Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Huawei Posts SDN IPv6 in Google Play and Apple App Stores

Huawei released a Software-defined Networking (SDN) App, SDN IPv6, in both Google Play and Apple App Store.

Making use of the northbound interface of the SDN controller, SNC, and the innovative flow table technology, Huawei's SDN IPv6 solution flexibly generates and loads various transition technologies on simple SDN forwarding devices to streamline the deployment of IPv6 transition and to reduce complexity in shifting between different transition technologies. The publically downloadable SDN IPv6 App fully demonstrates the DevOps features of this solution in that it is easy to generate, load and shift the transition technologies through open API interface, which provides a good platform for operators to flexibly adjust and select appropriate transition technologies during its network evolution.

The SDN Enabled IPv6 Transition App provides a guide for IPv6 transition technologies.The app-controller interface has to provide a data model for describing v4-v6 transtition technologies. The controller-switch interface is pure OF (including the IP-in-IP extensions).

Huawei said there are many challenges in IPv6 deployment, including long transition times, accommodating various transition technologies, and implementing complex transition devices, etc.  SDN addresses the challenges of IPv6 migration by simplifying the network architecture so that it is dynamic, manageable, cost-effective, and adaptable, with the advantage of simple network devices and the flexible implementation of network technology.

Huawei noted that its SDN IPv6 solution has provided Internet services for several top-level standards development organization (SDO) meetings, e.g., ETSI NFV ISG, SDN Leadership and the Open Networking Summit.

Mr. Zha Jun, President of Huawei's Fixed Network Business Unit, said: "Huawei's SDN IPv6 App is the industry's first carrier SDN infrastructure-based app to realize the fast provisioning of telco services, fully demonstrating the service agility features of ICT technologies. Huawei is committed to helping carriers achieve business success with flexible and open network solutions."