Ciena Completes Acquisition of Packet Design
Ciena has officially completed the acquisition of Packet Design. Rick Hamilton, SVP of Global Software and Services at Ciena, details how the integration of these new capabilities into our Blue Planet portfolio will help our customers in their path to the Adaptive Network.
Today I had the privilege of welcoming the Packet Design team into the Ciena family, following our May 31st announcement to acquire the company. On July 2, we officially completed the acquisition, bringing the Packet Design network performance management software and critical IP expertise into Ciena’s industry-leading Blue Planet software portfolio.
This move helps accelerate our intelligent automation software strategy. With the integration of Packet Design’s capabilities, Blue Planet is now the only network automation platform that provides multi-domain, multi-vendor, and multi-layer support across Layers 0-3 of the network, giving us the broadest range of closed-loop automation capabilities in the market.
This is a path our customers are asking us to take with them as they look to realize the vision of the Adaptive Network – a network that is capable of self-optimizing and self-healing, that is more efficient, and facilitates faster time-to-market for new services.