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Technology & IT | Friday 6 March, 2020 4:07 am |

Huawei CloudEngine 16800 Wins Frost & Sullivan 2020 Global Data Center Switch Technology Leadership Award with Highest Score

Huawei's CloudEngine 16800 data center switch won Frost & Sullivan 2020 Global Data Center Switch Technology Leadership Award, receiving 9.6 points for its technology leverage and 9.2 points for customer impact (10 points in total). It is the first 400GE switch in the industry to win this award.

This award is intended to research and evaluate flagship data center switches from mainstream suppliers in the industry. After 10 rounds of selection, Huawei CloudEngine 16800 ranked first in both technology leverage (9.6 points) and customer impact (9.2 points), surpassing competitors' products and showing its industry-leading strength.

"5G and AI have attracted wide attention from both the industry and society, and network infrastructure, as an important part of the new infrastructure, is also gaining attention. Huawei CloudEngine 16800 has made breakthroughs in high-density 400GE switching, intelligent lossless network performance, and intelligent O&M. It is Huawei's flagship product in the AI era." said Leon Wang, President of Huawei's Data Center Network Domain, "I am delighted that Huawei has received this professional award in the industry. We are also confident that we will remain customer-centric, continuously invest in innovation, and maintain our global leadership."

In January 2019, Huawei launched the industry's first data center switch oriented to the AI era — CloudEngine 16800. The CloudEngine 16800 supports the industry's highest-density 400GE interfaces and provides a switching capability five times the industry average, meeting smooth evolution requirements for the next 10 years. The CloudEngine 16800 is used to build the intelligent and lossless Ethernet with zero packet loss, improving the computing efficiency and storage IOPS. In addition, Huawei CloudEngine 16800 uses AI technologies and works with iMaster NCE FabricInsight to detect faults within 1 minute, locate faults within 3 minutes, and rectify faults within 5 minutes, accelerating evolution to the autonomous driving network. Furthermore, Huawei CloudEngine 16800 series switches overcome multiple hardware engineering technical difficulties, such as ultra-high-speed signal transmission, super heat dissipation, and efficient power supply, reducing the per-bit power consumption by 26% and saving energy.

For more information, visit Huawei Data Center Switches Website.

Frost & Sullivan 2020 Global Data Center Switch Technology Leadership Award Report  

Omdia Report: Huawei Routers Take Top Spot in 2019 Global Carrier Market

Separately, Huawei routers also took top spot in the global carrier market in 2019 according a recent report by Omdia (formerly IHS Markit), an authoritative international research institute.

Huawei routers maintained their leading position in 2019, following their rise to the top of the carrier market in 2018. In the backbone router market, Huawei routers have maintained their top position for three consecutive years. Moreover, this is the first time that Huawei routers took top spot in the metro router market, making Huawei routers No. 1 in the overall global carrier market as well as niche markets.

Huawei's continuous investment and efforts in the router field are the key enablers of this achievement. Adhering to a customer-centric philosophy, Huawei continuously carries out technological innovations in innovative products and solutions, next-generation protocols, and intelligent O&M. To address the rapid growth of traffic in the 5G and cloud era, Huawei released the NetEngine 8000 series — the industry's only router that supports E2E 400GE. 

Huawei also launched the industry's first IP network solution with committed SLA to meet the stricter bandwidth, latency, and availability requirements of 5G vertical industries. Technologies such as FlexE-based network slicing, latency-based routing by SRv6, and iFIT-enabled fault locating within minutes provide committed network bandwidth, guaranteed latency, and high network availability, ensuring high-quality transport of vertical industries. In addition, iMaster Network Cloud Engine (NCE) enables full-lifecycle automation and intelligence of networks, driving networks to evolve towards autonomous driving networks.

Following 25 years of continuous R&D investment, Huawei has become a leading provider of intelligent IP networks, with its products and solutions being deployed in more than 130 countries and regions.

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