Huawei first SDN-enabled Agile Switch S12700 launched

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 in Industry News, News

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. has launched what it claims is the industry’s first agile network architecture technology and agile switch, the S12700. With a design that has been developed from a service and user experience perspective, the Huawei S12700 switch supports higher reliability and larger Ethernet frames, the company claims.

With this product, Huawei has introduced software-defined-network (SDN) architecture into campus networks for the first time. SDN enables networks to provide more efficient and agile services and evolve from single-node service processing into full-scale management and control. Featuring automatic network deployment and management, Huawei’s S12700 supports end-to-end 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,” explains Mr. William Xu, CEO, Huawei enterprise business group. “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.”

“Campus network infrastructure,” reports Rohit Mehra, vice president, network infrastructure, IDC, “is experiencing rapid evolution due to the dynamic nature of enterprise mobility and BYOD rollouts, 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.”