Huawei, Spirent Communications partner on 'cloud engine' tests

Staff writer
12 Feb 2014

Huawei selected Spirent Communications to verify performance of Huawei CloudEngine 12816 data center switches.

CE12816 has successfully met Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (“TRILL”)-based standards through Full Mesh and networking capability tests, the firm claims.

TRILL, a Layer 2 networking standard recommended by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), is a multi-hop standard Ethernet based on shortest path routing and allows enterprises to build large-scale data center networks. Functioning as the core of a data center network, CE12816 fully supports the standard TRILL protocol and networking of up to 512 nodes.

During the Full Mesh test, CE12816 was configured with 16 high-density 10 Gigabit Ethernet line cards, with each line card featuring 48 units of 10GE ports. Test results indicated that none of the 768 units of 10GE ports experienced any packet loss during the line-speed forwarding exercise, which verifies CE12816 performance capabilities. This is the largest-scale Full Mesh test of 10GE ports on a device as a whole, as well as the largest-scale TRILL-based Full Mesh test to be conducted in China. The CE12816 is the first data center switch in the industry to pass this test.

Huawei launched CE12816 data center switches in January 2013. The CE12816 features the highest performance in the industry with a maximum switching capacity of 64 Tbit/s and is poised to support the sustainable development of enterprise data center networks for the next 10 years.


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