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H3C SDN Platform Drive Customers to Achieve a Better Milestone in IT Infrastructure

Hong Kong, 20 Nov 2015 – With the challenges brought about by new technologies – such as cloud computing, virtualization and big data – businesses need faster and more flexible networks. H3C Technologies Co., Ltd. (H3C), a leading IT infrastructure solution provider, has announced the launch of a series of networking technologies. The new Software-defined Networking (SDN), Overlay and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) contribute to a simplified network and make multi-platforms within an enterprise network easy for centralized management. By analyzing a large volume of data, businesses can easily provide customers with more tailored intelligent services.

Distinguishing features of SDN and NFV offered by H3C include:

1. Multi-tenant Virtual Network: Multi-tenant virtual network supports grading of tenants and sub-networks. These differentiated services in the service chain are essential for business differentiation because tenant isolation ensures no cross-infection among tenants, no overspill of data breach-related issues to other clients, as well as dynamic and on-demand network resources allocation.

2. User-defined Network: Network is self-defined, and can achieve granular control based on flows. This satisfies users’ requirement for granularity and diversity in control. The three models of Overlay implementation let users leverage the performance of hardware-based physical gateway’s and the flexibility of virtualized device applications. One can achieve WYSIWYG in network through Overlay and service chains, and allocate the most appropriate resource based on user requirements.

3. On-demand allocation of resource pool: H3C’s new network integrates network resources through SDN, NFV and Overlay by presenting network assets to users in the form of a resource pool. While the devices in a resource pool might act as backup for each other, share the loading, and achieve massive scale development and high reliability, they can also be expanded flexibly and dynamically to allow users to adjust their applications based on their changing environments. Application can also migrate freely within the resource pool, and policies are also migrated alongside with the application to sustain a highly-open environment.

4. Highly open-interface system:

I. Open interface: Numerous open APIs such as RESTAPI and JAVAAPI to meet the demand of user-developed apps. OpenFlow, NetConf, OVS-DB and SNMP facilitates the central management of multiple network resources.

II. H3C’s network architecture is compatible with multiple virtualization platforms, such as VMware, KVM, XEN and H3C’s CAS and interfaces with H3C IMC, allowing cross-virtual platform management.

III. Supports third party application: Support for embedded and independent third party applications allows users to rapidly develop and deploy their own applications through APs based on their business requirements.

IV. Flexible developer and partnership model: H3C’s innovative network is backed by an experienced local development and customization team. The team can adopt multiple tailor-made collaborative development models to satisfy the user requirements of customization, diversification, and differentiation based on their application scenarios.

5. Simplify the physical infrastructure: H3C’s NFV provides virtualized network features. It inherits the professional features from H3C’s Comware and its stability. The whole range of NFV products (virtual routers, virtual firewall, virtual load balancer, virtual network address translator, virtualized wireless access controller, virtual Broadband Remote Access Server, etc.), and other solutions run under the NFV standard framework. They are more accommodated to latest requirements of clients and provide the same carrier-grade features and experience to them.

“Networking technology has been advancing at tremendous speed. To ensure the seamless operation within the enterprise network environments, innovations in networking technology have emerged to meet business needs. With its standard, open and flexible architecture, the NFV solution from H3C can help define flexibility in business and realize on-demand allocation and automated deployment,” said Joseph Lee, Product Director, H3C Hong Kong.

“H3C will continue to combine NFV and SDN and their solutions to meet users’ demands for rapid service offering, service capability and easy operation,” he added.