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Waveserver

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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.

Why Waveserver?

We've got the speed
and we're going the distance.

Waveserver® provides unmatched WaveLogic 3 Extreme performance, reduced cost per bit per kilometer, simplified operations via a web-scale operational model, and smarter software and analytics.

Endless bandwidth.
Easy operation.

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.

Breakthrough high capacity in a compact footprint

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.

Familiar web-scale toolset

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.

Easy development of unique and customizable operational tools

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.

Simple to install and operate

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.

New economics

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.

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Features

No. 1

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

No. 2

Supports flexible modulation: QPSK, 8QAM*, and 16QAM for the highest capacity at any distance, from metro to long-haul requirements

No. 3

Reduces recurring costs with low power consumption and small footprint requirements

No. 4

Features rack-and-stack simplicity and up to 19.2 Tb/s of capacity per fiber

No. 5

Provides a new business and operational experience for deploying web-scale DCI solutions – with simplified planning, ordering, installation, operation, and maintenance

No. 6

Provides open APIs for automation, provisioning, and management programmability

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Specs

  • +Waveserver Ai modules
    • Dual modem (2 x 400 Gb/s) C-band or L-band module:
      • Provides eight QSFP28 ports supporting 100GE, OTL4.4 for up to 800 Gb/s of client capacity
      • Provides two coherent ports for up to 800 Gb/s of line capacity
    • Single modem (1 x 400 Gb/s) C-band module:
      • Provides four QSFP28 ports supporting 100GE, OTL4.4 for up to 400 Gb/s of client capacity
      • Provides one coherent port for up to 400 Gb/s of line capacity
      • Optimized cost for lower traffic applications
    • 400G Encryption (1 x 400 Gb/s) C-band module:
      • Provides four QSFP28 ports supporting 100GE for up to 400 Gb/s of client capacity
      • Provides one coherent port for up to 400 Gb/s of encrypted line capacity
      • Provides full throughput, Layer 1 encryption for all in-flight data
    • 40x10G Single modem (1 x 400 Gb/s) C-band module:
      • Provides ten QSFP+ ports supporting 4x10GE and 4 QSFP28 ports supporting 100GE for up to 400 Gb/s of client capacity
      • Provides one coherent port for up to 400 Gb/s of line capacity
      • Supports mix of 10 and 100 Gb/s clients
    • Dual modem (2 x 400 Gb/s) C-band module with Integrated OPS:
      • Provides eight QSFP28 ports supporting 100GE, OTL4.4 for up to 800 Gb/s of client capacity
      • Provides two coherent ports for up to 800 Gb/s of line capacity with integrated OPS enabling per wavelength optical protection
    • CMD4 module:
      • Four channel passive mux/demux module
      • Enables add/drop up to 1.6 Tb/s for point-topoint applications
    • CMD10 module:
      • Ten port mux/demux module with integrated EDFA, bi-directional OSC, and OTDR
      • Enables add/drop up to 4 Tb/s for point-topoint applications
  • +Physical dimensions
    • 1U 44.45 mm (H) x 444 mm (W) x 584 mm (D)
    • 1U 1.75 in. (H) x 17.48 in. (W) x 22.99 in. (D)
  • +Weight
    • 9.52 Kg, 21.0 lbs (without modules)
    • 14.92 Kg, 32.88 lbs (with 3 modules, no plugs)
  • +Capacity
    • Supports three pluggable Waveserver modules
      • Client: Up to 24 x QSFP28 with 100GbE or OTL4.4 (OTU4) clients, or up to 30 x QSFP+ with 4x10GE clients
      • Line ports support the following rates: 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, and 400 Gb/s at 56Gbaud or 100, 150, 200, and 250 Gb/s at 35Gbaud
      • Maximum capacity per fiber: 30.4 Tb/s with flexible grid (C-band) plus 30.4 Tb/s with flexible grid (L-band), can be deployed across third-party line systems
      • Integrated OPS functionality
  • +Common equipment
    • Redundant/field-replaceable power supply
    • Field-replaceable fan unit
    • Power options: AC or DC power
    • AC input voltage range: 100 Vac to 264 Vac
    • DC input voltage range: -40 Vdc to -72 Vdc
    • Power consumption: 0.4 W/Gb
  • +Management
    • CLI, SNMP v2c, SNMPv3, Blue Planet MCP, SSH, HTTPS, TLS
    • API: Websocket, RESTCONF, NETCONF, gRPC based on OpenConfig YANG models, Streaming Telemetry and Declarative Configuration
    • Submarine communications channel
    • Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP)
    • Remote management
  • +Security Features
    • AES-256-GCM wire-speed encryption, PSK or X.509 certificates, FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and Common Criteria certified, Secure memory wipe, Secure boot, RADIUS, TACACS+
  • +Environmental Characteristics
    • Normal operating temperature: 0 °C to +40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
      Normal operating humidity: Between 5% and 85%

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