Huawei Launches the Industry's First Service and User Experience Centered Agile Network and S12700 Agile Switch
[Beijing, China, August 8, 2013]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today launched 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. This innovative 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 centered agile network architecture, Huawei 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. 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 Mr. William Xu, Chief Executive Officer, 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 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."
In a fast-changing era 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.
"Campus network infrastructure is experiencing rapid evolution due to the dynamic nature of enterprise mobility and BYOD rollouts, cloud services and applications, real time multi-media 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, Network Infrastructure, IDC.
As a leading global device vendor in the IP field, Huawei is committed to meet the needs of the Ethernet market by launching its groundbreaking new agile network architecture and agile switches. This latest innovation from Huawei marks a significant step in Huawei's efforts to bring more value to its customers and facilitate business transformation, changing the future of the industry.