[Paris, France, March 18, 2014]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today launched the industry’s first Software-defined Networking (SDN) App, SDN IPv6, in both Google Play and Apple App Store at MPLS SDN World Congress 2014 in Paris, France. SDN IPv6 is the industry’s first commercially available IPv6 solution with DevOps features, symbolizing a breakthrough in SDN application solutions through combination of SDN and IPv6 technologies.
There are many challenges in IPv6 deployment, including long transition times, accommodating various transition technologies, and implementing complex transition devices, etc. SDN addresses these challenges by simplifying the network architecture so that it is dynamic, manageable, cost-effective, and adaptable, with the advantage of simple network devices and the flexible implementation of network technology.
Making use of the northbound interface of the SDN controller, SNC, and the innovative flow table technology, Huawei’s SDN IPv6 solution flexibly generates and loads various transition technologies on simple SDN forwarding devices to streamline the deployment of IPv6 transition and to reduce complexity in shifting between different transition technologies. The publically downloadable SDN IPv6 App fully demonstrates the DevOps features of this solution in that it is easy to generate, load and shift the transition technologies through open API interface, which provides a good platform for operators to flexibly adjust and select appropriate transition technologies during its network evolution.
Huawei SDN IPv6 solution has provided Internet services for several top-level standards development organization (SDO) meetings, e.g., ETSI NFV ISG, SDN Leadership and the Open Networking Summit. The result shows that this solution can flexibly and quickly deploy and shift transition technologies, enabling the performance to meet the requirements of future IPv6 deployment.
Mr. Zha Jun, President of Huawei’s Fixed Network Business Unit, said: “Huawei’s SDN IPv6 App is the industry’s first carrier SDN infrastructure-based app to realize the fast provisioning of telco services, fully demonstrating the service agility features of ICT technologies. Huawei is committed to helping carriers achieve business success with flexible and open network solutions.”
Huawei actively promotes the application of SDN/NFV on operator networks and helps customers build future-proof SDN networks, promoting the application of SDN technology in mobile backhaul networks, data centers, backbone networks, backbone traffic scheduling, and metropolitan smart pipes. Leading the commercial use of SDN networks, Huawei’s SDN IPv6 App fully demonstrates network flexibility and service richness under the framework of SoftCOM.
Huawei’s SoftCOM strategy was introduced in 2012 against the backdrop of an upsurge in cloud technologies and explosive growth of data. SoftCOM solutions help carriers around the world navigate challenges faced in improving efficiency, reducing costs, and creating new business opportunities in the era of cloud, virtualization and ICT convergence.