Ciena Agrees to Acquire Centina

Ciena® Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Centina, a provider of service assurance analytics and network performance management solutions, the company said.

The acquisition of Centina is intended to accelerate Blue Planet´s software strategy of providing closed-loop, intelligent automation solutions that help communications service providers improve operational agility while delivering a highly differentiated customer experience.

Specifically, the Centina solution will expand Blue Planet´s assurance capabilities by collecting and collating fault, event, and performance data from multiple vendors and network layers, including virtual domains such as NFV as well as more traditional optical, Ethernet and IP/MPLS networks and services.

Integrating Centina´s robust service assurance capabilities with Blue Planet Multi-Domain Service Orchestration (MDSO) and Blue Planet Inventory (BPI) will allow continuous optimization of service performance, quality and availability on a proactive basis by resolving problems automatically before they impact the service and user experience.

The transaction is expected to close by the end of calendar 2019 and is subject to customary closing conditions.

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Blue Planet, a division of Ciena (NYSE: CIEN), provides market-leading intelligent automation software and specialized professional services to help clients modernize their IT and network operations. Driven by policy and AI-based insights, Blue Planet delivers the closed-loop automation tools needed to align IT and networking processes–critical to facilitating digital transformation. For updates on Blue Planet, visit