It’s an exciting time for the Blue Planet team here at Ciena as we recently introduced Blue Planet Analytics (BPA) to you.
BPA is built on Blue Planet’s open design and extensible micro-services-based architecture. It leverages the Blue Planet Resource Adapter (RA) technology to collect data from any source across the network, including multiple network vendors, layers and physical or virtual domains.
There are two parts to it —a robust and flexible software framework for collecting and normalizing data from across the network, and advanced upper-layer analytics applications designed to work with the framework in addressing specific business or operational concerns. This separation enables operators to shift their focus on business logic, rather than on infrastructure concerns.
By using BPA, network operators can quickly implement smart, data-driven network control through integration with actionable systems like Blue Planet Multi-Domain Service Orchestration or 3rd party systems.
Combined with orchestration, policy, and control, BPA also enables a path towards the autonomous networks of the future.
Go here to learn more about BPA's unique approach to enabling smart business decisions for network operators. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask them in the comments section below.\