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CloudEngine 12800 Series Data Center Switches

Huawei CloudEngine 12800 series switches are high-performance core switches designed for data centers and high-end campus networks. Providing stable, reliable, secure, and fast L2 and L3 switching services, the switches help enterprises build elastic, virtual, agile, and high-quality networks.

CloudEngine 12800 boasts an ultra-large switching capacity of up to 178 Tbit/s (scalable to 1032 Tbit/s) and supports 576 x 100 GE, 576 x 40 GE, 2304 x 25 GE, or 2304 x 10 GE line-speed interfaces. Coupled with industrial-grade reliability, comprehensive virtualization capabilities, and a variety of data center service features, the switches meet the diverse requirements of data center networks of tomorrow, today. And thanks to multiple energy conservation technologies and a strict front-to-back airflow design, CloudEngine 12800 can do more all while consuming less power.

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Specifications¹

Parameters CloudEngine 12804S CloudEngine 12808S CloudEngine 12804 CloudEngine 12808 CloudEngine 12816
Switching Capacity 30/258 Tbit/s2 59/516 Tbit/s2 45/258 Tbit/s2 89/516 Tbit/s2 178/1032 Tbit/s2
Forwarding Performance 17,280 Mpps 34,560 Mpps 17,280 Mpps 34,560 Mpps 69,120 Mpps
Service Slots 4 8 4 8 16
Switching Fabric Module Slots 2 4 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)
Cluster Switch System (CSS)
Network Virtualization M-LAG
VXLAN and VXLAN bridging
BGP EVPN
QinQ access VXLAN
Programmability Ansible-based automatic configuration and open-source module release
O&M

Network-wide path detection

Telemetry

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