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Waveserver

Family of high-capacity, compact, modular transport devices

The Waveserver® family of stackable interconnect platforms delivers more capacity and lower power for high-growth, bandwidth-intensive applications. The Waveserver family provides massive scale to meet the surging capacity needs of the most demanding cloud applications and data services. With a simple, server-like operational model leveraging open API programmability, the Waveserver family eases platform integration and facilitates volume deployments. 

Family of products | Waveserver 5 | Waveserver Ai | Waveserver

Unprecedented capacity. Density. Power efficiency.

Drive down cost per bit and reduce energy consumption with Ciena’s high-performance WaveLogicTM coherent technology, built into the Waveserver family. Ensure all network links are running efficiently with highly tunable coherent optics, supporting single wavelength line rates as high as 800 Gb/s.

Easy operation. Simplified integration.

Tackle automation and integration challenges easily using the Waveserver family’s industry-standard open APIs and modern data models to enable streaming telemetry, declarative configuration, and platform programmability.

Maximum performance. Any distance.

Remove scalability constraints with high performance that delivers more capacity for any distance application, including single-span DCI, metro ROADM networks, long-haul routes, and subsea links.

Waveserver 5

Waveserver 5

Waveserver 5 compact interconnect platform is optimized for 100GbE and 400GbE applications and provides unmatched scaling capabilities with up to 12.8 Tb/s client and 12.8 Tb/s line capacity in a compact 2RU footprint.

Waveserver Ai

Waveserver Ai

With capacity up to 2.4 Tb/s in a single rack unit, combined with a simple-to-deploy operational model, Waveserver Ai delivers the programmability, scalability, and simplicity needed for global interconnect applications.

Waveserver

Waveserver

Combining advanced coherent optics and a server-like operational model, Waveserver provides simple, scalable interconnect in a compact, rack-and-stack form-factor.

Features

No. 1

Provides massive scalability and high performance with Ciena’s innovative WaveLogic coherent technology

No. 2

Enables unique, industry-leading per-wavelength capacities, as high as 800 Gb/s

No. 3

Increases total fiber capacity with increased spectral efficiency and support for C- and L-band

No. 4

Offers ultra-low power per bit to reduce ongoing energy costs

No. 5

Provides a suite of management interfaces and open APIs for automation, provisioning, management programmability, and ease of back-office integration

No. 6

Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP) simplifies on-site commissioning and service provisioning to get traffic up and running quickly

Specs

  • + Waveserver 5
    • Physical dimensions

      • 2U: 88 mm (H) x 444 mm (W) x 594 mm (D)
      • 2U: 3.47 in (H) x 17.48 in (W) x 23.39 in (D)

      Weight

      • Common equipment: 16.4 Kg; 36.2 lbs
      • Full-fill with double width module: 26Kg; 57.3 lbs

      Capacity

      • 8 slots, supporting up to four double-width modules
      • Client capacity: Up to 64 x QSFP28 with 100GE/OTU4 clients or up to 16xQSFP-DD with 400GE clients
      • Line ports support the following rates: 200 Gb/s – 800 Gb/s
      • Maximum capacity per fiber: 38.4 Tb/s (C-band DCI); 33.6 Tb/s (C-band Flexible grid ROADM-based networks)

      Common equipment

      • Redundant/field-replaceable power supply
      • Field-replaceable fan unit
      • Power options: AC or DC power
        • AC PSU input power range:
          • 2KW: input 90Vac to 180Vac
          • 3KW: input 180Vac to 305Vac
          • 3KW: input 180Vdc to 300Vdc
        • DC PSU:
          • 2.3KW: input -40Vdc to -72Vdc
      • Power consumption (excluding client plugs): Four double-width modules: 2KW

      Waveserver modules

      Dual modem (2 x 800 Gb/s) C-band double-width module:
      • Provides sixteen QSFP28 ports supporting 100GE/OTU4 and four QSFP-DD ports supporting 400GE for up to 800 Gb/s of client capacity
      • Provides two coherent ports for up to 1.6 Tb/s of line capacity

      Management

      • CLI, SNMP v2c, SNMPv3, SSH, HTTPS, TLS
      • Ciena’s Manage, Control, and Plan (MCP)
      • API: Websocket, RESTCONF, NETCONF, gRPC based on OpenConfig YANG models, Streaming Telemetry and Declarative Configuration
      • Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP), 100GE/400GE Integrated Test Set, LLDP client topology discovery, Remote management

      Security

      • TACACS+, RADIUS, RADSec

      Environmental characteristics

      • Normal operating temperature: -5°C to +45°C; 23°F to 113°F
      • Operating humidity: 93% maximum
  • + Waveserver Ai
    • 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

      Waveserver 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-to-point 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

      Management

      • CLI, SNMP v2c, SNMPv3, Ciena’s 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

      • AES-256-GCM wire-speed encryption, PSK or X.509 certificates, FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and Common Criteria certification ready, 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%
  • + Waveserver
    • Physical dimensinos

      • 1U 44.45 mm (H) x 442 mm (W) x 553 mm (D)
      • 1U 1.75 in. (H) x 17.40 in. (W) x 21.79 in. (D)

      Weight

      • 13.8kg; 30.4 lbs

      Capacity

      • Client: 10 x QSFP+ (40 x 10GbE; 8 x 40GbE + 8 x 10GbE); 4 x QSFP28 (4 x 100GbE) ; supports mixed client traffic on a single Waveserver; supports third-party pluggable client optics.
      • Line: 400G (2 x 200 Gb/s; 16QAM); 300G (2x 150G Gb/s; 8QAM); 200G (2 x 100 Gb/s; QPSK)
      • Maximum capacity per fiber: 19.2 Tb/s on 50 GHz grid; 24Tb/s on flexible grid system
      • Protected or unprotected line

      Common equipment

      • Redundant/field replaceable power supply, fan unit
      • Power options: AC or DC power
      • AC input voltage range: 96Vac – 264Vac
      • DC input voltage range: -36Vdc to -72 Vdc
      • Power consumption: 600 W typical

      Waveserver modules

      • Rack-and-stack chassis, not modular

      Management

      • Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP), LLDP snooping, Ciena’s MCP, CLI, SNMPv3, HTTPS, SCP, Websocket, REST API based on YANG model, and NETCONF

      Security

      • FIPS-197 certified, AES-256-GCM (Galois/Counter Mode) wire-speed encryption, Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) algorithms, Secure memory wipe, RADIUS, TACACS+

      Environmental characteristics

      • Normal operating temperature: 0°C to +40°C (32°F to 104°F)
      • Operating humidity: 93% relative humidity

Data Center Interconnect

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