Blue Planet helps service providers transform and grow their business by accelerating the delivery of on-demand services, while reducing costs through automation. Deployed in production networks by service providers worldwide, Blue Planet provides integrated network intelligence within an open architecture, to simplify network operations, drive smarter business decisions and elevate the customer experience.
|Category||NFV Orchestration, Management, including Service Orchestration|
|Managment and Orchestration Functions||End-to-end Service and LSO, NFV-centric telco cloud orchestration, NFV Orchestrator and VNF Manager|
The Blue Planet platform provides a powerful combination of orchestration, management and analytics capabilities for end-to-end intelligent automation and operational agility. Blue Planet’s industry-leading SDN/NFV orchestration capabilities help automate and virtualize network services across physical and virtual domains to reduce operational costs by abstracting network complexity. Blue Planet drives competitive advantage through previously unachievable levels of service programmability.
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Blue Planet has been deployed in production networks with customers like Orange Business Services, CenturyLink and Windstream, enabling them to enhance their services. For example, Orange is now able to automate delivery of on-demand, NFV-based services, while CenturyLink has combined automated Carrier Ethernet provisioning with NFV-based value-added services. Windstream has improved service velocity delivering 1/10/100G wave services across a nationwide multi-vendor optical network.
|Key Customers||As of Q1 2017, Ciena has 20 Blue Planet customers. In addition to named customers above, the list includes: Regional subsidiary of global Tier 1 service provider; two global service providers; global data center and cloud provider; Tier 1 US cable MSO; Tier 2 US CLEC/RLEC; Tier 1 Middle Eastern carrier.|
|Industry Standards Participation||ETSI NFV ISG, OPNFV, MEF, OpenStack Foundation, Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP), TM Forum, OASIS and Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP)|
|Linux Foundation Projects||CORD, OpenDaylight, ONOS and Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP)|
|Supported VIMs||OpenStack and VMware vRealize/vCAC/vCD|
|NFVI or VNF Integration||Blue Planet supports a large number of different VNFs and different VNF licensing schemes. We support security solutions, including virtual firewall, routing, SD-WAN, CDN and other virtualized solutions. See a full list of Blue Orbit partners at: http://www.blueplanet.com/ecosystem|