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The CloudEngine series also supports Fibre Channel over Ethernet, allowing companies to deploy SAN-based network traffic over Ethernet, thereby establishing a converged network. Additionally, Priority Flow Control helps to provide non-blocking transmission.
Last year, Huawei began moving on a more organized basis into the U.S. and global enterprise market, with cut-rate products that appear to target Cisco.
In addition to the CloudEngine announcement, Huawei also announced at Interop that it would sell various products -- including IP network infrastructure and communication/collaboration products -- to enterprise customers in the U.S. through a distribution deal with Synnex.
The company has set a goal of $7 billion in enterprise networking revenue by the end of this year, up from the $2 billion it was doing when it embarked on its global rollout in 2011. If it did hit that goal, it would be second to Cisco in that market. In 2011, Huawei had global revenue of $32 billion, compared with Cisco's $44 billion.