Huawei launches a new compact router for its NE9000 series
Apr 13, 2017
Shenzhen, China, April 13, 2017: At the 2017 Huawei Global Analyst Summit, Huawei announced the release of the eight-slot NE9000-8, the newest offering in its series of backbone routers. The NE9000-8 uses the same platform as the previously released 20-slot NE9000 product and at a smaller size. It offers a large forwarding capacity and a rich variety of service features and can serve as an interconnect node for a small and medium-sized Data Center (DC) or a metro core node. NE9000 series products flexibly meet carrier needs in terms of backbone network service development for different scenarios, helping prepare carrier networks for cloud evolution.
The booming of UHD video services that leads to a dramatic increase of network bandwidth has brought major impacts to backbone networks. Meanwhile, the rise of cloud services has triggered data centers turning to the centers of backbone networks. Traffic between data centers is complex and unpredictable, requiring networks to be capable of adjustment on demand. Increasing network capacity has highlighted the issues of size, power consumption, difficulty of deployment, and O&M costs for backbone routers.
The new NE9000-8 backbone router offers high capacity and a high level of integration. It uses the same hardware platform design as the previous NE9000 product. With eight service slots, NE9000-8 supports the industry's first 4 Tbit/s routing line card, and provides a total capacity of 32 Tbit/s. It allows smooth evolution to 8 Tbit/s per slot, satisfying the service requirements of interconnect nodes for small and medium-sized DCs and metro core nodes for the next 5 to 10 years. At the half height of a 2.2m standard cabinet, the NE9000-8 is smaller in size and more compact. It provides the same capacity as similar products while consuming only half the power that enables the easy deployment and investment deductions for customers.
Based on operating system virtualization, a single NE9000 can be virtualized into multiple logical devices, allowing control, management, and physical resource isolation for services. This realizes reliable and converged bearing of multiple services, reducing the number of network nodes as well as network construction costs. In addition, the NE9000 is the centerpiece of Huawei's CloudBackbone solution. The CloudBackbone solution helps carriers intelligently adjust their networks and improve overall network efficiency through real-time monitoring of changes in network traffic as well as centralized control and management.
"With the release of the NE9000 series backbone routers, we provide an effective way to satisfy carrier requirements on capacity and flexible bearing for cloud services. This helps carriers create highly efficient networks that are capable of long-term sustainable development and assists in enabling their commercial success in the Cloud Era," said Gai Gang, President of the Huawei Router & Carrier Ethernet Product Line.
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