2014 Network Connectivity Partner Program Guide



Ciena Corporation

Program: BizConnect

7035 Ridge Road
Hanover, MD, 21076, US
800-921-1144

URL:
http://www.ciena.com

Program URL:
http://www.ciena.com/partners

Program Description:
Ciena Corporation is the network specialist, offering leading network infrastructure solutions, intelligent software and a comprehensive services practice. Ciena leverages deep expertise in packet and optical networking and distributed software automation to deliver solutions in alignment with OPn, Ciena's approach for building next-generation networks. Ciena enables a high-scale, programmable infrastructure that can be controlled and adapted by network-level applications, and provide open interfaces to coordinate computing, storage and network resources in a unified, virtualized environment --attributes that are essential for supporting the next-generation of services, applications and performance required by today's end-users. With approximately 4,000 professionals working across the Americas, Asia and Europe, and more than half of Ciena's research and development facilities outside of the United States, Ciena remains thoroughly committed to solving the business challenges of its global customer base with a high-touch, consultative approach--allowing customers to fully leverage their networks as a strategic and adaptive business asset in today's evolving and increasingly competitive landscape. Ciena serves more than 1000 customers in over 60 countries, including nearly two-thirds of the world's largest service providers, global enterprises, research and education institutions and other essential government agencies. Ciena is committed to deepening its trust with customers and partners worldwide, building the strongest team possible and delivering stockholder value while advancing its leadership. With a focus on striking the appropriate balance between investing in its portfolio in ways that address its customers' most critical challenges--principally the migration to next-generation architectures--with managing the business for operational efficiency and long-term growth, Ciena remains true to its specialist roots as a focused company, offering customers the deepest level of knowledge and commitment in delivering the innovation, quality and customer service expected of a global leader.

Program Highlights:
Offered through Ciena's BizConnect partner program, our Network Operations Center Services leverage Ciena's specialist engineers as virtual members to your team to deliver critical network operations and support. Ciena specialists combine discrete services into a comprehensive operations and maintenance package that offers a managed operations solution designed around your unique requirements and expectations. BizConnect empowers Ciena partners with marketing, tools and learning resources to help capitalize on the growing market for high-end networking services. As the leader in converged optical Ethernet Ciena has the experience to deliver network management and design that meet the highest industry standards.

Program Manager:
Patrick Simonds
Partner Program Director
bizconnect@ciena.com
613-670-4290