[Shenzhen, China, March 4, 2020] Huawei's CloudEngine 16800 data center switch won Frost & Sullivan 2020 Global Data Center Switch Technology Leadership Award, receiving 9.6 points for its technology leverage and 9.2 points for customer impact (10 points in total). It is the first 400GE switch in the industry to win this award.
Huawei CloudEngine 16800 Wins Frost & Sullivan 2020 Global Data Center Switch Technology Leadership Award with Highest Score
Frost & Sullivan is the world's largest enterprise growth consulting company. Every year, Frost & Sullivan calls for industry opinion leaders, experts, and directors to select, compare, and assess 10 standards from two dimensions: technology leverage and customer impact. Finally, Frost & Sullivan awards the Global Technology Leadership Award to recognize products with leading technologies and excellent customer experience, helping enterprise IT decision makers make more informed purchase decisions.
This award is intended to research and evaluate flagship data center switches from mainstream suppliers in the industry. After 10 rounds of selection, Huawei CloudEngine 16800 ranked first in both technology leverage (9.6 points) and customer impact (9.2 points), surpassing competitors' products and showing its industry-leading strength.
"5G and AI have attracted wide attention from both the industry and society, and network infrastructure, as an important part of the new infrastructure, is also gaining attention. Huawei CloudEngine 16800 has made breakthroughs in high-density 400GE switching, intelligent lossless network performance, and intelligent O&M. It is Huawei's flagship product in the AI era." said Leon Wang, President of Huawei's Data Center Network Domain, "I am delighted that Huawei has received this professional award in the industry. We are also confident that we will remain customer-centric, continuously invest in innovation, and maintain our global leadership."
In January 2019, Huawei launched the industry's first data center switch oriented to the AI era — CloudEngine 16800. The CloudEngine 16800 supports the industry's highest-density 400GE interfaces and provides a switching capability five times the industry average, meeting smooth evolution requirements for the next 10 years. The CloudEngine 16800 is used to build the intelligent and lossless Ethernet with zero packet loss, improving the computing efficiency and storage IOPS. In addition, Huawei CloudEngine 16800 uses AI technologies and works with iMaster NCE FabricInsight to detect faults within 1 minute, locate faults within 3 minutes, and rectify faults within 5 minutes, accelerating evolution to the autonomous driving network. Furthermore, Huawei CloudEngine 16800 series switches overcome multiple hardware engineering technical difficulties, such as ultra-high-speed signal transmission, super heat dissipation, and efficient power supply, reducing the per-bit power consumption by 26% and saving energy.