Huawei CloudCampus Agile Campus Solution
Mobility, cloud computing, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT). These technologies and other emerging services are driving enterprises of all sizes to go digital. This shift poses new challenges for enterprise campus networks. For example, how do customers improve operation efficiency in response to the rapid growth of access terminals and expanding network scale? How can customers ensure a smooth mobile service experience while adapting to diversified mobile-service scenarios without compromising campus security? How can Huawei help customers reduce the cost of multi-vendor network construction? To address these issues, Huawei launches the Agile Campus Network Solution. Agile Campus builds ultra-broadband, simplified, intelligent, secure, and open digital campus networks for medium- and large-sized campuses.
IDN-ready switches are used in the Huawei Agile Campus Solution, which help build a campus network that supports intelligent awareness of user information, service application, and service quality and implements unified wired and wireless authentication and efficient policy enforcement. At the access layer of a campus network, Huawei’s flexible product combinations deliver scenario-specific access solutions, such as all-scenario Wi-Fi, multigigabit access, and wired and wireless convergence.
Huawei IDN-ready switches support Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) to create a Unified Virtual Fabric (UVF) for pooling network resources (such as security devices and servers) on the campus network. This capability enables a single physical network to carry multiple service networks at the same time, achieving a multi-purpose network. As a result, the costs of repeated deployments and independent O&M of multiple service networks are greatly reduced.
The Agile Controller, an automation engine, introduces the SDN centralized control concept to the campus network for the first time. Automated campus network services are implemented through the Agile Controller. Specifically, the underlying network (physical network) is automated, and devices are plug-and-play; the overlay network (virtual network) deployment is automated, and policy provisioning is automated. In addition, by dynamically allocating network and security resources, the Agile Controller ensures that network resources move with users and security resources are invoked and utilized on demand.
CampusInsight is a network O&M engine and builds a Big Data-powered network platform. By using the Telemetry technology (a de facto standard in the industry), CampusInsight dynamically captures fault data in seconds. CampusInsight can also record user behaviours and sense service quality. All these ensure visibility for each user, in each application, and at each moment, and provide refined O&M assurance. In addition, CampusInsight can dynamically optimize the baseline based on historical and real-time data, predict network exceptions, and implement fault source tracing in minutes.
The Cybersecurity Intelligence System (CIS) is a network security engine and builds a Big Data security analysis platform. It supports association analysis of collected device logs or service traffic; quickly learns the current network security posture; remotely reports alarms upon security threats; generates security response policies for security events based on specified rules, and delivers such policies to the Agile Controller. Then, the Agile Controller delivers these policies to associated devices which then act upon these policies to effectively control specific users or services.