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    CloudEngine S8700
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CloudEngine S8700

CloudEngine S8700 Series Switches

Huawei CloudEngine S8700 series switches ("CloudEngine S8700") are next-generation modular aggregation/access switches ideal for future-proof cloud campus networks. They are available in three models — CloudEngine S8700-4 with 4 slots/ CloudEngine S8700-8 with 8 slots and CloudEngine S8700-10 with 10 slots — and come with ultra-high densities of GE, 10GE, 25GE, 40GE, and 100GE access ports, helping quickly build a future-proof campus network with simplified architecture.
Built on Huawei's next-generation converged software platform — CloudEngine S8700 offers customers a trusted system and secure data access. All key components of CloudEngine S8700, including the main control boards, power modules, and fan modules, adopt a redundancy design for carrier-grade reliability.
With all these traits, CloudEngine S8700 is an ideal choice of aggregation/access nodes needed to build future-proof cloud campus networks, helping customers achieve their digital transformation goals.
Mass Storage

Ultra-large capacity

High-performance backplane: 800 Gbps bandwidth per slot
Ultra-thin aviation materials: 48-port multi-GE per card

Continuous Security

Ultra-high reliability

Innovative active-active main control boards: fast switchover of less than 5 ms
Industrial-grade reliability: redundancy design for main control boards, power supplies, and fan modules

Eco-friendly and Energy-saving

Low-carbon and eco-friendly

Innovative "Y+ψ" air duct design: 15% higher heat dissipation efficiency, 10% lower power consumption
Innovative TCM rectifier technology: 1.4x power density, 95% power conversion efficiency


Product Model CloudEngine S8700-4 CloudEngine S8700-6 CloudEngine S8700-10
Switching Capacity 4Tbps 7.2Tbps 13.6Tbps
Main Control Board Slots 2 2 2
Service Card Slots 2 4 8
Fan Slots 1 2 2
System Power Supplies 6 6 6
Hybrid Optical-Electrical Access NA The forty-eight 10GE hybrid optical-electrical ports on a S8700 board facilitate interconnection with the 10GE optical ports of downstream devices (such as Wi-Fi 6 APs) and offer PoE++ at long distances of 300 m through a hybrid cable 2.0 (traditional: just 100 m).
VXLAN VXLAN L2 and L3 gateways
Centralized and distributed gateways
Configured through the NETCONF protocol
MACsec MACsec supported on ports
Secure data transmission for hop-by-hop devices
QoS Traffic classifier technologies from the link layer to the application layer
Comprehensive queue scheduling algorithms and congestion control algorithms
Multi-level precise scheduling of data flows
Hardware-based low-latency queues for multicast packets
IPv6  IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack
Multiple tunneling technologies
IPv6 static routes, RIPng, OSPFv3, BGP+, and IPv6 IS-IS
NAC MAC address authentication and 802.1X authentication
Policy association and free mobility



Huawei CloudEngine S8700 Series Switches Brochure


Huawei CloudEngine S8700 Series Switches Datasheet


Huawei Flagship CloudEngine S8700 3D View

Certificates and Test reports

Huawei CloudEngine S8700 Series Switches Tolly Test Report