Webinar: New Metro Architectures driven by the Web-scale Effect

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Time: 8am PDT / 11am EDT / 4pm BST

Networks are being re-architected to support new connectivity requirements driven by web-scale applications such as streaming video, cloud services, and virtualized, software-based services.

In particular, content is shifting closer to the metro to address the insatiable demand for personalized content that can be accessed by end-users from any location, on their schedule. With content growing roughly 40% year over year, there’s a real need for a scalable, next-generation platform to efficiently distribute massive traffic capacities and perform effectively in a modernized control and operations environment.

Join Ciena’s Paul Littlewood, Senior Director, CTO office, and Helen Xenos, Director, Product Marketing, as they provide insights into network architecture evolution to meet web-scale content distribution requirements. They’ll describe how the recently announced 6500 T-Series can help operators scale from a capacity, photonic-switching, and operational perspective to meet web-scale demands today and for years to come.

Featured speakers:


    Helen Xenos, Director, Product and Technology Marketing
    Helen Xenos currently serves as a Director of Product and Technology Marketing at Ciena Corporation. She is responsible for introducing Ciena’s converged packet optical transport solutions and technologies to the market, including Ciena’s industry leading WaveLogic high-capacity coherent DWDM solutions to both internal and external audiences.


    Paul Littlewood, Principal, Network Architecture, Office of the CTO
    Paul Littlewood is a principal engineer in the CTO team at Ciena. His current areas of interest include network architecture evolution, metro network design, and multilayer networking. During his career, Paul has led product management and engineering teams in optical transport and digital cross-connect projects, and was also a leader in the definition and development of Carrier Ethernet technologies, including Resilient Packet Rings. Paul has seven patents granted and has written a number of papers on optical networking. He has an honors degree in pure physics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in Great Britain.