Ciena agrees to acquire DonRiver

Ciena® Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held DonRiver, a global software and services company specializing in federated network and service inventory management solutions within the service provider Operational Support Systems (OSS) environment, the company said.

DonRiver will bring new capabilities to Ciena´s Blue Planet software and services portfolio that significantly enhance the company´s ability to deliver on its Adaptive Network vision through intelligent, closed-loop automation.

Specifically, with the addition of DonRiver´s federated network and service inventory management solutions, Ciena´s Blue Planet capabilities will extend beyond network orchestration and control to also provide a unified inventory view of all elements across a provider´s network. Additionally, the DonRiver team of specialized OSS software, integration and consulting experts will complement and scale the Blue Planet organization to form a truly unique and specialized services group that is able to manage modernization projects across both IT and network operations.

The transaction is expected to close during Ciena´s fiscal fourth quarter 2018 and is subject to customary closing conditions.

Ciena is a networking systems, services, and software company. We provide solutions that help our clients create more adaptive networks in response to the constantly changing demands of their users. By delivering best-in-class networking technology through high-touch consultative relationships, we build the world´s most sophisticated networks with automation and scale. For updates on Ciena, visit