Huawei unveils SoftCOM based SDN gear

Asia Cloud Forum editors
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Huawei has announced a number of software-defined networking (SDN) solutions and technologies based on the SoftCOM framework at the Open Networking Summit/ (ONS) 2014, held last week in Santa Clara, California.
 
The newly announced solutions include an SDN-based next-generation virtual network (NG-VN), the first carrier-level SDN flow engine, and Protocol Oblivious Forwarding (POF) technologies for data centers.
 
At the Open Networking Summit, Huawei showcased a SDN-based IP & optical synergy solution which adopts a unified network controller to automatically detect and maintain resources at the IP and optical layers, together with resources between the layers.
 
In addition to supporting automatic deployment of service routes over layers to expedite service provisioning and eliminating complex horizontal signaling to simplify network devices, Huawei's solution also supports various network requirements and resource usage restraints to ensure that service-level agreements (SLAs) are met and realizes unified optimization of cross-layer network resources and quick detection and recovery of network faults.
 
According to Huawei, its SDN-based IP & Optical Synergy enables "highly efficient synergy and automation" between IP and optical networks.
 
Huawei's SDN-based NG-VN is a virtualized E2E IP network solution that enables virtualization of all devices and links and also provides infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and network-as-a-service (NaaS).
 
NG-VN supports dynamic modification, expansion, and upgrade of the virtual network without perceiving the physical network topology or the virtual network services. It also allows the virtual network to migrate dynamically and eliminate network faults, creating a "fault-free" virtual network.
 

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