team.blue Denmark chooses Ciena for data center interconnect

April 12, 2022
team.blue serves more 2.5 million customers in Europe with its digital services.

Hosting and cloud services provider team.blue Denmark, part of the team.blue Group, is using Ciena’s (NYSE: CIEN) Waveserver Ai platform for its WAN-ring metro data center interconnect (DCI) network service, according to the technology provider.

team.blue serves more 2.5 million customers in Europe with its digital services. “We needed a solution to extend the capabilities of our current dark fiber infrastructure. It needed to be powerful, easy to use, extremely stable while also being ultra-efficient in terms of power and size,” said Michael Munk Lassen, principal systems architect and head of technology, infrastructure at 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.”

“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.”

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Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

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