Huawei’s SNC features separate forwarding and control planes, centralized network control, and multi-layer openness and programmability, delivering all the benefits promised by SDN. The SNC is based on an advanced resilient distributed framework (RDF) and supports unlimited control and management scalability with multiple function modules to serve end-to-end SDN scenarios on one platform. Its mature reliability technologies provide carrier-class reliability for SDN networks and it uses unique multidimensional path calculation algorithm and rich southbound interfaces to virtualize and optimize network resources in a centralized manner to simplify network operations and maintenance. It is also equipped with Huawei’s Open Programmable System (OPS), which supports multiple programming languages (C, Python, Java, etc.) and abundant open interfaces, such as Restful, to help carriers accelerate network service innovation.
In addition, Huawei’s SNC allows carriers to smoothly migrate from their current network to an SDN network by supporting legacy southbound interface and legacy network compatibility. Based on the SNC, Huawei’s SDN solutions cover scenarios such as IP RAN, Gi LAN, IP Core, and DC, and fully meet carriers’ requirements for early SDN commercial deployment.
Gai Gang, President of Huawei’s Carrier IP Product Line, said, ”Huawei’s SNC announcement marks a major step towards SDN commercialization. Based on Huawei’s rich experience and constant innovation in SDN technologies, the SNC will assist carriers in the quick and efficient deployment of SDN networks, to leverage the benefits of SDN.”
SoftCOM is a future-oriented end-to-end ICT network architecture based on ideas such as cloud computing, SDN, NFV, and network openness. It can help carriers tackle the challenges posed by ICT integration and seize new market opportunities. Huawei has been actively participating in SDN standardization and actively cooperating with carriers, vendors, and research institutions to drive SDN deployment in carrier networks.