Wave2Wave Launches Next Generation ROME Robotic Optical Switches

Created February 22, 2016
Technologies and Products

Wave2Wave Solution has announced its ROME Robotic Optical Management Engine platforms. The ROME 500, 1000 and 2000 robotic optical switching solutions enable full control of physical fibre connections, allowing changes to be made automatically, remotely, quickly, and without manual intervention. With ROME, data centre operators benefit from reduced CAPEX and OPEX as well as improved reliability and security, while future-proofing their critical infrastructure.

In the age of cloud, social media, mobile and the Internet of Things (IoT), the fundamental backend is the data centre. In this environment, East-West data centre traffic is growing at an incredible pace that manual data centre management practices cannot support. The patented ROME solutions provide a very high level of reliability, future-proofing and cost efficiency to address these increasing demands.

“Today’s digital trends are putting pressure on data centres, and even more pressure on the network architects who design and upgrade them,” said David Wang, founder and CEO of Wave2Wave. “ROME is a game-changing tool. It reduces the physical cabling in the traditional data centre infrastructure by more than 10 times, allowing flexibility, intelligence and control that never existed before.”

ROME can be integrated with Software-Defined Networking (SDN) or network management software and is ideal for data centre operators, telcos, enterprises with IT infrastructure, and large technology test labs. Building on the successful deployments of ROME 360, the ROME 500, 1000 and 2000 platforms are designed in 19-inch chassis with significantly increased density and reduced cost. ROME 500 is now available worldwide, and ROME 1000 and 2000 will become available in the second half of 2016.

Founded in 2003, Wave2Wave Solution has operations in Silicon Valley, Ireland, Israel and China. Wave2Wave serves worldwide customers directly and through channel partners. With connectivity as the key focus, Wave2Wave does business in three market segments, including board-level optical interconnect and silicon photonics, data centre infrastructure cabling, and robotic optical switching.

By Per Danielsen



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by Per Danielsen

Per has 35 years of experience in optical communications and is now working freelance writing about optical communications and other telecom related topics. He also serves as chairman of the ECOC Market Focus program committee.