Huawei launches SD-WAN solution to deliver ultimate experience in enterprise WAN interconnection

Via Huawei Corporate News

Sep 6, 2017

[Shanghai, China, September 6, 2017] At HUAWEI CONNECT 2017, Huawei launched its Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) solution and a series of universal computing gateways, providing on-demand interconnection between branches, branches and data centers, and branches and the cloud. The solution delivers the ultimate experience in WAN interconnection through application-level network-wide intelligent path selection, smart acceleration, and cloud-based visualized Operations and Maintenance (O&M).

Huawei’s current SD-WAN solution is already in widespread commercial use around the world and provides cost-effective interconnections for customers in industries such as finance, retail, and MSP. Enterprises now require enhanced experience, such as flexible service deployment, additional network functions and experience assurance, and optimization of experience in transnational business. To meet these requirements, Huawei’s SD-WAN solution leverages cloud technology to deliver the ultimate experience in applications, value added service (VAS) access, and O&M.

Ultimate application experience: uses application-level network-wide intelligent path selection and acceleration to guarantee highest priority for key applications

Service encryption is a common requirement among industries even if they each have specific demands for applications and key experience. Huawei’s SD-WAN solution identifies user-defined applications and encrypted applications and uses global intelligent traffic scheduling technology to deliver an intelligent path selection solution that is based on the user, application, and optimal path. The SD-WAN solution also leverages file transmission, data, and application optimization technologies to realize smart acceleration for key applications, ensuring the ultimate experience for important users and key applications.

Ultimate VAS experience: leverages the open service platform to provision VAS’s within minutes

Huawei’s AR1600 series and AR650 series open universal computing gateways, launched at HUAWEI CONNECT 2017, support on-demand deployment of Huawei and third-party VAS’s (such as vFW and vWOC), meeting the deployment requirements in different branch scenarios. The Agile Controller flexibly orchestrates and automatically delivers VAS’s, so that they can be provisioned within minutes. This solves the issues of slow and inflexible service provisioning in traditional solutions.

Ultimate O&M experience: cloud-based visualized O&M to locate faults in seconds

Huawei’s SD-WAN solution supports unified WAN/LAN management and GIS-based visualization of end-to-end application status. It uses automated O&M to locate faults across the entire network within seconds, reducing OPEX by 80%. The solution can be deployed using a number of different methods, such as through email and barcode scanning. In addition, devices are plug and play, which greatly improves deployment efficiency.

SoftBank of Japan, a longstanding customer of Huawei’s SD-WAN, has begun deploying the SD-WAN solution and plans to provide leased line services for enterprise customers in Japan and across the world. Mr. Hiroki Taketsuna, Senior Director of Network Service Division, ICT Innovation Division Enterprise Business Unit, Softbank Corp., pointed out that SD-WAN has become a trend in enterprise interconnection when industry services are undergoing digital and cloud transformation. He said Huawei’s SD-WAN solution can help SoftBank to provide enterprise interconnection services with highly reliable access and superior user experience for its enterprise customers.

Kevin Hu, President of Huawei Switch and Enterprise Gateway Product Line, said:

“Huawei’s innovations are always based on a thorough analysis of customer demands and challenges they are facing. Huawei’s SD-WAN solution helps enterprises rise to the challenges brought about by the rapid cloud-based service development. By creating on-demand WAN-based interconnections for enterprises with the ultimate experience, this solution drives enterprise transformation in the cloud era and helps enterprises achieve business success.”

Huawei enterprise network has been widely deployed in more than 100 countries and regions, through the intelligent connection of all things to accelerate the digital transformation of enterprises. Up to now, 197 enterprises in the Fortune 500 and 45 enterprises in the Fortune 100 have chosen Huawei as their partner for digital transformation.

HUAWEI CONNECT 2017, Huawei's flagship event for the global ICT industry, is held at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre from September 5-7. The theme is ‘Grow with the Cloud’. Huawei will be exploring how to realize new growth through digital transformation together with its customers and partners at this global platform for open collaboration.

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