Ciena Corporation (ticker: CIEN, exchange: NASDAQ Global Select Market (.O))
News Release -
Ciena Announces Unique Fiber Locating Service to Address Growing Enterprise Connectivity Demands
LINTHICUM, Md., Apr 29, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Ciena(R) Corporation (NASDAQ:CIEN), the network specialist, today
announced its FiberFinder service, a unique fiber locating solution
powered by NEF, one of the nation's top telecommunications consulting
firms, which offers enterprises and carriers the ability to identify
available fiber resources while developing optimal network
Today's enterprises must ensure business continuity and disaster
recovery, expedite and enhance services, and enable closer
collaboration between geographically-dispersed locations - all while
reducing total cost of network ownership. These concerns have created
new challenges for IT departments looking for resilient and flexible
networks to support critical process improvements and new
bandwidth-intensive applications such as virtualization, LAN extension
and data replication.
In partnership with NEF, Ciena created a comprehensive service to
enable enterprises to cost-effectively address these evolving network
demands by reducing the fiber discovery and pricing lead times
inherent in locating optimal fiber connectivity solutions. Powered by
NEF's FiberLocator(TM), Ciena's FiberFinder leverages one of the
largest independent databases that catalogs millions of miles of U.S.
fiber optic networks covering more than 100 metro areas across the
country. With data and maps encompassing metro and long-haul fiber as
well as on-net locations, interconnects, LEC central offices and more,
FiberFinder offers customers a valuable guide of the available fiber
landscape to help achieve their connectivity needs.
"Together with Ciena, we're empowering organizations with
information that will save them time, effort and a tremendous amount
of money in sourcing and deploying a communications solution," said
Michael Murphy, president of NEF. "FiberFinder is a unique service
that provides enterprises the intelligence needed to design a
successful fiber network end-to-end."
"We're pleased to team with NEF to offer this level of network
intelligence to enterprises and carriers as they look to build
advanced communication infrastructures," said Ray Patalano, senior
manager, enterprise field marketing, Ciena. "With enhanced optical
networks gaining popularity among enterprise organizations in
addressing the burgeoning demand for increased bandwidth, higher
speeds and added security, Ciena and NEF are offering a turn-key
solution that reduces the research and implementation costs associated
with sourcing an optical network solution."
Ciena is a member of the Storage Networking Industry Association
and Wall Street Technology Association, and its solutions and services
help a variety of leading enterprises to create customized bandwidth
to fit connectivity requirements for emerging applications, data
replication and legacy traffic.
Ciena will showcase FiberFinder service demonstrations in booth
#2551 at Interop Las Vegas, April 29 - May 2 at the Mandalay Bay
Convention Center in Las Vegas. For more information on Ciena's
FiberFinder solution, visit www.ciena.com/fiberfinder.
NEF, Inc., is one of the nation's top telecommunications
consulting firms, offering 25 years of industry experience and a
proven methodology for providing its customers with the best networks,
information and pricing available. NEF can provide a broad spectrum of
products from dark fiber to high bandwidth, fully managed optical
services. Through their partners, NEF designs custom connectivity
solutions and provides access to over 80 fiber providers in 48 states,
3 million miles of metro and national fiber and over 80,000 lit
Ciena specializes in network transition. We provide the flexible
platforms, intelligent software and professional services to
build converged networks for enhanced services and applications. With
a growing global presence, Ciena leverages its heritage of practical
innovation to deliver maximum performance and economic value in
communications networks worldwide. For more information, visit
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