Huawei unveils latest in SDN-ready solutions at HNC
Latest developments in Agile Network 3.0 designed to transform traditional connectivity and protect against cyber threats
To better compete in today’s digital economy, Huawei has unveiled its Agile Distributed Wi-Fi solution along with its Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection solution.
The launch marks the latest Huawei solutions under the Agile Network 3.0 concept, announced globally earlier this year and is set to give users faster and uninterrupted network connectivity that will provide an overall, much more enjoyable and seamless experience, the company says. With the integration of the latest APT Protection solution, businesses will also be able to securely embrace the future mode of Software-Defined-Networking (SDN), protecting their infrastructure even against the most sophisticated cyber threats today, Huawei added.
The launch was hosted at the regional edition of Huawei Network Congress Middle East 2015 and included key notes from network industry experts across the value-chain eco-system including representatives from Huawei’s global and regional team, its alliance and go-to-market partners that included Intel and Alpha Data’s 4Sight in addition to its end-users.
At the event, Huawei highlighted its commitment to enabling businesses with the development and application of Agile Network innovation through showcasing the latest phase of its Agile Network 3.0 architecture. Embracing the Software-Defined-Networking (SDN) era, Agile Network 3.0 explores more business opportunities for its business partners and end-users.
While the concept encompasses five Agile groups that include the Agile Campus, Agile Data Centres (Cloud Fabric), Agile WAN, Agile Branch and Agile IoT, the event shed light on the latest solutions in the Campus and Data Centre arenas.
Faisal Ameer Malik, Chief Technology Officer at Huawei, Enterprise, Middle East said: “Network infrastructure is the backbone to the advancement of business innovation for Middle East enterprises.” He added: “As connectivity between people and machines become more prevalent through the Internet of Things (IoT), CIOs will continue to leverage emerging technology to demonstrate its critical role in the growth and survival of their organizations.”
Network developments in mobile connectivity continue to evolve as demands to ensure that users can access a network that is highly secured and has superior signal coverage when roaming. Be it wired or wireless connectivity, organisations across industries require a mobile solution that keeps their data safe from security vulnerabilities yet can still allow their employees to stay connected to the business with minimal disruption.
Boosting user-experience connectivity:
Huawei’s Agile Distributed Wi-Fi forms part of the Agile Campus family and is designed with a ‘distributed’ architecture that ensures better network coverage in challenging scenarios where Wi-Fi for instance, may be needed to enable users with connectivity in buildings with multiple rooms or offices. From a hotel with hundreds of guest rooms, a hospital with patient wards to schools with dozens of classrooms, Huawei’s Agile Distributed Wi-Fi provides even the most demanding users an experience that will allow them to stream, send and receive heavy files from high-resolution images to videos while on the move.
Huawei’s Agile Mobile solution was also showcased at the ICT provider’s event, introducing LTE (4G) connectivity to businesses in campus scenarios and is based on a solution that converges campus networks with Wi-Fi.
Securing the Agile Network against threats:
Agile Network 3.0 also welcomes the latest APT Protection solution designed to secure networks against Advanced Persistent Threats (APT). As the world becomes ever more connected digitally, businesses need to ensure the safety of mission critical assets that may remain undetected by traditional security solutions. Ideal for industries in banking & finance, critical government agencies and Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Huawei’s APT Protection solution works to detect, alerts and pro-actively provide a defence-wall against even the most sophisticated cyber-attacks – reducing the risk of information leak and ensuring business continuity.
Making the agile data centre that is open:
Launched earlier at the Global edition of Huawei Network Congress in May and now available in the region, the Agile Network 3.0 introduces the Cloud Fabric solution that forms part of the Agile Data Centre family. This data centre solution adopts an open architecture that is fully connected and is integrated with SDN features including Huawei’s latest Software-Defined Data Centre Storage Area Network (DC-SAN) and Software-Defined Storage Network (SDSN), to help build better connected data centres.
According to IDC, the market for Software-Defined-Networking (SDN) technology in the enterprise and cloud service provider segments is projected to grow from just USD360 billion in 2013 to USD3.7 billion by 2016.
Huawei today enables more than 1000 customers worldwide with the deployment of its Agile Network solutions and where a large number of these projects accommodate the future mode of SDN.