team.blue Denmark has chosen Ciena’s (NYSE: CIEN) Waveserver Ai platform as the cornerstone for its WAN-ring, which provides point-to-point metro data center interconnect (DCI) network connectivity across locations. team.blue Denmark is part of the team.blue Group, a prominent hosting and cloud solutions provider in Europe.
International cloud and hosting services company team.blue serves over 2.5 million customers across Europe and has more than 1.600 experts employed to support them.
“We needed a solution to extend the capabilities of our current dark fiber infrastructure. It needed to be powerful, easy to use, and extremely stable while also being ultra-efficient in terms of power and size,” said Michael Munk Lassen, Principal Systems Architect & Head of Technology, Infrastructure, team.blue. “Ciena’s Waveserver Ai platform meets this need and enables us to create a simple point-to-point network between sites currently providing up to 8x100G on a single dark fiber which can be scaled further if needed.”
Ciena’s Waveserver Ai offering would deliver multi-terabit connection services that are scalable and configurable.
Data Center Interconnect Capabilities
“Cloud and content providers across the globe are investing in their DCI capabilities to increase network efficiency, reduce energy consumption and enable highly resilient connectivity at the edge of their network,” said Jean David Fabre, Director, Datacenter Connectivity Solutions, Ciena. “Rolling out Ciena’s Waverserver Ai platform allows team.blue Denmark to provide cutting-edge services.”
To address big scaling challenges, Ciena’s Waveserver Ai platform provides high capacity – up to 2.4 Tb/s in a single rack unit. Waveserver Ai uses a common operational toolset and can be controlled using industry-standard open APIs and data formats, making it simple to set up and operate. The platform’s small design would help save money on real estate while offering the capacity required to meet the metro’s growing bandwidth demands.