Ciena exec: Openness is the next phase in networking

09/23/2013 | Light Reading

Ethernet technology and other open standards will soon be having dramatic effects on network infrastructure, according to Steve Alexander, Ciena's senior vice president and chief technology officer. In a presentation at a New York conference next week, Alexander plans to say, "It's time to open up the network. If you look at what has been accomplished in the conventional IT space, there is open compute, open storage, but there really isn't open networking yet. It is time for connect, computer, and store to come together in all their glory of opening up to build a better programmable platform that people can build businesses on, that applications and services can be built on."

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