We are transitioning to an intelligent era of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, and cloud technologies. The data center is not only a service support center but also a value creation center that implements data value monetization based on AI.
Huawei’s CloudFabric is an Intent-Driven cloud data center network solution that provides seamless intra-data center and inter-data center cloud connectivity for physical, virtual, or container-based workloads and applications. The solution consists of automatic Agile Controller, intelligent network analyzer FabricInsight, and CloudEngine series switches. CloudFabric delivers an intelligent, simplified, ultra-broadband, secure, and open digital network platform enabling enterprises to achieve business success.
Huawei’s CloudFabric market share remains third worldwide and first in China. It was positioned as Challenger in Gartner’s Data Center Network Magic Quadrant and has been successfully put into commercial use in more than 6,000 data centers in over 120 countries.
The automatic IT workflow is created by the Agile Controller, which shortens application deployment time from weeks to minutes. Features include network service provisioning, fabric management, service function chain, O&M and fault location, openness, reliability, and management capacity and performance.
Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP) lets you automatically configure registration, management and, if a fault occurs, automatic switchover of the Agile Controller.
You can drag-and-drop functions from a Web page in order to define your network model. This enables one-click network configuration, provision in minutes, and network service automation.
The open architecture-based Agile Controller unifies computing, storage, and network resources and implements VM-level network management.
FabricInsight improves intelligent network analysis and O&M platforms. It collects software and hardware sensor information and analyzes the interaction of each application data flow. By locating faults in minutes, plus quickly retrieving data records and real-time telemetry, FabricInsight predicts unknown risks in network SLAs. Enterprises can cut fault location time from days to minutes, optimize network deployment, and improve operation efficiency.
Three types of problems that cannot be detected by traditional O&M can be intelligently identified by Huawei’s Intelligent Detection. It can predict 80 percent of all faults, which enables production of precise application management maps.
Intelligent Fault Location can associate faulty physical links with unusual applications, provide high visibility of applications and networks, and locate faults in minutes, reducing data losses by 90 percent.
Delay, path, and connection status can be queried on any node in seconds, optimizing network configuration for migration, capacity expansion, and service load changes.
CloudEngine switches provide 100 GE, 40 GE, 25 GE, 10 GE, and GE interfaces and can connect to storage devices through FCoE. The switches use typical spine-leaf fabric architecture to build ultra-broadband data center networks with high density, high performance, and low latency. The switches use the industry’s first congestion-scheduling algorithm to build a lossless Ethernet network that is accelerating the commercial use of AI applications.
Huawei provides the most high-density 100G cores and 25G access networks in the industry. A single cluster supports more than 50,000 servers.
A Huawei-patented congestion-scheduling algorithm is used to construct a lossless Ethernet network. It reduces network latency by 90 percent and shortens the training needed to develop AI applications by 40 percent.
Huawei access switches have 4 GB buffers, the industry’s largest. A 24 GB buffer line card increases buffer size to the gigabit level for video and search services.
Huawei provides a number of APIs based on standard open architectures and builds programmable SDN networks with over 25 Huawei CloudFabric global ecosystem partners.
Huawei cooperates with over 25 partners, including VMware, Microsoft, Mirantis, Red Hat, F5, A10, Check Point, Puppet, and Ansible to build a global ecosystem.
The control plane OS is open and the forwarding plane is programmable. The Agile Controller, based on standard open-source architecture, provides rich APIs.
CloudEngine series switches can be managed by VMware NSX and integrated by the Microsoft Azure Stack solution.
Agile Controller-DCN is a Huawei-developed next-generation data center network controller and is the core of Huawei CloudFabric. It unifies control and dynamic scheduling of network resources and automatically deploys services.
FabricInsight is an intelligent analysis platform designed for data center networks. Based on telemetry and Big Data analytics, FabricInsight provides users with ubiquitous network application analysis and visualized presentation that eliminate the boundary between applications and networks.
CloudEngine series switches are high-performance cloud switches designed for data centers and high-end campus networks. The CloudEngine series uses Huawei's next-generation VRP8 software platform and supports extensive data center and campus network service features.