Huawei intros CloudEngine (CE) series of switches

Infotech Lead Asia: Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has introduced its innovative CloudEngine (CE) series of switches, the CE12816.

Leveraging Huawei’s next-generation VRP8 software platform, the CE12816 provides the largest switching capacity in the industry at 64 Tbps, the company claims.

CE12816 provides support for 1, 10, 40 and 100 GE connectivity. Densities supported on the CE12816 include up to 192*100GE, 384*40GE, or 1536*10GE line-speed ports, ensuring that the CloudEngine supports multi-generational network investment.

The Huawei CloudEngine series switches comprise CE12800 core switches, as well as CE6800 and CE5800 TOR switches.

The new solution provides enterprises with an affordable and powerful data center solution that addresses the challenges and opportunities presented by cloud computing and ICT convergence.  With its high-performance L2/L3 switching capabilities, CE12816 helps customers build scalable, virtualized and high-quality data center architectures.

Like all the switches in the Cloud Engine 12800 family, the CE12816 provides support for 1, 10, 40 and 100 GE connectivity. Densities supported on the CE12816 include up to 192*100GE, 384*40GE, or 1536*10GE line-speed ports, ensuring that the CloudEngine supports multi-generational network investment.

The CloudEngine series is designed to handle challenges faced by today’s data center networks in the cloud computing era. The CloudEngine series switches provide stable, reliable, secure and high-performance services by incorporating innovations in functionality and design.

The Cluster Switch System (CSS) feature virtualizes multiple switches into one logical switch. It also features the Virtual System (VS) feature to virtualize one switch into multiple independent logical devices. Together, the innovative use of CSS and VS turns the network into a resource pool, allowing network resources to be allocated on demand.

The CloudEngine series also supports virtual machines by allowing network administrators to build large-scale Layer 2 networks with over 500 nodes based on TRILL, allowing for fast migration and flexible service deployment. Combined with nCenter network management system, the CloudEngine series is able to achieve over 10 times the virtual parallel processing capability of the industry average.

The CloudEngine series provides power efficiency of 96 percent. The system measures power consumption in real time and sets one or more power modules in sleep mode when system power demands are low. In addition, the switch uses patented front-to-rear ventilation channel design that isolates cold air channels from hot air channels.

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