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Huawei Works with Partners to Build an Industrial Ecosystem Based on Open SD-WAN Architecture

Mar 26, 2018

[Qingdao, China, March 24, 2018] At the Huawei China Eco-Partner Conference 2018 held in Qingdao, Shandong, Huawei proposed the fully-open SD-WAN (Software-Defined WAN) ecosystem architecture to open up services oriented towards multi-cloud deployment, value-added services (VASs), and third-party application systems. Huawei will continue to work with partners to promote the development of the SD-WAN industry chain, helping enterprise customers build intent-driven branch interconnection in the all-cloud era.

As an ever-growing number of enterprise services move to the cloud, SD-WAN is becoming one of the hottest topics. Enterprises expect SD-WAN to reduce interconnection costs and improve service experience. They also hope that the solution can be compatible with mainstream public clouds in the industry to implement flexible deployment. The solution supports various VASs and facilitates on-demand expansion of services. It also interoperates with third-party application systems, protecting the original network investment and supporting more industry applications so that the network can better support the efficient growth of enterprise services and future-oriented smooth evolution. This requires the support of a fully-open solution and ecosystem cooperation in the industry chain.

Huawei has a wealth of experience in the SD-WAN domain and is committed to building a cooperative and win-win ecosystem with partners through a fully-open ecosystem. In this regard, Huawei has already made the following outstanding achievements:

In terms of public cloud, Huawei SD-WAN is open and easy to integrate. It can be deployed on numerous mainstream clouds, such as HUAWEI CLOUD, Microsoft Azure, and telecom carrier clouds. The solution and cloud service can be delivered as a package. In terms of VASs, Huawei SD-WAN gateways (uCPE) are based on the ARM/x86 architecture and supports more than 10 types of Huawei and mainstream VASs, such as Riverbed's virtual WAN optimization controller (vWOC) and F5 security… Automatic service orchestration is used to provision these VASs in minutes. In terms of third-party application systems, Huawei SD-WAN Agile Controller seamlessly interoperates with the business support systems (BSSs) and operations support systems (OSSs) by leveraging open standard RESTful application programming interfaces (APIs). The APIs allow SD-WAN Agile Controller to implement a wide range of industry applications and support interoperation with third-party application orchestration vendors.

In addition, Huawei cooperates with managed service providers (MSPs) and carriers to flexibly serve enterprise customers through multiple channels by leveraging the advantages of MSPs and carriers in terms of localization and ICT management services.

Wang Shaosen, General Manager of Huawei Enterprise Gateway Domain, said: "Achieving win-win requires the whole industry chain to participate in ecosystem construction. Huawei will continue to invest heavily in SD-WAN and work with partners to provide better interconnection services for enterprise customers and jointly promote the business implementation of Intent-Driven Networks."

About Huawei Intent-Driven Network

Through service intention understanding, automatic network policy deployment and continuous optimization, Huawei Intent-Driven Network provides the ultimate experience for each user in each application at each moment and defends against ubiquitous unknown attacks, building an intelligent, simplified, ultra-broadband, secure, and open digital network platform for enterprises.

About Huawei SD-WAN

Huawei SD-WAN Solution and uCPE provide on-demand interconnection between branches, between branches and data centers, and between branches and the cloud. It delivers ultimate experience in enterprise interconnection through application-based intelligent traffic steering and acceleration, open SD-WAN uCPEs, and cloud-based visualized O&M.