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WAN Automation - The Time Is Now
Date / Time: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 11:00 a.m. New York/ 4:00 p.m. London
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Sterling Perrin, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

Abel Tong, Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Ciena’s Blue Planet Division

New users bring new applications with expectations of more bandwidth on-demand and the need for new network services. Operators need to respond quickly, incorporating new technologies and capabilities. As such, networks are becoming bigger, and operating the network is becoming more complex.

The idea of network automation is not new. However, new SDN-based approaches make automation provisioning across multi-vendor optical, packet and MPLS networks easier and more powerful than it has ever been in the past.

An automated WAN provides a programmable foundation that simplifies service providers' ability to transform and offer new virtualized, on-demand services. The time is now.

Join Ciena and Heavy Reading for this one-hour webinar to learn more about:

  • Key trends in SDN and NFV driving operators to adopt WAN automation
  • The critical role of multi-domain service orchestration in enabling WAN optimization
  • The rising role of DevOps and community-based software development
  • How to simplify and accelerate processes through model-driven templating
  • Use cases for WAN automation optical (layer 0), Ethernet (layer 2) and IP (layer 3) networks and services



 

Sterling Perrin, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
Sterling has more than 15 years' experience in telecommunications as an industry analyst and journalist. His coverage area at Heavy Reading is optical networking, including packet-optical transport. He also authors Heavy Reading's Packet-Enabled Optical Networking Market Tracker and Next-Gen Core Packet-Optical Market Tracker. Sterling joined Heavy Reading after five years at IDC, where he served as lead optical networks analyst, responsible for the firm's optical networking subscription research and custom consulting activities.

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Abel Tong, Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Ciena’s Blue Planet Division
Abel Tong is responsible for helping to transform networks through the application of SDN and NFV to deliver value and create new services and to simplify network operations for Ciena’s customers. He has more than 15 years of networking and telecommunications systems experience and has been an active blogger, speaker and thought leader in the industry. He joined Ciena through the acquisition of Cyan. Prior to Cyan, Abel ran marketing for Omnitron and led the launch of several Carrier Ethernet products. He has also held positions at Aktino, Calix, ADC and Pairgain and is a long-time contributor to the MEF. He leads MEF's Project UNITE and is a member of Open Cloud Connect, Open Daylight and the Open Networking Foundation.

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