Thursday, 23 May 2019

Wave2Wave’s new Connectivity as a Service to accelerate the adoption of SDN in the physical layer for telcos and data centre operators

posted by Wave2Wave
Tuesday 26 June 18

Wave2Wave, the global leader in fibre connectivity automation, today announced it has launched an innovative Connectivity as a Service (CaaS) offering, which enables data center and network operators to automate physical layer connectivity without the need for any upfront capital expenditure (CAPEX)…

Wave2Wave, the global leader in fibre connectivity automation, today announced it has launched an innovative Connectivity as a Service (CaaS) offering, which enables data center and network operators to automate physical layer connectivity without the need for any upfront capital expenditure (CAPEX).

Wave2Wave’s new CaaS solution extends software defined networking (SDN) capabilities to the physical layer, making it possible for operators to manage the entire network stack from a single interface. Based on a monthly pay-as-you-grow model – where patching physical cables can take as little as 20 seconds – CaaS is scoped for data centre and telco pre-production labs, where physically hauling cables is a bottleneck for service rollout.

This service-oriented approach represents a major change in the way telcos and data centre operators fund, build and manage their networks. The no risk, pay-as-you-grow model eliminates the capital expense of purchasing and deploying in-house hardware. Wave2Wave also provides a range of value-add services to accompany the fibre cross-connect infrastructure, including system setup, monitoring, maintenance and software integration.

“Lack of automation at the physical layer is a 20 year old problem that impacts every network everywhere in the world,” said David Wang, President and CEO, Wave2Wave. “By automating the configuration of the network physical infrastructure – and by making this service available on a cloud-like basis – we are accelerating change and innovation in data centre and telco networks, especially when it comes to new service rollouts.”

As the first stage of its new CaaS initiative, Wave2Wave will install and manage its robotic fibre switch, ROME, in data centre and telco lab environments. Customers will pay a fixed monthly fee equal to $10 per duplex fibre connection.


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