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Ciena Acquires Centina, Boosts Automation Capabilities

Ciena has made another inorganic move on the software side of things. Yesterday the optical networking vendor announced its intent to acquire Centina.

Centina’s expertise lies in service assurance analytics and network performance management solutions. Ciena plans to integrate the company’s technology into its Blue Planet division, improving its ability to provide closed-loop automation.

Centina’s software will help Blue Planet collect performance and event data from the devices, whether virtual or physical, across a netowrk.

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