Huawei introduces the Huawei S12700, which is an agile network architecture technology and agile switch.
Huawei is the global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. The S12700 has a design developed from a service and user experience perspective and supports higher reliability and larger ethernet frames.
This technology features the key attributes required to support new industry trends including: cloud computing, bring your own device (BYOD), software-defined network (SDN), internet of things (IoT), and big data-related analytics for business use.
In launching the first service and user experience, centred agile network architecture, Huawei has for the first time introduced SDN architecture into campus networks. This has enabled networks to provide more efficient and agile services, and evolve from single-node service processing into full-scale management and control. Huawei S12700 switch forms part of the industry’s most advanced series of agile switches and is expected to lead a new revolution in Ethernet switching technology and network construction. Featuring automatic network deployment and management, the S12700 supports end-to-end (E2E) security collaboration with the flexibility for fast-changing services and full programmability.
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 William Xu, CEO of the 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 the 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.”
Some of the challenges that the S12700 is bound to experience in the first changing era of internet usage include, insufficient service processing capability, fault location difficulties, and slow service responses.
“Campus network infrastructure is experiencing a rapid evolution due to the dynamic nature of enterprise mobility and BYOD roll outs, cloud services and applications, real-time multimedia and unified communication applications, as well as the need for a comprehensive approach to security across enterprise IT infrastructure. These innovation trends urge enterprises to enhance their abilities to support business and application needs. Huawei’s next-generation network architecture is aligned with these trends, which, along with its built-in programmable chip, will enable enterprises to meet future network requirements through emerging networking architectures, such as SDN,” said Rohit Mehra, vice-president of Network Infrastructure, IDC.