Huawei Unveils SDN Controller Prototype

Huawei announces the SDN controller prototype for transport networks

November 13, 2012

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DARMSTADT, Germany -- Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solution provider, recently announced a Software Defined Network (SDN) controller prototype for transport networks in the recently held SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Darmstadt, Germany. This is a research breakthrough on the application of SDN in transport networks and also forms an important part of Huawei’s Carrier SDN strategy.

Huawei demonstrated the usage of an SDN controller prototype to support provisioning a large-bandwidth service under the scenario of data center selection and interconnection. The demonstration attracted a large number of participants, especially representatives from service providers.

As the emergence of various services requiring large-bandwidth and dynamic provisioning (e.g., cloud computing, internet video and data center interconnection), the traditional way of providing transport services to applications as “dumb pipes” will result in the growing gap between the high investment costs and the low returns, in addition to the lack of user experience guarantee for major telecom operators. On the contrary, the unique Huawei SDN controller for transport networks behaves like “an intelligent operating system” for transport networks. It enables the operators to deploy services on the fly due to its virtual service capabilities positioning the networks for future service growth.

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

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