Thursday, May 17, 2012

Huawei Selects Metaswitch Control Plane Software

Huawei has licensed Metaswitch’s Path Computation Element software (DC-PCE) to serve as a key component of its IP and optical product integration strategy. Metaswitch’s DC-PCE, along with its GMPLS software previously licensed to Huawei, provides the key building blocks for Huawei’s Unified Control Plane, which powers the software for its SingleBackbone network architecture.

The Metaswitch solution enables a separation of the IP/MPLS control plane from the data forwarding hardware in the network. This separation and virtualization of the control software from the forwarding hardware is a central feature of Software Defined Networking (SDN) architectures.

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