Ciena's Blue Orbit Ecosystem Adds 30 Partners

Membership now at 64 for ecosystem designed to support multivendor deployments of NFV and SDN.

August 16, 2016

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HANOVER, Md. – Ciena has added 30 new organizations as members to its Blue Orbit Ecosystem focused on delivering applications and infrastructure platforms for real-world, multi-vendor software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) deployments. Blue Orbit now includes a total of 64 members, who are committed to supporting network operators’ ongoing transformation to open, programmable and virtualized networks.

Additionally, Ciena has expanded Blue Orbit to reflect a greater focus on collaboration between customers and ecosystem members by creating four distinct categories: Blue Orbit Community Member, DevOps Partner, Service Partner, and Technology Partner.

Some notable additions to Blue Orbit include: Akamai Technologies, the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services; Ammeon, a leading IT and Network transformation services company; Check Point Software Technologies, the largest network cyber security vendor globally; EMC, the world’s largest provider of data storage systems; Netrounds, a programmable test and service assurance provider; Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab), a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing tools and platforms and building open source communities to realize the full potential of SDN; and Sytel Reply, a leading consulting, systems integration and digital services company.

Ciena’s Blue Planet Division enables true end-to-end service orchestration and provides a leading network virtualization, orchestration, and management software suite.

Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN)

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