China's H3C launches SDN suite

Computerworld Hong Kong staff
Computerworld Hong Kong

H3C has introduced a series of SDN software and hardware products to help enterprises in Hong Kong and China take full advantage of private or hybrid clouds.

H3C Hong Kong product director Joseph Lee warned that many Hong Kong companies may not have fully advanced the potential of cloud services due to a lack of scalability, agility and flexibility in their networking resources.

“SDN and NFV offer a solution to this cloud challenge. They contribute to a simplified network and make multi-platforms within an enterprise network easy to manage centrally,” Lee said.

He said SDN and NFV are critical components for private clouds and implementing genuine cloud networking infrastructures.

“H3C is helping businesses in Hong Kong – especially in the public sector, institutes of higher education, service providers and large enterprises – to establish efficient and effective private clouds with our comprehensive end-to-end SDN and NFV solutions.”

H3C’s new SDN solutions include an SDN controller as well as physical and virtual switches. The technology supports on-demand provisioning of network services including bandwidth allocation, routing and security capabilities.

The offerings support native integration with OpenStack cloud platforms and an API for programming integration with third party cloud and management platforms.

Data from the Hong Kong Government Census and Statistics Department show that as of last year around 159,268 businesses were using cloud services – nearly half of Hong Kong’s total business sector.

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