Ciena Intros DevOps Toolkit to Speed Up Delivery of On-Demand Virtualized Services

Ciena Intros DevOps Toolkit to Speed Up Delivery of On-Demand Virtualized Services Image Credit: Ciena

Ciena, Tuesday unveiled a new enhancement to its Blue Planet network and service orchestration platform that will give network operators a powerful DevOps-style approach that speeds up the creation and delivery of new on-demand, virtualized services within their SDN and NFV enabled networks.

Ciena’s Blue Planet DevOps Toolkit features a set of software development tools that can be utilized by network operators’ in-house personnel, and in collaboration with ecosystem partners, to modify new services and add new virtual and physical network resources more quickly and easily. It promises a number of benefits to Ciena customers, including reduced operational costs, less network complexity and a level of service programmability that was previously unachievable. 

Ciena said that with the Blue Planet DevOps Toolkit, network operators can utilize their own product development, IT and network operations teams to collaborate in the creation and on-boarding of new virtual network functions (VNFs) such as virtual firewalls, physical network domains such as Layer 2 metro networks, and virtual domains such as a third party cloud, and ultimately deploy these resources as components of new service offerings.

Ciena claims that the DevOps Toolkit is being utilized by a number of leading global network operators today.

Dana Cooperson, Research Director, Analysys Mason
Network providers are increasingly competing as digital service providers, not simply communications service providers, in the wider digital economy. As a result, they strive to improve network operations and service creation and launch by shifting to a more nimble DevOps approach. 

Kevin Sheehan, Vice President, Global Customer Operations, Blue Planet Division, Ciena
Ciena is leading this revolution and our Blue Planet DevOps Toolkit allows network operators to integrate their IT, product development and operations to create an interconnected ecosystem that reduces the time required to offer new services and quickly adapt their network to changing market needs.”- 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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