[Barcelona, Spain, February 27, 2017] Today, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, Huawei released a 100GE-enabled network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) solution, delivering high bandwidth, low latency, and superb performance to help carriers gain an on-demand competitive edge. Based on Huawei's FusionServer E9000 converged architecture blade server, the solution sets a new standard for high-performance NFVI by integrating 100GE Ethernet switch modules, as well as FPGA acceleration cards, NVMe SSDs, and Huawei's FusionSphere virtualization platform.
Opening speech addressed by Wang Feng, VP, Global Marketing Dept of IT Product Line
As NFV commercialization gathers momentum, carriers remain challenged by bottlenecks caused by low bandwidth, long latency, and insufficient virtualization performance inherent with their existing network infrastructure. To gain the operational and business benefits of NFV, Huawei believes NFVI needs to accommodate increasing and multitudinous east-west traffic within data centers. An ideal NFVI will offer high-speed Ethernet fabric capable of hundreds of gigabits per second, shorten the latency of communication between virtual network function (VNF) elements, and bolster virtualization performance.
The Huawei NFVI 100GE solution leverages the power of FusionServer E9000 which supports 100 Gbit/s per port, delivering an external bandwidth of up to 4 Tbit/s and port forwarding latency less than 600 ns for the entire chassis. FusionServer E9000 meets the unique workload requirements of carrier data centers enabling NFV services including high reliability, network bandwidth and low latency. Additionally, the 100GE network can be seamlessly managed by the SDN controller. For specific scenarios such as network protocol offloading, encryption/decryption and storage acceleration, the NFVI solution includes FPGA acceleration cards and NVMe SSDs to dramatically relieve the CPU burden. By incorporating Huawei's FusionSphere virtualization platform, the NFVI solution addresses the performance requirements of carrier-class mission critical applications.
Ahtasham Rabbani (Shami)，Director of IT Marketing Operation Dept is giving a speech
Wang Feng, director of Huawei's Data Center Global Marketing Dept, said, "The Huawei NFVI 100GE solution is based on an all-cloud, open architecture,” said Wang Feng, Director of Huawei's Data Center Global Marketing Dept. “It enables low-latency network interconnect at speeds of several hundred gigabits per second. The solution supports resource sharing across different geographic locations and cross-data center hitless service failover. The solution is also fast and easy to use with one-click service deployment and automated management of IT device resources. Huawei will continue to draw on our innovation strengths to provide superior, reliable NFVI solutions to our carrier customers, keeping them on the cutting edge of NFV commercialization."
In 2016, Huawei secured over 130 cloud commercialization contracts, and continues to expand its presence in the cloud industry. As more carriers look to build future-proof networks as a foundation for digital transformation, Huawei's all-cloud strategy and solution capabilities, as well as partnerships with carriers such as STC and America Movil, helps drive their transformation from legacy networks to agile, cloud-based networks enabled by NFVI.
According to a report by Gartner, an IT consultancy, at the end of Q3 2016, Huawei blade servers ranked No. 3 globally for 12 consecutive quarters. Engineered with convergence in mind, the Huawei FusionServer E9000 converged architecture blade server brings compute, storage, and network into one tightly integrated package and has become the server platform of choice for deploying NFVI.