Huawei’s smart cloud network builds a solid foundation


10m | Company Announcement – Huawei

The development of the digital economy is accelerating around the world as economies seek to recover from the effects of the ongoing pandemic. Indeed, the digital economy has become an important area for promoting economic recovery, establishing competitive advantages and improving governance capacities.

The digital transformation of industries is at the heart of the development of a high-quality digital economy, and cloudification is the only way to achieve true digital transformation. We can say that the cloud is the heart, and the network is the foundation. As such, for telecom operators looking to implement infrastructure and service transformation, the next step is cloud-to-network convergence. In addition to providing integrated services to various customers such as enterprises and industries, the convergence of cloud networks is also transforming telecommunications operators from traditional communication service providers into comprehensive intelligent information providers.

In digital transformation, the cloud is at the heart and the network is the base.

With the rapid development of digital technologies and the continuous integration of digital technologies and economic modes of operation, the digital economy is now seen as the major engine of economic growth. Today, more than 170 countries around the world have released their national digital strategies to drive the transformation of production, lifestyle and governance through digital transformation.

Cloudification is the only way to achieve true digital transformation. The cloud is the core, and the network is the base that connects and activates clouds. According to an industry research report: By the end of 2021, 80% of enterprises will accelerate the pace of cloudification and more and more digital services will be provided to customers in the form of cloud services; 93% of “cloudification” companies will adopt the multi-cloud strategy; by the end of 2022, 75% of production systems will use container technology. Yet, as cloud technologies continue to develop rapidly, the network fails to keep up, hampering the effective application of the cloud. Considering this, the cloud network faces the following challenges: fast cloud but slow network, difficult experience assurance, difficult network O&M, and difficult security protection.

Network technology innovation is the key for operators to develop cloud networks.

At the surface level, the network lags behind the pace of the cloud. In the age of the digital economy, the demands on networks have changed dramatically from connecting people to connecting everything and connecting applications, placing higher demands on network technologies.

At the technical level, we need to focus on two points: one is how to connect a large number of terminals, while the other is how to ensure high quality and provide high quality services. IPv6 Enhanced Innovations (IPE) has many advantages, such as abundant addresses, differentiated SLAs, network programmability, visualization, and high security. It is fully compliant with standards and is an ideal choice.

IPE is an innovative IP network system geared towards the era of 5G and the cloud. It builds on IPv6 with full capacity upgrades focused on automation, security, ultra-broadband, low latency, wide connectivity and certainty. In this way, it is able to fully meet the requirements of 5G transport and cloud-network convergence. IPE includes protocol innovations such as SRv6, network slicing, in-band measurement, the new multicast and application-aware network, as well as technological innovations in network intelligence, such as network analysis , automated optimization and self-repair.

Huawei’s smart cloud network helps operators enable the digital transformation of the industry.

The history of the development of network technology shows that standards, technologies, industries and commercial use are all mandatory factors for the large-scale application of an innovation. This is also true for the PEI. As a forerunner in the field of data communications and a strong advocate of large-scale IPv6 deployment, Huawei promotes the implementation of IPE in terms of standard contribution, technological innovation and implementation, promotion of industry and commercial deployment.

In terms of standards, Huawei contributed 59% of the total SRv6 standards and secured a seat in the IETF IAB. When it comes to technologies, Huawei has built global cutting edge capabilities including SRv6, BIERv6, iFIT, slicing, and APN6. Regarding industry promotion, Huawei helped establish the IPE innovation promotion team, as well as develop and publish the industry’s first IPE white paper. And in terms of business deployment, Huawei has deployed over 100 business projects globally and continuously takes the lead in IPE business practices.

With IPE as the foundation, Huawei is building an intelligent cloud network to implement single-hop cloud access, multi-function single-fiber transport, rapid one-click planning, network-wide connection and single integrated security. , fueling the digital transformation of industries. During the pandemic, the intelligent cloud network solution helps operators quickly provide hotlines for consultation for pandemic prevention and control, dramatically accelerating the speed and efficiency of service to the public and response to requirements. In the manufacturing industry, Huawei uses network slicing to implement strict isolation of production and office slices for steel companies, reducing the cost of network construction by 35%. And in the financial sector, Huawei’s unique lossless Ethernet algorithm implements lossless transmission over Ethernet links up to 70 km, reduces the number of links by 90% and improves performance by 87%, achieving cost savings. energy and reduced emissions.

In the face of global digital transformations, opportunities and challenges coexist. Building infrastructure well is a prerequisite for seizing opportunities and meeting challenges. IPE and Huawei intelligent cloud network is ready for large-scale application. Huawei is looking forward to working with the industry to promote the development of the cloud network, further activate the digital economy, and accelerate the digitization of the whole of society and industry.

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