Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
APC Free White Paper
Optimize your network investment &
Enter to win a Samsung Galaxy Note

www.apc.com
Communications
24/7/365 Network Uptime!
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
Huawei Agile Switch Launch Targets Rival Cisco
Huawei Agile Switch Launch Targets Rival Cisco

By Nancy Owano
August 8, 2013 12:17PM

    Bookmark and Share
As a major U.S. provider of network switches, Cisco is being challenged for dominance in the global market. Industry data shows Huawei is up against a real heavyweight champion. But the Agile switch series is expected "to lead a new revolution in Ethernet switching technology and network construction."
 



Huawei, China's technology powerhouse, on Thursday, launched what it sees as an industry-changing agile network architecture technology and Agile switch series, the S12700.

Networking's letters and numbers as product titles are always a mouthful but for those network IT managers concerned with all important switches for computer network connections, learning the names of products that solve their real problems will not be difficult.

Huawei is describing its new S12700 Agile switch series as introducing SDN (software-defined networking) architecture into campus networks for the first time. In industry lingo, "campus" networks do not just pertain to colleges and universities but also to companies and public organizations where there is an interconnection of networks within a limited area.

The S12700 Agile switch series will come in two models and will arrive globally in October, but the company is wasting no time in seeding interest now. As of Thursday, the company is set to mount a global campaign to promote the switch in countries including the U.S.

Cisco Challenge

The Agile switch series is expected "to lead a new revolution in Ethernet switching technology and network construction" with its features including in-service software upgrades. But wait a minute, who is that pulling on the ropes on the other side of the ring? Of course, it's Cisco.

As a major U.S. provider of network switches, Cisco is being challenged for dominance in the global market. Industry data shows Huawei is up against a real heavyweight champion. Cisco had a 58.8 percent share of the market for switches, which connect computer networks, in the first quarter compared with Huawei's 2 percent, according to data from IDC and Bloomberg Industries.

According to Cisco product documentation, the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series switches are "SDN ready, with a flexible architecture and API framework that allows developers to create and support SDN agents such as Netconf and OpenFlow."

Answers Call for Agility

The advantages of the Agile switch series are all about flexibility. The Huawei product represents programmable interfaces to network hardware, where IT managers will be able to manage their networks with features that save time and money.

The Agile switch series can handle software tasks as it carries its own processor, the Huawei Ethernet Network Processor (ENP). The architecture makes it possible to provision a customized service within six months, without replacing hardware. This feature is important at a time when networks need more agile services and enablers than ever before.

As Huawei executives point out, today's campus network infrastructure is challenged by dynamic enterprise mobility and BYOD rollouts, cloud services and applications, real-time multimedia and unified communication applications.

Shifting the Focus

"The trends of broadband services, multimedia, mobility and social networking are shifting the focus of networks from technologies and devices to services, users and experiences," said William Xu, Chief Executive Officer, Huawei Enterprise Business Group.

A challenge for all network vendors is to deliver more efficient solutions for managing campus networks. Global-minded Huawei is up to the challenge.

In early 2011 the company began courting an enterprise customer base with technology products and achieved enterprise sales of $1.9 billion in 2012. Huawei's switch series can only help support its goal for market expansion.
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:

jinglee:

Posted: 2013-11-01 @ 12:42am PT
According to www.huanetwork.com research, still in Non-China market, Cisco domains the enterprise networking market, even in Asian, Huawei enterprise market share is less than 2%. (I guess the 2% globally market share mentioned by the article mostly are from Huawei sales in China), and most customers(these use Huawei products) just use Huawei Ethernet Switches, like Huawei S2700/S3700/S5700/S9300 etc.

lilirouter:

Posted: 2013-10-27 @ 11:52pm PT
Interesting, hope one day I could use the powerful Huawei S12700 switch, now most times I am using Huawei S3328TP-EI-24S. It is a most used model in our network.

des:

Posted: 2013-09-09 @ 7:33pm PT
cisco will definitely wins the competition so long america can fool the public into thinking that Huawei is a spy but only for so long as it is being reviewed that america also steal into other company data and also more cowardly and criminally.



Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) is a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analysis to the Internet, telecommunications, information services, financial services, retail, media and advertising sectors. Neustar applies its advanced, secure technologies in location, identification, and evaluation to help its customers promote and protect their businesses. More information is available at www.neustar.biz.


 Communications
1.   Verizon Boosts FiOS Upload Speeds
2.   Bell Labs Pushes Copper to 10 Gbps
3.   Silent Circle Offers Roam-Free Plan
4.   U.K. Wants Data Retention Law
5.   T-Mobile Accused of Bogus Fees


advertisement
Verizon Boosts FiOS Upload Speeds
All the better to share videos, photos.
Average Rating:
U.K. Wants Data Retention Law
After citizens right-to-privacy verdict.
Average Rating:
Silent Circle Offers Roam-Free Plan
Takes on Skype, Viber, Google Voice.
Average Rating:


advertisement
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
34 European Banks Hit by Android-Skirting Malware
Criminals have been finding gaping holes in Android-based two-factor authentication systems that banks around the world are using. The result: 34 banks in four European countries have been hit.
 
New Web Tracking Technologies Defeat Privacy Protections
Recently developed Web tracking tools are able to circumvent even the best privacy defenses, according to a new study by researchers at Princeton and the University of Leuven in Belgium.
 
Juniper DDoS Solution Aims at High-IQ Networks
In the face of more complex attacks, Juniper Networks is boosting its DDoS Secure solution to help companies mitigate the threats with more effective security intelligence throughout the network fabric.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Contrary to Report, Lenovo's Staying in Small Windows Tablets
Device maker Lenovo has clarified a report that indicated it is getting out of the small Windows tablet business -- as in the ThinkPad 8 and the 8-inch Miix 2. But the firm said it is not exiting that market.
 
Seagate Unveils Networked Drives for Small Businesses
Seagate is out with five new networked attached storage products aimed at small businesses. The drives are for companies with up to 50 workers, and range in capacity from two to 20 terabytes.
 
Another Day, Another Internet of Things Consortium Is Born
In the emerging Internet of Things, zillions of devices will be talking to each other. Samsung, Intel and Dell just formed a consortium to ensure each thing can understand what others are saying.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Apple Patent for Smart Watch Comes to Light
Does a new smart watch patent issued to Apple provide a preview of the expected wearable from the tech giant? Some Apple-watchers are parsing the patent for signs of the coming product.
 
Will iPhone 6 Cannibalize Apple's Tablet Sales?
Could Apple’s iPhone 6 -- it’s so-called super-size phone due to hit store shelves this fall -- come back to haunt the smartphone maker? Some observers say yes; others say preposterous.
 
Axed Nokia X Phones Suffered from Lack of Identity
So long, Nokia X, we hardly knew you. The Nokia X phones Microsoft discontinued blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each. As a result, the devices didn't become a runaway hit.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | Small Business | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.