CeBIT 2015: Huawei unveils four new products
New solutions aimed at vertical industries looking to better manage data and the internet of things
Huawei today unveiled four new ICT solutions, aimed at governments and industry-specific enterprises to help them leverage the internet of things (IoT) and to better manage increasing data loads.
At a press conference held at the CeBIT trade show in Germany, Huawei released a new eLTE Broadband Trunking solution, the Agile Wide Area Network (WAN) solution, the new OceanStor 9000 device, and its next-generation Anti-DDoS solution.
Huawei said that, while these solutions address different use cases, each was developed to help with the impact of rapid ICT development, in particular with changing business models within vertical industries such as power, media and finance. The solutions would also help with the development of smart cities and smart grids, the vendor added.
"The four major innovative ICT technologies, which include mobile broadband, software-defined networking (SDN), cloud computing and big data, are reshaping all traditional industries," said Ryan Ding, executive director and president of products and solutions, Huawei.
"ICT infrastructure has transformed from being an enterprise's support system to a part of the value-adding production system. It has become a powerful engine that facilitates business transformations for enterprises across different industries. With our innovative approach and focus on ICT infrastructure, Huawei is openly collaborating with partners and customers to promote business transformation and the development of a better connected world."
To address the challenges associated with these transformations, then, Huawei first rolled out its eLTE Broadband Trunking solution, which it said would enable interconnectivity among industries and in smart cities. Based on 4G technology, it supports voice trunking, data and video in one network, which enables dispatching visualisation, Huawei said.
The solution supports more frequency bands, including 3.5 GHz, and supports connections to smart video systems, telepresence, IP call centres and third-party applications. Huawei said that the solution was ideal for emergency services, and would help to improve the efficiency of inter-department collaboration and emergency response times.
According to Norman Frisch, Huawei's head of business development, government and public sector services, this would help governments to create smart cities.
"When it comes to smart cities, what smart actually means is that you can intelligently react to something that happens. To achieve this, you have all of these sensors, collecting data - the more data the better," he explained to ITP.net.
"What eLTE does is to help to very efficiently collect all of this data, from all of these different places, into the control centre. Sensors could be traffic lights, cameras detecting traffic flows, or even gunshot alarm sensors. But when you have these things, they traditionally need to have a cable connected to your control centre. But with eLTE, it's wireless."
Meanwhile, with the Agile WAN solution, Huawei said that the aim was to create the best experience for users. The vendor said that wide-area networks are gradually becoming bottlenecks for enterprises, so many are looking to improve their WAN capabilities to create better user experiences.
The Agile WAN solution integrates WAN SDN, IP, hard-pipe technology, atom routers, high-throughput and other technologies, Huawei claimed, saying that this provides reliable network connections.
The OceanStor 9000 is Huawei's latest storage system, and the vendor described it as the world's fastest storage system with large-scale horizontal scalability. Aimed, in the case of this launch, at media organisations grappling with 4K video storage and transmission, the solution provides a claimed reduced energy consumption of 32%, and reduces machine room space by 200%. Huawei claimed that a single rack could provide tens of petabytes of storage.
Finally, the vendor's new anti-DDoS solution uses big data technology to build traffic models in over 60 dimensions. Huawei said that this allows it to prevent "hundreds" of DDoS attacks without unintentionally interrupting legitimate requests.
"Huawei's powerful and most current IP reputation technologies can accurately identify zombie hosts while improving the Internet access experience of legitimate users," the vendor said.