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Press Release -- March 7th, 2012
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Huawei Enterprise Bolsters Comprehensive Portfolio with New Enterprise Network and Server Products

Switches, access routers, WLAN products and servers combine customer-centric innovation with latest ICT technologies

[Hanover, Germany, March 7, 2012]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced the launch of multiple enterprise products at CeBIT 2012, including S9700 series high-end switches (3 models), S5700-LI series mid-range switches (8 models), AR200/150 series enterprise access routers (7 models), WLAN products (7 models of ACs and APs), Open Service Platform (OSP) forum and TecalTM V2 servers (6 models) that are supported by Intel® Xeon® E5 processors. Based on its customer-centric approach to innovation, these new products demonstrate Huawei's continual efforts to meet the ever-changing ICT needs of global enterprises, providing customers with a better way to do business.

"Customer-centric innovation is at the core of everything we do at Huawei Enterprise," said David He, President of Marketing, Huawei Enterprise. "When it comes to designing hardware solutions, we approach innovation from the viewpoint of our customers, examining what their specific needs are in terms of features and operability. Our new WLAN products, switches, routers and servers embody this focus on the customer and we are confident that our enhanced product portfolio will set new industry standards."

Switches, access routers and WLAN products that promote the evolution of "10G Cloud Campus", "Enterprise Branches" and "Enterprise Mobility"

The S9700/S5700-LI series switches supplement Huawei's current campus network product family. Among these new products, the S9700 provides a 320 Gbps per slot switching capacity and the highest 10GE/40GE port density in the industry to cope with the emerging high-definition video services and fast-developing "10G cloud campus". In addition, the S5700-LI follows an energy-conservation design principle, adopting an innovative port sleeping, hibernate and awakening technology to reduce the total power consumption by over 40%.

WiFi technology is promoting the evolution of enterprise networks to integrated wired/wireless networks, and enterprises have an urgent need for a unified network management platform to manage wired, wireless, and IT devices. Huawei eSight enterprise network management software will help enterprises manage and maintain their network devices on a unified basis and improve network service quality. The 7 models of AR200/150 enterprise access routers offer various industry-leading wireless network solutions for customers to choose from. The AR G3 routers, based on industry-leading third generation architecture, are supported by multi-core CPUs and non-blocking switching network and integrate voice, data, and security services on one device. This all-in-one design extends cloud-based services to enterprise branch networks, while reducing customer's investment by 30%. In addition, the AR G3 routers are based on the Open Service Platform (OSP), allowing partners and end customers to customize based on their needs and requirements.

Mobile office technology is changing how people work. The explosive increase in WiFi-supported smartphones, tablet computers, and laptops, and the increase in WiFi hotspots all contribute an ever-growing demand for mobile access. However, the current radio technology hinders development of mobile office. When an AP has a certain number of users connected, the bandwidth allocated to each user decreases dramatically. The WLAN products Huawei launched today are the only WLAN devices that provide fine-grained QoS control based on user groups. This mechanism provides differentiated services for each WiFi user. Enterprises and WiFi service providers can use flexible QoS policies to guarantee QoS for high-priority users.

These new products launched today provide more flexible choices for enterprises to keep pace with the fast development of cloud computing, WiFi, and smart terminal technologies in the "10G cloud campus" and "enterprise mobility" era.

Liu Shaowei, President of Huawei Enterprise network product line, said: "Huawei will continuously increase investment in the enterprise network market and devote our efforts to providing competitive products and solutions though constant innovation."

Intel® Xeon® E5 Processor Powered TecalTM V2 Servers

Huawei's new TecalTM V2 servers include rack mount server RH2288 V2, high-performance blade server BH622 V2 (for E6000), XH620 V2 and XH621 V2 nodes (for high-density datacenter server X6000), DH620 V2 and DH621 V2 nodes (for green and power efficient cabinet server X8000), all of which focus on applications for data centers and enterprises. These servers use the newest Intel® Xeon® E5 CPUs. These servers bring better performance, larger storage capacity and better virtualization usage, which will help internet and enterprise customers to accelerate their applications, and will also greatly increase server efficiency. Huawei helps customers to accelerate applications such as virtualization, database and big data application by providing hardware and software acceleration solutions. With an overall-considered system level design and well chosen components for power consumption control, they will help customers to achieve commercial success.

Huawei servers achieved more than 30 world records in SPEC (Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation) tests due to its continuous innovations. By adhering to the concepts of green and energy-savings, Huawei TecalTM servers received an ROHS certificate. Through the highly efficient use of raw materials, TecalTM servers achieved compliance for environmental protection across its manufacturing, product usage and treatment processes. By leveraging its power saving expertise, Huawei's servers are able to save 5% to 10% of energy compared to similar products on the market, which helps significantly reduce a customer's operation expenses.

"TecalTM servers have witnessed outstanding growth in the past three years. With a wide range of products including rack servers, blade servers, high density and scalability data center servers, Huawei servers are used by top ISPs and other well-known enterprises all over the world. We have also been continuously developing and launching competitive products and solutions to accelerate applications by innovation," said Chen Shijun, General Manager of Huawei Server Product & Storage Domain.

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