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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

Specifications

Item

CE12804S

CE12808S

CE12804

CE12808

CE12812

CE12816

Switching Capacity

45/89 Tbit/s 89/178 Tbit/s

45/89 Tbit/s

89/178 Tbit/s

134/268 Tbit/s

178/356 Tbit/s

Forwarding Performance

17,280 Mpps 34,560 Mpps

17,280 Mpps

34,560 Mpps

51,840 Mpps

69,120 Mpps

Service Slots

4

8

4

8

12

16

Switching Fabric Module Slots

2

4

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)
  • CSS
  • SVF

Network Virtualization

  • M-LAG
  • TRILL
  • VXLAN and VXLAN bridging
  • EVPN

VM Awareness

Agile Controller

Data Center Interconnection

EVN supporting inter-DC Layer 2 network interconnections

Programmability

  • OpenFlow
  • OPS
  • Puppet and OVSDB plugins released on open source websites
  • Linux container for open source and customization programming