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Ciena Blue Planet: network automation and orchestration

Dana Cooperson Research Director

"Ciena has articulated and is executing a clear, consistent strategy and approach to building its Blue Planet software and services business, which has a network automation and NFV/SDN focus."

Ciena moved the majority of its software business to a separate Blue Planet subsidiary in November 2018 in recognition that different strategies and tactics are required to scale its software business than for its traditional infrastructure business. This profile provides an overview of Ciena’s software and services market financials along with the Blue Planet strategy.

This company profile provides:

  • a company summary
  • analysis of the company's strategic direction
  • an overview of significant customers and acquisitions
  • analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.