BrandPost: Analysys Mason Case Study of Windstream: Intelligent Multi-layer/Multi-domain Network Automation with SDN

BrandPost: Analysys Mason Case Study of Windstream: Intelligent Multi-layer/Multi-domain Network Automation with SDN

Windstream made its SDN move by implementing Ciena’s Blue Planet to automate how it delivers wavelength services across its multi-vendor optical network — setting the stage for the provider to virtualize network functions to enhance service activation and delivery times. Operational efficiency and customer experience are crucial to Windstream’s success in the USA, but its heterogeneous network footprint can make network service provisioning and device configuration complex and costly. Building a programmable SDN-based network with Ciena’s Blue Planet software is helping Windstream simplify operations, move to DevOps-centric processes, and create an extensible platform for new services.

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