Re-Architecting Enterprise Networks and Accelerating ICT Cloudification

2016/09/02 • Feature • Views: 694

As the opening video shows, the natural selection rule of “Survival of the Fittest” also applies to the ICT world. SDN has taken the reins and is on its way to becoming a mature industry.

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At HUAWEI CONNECT 2016, the SDN Summit, themed “SDN, Re-Architecting Enterprise Networks and Empowering ICT Cloudification”, has been successfully held at the Shanghai Expo Centre. The SDN Summit focuses on the SDN’s future development and business value. Industry’s top analysts have shared their options on the SDN development trend and proposed suggestions on its commercial application. SDN pioneers around the world gathered together to share their experiences in the SDN’s commercial application in various sectors such as data centers, WANs, and campuses.

1. SDN, Re-Architecting Enterprise Networks and Empowering Business Success

Dong Wu, VP of Enterprise Networking Marketing & Solution Sales Dept, Enterprise BG, Huawei said, “SDN has become the driving force of enterprises’ digital operations. Huawei SDN solution signifies the beginning of the network cloud era and continuously helps enterprises achieve business success.”

Figure 2 Dong Wu, Vice President, Enterprise Networking Marketing & Solution Sales Dept, Enterprise BG, Huawei

Figure 2 Dong Wu, Vice President, Enterprise Networking Marketing & Solution Sales Dept, Enterprise BG, Huawei

2. SDN Technology Trends in the Age of Digital Transformation

Rohit Mehra, Vice President, Network Infrastructure, IDC said, “SDN is an architectural response to digital and network transformations, driven by increased cloud applications and the need to bring agility to enterprise IT.”

Figure 3 Rohit Mehra, Vice President, Network Infrastructure, IDC

Figure 3 Rohit Mehra, Vice President, Network Infrastructure, IDC

3. SDN-Empowered Enterprise Network Innovation, Accelerating ICT Cloudification

Dong Weisi, Vice President, Enterprise Network Product Line, Huawei said, “SDN Re-Define data center while implementing network automation, Re-Define enterprise WAN while building on-demand service experience, and Re-Define campus while achieving cloud-based management.”

Figure 4 Dong Weisi, Vice President, Enterprise Network Product Line, Huawei

Figure 4 Dong Weisi, Vice President, Enterprise Network Product Line, Huawei

4. Tencent’s Open-Source SDN Practice

Figure 5 Wade Shao, Deputy Director, Network Architecture Center, Tencent/T4 Principle Engineer, Tencent

Figure 5 Wade Shao, Deputy Director, Network Architecture Center, Tencent/T4 Principle Engineer, Tencent

5. How to Build Future-Proof Global Cloud Data Centers with SDN

Erlend Bjørnson Barkbu, Section Leader, IBM/Evry Nordic Operations said, ““EVRY is building next generation IT infrastructure architecture to provide cloud services. Through Huawei Cloud Fabric SDN solution, EVRY builds the future-proof cloud data centers and enhances its competitiveness in the global market.”

Figure 6 Erlend Bjørnson Barkbu, Section Leader, IBM/Evry Nordic Operations

Figure 6 Erlend Bjørnson Barkbu, Section Leader, IBM/Evry Nordic Operations

6. SDN, Accelerating Huawei’s Digitalization and Global Service Innovation

Su Liqing, Director of Information Technology Dept, Huawei said, “SDN enables a flattened, highly reliable, high-performing cloud network architecture that supports the construction of Huawei’s R&D cloud and active-active DCs, and makes operations intelligent. SDN has accelerated Huawei’s digitalization journey.”

Figure 7 Su Liqing, Director of Information Technology Dept, Huawei

Figure 7 Su Liqing, Director of Information Technology Dept, Huawei

Huawei has served more than 2000 global customers in over 120 countries and cities, covering a variety of fields such as finance, media assets, government and public affairs, transport, energy, electricity, and manufacturing.

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