Last week in Singapore, some of the best and brightest in our industry were part of the 8th annual Telecom Asia Reader's Choice & Innovation Awards. As it has done in previous years, Ciena came out as one of the award winners, voted Data Center Innovation of the Year for our Waveserver Data Center Interconnect (DCI) platform.


“Enterprises across Asia Pacific are taking advantage of the tremendous economic benefits of adopting hybrid cloud solutions for their ICT needs, and this trend is having a major knock-on effect of unprecedented DCI growth," said Anup Changaroth, Ciena's director of field marketing for the APAC region. "As the global leader in DCI solutions, we’re glad that Telecom Asia’s Readers and our customers are excited with Waveserver. It represents the only product of its kind in a new category of high-performance DCI solutions that truly marries the world of Telecoms with Enterprise ICT embracing the DevOps operational model.”

Ciena's new Waveserver platform was introduced earlier this year as a compact and purpose-built platform capable of enabling massive multi-terabit bandwidth for metro DCI.  It is now generally available, and is soon to add long haul capabilities to its impressive feature list.

“The award-wining Waveserver started shipping to customers worldwide to redefine how data centers can be interconnected with the highest levels of performance, flexibility and programmability,” said Fady Masoud, product and technology marketing at Ciena.

Waveserver front view


Each year Telecom Asia organizes the Readers’ Choice & Innovation Awards to recognize the advancements and contributions of the industry’s top vendors from around the region. The editors of Telecom Asia narrowed down the nominations from readers for 21 categories to a shortlist of 90 entries, representing 51 companies. Voting was open to our online subscriber base of service providers in early October.

To dig into the details of Ciena's new Waveserver platform, watch the below video featuring the team that helped build the Waveserver platform.


Watch: Unveiling Ciena's Waverserver for data center interconnect