Thursday, August 8, 2013

Huawei Delivers Pair of Campus SDN Switches

Huawei introduced a new enterprise-class switch for supporting key industry trends in cloud computing, bring your own device (BYOD), software-defined network (SDN), internet of things (IoT), and big data related analytics.

The Huawei S12700 is a family of campus switches designed for software-defined networking architecture. It is powered by Huawei's own Ethernet Network Processor (ENP) for full programability. Huawei's Packet Conservation Algorithm for Internet (iPCA) supports hop-by-hop monitoring of any service flows. It runs Huawei Versatile Routing Platform (VRP), which provides high-performance L2/L3 switching services as well as rich network services, such as MPLS VPN, hardware IPv6, desktop cloud, and video conferencing. Huawei also cites a number of reliability technologies including in-service software upgrade, non-stop forwarding, CSS2 switch fabric hardware clustering that allows 1+N backup of MPUs, hardware Eth-OAM/BFD, and ring network protection.

The Huawei S12700 can provide native wireless access controller (AC) to help build a wired and wireless converged network. It also features native broadband remote access server (BRAS) capabilities and support for large Ethernet frames.

"The inevitable trends of broadband services, multimedia, mobility and social networking are shifting the focus of networks from technologies and devices to services, users and experiences,” said Mr. William Xu, Chief Executive Officer, Huawei Enterprise Business Group. “Huawei is committed to customer-centric innovation and open collaboration with the industry, and leveraging our 10 years’ experience in enhancing IP network capabilities to best meet the needs of our customers. With the launch of industry’s first agile network and agile switch that focus on service efficiency and user experience, I am confident that we will change the future of next-generation enterprise networks."