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Huawei launches CloudEngine S-Series campus switches and solutions

01 Jul 2019

Huawei announced a leap in campus networking by unveiling 16 new models of CloudEngine S-series access, aggregation, and core switches. Of these releases, CloudEngine S12700E, a brand-new campus core switch, uses the Solar chipsets to increase switching capacity to a record high of 57.6 Tbit/s.

 The CloudEngine S12700E is an integral part of Huawei's end-to-end offerings that are tailored for the Wi-Fi 6 era. Additionally, with upgraded network automation and AI-powered intelligent O&M capabilities, Huawei's CloudCampus Solution will vastly increase service rollout efficiency and help enterprises of all sizes to quickly build service-centric campus networks.

IDC China MD Kitty Fok says, "Digital transformation has entered a new phase. IDC predicts that by 2020, approximately 55 per cent of enterprises will have 'digital decision-making' capabilities to achieve insights, intelligence, autonomy, and collaboration at scale." In this kind of digital enterprise, the network will be ubiquitous and as available as the air we breathe, with management simpler than ever before.

"Campus networks, which serve as the foundation for constructing a future-proof digital platform for enterprises, are shifting their focus from data connectivity to service connectivity. As such, building intent-driven campus networks are at the top of our agenda," said Huawei president Zhao Zhipeng.

"In the Wi-Fi 6 era, campus networks should take on new characteristics, including ultra-large capacity, 10-millisecond ultra-low latency, zero-configuration service rollout, and self-healing from network faults. Campus networks should also use an open architecture, facilitating smooth evolution from traditional campus networks to networks that are intelligent and simplified."

Huawei's Next-Generation CloudEngine S-Series Campus Switch Portfolio

The newest CloudEngine campus switches are available in 16 models: CloudEngine S5700 series (intelligent GE access switches), CloudEngine S6700 series (10GE routing aggregation switches), and CloudEngine S12700E series (innovative core switches with the highest performance in the industry).

As verified by Tolly Group, CloudEngine S12700E delivers six times the switching capacity of the industry average and features the largest single-slot bandwidth, highest 100GE port density, and largest switching capacity among all comparable products. Huawei CloudEngine S-series is also the first of its kind with an optimal mix of wired and wireless convergence capabilities, a threat deception engine, and telemetry support.

Intelligent and Simplified Campus Network Centered on Service Connectivity

A service-centric network should provide not only ultra-broadband connectivity but also offer highly automated management and intelligent O&M to accelerate service rollouts while ensuring high service quality and experience in real time.