Huawei showcases CloudEngine data center switches at Microsoft TechEd 2013

Chinese IT and telecom equipment vendor Huawei on Friday said it has showcased its CloudEngine (CE) series data center switches at Microsoft TechEd 2013.

Huawei says its CE full-series data center switches has passed Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 certification, with Huawei’s network operating system, Open Programmability System (OPS), succeeding in connecting to the Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager OMI Plugin.

“Huawei demonstrated its high-performance gateways as part of its advanced Cloud Fabric solution at Microsoft TechEd 2013. We look forward to working with Huawei on cloud computing solutions that deliver powerful automation and programmability for our customers worldwide,” said Mark Wu, Enterprise Networking Product Line Marketing Chief Engineer, Huawei Enterprise Business Group.

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Microsoft and Huawei will provide cloud computing data center solutions that feature automation and programmability.

Huawei and Microsoft will carry out cooperation in managing and maintaining large computing data centers efficiently. It is predicted that the access rate of mainstream servers will increase from 10GE to 100GE, with the cluster scale increasing by tenfold, and the access rate and switching capacity of data center switches also increasing significantly over the next ten years.

CE series data center switches include Huawei’s flagship products CE12800 series core switches and CE6800/CE5800 series high-performance TOR switches (10GE/GE access switches).

After passing Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 certification for OMI based switches, Huawei CE series switches will be deployed in cloud computing data centers, which can directly manage Huawei CE series switches, for highly efficient and automated data center management.

“Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V and System Center 2012 R2 form a trusted and flexible platform for datacenters, as well as private and service provider clouds,” said Jeffrey Snover, Distinguished Engineer, Windows Server and System Center, Microsoft.

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