Ciena’s Waveserver stackable interconnect system combines a best-in-class coherent chipset with a data center operations model for cost-effective, web-scale Data Center Interconnect (DCI) applications. Web-scale DCI requires new solutions designed from the ground up to provide high-capacity metro, regional and long-haul interconnect with a web-scale operations toolset. Waveserver was created to provide a server-like experience for web-scale applications. It provides simple, scalable metro DCI in a rack-and-stack 1RU form-factor (the smallest rack increment).
|Category||Data Center Interconnect (DCI)|
Waveserver was purpose-built for highly scalable metro, regional and long-haul DCI, integrating advanced optical networking with a web-scale IT toolset. It’s industry-proven, flexible, open and simple to introduce into the network. Its open APIs enable efficient back office operation or management through custom tools and scripts.
|Leading Verticals||Cloud Service Providers, Financials, Government & Education, Healthcare, Retail, Telecom Service Providers and Manufacturing|
|In Customer Deployment||Yes|
|OCP Initiatives||Not applicable.|
|Linux Foundation Initiatives||CORD and ONOS|
|Performance and Scalability||
Waveserver provides two wavelengths (up to 200G each) to aggregate 400G of 10GE, 40GE or 100GE ports. It provides rack-and-stack scalability up to 24T of capacity/fiber. And with its flexible modulation support for QPSK, 8QAM and 16QAM, it can scale to any distance from metro to long-haul.
|Pricing||Single cost-optimized platform for 10/40/100GE clients and short, medium, or long distances. Provides lower cost/bit economics with 200G 16QAM transmission. Pay-grow licensing is available for customers who require less than 400G of capacity day-one.|