Data center services provider QTS Realty Trust will deploy the Waveserver Ai from Ciena (NYSE: CIEN), the networking technology and services company says. The deployment will help QTS meet demand for bandwidth and highly secure transmission services, as well as support the company’s new software-defined Switchboard interconnection platform.
QTS operates more than 6 million square feet of owned “mega-scale” data center space throughout North America (see, for example, “Telia Carrier deploys node in QTS’s Richmond data center”) and serves 1100 enterprise and government customers. Switchboard, which resides on QTS’s software-defined technology platform, enables self-service ordering and one-to-many provisioning of local, metro, carrier, long-haul, and cloud services via a single port. Those services can include colocation and hyperscale data center services, connectivity, and related customer services.
Use of the Waveserver Ai will provide up to 2.4 Tbps of capacity across the QTS footprint. The use of Ciena’s FIPS-compliant encryption module will provide the connection security that government, financial, and other customers require, says Ciena. “Our customers require quick access to network capacity and flexible interconnection services that are cost-effective and capable of protecting sensitive information,” confirmed Clint Heiden, chief revenue officer, QTS. “Ciena’s Waveserver Ai platform solidifies our mission to serve the current and future needs of our hybrid colocation and hyperscale customers while protecting their critical assets.”
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