Huawei Agile Controller
Huawei Agile Controller is server-based SDN software for enterprise campus networks. It implements NFV to deliver responsive services at low cost by leveraging network and compute resources, and it simplifies provisioning and O&M while enabling programmable network performance management.
To help customers fulfill their digital transformation and digital operation goals, Huawei has developed an “all cloud” strategy to build high-efficiency, agile networks. The core idea of the “all cloud” strategy is to upgrade the devices, network, services, and operation models of the infrastructure network to achieve hardware resource pooling, fully distributed software architecture, and full automation. The network architecture will involve into a datacenter-centric architecture. This means that all network functions and applications will run in cloud data centers. Cloud interconnection, cloud access, and cloud aggregation are in greater demand and facing higher requirements. Enterprises want a minimum latency to be ensured on DCI links to deliver high-quality videos, network bandwidth to be increased within 24 hours for sales campaigns, and to obtain network resources at lower costs.
1. Unified control in all scenarios, centralized resource scheduling, and device-pipe-cloud network automation enables minute-level service deployment.
Unified control in all scenarios: Huawei SDN controller provides unified control of network devices in LAN, WAN, DCN, and IoT scenarios. Customers can deploy the controller in centralized or distributed mode to suit their application scenarios.
Centralized resource scheduling: Huawei SDN controller calculates traffic transmission paths for the entire network based on multiple SLA factors, such as bandwidth and latency, to implement load balancing and automatically optimizes transmission paths to improve resource utilization.
Device-pipe-cloud network automation: Huawei SDN controller provides end-to-end, automated, on-demand network deployment in Site2DC, Site2Site, Site2Internet, and DCI scenarios, enabling network resources to migrate with cloud services and cloud services to migrate with devices.
2. ONOS-based network capability openness simplifies innovation and shortens time-to-market.
ONOS-based, ODL-friendly: Huawei SDN controller can be quickly incorporated into the ONOS-based open-source ecosystem. It can seamlessly interoperate with ONOS/ODL-compatible northbound applications and southbound forwarders, shortening time-to-market of new services.
A wide variety of northbound APIs: Huawei SDN controller supports standard RESTCONF and YANG protocols. Huawei SDN remote lab has released 54 APIs online, which provide openness of nine network capabilities in LAN, WAN, DCN, and IoT scenarios. These network capabilities include OTN optical and electrical layers, IP L2VPN, L3VPN, tunneling, QoS, enterprise campus VLAN, DCN VXLAN, and VAS.
Support for multiple southbound protocols: Huawei SDN controller supports Netconf, PCEP, BGP-LS, OpenFlow, BGP, SNMP, IGP, OVSDB, and CLI protocols, and is compatible with third-party devices.
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