[San Francisco, USA, March 13, 2014]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today unveiled its prototype software-defined networking (SDN) virtual transport platform together with a built-in APP system at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 2014. This SDN platform is a key component of Huawei’s world leading SoftCOM solution for the next generation networks. It enables networks with openness, elasticity and centralized intelligence. These functions collectively create new value for networks and enhanced experiences for users.
Huawei’s T-SDN virtual transport platform utilizes a unified physical network model and resource abstraction to virtualize transmission pipes, enabling the communication network to function like an IT system with programming and versatile control capabilities. Users can manage and control their own virtual networks, or create new and innovative services using the three following applications:
- The Virtual Transport Service application dynamically creates multiple virtual networks on demand to meet individual tenant needs, all from the same physical network. Each tenant can route circuits and provision services over their own virtual network. The application also allows a tenant to add or remove capacity as needed, without conflicting with other tenants or the physical network.
- The Flexible Optical Network Control application can enable automatic on-demand adjustment in modulation format and line rate based on user’s need, resulting in optimally utilized network resources with zero wasted bandwidth.
- The Network Health Analysis application can track network resource utilization, performance KPIs and alarms in real time, and provide survivability analysis on demand. It functions as a service degradation warning mechanism.
Huawei’s SoftCOM strategy was introduced in 2012 against the backdrop of an upsurge in cloud technologies and the explosive growth of data. Its SoftCOM solutions help carriers around the world navigate the challenges in improving efficiency, reducing costs, and creating new business opportunities in the era of cloud, virtualization and ICT convergence.
Huawei actively promotes the application of SDN/NFV on operator networks and helps customers to build future-proof SDN networks, promoting application of the SDN technology in mobile backhaul networks, data centers, optical transport networks, backbone traffic scheduling, and metropolitan smart pipes and leading the commercial use of SDN networks.