple ways to celebrate:

  1. Reserve time on your calendar to complete one, or more, Ciena Discover Series courses.
  2. Share what you learned in that online course in our weekly This Week I Learned thread.


Did You Know

That on September 9, 1945, the first computer “bug” was found? Operators of the Harvard Mark II found a month trapped in a panel. The actual bug is taped to their troubleshooting log where it is noted that: “first actual case of bug being found.” This was the first time the term “debug” was used.


Have a great week and keep networking! I look forward to hearing from you.