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CloudEngine 12800 Series Data Center Switches

CE12800 offers carrier-grade reliability, virtualization support, iStack clustering, and Software-Defined Networking features for building and scaling data centers and campus networks. CE12800 switches provide versatility and resilient performance for server-based multimedia applications, Big Data analytics, and cloud computing.

Elastic switching meets your specialized requirements. 576 x 100 GE, 576 x 40 GE, 2,304 x 25 GE, or 2,304 x 10 GE ports with total switching capacity of 178 Tbit/s per switch, upgradable to 356 Tbit/s.

Energy-saving technologies and patented front-to-rear, “on demand” cooling keep performance sizzling and networks cool.

Exceptional engineering and reliability make Huawei CE12800 Switches an easy choice for high-performance data center core switches and enterprise campus networks

  • Virtualization features aligned with today’s cloud environments — virtualize up to 16 CE12800 switches into one logical switch for resilience and simplified management
  • Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL) support for networks with up to 512 nodes; Ethernet Virtual Network (EVN) functionality for resource sharing among data centers
  • Huawei’s Open Programmability System (OPS) APIs and software provide flexible networking options and the ability to provision new services on demand without replacing hardware or disrupting access to applications 
  • Highly efficient data backup and mirroring — horizontal “orthogonal” fabric design, low-latency downstream bandwidth, and huge 18 GB dynamic buffers for line cards


Item CE12804S CE12808S CE12804 CE12808 CE12812 CE12816 CE12804E CE12808E CE12812E CE12816E
Switching Capacity (Tbit/s) 45/2581 89/5161 45/2581 89/5161 134/7741 178/1,0321 35/2581 69/5161 104/7741 138/1,0321
Forwarding Performance (Mpps) 17,280 34,560 17,280 34,560 51,840 69,120 17,280 34,560 51,840 69,120
Service Slots 4 8 4 8 12 16 4 8 12 16
Switching Fabric Module Slots 2 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Fabric Architecture Clos architecture, cell switching, VoQ, and distributed deep buffer
Airflow Design Strict front-to-back airflow design
Device Virtualization VS (1:16 virtualization)
Cluster Switch System (CSS)2
Super Virtual Fabric (SVF)3
Network Virtualization M-LAG
VXLAN and VXLAN bridging

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