Huawei has launched what it claims is the industry’s first agile network architecture technology and agile switch, the S12700. The Huawei S12700 switch supports higher reliability and larger Ethernet frames and has been developed and designed from a service and user experience perspective.
The new 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.
By launching the first service and user experience centred agile network architecture, Huawei said it has introduced SDN architecture into campus networks for the first time. This has enabled networks to provide more efficient and agile services and evolve from single-node service processing into full-scale management and control.
The 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, chief executive officer, Huawei Enterprise Business Group. “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.”
With emerging technologies and trends such as cloud computing, big data, mobility, and social networking service (SNS), the management of networks now faces three great challenges: insufficient service processing capability, fault location difficulties, and slow service responses. Leadership teams look forward to the availability of networks that can provide more agile services and flexibility to respond to changes in service requirements on demand.