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"Huawei's OptiXtrans DC908 platform is really easy to manage through WebGUI. It covers the need for ultra-broadband in data centers and provides automatic service provisioning functionality, with encryption included. It’s a really high-performance platform with a compact design that precisely matches the needs of enterprises."

Sasa Atic, Infoniqa Network and Security Advisor

When Did Infoniqa and Huawei Begin Cooperating?

Founded in 1988, Infoniqa has always pursued a quality-driven business strategy in the Swiss Information and Communications Technology (ICT) market, and has grown significantly with the help of strong, loyal, and long-term relationships with customers, partners, and suppliers. Indeed, in 2010, Infoniqa became one of Huawei's first channel partners in Switzerland.

Infoniqa and Huawei celebrate ten years of cooperation

Why Has Infoniqa Chosen to Cooperate with Huawei?

Infoniqa is dedicated to ICT solutions and is a leading service provider in Switzerland, while Huawei is a leader in ICT solutions, especially in the optical communications field. Therefore, Infoniqa established a cooperation strategy with Huawei, built on Infoniqa's abundant experience and expertise in the Swiss market coupled with Huawei's leading communications technology. This cooperation delivers ever greater ICT services and solutions to Swiss customers.

Infoniqa won Huawei's 2018 Best Channel Partner award for the West European Region

What Is the Outlook for the Enterprise DCI Market?

Switzerland is one of the world's wealthiest countries and has always valued investment in the ICT field. This has resulted in many ICT professionals entering various industries, laying a solid foundation for the healthy economic development and innovation of the Swiss economy.

Switzerland is also home to a large number of enterprises due to its stable and favorable social environment. The country ranks 13th in the world for data center density. As bandwidth requirements increase, and data connection and reliability requirements are becoming increasingly important, more and more enterprises are choosing to build their own Data Center Interconnect (DCI) networks rather than leasing bandwidth — a trend that can be seen on a global scale. Overall, the enterprise DCI market in Switzerland looks promising and is a key business growth path for the future of Infoniqa.

How Does Huawei's DCI Solution Perform?

Huawei comfortably leads the Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) field and has continued to invest heavily in Research and Development (R&D) even though it has been number one for a significant period of time. In direct response to real-world customer pain points regarding self-built DCI — such as difficult service provisioning and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) — Huawei released OptiXtrans DC908, which is built on Huawei's rich expertise in the data center, Information Technology (IT), and intelligent algorithm fields as well as DWDM technology. This product is oriented to self-built enterprise DCI networks and related IT engineers, and is easy to operate and maintain. It provides enterprise customers with the most competitive and future-oriented solution possible, allowing them to fully reap the benefits of leading technologies. And, since Huawei's OptiXtrans DC908 is easy to configure, deliver, and maintain, it is very suitable for channel promotion.

GlobalData's DCI product competitiveness report verified Huawei OptiXtrans DC908 as the industry leader

Product competitiveness matrix of Huawei OptiXtrans DC908

Why Does Huawei's DCI Solution Prove Attractive for Infoniqa's Customers?

To begin with, Huawei OptiXtrans DC908 provides high-density access and ultra-large bandwidth for users, cutting rental fees for both data centers and optical fibers. The 2U device provides 12.8 Tbit/s access, facilitating flexible access of Ethernet and fiber services at varying rates. This is critical for financial customers, for example, who have storage with Fibre Channel (FC) interfaces.

The optical and electrical layers of Huawei OptiXtrans DC908 can be deployed on the same device, where other solutions require multiple deployment devices, slashing the equipment space required by half. The highly integrated optical layer of Huawei OptiXtrans DC908 reduces the workload of manually connecting fibers by 90%. Furthermore, Huawei OptiXtrans DC908 supports a maximum single-wavelength capacity of 800 Gbit/s as well as programmable rates. The maximum capacity for a pair of fibers can reach 88 Tbit/s, ensuring that bandwidth is sufficient for smooth service upgrade over the next five to ten years.

In addition, the robust design of Huawei OptiXtrans DC908 delivers stability that is twice the industry's average. Each component is pluggable and easily replaced, supporting a range of network protection schemes that ensure the services in the data centers of customers remain uninterrupted.

Huawei OptiXtrans DC908 also has the built-in WebGUI Graphical User Interface, which provides network-level management, helping customers save space and money in terms of Network Management System (NMS) servers. WebGUI integrates automatic commissioning, which has been particularly well received by customers in Switzerland.

Finally, Huawei OptiXtrans DC908 differs from other DCI solutions because it provides intelligent O&M based on common enterprise customer O&M pain points, particularly those concerning optical fibers. Intelligent O&M like this implements accurate fault location, fiber fault prediction, and detection of fibers in the same cable or route. This helps IT engineers easily deploy and manage DCI networks, cutting O&M costs by more than half.

As an industry-leading DCI solution, Huawei OptiXtrans DC908 has enjoyed wide recognition from Switzerland's ICT industry, strengthening its position as the number one choice for customers.

How will Infoniqa and Huawei Continue Working Together to Provide Leading DCI Solutions and Services?

Infoniqa will continue to deepen their cooperation with Huawei in ICT, especially the DCI field, deploying Huawei's simplified, intelligent, ultra-broadband, and high-density DCI solution for Swiss enterprise customers. This will help those customers build a stable and reliable data highway and, ultimately, achieve digital transformation. With the help of feedback from Swiss enterprise customers, Infoniqa and Huawei will strive to innovate solutions that guarantee an ever greater service experience.

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