The Ciena Waveserver® Interconnect System was developed for Data Center Interconnect (DCI) solutions. It consists of an industry-leading coherent chipset combined with a data center operating model. This enables cost-effective support for Web Scale DCI applications.
Web-scale DCI requires completely new solutions that provide high-performance metro, regional and long-distance connections with a toolset for Web-scale operation. Waveserver is designed to provide a server-like environment for web-scale applications. Now a simple, scalable Metro-DCI is available in a 1U rack and stack form factor (the smallest possible rack unit) that provides an AES-256 GCM encryption solution with line speed and extremely low latency for highly secure data protection during transmission.
Waveserver is extremely powerful yet easy to use. The design combines two key technologies: industry-leading coherent technology and web-scale IT. Ciena's coherent WaveLogic 3 Extreme optical processors were used to improve the transport capacity and scalability of Waveserver. This solution meets DCI's enormous bandwidth requirements with minimal power and space requirements. The Web-scale IT operating model simplifies integration and operation through programmable, open APIs.