[Shenzhen, China, July 1, 2020] According to the latest report WAN SDN Controller: Competitive Landscape Assessment released by GlobalData in June, Huawei's Autonomous Network Management and Control System — iMaster NCE — stood out among eight global mainstream suppliers and was ranked the only WAN SDN controller leader for three consecutive times.
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In this report, GlobalData defines criteria from six dimensions (namely, product scope, openness, product performance, major system components, solution breadth, and deployment readiness), as well as defines five levels (namely, Leader, Very Strong, Strong, Competitive, and Vulnerable) for each dimension. Using these criteria, GlobalData assesses and analyzes WAN SDN controllers that function as network management and control platforms and provides comprehensive assessment results. Huawei iMaster NCE is rated as the leader in three aspects: product performance, solution breadth, and deployment readiness. In combination with the assessment results of the other three dimensions, Huawei iMaster NCE is continuously rated as the only leader in the WAN SDN controller industry.
iMaster NCE is an intelligent management and control unit for FBB. As an integrate Manager, Controller, Analyzer, and AI, iMaster NCE effectively connects physical networks with business intents and implements centralized management, control, and analysis of global networks. It enables resource cloudification, full-lifecycle automation, and data analytics-driven intelligent closed loops according to business and service intents, as well as provides open network APIs for rapid integration with IT systems. Mainly utilized in carrier networks, DCs, enterprise campuses, and enterprise private lines, iMaster NCE creates simple, smart, open, and secure networks while also accelerating service transformation and innovation for carriers and enterprises.
GlobalData pointed out in the report that Huawei iMaster NCE has the following advantages:
- ONOS-based hierarchical controller, ODL-friendly, wide range of open APIs, and able to interconnect with third-party applications and devices
- Supporting high-availability and multiple security options
- Wide portfolio of domain controllers, covering transport, DC, WAN, and IoT
- An evolution of widely adopted Agile Controller 3.0, expanding automation and analytics functionality
- Outstanding analytics capability led by machine learning and AI