Ciena OPn - WP 3.2.6 A Secure and Verifiable Storage Cloud Architecture for Online Applications

Ciena, the network specialist, is collaborating with Universities and SMEs in Ontario and Québec in order to develop an ecosystem that accelerates advanced research and development activities in the fields of high-capacity optical transmission systems, software defined networks, business intelligence and process automation. A steady-state of over 50 Masters, PhD and Post-Doc students per year, supervised by 25 researchers from 9 universities and in close collaboration with 5 SMEs, is proposed.

Ciena OPn - WP 2.1.2 Advanced, Intelligent, Analytics Driven Apps for Software Defined and Functionally Virtualized Networks

Ciena, the network specialist, is collaborating with Universities and SMEs in Ontario and Québec in order to develop an ecosystem that accelerates advanced research and development activities in the fields of highcapacity optical transmission systems, software defined networks, business intelligence and process automation. A steady-state of over 50 Masters, PhD and Post-Doc students per year, supervised by 25 researchers from 9 universities and in close collaboration with 5 SMEs, is proposed.

Ciena OPn - WP 3.2.3 6500/CPL Network Virtualization

Ciena, the network specialist, is collaborating with Universities and SMEs in Ontario and Québec in order to develop an ecosystem that accelerates advanced research and development activities in the fields of high-capacity optical transmission systems, software defined networks, business intelligence and process automation. A steady-state of over 50 Masters, PhD and Post-Doc students per year, supervised by 25 researchers from 9 universities and in close collaboration with 5 SMEs, is proposed.

Development of design algorithms for WDM network modernization

The rapid technological evolution of telecommunication networks demands service providers to regularly update their technology, with the aim of remaining competitive in the marketplace. However, upgrading the technology in a network is not a trivial task. When modernizing a network, the existing infrastructure and network components need to be taken into account. The design exercise must not only take into consideration the overall desired functionality and capacity but also the existing network properties.

Development of algorithms for scheduling WDM network migrations

The rapid technological evolution of telecommunication networks demands service providers to regularly update their technology, with the aim of remaining competitive in the marketplace. However, upgrading the technology in a network is not a trivial task. New hardware components need to be installed in the network and during the installation, network connectivity may be temporary compromised.

Development of design algorithms for WDM software defined networks

New developments in optical networks management is allowing to control network with a higher degree of abstraction. Software defined networks aim at providing simple mechanisms to manage open interface between devices and equipment within the network and the software controlling them. Furthermore, managing networks using software allows adapting them to evolving traffic patterns and applications, dedicating bandwidth where it is needed.