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Press Release -- October 17th, 2012
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Huawei Unveils Latest Cloud Data Center Solutions at GITEX 2012

Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2012]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, is showcasing its latest series of new products and solutions which incorporate its latest innovations at GITEX, the most influential ICT trade show in the gulf region being held in UAE this year. At GITEX, Huawei will also organize a channel partner salon as well as a series of break-out sessions at the main Huawei Stand to share findings of Huawei’s views and developments on the latest technology and business trends. Another highlight of Huawei’s GITEX activities includes the unveiling of its latest cloud data center solutions, introducing the benefits and advantages to global enterprises.

In line with the shift in the business environment and a growing interest in the cloud’s potential to save resources and costs, Huawei’s participation at GITEX will focus on cloud applications and the different applications of cloud computing in a variety of industry scenarios. The company will showcase its newest data center solutions, as well as its latest HVS high-end storage subsystem which uses Smart Matrix Architecture.

Dong Wu, Vice President of Huawei Enterprise Middle East, emphasized: "GITEX presents a platform for Huawei to showcase our latest products and solutions, as well as share best practices with customers from different countries around the world. We will be holding and participating at a variety of activities during the show, to further cement relationships with our partners and customers."

Huawei will also announce the launch of its CloudEngine series switches in the Middle East at GITEX. The CloudEngine 12800 series core switches is the industry's highest-performance next-generation data center switches, providing large switching capacity of up to 48Tbps, three times the highest level currently available on the market, and bandwidth of 2Tbps per slot (scalable to 4Tbps in the future), which is four times the industry‘s highest level. The CloudEngine 12800 series core switches and the CloudEngine 5800/6800 Top-of-Rack (TOR) switches support high-density connectivity for 100GE, 40GE, 10GE and GE interfaces, as well as network virtualization and computing, storage and network convergence. This enables the evolution of four generations of servers over a 10 year span, helping customers build a sustainable data center network infrastructure with long-term stability.

At GITEX, Huawei will also showcase its comprehensive capabilities in enterprise networking. Key products on showcase include the S9700 series terabit routing switches with the industry's shortest cross-frame delay of 21us, industry’s first enterprise-level 802.11ac WLAN access point, AR G3 series routers whose performance is two times higher than the industry, high-end routers NE40E, and new middle-range routers NE20E-S. In addition, Huawei's transmission and access products on showcase include its microwave series products RTN950 that aggregates data from a maximum of five sites, Mini OTN system OSN 1800 that uses the OTN technology in the MAN access layer, Hybrid MSTP device OSN550 with powerful packet switching capability, and SmartAX MA5616 that is incorporated in the xPON solutions which has been deployed for commercial use for over 11 years.

In the afternoon of October 17, Huawei will participate at GITEX’s Cloud Confex, where one of Huawei’s customers will share their experience on their recent deployment of the cloud virtual desktop infrastructure solution, as well as how the deployment has transformed the way that the university operates in the UAE. Huawei will also lead a discussion on cloud computing in different vertical sectors, and the benefits it brings in the area of energy savings and sustainable development.

Huawei is located at Stand E13, Za’abeel Hall, Gulf Comms area, and Stand CLD4, Hall 6, Cloud area, at Dubai World Trade Center. GITEX Technology Week 2012 is held from October 14 to 18, 2012, in Dubai, UAE. For more information on Huawei’s participation and events, please visit http://www.huawei.com/minisite/GITEX2012/index.html.

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