At the 18th Huawei Global Analyst Summit held in Shenzhen from April 12-14, Huawei announced the latest innovations and developments in its Intelligent Cloud-Network Solution.
At this annual event, Steven Zhao , Vice President of Data Communication Product Line at Huawei, delivered a keynote entitled “Be Digital Faster with the Intelligent Cloud-Network.” In the speech, Zhao shared how Intelligent Cloud-Network Solution accelerates cross-industry digital transformation in four main scenarios: Cloud Campus Network, Cloud WAN, Hyper-converged Data Center Network, and Cybersecurity.
Migration to the cloud is the key path to digital transformation. According to IDC statistics, 80% of companies will accelerate their cloudification by the end of 2021, and multi-cloud access, including public, private and hybrid clouds, will be an important option for companies looking to migrate to the cloud.
Today’s businesses may tend to migrate their office services to public clouds. However, as digital transformation intensifies, it is inevitable that companies will migrate their production services to the cloud as well.
Zhao said, “The cloud network is the foundation for enterprise migration to the cloud. By providing almost limitless computing power and intelligence, the cloud network enables all industries to scale new heights of productivity, unleash the potential of data elements and igniting the vitality of the digital economy. ”
Today, cloud technologies are developing at a much faster rate than networks, which act as a bottleneck for effective use of the cloud. In this context, four cloud network challenges now face: fast cloud but slow network, difficult experience guarantee, challenging network O&M, and difficult security protection.
To meet these challenges, Huawei follows the “digital, intelligent and service-oriented” philosophy and further innovates its end-to-end Intelligent Cloud-Network Solution. This underscores Huawei’s efforts to leverage data intelligence and enable enterprises to better deploy and use clouds.
Huawei’s Intelligent Cloud-Network Solution offers innovative offerings in four major scenarios.
- CloudCampus 3.0, offering an optimal cloud access experience: By enabling fully wireless networks, CloudCampus 3.0 enables seamless campus connections anywhere. It also relies on SD-WAN to create a global network, thereby realizing agile global interconnection and network matching in the cloud. With standout features like cloud management and smart O&M, CloudCampus 3.0 significantly increases campus O&M efficiency, improves network-wide performance by 58%, and identifies 85% of potential failures in advance.
- CloudWAN 3.0, providing high-quality and agile network connections between enterprises and clouds. Based on the hierarchical cut-off of the network, CloudWAN 3.0 effectively isolates different business services while offering on-demand network SLAs to ensure service performance. With the intelligent cloud mapping algorithm, CloudWAN 3.0 can flexibly select different cloud paths according to services, effectively improving the efficiency of cloud access. Its innovative cloud network security synergy feature ensures robust security across the entire network, with a threat detection rate of more than 96%.
- CloudFabric 3.0, creating a hyper-converged data center network to enable lossless and converged network connectivity for cloud data centers.This future-proof solution truly achieves lossless Ethernet. According to statistics, a packet loss rate of only 0.1% will reduce computing power by 50%, but simply adding servers cannot always meet service needs. To address this, Huawei innovatively introduced intelligent flow rate control, achieving lossless data transmission across data centers and between active-active data centers up to 70 km from each other. This innovation helps maximize computing power and lower fiber optic lease rates. Another differentiator of this solution is intelligent O&M across the network, which enables fault detection and self-healing in minutes, ensuring 24/7 services.
- HiSec, offering comprehensive security protection for business cloudification. Cloudification greatly expands traditional business boundaries, putting enormous pressure on conventional single-point protection. Huawei’s HiSec Solution overcomes this by offering comprehensive security protection, from cloud access to cloud connections and even intra-cloud networks, through comprehensive collaboration between clouds, networks, security, and devices. Additionally, Huawei’s HiSec Solution provides subscription-based security protection capabilities for enterprises through cloud services.
Huawei’s Intelligent Cloud-Network Solution offers an unprecedented level of cloud-network synergy required to address disruptive changes in network architecture caused by ever-changing service needs and emerging technology innovations. Going forward, Huawei will work with more customers and partners to get deeply involved in diverse industries, from digital government to smart cities and from industrial automation to remote smart healthcare, thus injecting new momentum into everyone’s digital transformation. the industries.