Ciena Joins NSF Virtual Lab Project

March 25, 2015
Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) has joined the National Science Foundation's Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) project. The global ...
Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) has joined the National Science Foundation's Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) project. The global virtual distributed laboratory is intended to support "at scale" research in networking, distributed systems, cloud services, security, and applications.

Ciena plans to enhance its SDN testbed to further collaboration with research and education partners, including the International Center for Advanced Internet Research at Northwestern University, the Renaissance Computing Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill, and the University of Amsterdam. In addition to optical transmission and SDN testing, Ciena plans to use its testbed to conduct a range of computational communications research, based on the adaptation of the GENI model.