Country for PR: China
Contributor: PR Newswire Asia (China)
Tuesday, March 13 2018 - 23:44
Huawei Positioned as a Leader in Data Center Hardware Platforms for SDN
SHENZHEN, China, March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Today, Huawei announced it has been positioned as a Leader in the new report 
"The Forrester Wave(TM): Hardware Platforms For Software-Defined Networking, Q1 
2018" published by Forrester Research, a top technology industry research and 
advisory firm. This was the first time for Forrester Research to evaluate data 
center hardware platforms for software-defined networking (SDN) and included 
nine players in the industry. According to this report, CloudEngine series 
switches, core components in Huawei CloudFabric Solution, had the highest score 
in the product strategy category and the third highest score in the current 
offering and market presence categories. We believe this is a testament to 
Huawei becoming a global leader in data center networks. 

Infrastructure and operations professionals from a growing number of 
enterprises are employing data center hardware platforms for SDN to improve 
customer experience and service efficiency. The hardware platforms are expected 
to meet enterprise requirements for various phases in the evolution from 
traditional data centers toward private clouds and hybrid clouds. This means 
that the hardware platforms must be open and flexible and be able to evolve 
over the next 5 to 7 years.

Huawei CloudEngine series switches provide the industry's most extensive 
product portfolio and a unified, open, and programmable architecture, enabling 
smooth evolution from traditional data center networks toward the SDN and 
multicloud. In addition, they provide standard APIs for collaborating with 
third-party computing platforms, controllers, and automated management tools to 
meet customers' flexible demands and provide mature integrated deployment 

Forrester Research fully recognized Huawei's market position in the report, 
stating: "Huawei, the fastest-growing networking vendor in our evaluation, 
¡­has one of the largest data networking portfolios and retains the largest 
networking market share within China, with a strong presence in Africa, Asia, 
Europe, and South America." 

Zhong Kaisheng, President of Huawei Switch & Enterprise Gateway Product Line, 
said: "We are proud that Forrester Research has positioned Huawei as a Leader 
in data center hardware platforms for SDN. Huawei CloudEngine series switches 
have been recognized by the market for their industry-leading switching 
capacity as well as excellent openness and scalability. In the future, Huawei 
will assist enterprises in building intent-driven networks with more automation 
and intelligence capabilities, facilitating their business success."

Since being launched in 2012, Huawei CloudFabric Solution and CloudEngine 
series switches have maintained a strong growth momentum and developed many 
commercial practices with leading next-generation network platforms in 
industries such as cloud service provider, finance, media & entertainment, and 
telecom carrier. Huawei CloudFabric has been deployed by more than 2,800 
enterprises in over 120 countries.

For more information about Huawei CloudFabric Solution, please visit

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SOURCE  Huawei