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Ovum ranks Ciena #1 worldwide in booming market for data center interconnect

Global analyst firm Ovum this morning unveiled new numbers on the rapidly growing market for data center interconnect (DCI), and sitting atop the list of equipment providers serving this market is Ciena. Ovum’s newest study is one of the first to take such a detailed look at the size, growth, and top equipment vendors for the DCI market. According to the report, overall global DCI revenues grew more than 16% in 2014, reaching $2.5 billion, a figure expected to climb to $4.2 billion by 2019. That strong growth makes data center interconnect one of the most hotly contested markets among today’s...
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The 8700 Strikes Again: Two New Innovation Awards for Ciena’s 8700 Platform

Ciena’s 8700 Packetwave Platform strikes again, back in the news after receiving two new industry innovation awards. That raises the total to five industry awards received since this new platform was unveiled last year to address the increasingly urgent service provider requirements for metro Ethernet aggregation and switching. Today the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards named Ciena’s 8700 Packetwave Platform its Product of the Year, while the Lightwave Innovation Awards has also just given it an impressive 4.5 (out of 5) star rating. It was only a few months ago that the 8700 took home the 2014 Fierce Innovation Award...
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OFC goes Metro: Observations from OFC 2015

If there was any doubt that metro 100G and data center interconnect (DCI) would be two of the hottest topics of 2015, that question was laid to rest this week at OFC 2015 in Los Angeles. Leading up to the conference, there had already been a raft of vendor announcements with gear and solutions targeted at the hotly contested markets – including Ciena’s web-scale unveiling last month that included two new coherent optical chipsets and an entirely new metro 100G architecture option. Then this week, Verizon created the biggest buzz of the show when it unveiled its long-awaited decision on which...
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