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. Its design combines two key principles: best-in-class coherent technology and web-scale IT. It also incorporates WaveLogic 3 Extreme coherent optical processors to increase transport capacity and scalability, as well as to enable 400G of wire-speed encryption capacity.
What do you get when you combine best-in-class optics and web-scale IT? A solution that's purpose-built for today's metro, regional and long-haul Data Center Interconnect (DCI) applications. Ciena’s Waveserver gives you massive capacity and programmability while providing power and space efficiency. It's simple, scalable, and tailor-made just for you.
Waveserver addresses the massive bandwidth requirements of metro, regional, and long-haul DCI while simultaneously providing power and space efficiency. By incorporating Ciena’s WaveLogic 3 Extreme coherent processors, Waveserver enables unparalleled capacity and density—400 Gb/s of line capacity plus 400 Gb/s of client Ethernet ports—in a compact, 1RU form-factor. It offers rack-and-stack simplicity with up to 24 Tb/s of capacity on a fiber pair and enables a highly secure in-flight data protection strategy via its wire-speed encryption capabilities. Its programmable coherent optics makes it the most optimized fit for any DCI application.
Built with a data center operations model, Waveserver offers features and capabilities that facilitate server-like deployment, provisioning, openness, and programmability. Its entire lifecycle—from planning and ordering to provisioning and maintenance—has been simplified for ease of use and optimized for data centers. It runs Linux, similar to a data server, and is fully programmable to set up connections manually or automatically through open APIs. It also communicates with Ciena or third-party applications via open REST API access.
Leveraging Ciena’s Emulation Cloud™ and platform-embedded APIs, data center operators can develop unique and customizable operational tools tailored around their specific requirements, without investment in physical hardware.
No heavy manuals to read. No long hours on the phone with technical support. Waveserver installation is intuitive and easy for anyone with experience installing a server. Management is just as simple, and can be done anytime, anywhere with a laptop or tablet.
Waveserver enables new economics for transport costs, such as lower cost per transported bit; lower cost per bit per rack; low power consumption; compact, space-saving design; and scalable modular architecture.
Enables massive capacity and density—400 Gb/s of line capacity plus 400 Gb/s of client Ethernet ports in a compact, 1RU form-factor—via WaveLogic 3 Extreme technology
Supports flexible modulation: QPSK, 8QAM*, and 16QAM for the highest capacity at any distance, from metro to long-haul requirements
Reduces recurring costs with low power consumption and small footprint requirements
Features rack-and-stack simplicity and up to 19.2 Tb/s of capacity per fiber
Provides a new business and operational experience for deploying web-scale DCI solutions – with simplified planning, ordering, installation, operation, and maintenance
Provides open APIs for automation, provisioning, and management programmability