Huawei Releases High-Accuracy Wireless Location Solutions to Simplify Business Digitalization

SHANGHAI, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — At HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, Huawei released the high-accuracy wireless location solutions. Of these, the meter-level accuracy solution for commercial scenarios helps enterprises provide real-time optimal business experience based on customer requirements and improve customer experience in supermarkets, airports, and other scenarios. The centimeter-level accuracy wireless location solution for industrial campuses allows enterprises in manufacturing, logistics, and other fields to keep track of the real-time location of staff, vehicles and assets, helping enterprises improve their productivity through location-based visualized analysis and appropriate optimization.

In the digital era, a growing number of enterprises are deploying Wi-Fi networks to enhance users’ consumption experience. In addition, with the development of wireless location technologies, enterprises expect to have a deep understanding of users’ consumption behavior in stores with users’ consent through anonymous location data, and even manage production tools and valuable assets. Ordinary Wi-Fi location solutions have an accuracy level of 5 m to 8 m, delivering poor results for industrial applications. The conventional positioning accuracy can reach 1 m through the deployment of Bluetooth location beacons, but deploying and managing these extra beacons is complicated. The best solution for enterprises is to use one WLAN solution to provide both wireless network coverage and location services with different accuracy levels.

In the Huawei meter-level accuracy Wi-Fi location solution for commercial scenarios, the AP4050DN-AOA Wi-Fi Access Point (AP) uses wireless signal Angle of Arrival (AOA) technology and works with the Huawei-developed Polit algorithm and an independent location radio frequency to achieve a positioning accuracy of 1 m and simplify network deployment and maintenance. The AP4050DN-AOA constructs a network to implement Wi-Fi coverage and meet application service requirements such as heat map and customer flow analysis. In addition, it supports big data analytics of customers’ behavior of selecting commodities based on their locations to formulate effective marketing strategies.

In the centimeter-level accuracy wireless location solution for industrial campuses, the AP4050DN-E AP integrates Ultra-WideBand (UWB) positioning technology for highly refined tracking. The positioning accuracy of 10 cm can support services including personnel management, material monitoring and scheduling, and security warnings. The device allows visualized production and effectively improves productivity by 30%. In addition, the technology can be used to set virtual fences around hazardous areas to reduce safety risks. The integrated deployment of Wi-Fi and UWB positioning networks in a production area can be implemented by one network, reducing the number of network nodes and lowering the total cost of ownership by 50%.

“The Huawei scenario-based location solutions meet the requirements of wireless access in both commercial and industrial scenarios, and provide accurate location information services without increasing deployment difficulty,” said Zhao Zhipeng, General Manager of Huawei’s Campus Network Domain. “Moreover, together with global partners, Huawei provides end-to-end business application solutions to help enterprises achieve digital transformation and business success.”

Huawei’s WLAN solutions have been widely deployed in industries such as enterprise office, education, business, healthcare, production, and many others, totaling over 5 million APs deployed in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit: https://e.huawei.com/en/products/enterprise-networking/wlan

To be available:
The AP4050DN-E with UWB will be available at late 2018.
The AP4050DN-AOA will be available at early 2019.

Huawei is willing to work with enterprise customers in a comprehensive, long-term, and future-oriented way to drive enterprise digital transformation and upgrade by utilizing the power of the platform. Currently, 211 Fortune Global 500 companies and 48 Fortune Global 100 companies have chosen Huawei as their digital transformation partner.

Huawei Launches Next-Generation SD-WAN Routers, Simplifying Cloud and Network Interconnection for Enterprises

SHANGHAI, Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — At HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, Huawei launched its next-generation SD-WAN routers. The next-generation SD-WAN routers use a unified platform and converge extensive branch services, including SD-WAN, routing, voice, firewall, and Wi-Fi to simplify service deployment. Leveraging the unique hardware acceleration engine, they offer 2-times better forwarding performance than the industry average. Additionally, they implement “3 intelligences” — intelligent application identification, application-based intelligent traffic steering, and intelligent acceleration — to simplify cloud and network interconnection for enterprises.

Nowadays, a growing number of enterprises are migrating their applications to third-party clouds or Software as a Service (SaaS) environments. Traffic surges on enterprise WAN networks but is transmitted inefficiently, imposing more-stringent requirements on WAN egress routers. WAN egress routers must support SD-WAN functions and converge multiple services such as routing, switching, and VPN to process services at a high speed and ensure the experience of key services.

Huawei’s next-generation SD-WAN routers include Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) and universal CPE (uCPE). They are all developed on a unified platform, thus adapting to interconnections between branches and clouds of different sizes. The uCPE models provide an open computing platform, integrate various branch service functions, such as SD-WAN, WAN Optimization Controller (WOC), voice, Wi-Fi, and security, and implement automatic service orchestration through Huawei’s cloud-based Agile Controller, greatly simplifying branch deployment and Operations and Maintenance (O&M). The next-generation SD-WAN routers use a unique hardware acceleration engine, multi-core concurrent processing mechanism, and three-level high-speed cache, offering 2-times better forwarding performance than the industry average without any performance deterioration of concurrent key services. Moreover, they implement “3 intelligences” and offer lossless experience for key services.

The next-generation SD-WAN routers are available in 16 models, including AR3600 series designed for large-sized branches and HQ/data centers; AR2600 series for small and medium-sized branches; AR1600 series for small-sized branches; and AR650 series for Small- and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs), which are suitable for all-scenario interconnections between hybrid clouds, branches, and the Internet, meeting the service development requirements of enterprises over the next three to five years.

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, Huawei also launched its SD-WAN cloud services that leverage the next-generation SD-WAN routers in combination with Huawei’s cloud-based Agile Controller and professional Managed Service Provider (MSP) services. Huawei’s SD-WAN cloud services are suitable for interconnection scenarios of chain enterprises, multi-branch large corporations, and SMBs. These services will provide enterprise customers with interconnections that are most suitable for cloud-network convergence in the all-cloud era, enabling enterprises to intelligently connect to the cloud.

Zhu Yaming, Deputy General Manager of Huawei Enterprise Gateway Domain, said, “Huawei’s full line of next-generation SD-WAN routers are developed for simplified cloud and network interconnections. Equipped with the unique hardware acceleration engine, they offer 2-times better forwarding performance than the industry average. They also support service convergence and simplified branch interconnection, as well as on-demand VAS provisioning, application-based intelligent traffic steering, and acceleration, significantly improving the branch interconnection experience of enterprise customers.”

Huawei has been making continuous investments and innovations in the SD-WAN field. Huawei SD-WAN Solution and products have now served more than 30 customers in government, finance, large enterprise, carrier, and MSP sectors, helping them achieve businesses success. For more information, please visit: https://e.huawei.com/en/solutions/business-needs/enterprise-network/sd-wan

Huawei AI Fabric Raises Ethernet to a New Level of Ultra-High-Speed and Lossless Performance

SHANGHAI, Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Recently, Huawei released the AI Fabric Ultra-High-Speed Ethernet Solution that transforms data center networking with zero packet loss, low latency, and high throughput. The solution can help customers build a Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) network that is compatible with traditional Ethernet, leading data center networks into an ultra-high-speed and lossless era.

The solution applies to Artificial Intelligence (AI), High Performance Computing (HPC), and distributed storage scenarios. It reduces the communication time between HPC nodes by up to 40% while reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by about 53% compared with dedicated networks.

AI has already become an important tool for many enterprises, and AI use is growing rapidly. As described in GIV 2025: Unfolding the Industry Blueprint of an Intelligent World[1] released by Huawei, 86% of enterprises will use AI by 2025. As part of this trend, 180 billion TB of new data annually will feed enterprise intelligence and value. To enable the most efficient use of this data, ICT architectures are upgrading the data storage media from traditional Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) to Solid State Drives (SSDs), which reduce latency 100 fold. For AI applications, ICT architectures are trading the traditional data-processing CPUs for Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) or even dedicated AI chips. These changes boost computing performance 100 fold or higher.

Traditional Ethernet places a bottleneck on data center network performance that prevents enterprises from taking full advantage of the latest storage and computing improvements. Enterprises need the network protocol to evolve from TCP/IP to RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE).

The Huawei AI Fabric Ultra-High-Speed Ethernet Solution uses unique congestion management and flow control technology to solve problems of long latency, easy packet loss, and low Ethernet throughput. The AI Fabric has the following characteristics:

  • Ultra-high performance: With three innovative technologies – accurate congestion flow identification, dynamic congestion waterline setting, and a fast backpressure mechanism – this solution delivers zero packet loss, high throughput, and ultra-low latency. This combination of performance enhancements improves the efficiency of demanding services such as AI training by about 40%.
  • Converged network: Based on a standard Ethernet architecture, one AI Fabric network can carry LAN, SAN, and Inter-Process Communication (IPC) traffic. Compared with dedicated specialized networks, this solution greatly simplifies the network architecture and slashes TCO by up to 53%.
  • Simplified O&M: The solution provides visualized Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the RDMA network and implements intelligent network optimization. The use of a compatible Ethernet fabric to handle all high-end applications means that specialists are no longer needed to provide O&M for dedicated networks.

Leon Wang, General Manager of Huawei Data Center Network Domain, said, “The network has shifted from a support system to a production system, and it has never been so important to business success. With over 20 years of experiences in the network field, Huawei is dedicated to cutting-edge technology research and innovative solution development. The Huawei AI Fabric will help companies build high-performance data centers to match the needs of fast innovation of services in the AI era, enabling data centers to become business value creation centers.”

Huawei AI Fabric Ultra-High-Speed Ethernet has been successfully commercialized by China Merchants Bank (CMB) through joint innovation. This solution helped CMB improve the IOPS performance of Microsoft Azure storage by about 20%, reconstruct the company’s data plane, and build a smart financial transformation platform. In addition, the Huawei AI Fabric won the Best of Show Award at Interop Tokyo 2018 and successfully passed the certification of an international authoritative third-party independent testing agency, the European Advanced Network Test Center (EANTC). The Huawei AI Fabric is pioneering the implementation of ultra-high-speed networks based on Ethernet and is already proven in independent testing and real-world applications.

Huawei is committed to working with enterprise customers in the long term and takes a future-oriented approach to drive enterprise digital transformation through the power of the platform. So far, 211 of the Fortune Global 500 companies (including 48 Fortune Global 100 companies) have selected Huawei as their digital transformation partner.

[1]: For more information about GIV 2025: Unfolding the Industry Blueprint of an Intelligent World, visit https://www.huawei.com/minisite/giv/en/.

Huawei Campus Switches Upgrade to IDN-Ready for Building Intent-Driven Campus Networks

SHANGHAI, Oct. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — At HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, Huawei launched its innovative S6720-HI series fixed switches, which are full-featured 10GE routing switches that come with 100G uplink and routing capabilities, and also unveiled high-performance cards for its feature-rich modular switches. These newest offerings help simplify the egress networks of midsize and large enterprise customers. Huawei also announced that it has upgraded the software capabilities of all series of switches to make them Intent-Driven Network (IDN)-Ready. These upgrades achieve intelligent Operations and Maintenance (O&M) and collaborative security protection of networks and help enterprises build intelligent campus networks that connect the digital world and physical networks, which in turn enable digital transformation across industries and maximize business value.

“With the pervasive use of mobile offices and cloud services, enterprises of all sizes need a network that can sense user and application experience and defend against threats,” said Zhao Zhipeng, General Manager of Huawei’s Campus Network Domain. “Huawei IDN-Ready switches are the cornerstone of building intent-driven campus networks that feature automation, intelligence, and defense against unknown threats.”

Zhao Zhipeng continued: “Huawei has comprehensively upgraded the software and hardware capabilities of its switches to simplify network management, sense and assure the experience and security of users and applications, and make network autonomy and self-healing possible.”

Huawei S6720-HI provides 100G uplink and routing capabilities and is ideal for deployments at campus egresses, greatly reducing the complexity of campus networks. As an IDN-Ready switch, S6720-HI uses real-time telemetry and extended Media Delivery Index (eMDI) technologies to intuitively manage and optimize experience with audio and video services. Further, S6720-HI comes with built-in security probes to implement Encrypted Communication Analytics (ECA) and proactive threat deception, enhancing campus networks’ defense against unknown threats. All the other HI series switches can have the same IDN-Ready capabilities as S6720-HI through software upgrades.

Huawei also unveiled a series of high-performance cards for its modular switches. These offerings improve total-user access and AP management capacity by 60 percent and accommodate future access of mass IoT and mobile terminals to the campus network.

Huawei is committed to working with enterprise customers in the long term and takes a future-oriented approach to drive enterprise digital transformation through the power of the platform. So far, 211 of the Fortune Global 500 companies (including 48 Fortune Global 100 companies) have selected Huawei as their digital transformation partner.

For more information about S6720HI and IDN-Ready Switch: https://e.huawei.com/en/products/enterprise-networking/switches/campus-switches

HUAWEI CONNECT 2018 –”Activate Intelligence”– is held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center and Expo Center from October 10 to 12.

This year’s HUAWEI CONNECT conference is designed to help all businesses and organizations step over the threshold and stake their claim in the intelligent world. Participants are joined by the best minds in the industry – including global ICT leaders, industry experts, and ecosystem partners – to chart the way forward and explore new opportunities.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.huawei.com/en/press-events/events/huaweiconnect2018?ic_medium=hwdc&ic_source=corp_banner_allwayson&source=corp_banner 

Huawei Releases Next-Generation Intent-Driven CloudCampus Solution

This new solution achieves proactive experience management, automated closed-loop fault resolution, and fast defense against unknown threats by building a more intelligent, simple, and secure enterprise campus network.

SHANGHAI, Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Before the upcoming HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, Huawei today announced its next-generation Intent-Driven CloudCampus Solution. This latest campus network offering introduces innovations that include the cutting-edge SmartRadio WLAN performance optimization technology, AI-powered intelligent O&M engine CampusInsight, and AI-powered proactive security protection of campus networks. With these merits, this solution helps build a digital campus network that delivers ultimate experience for each user, in each application, and at each moment.

“We believe that future campus networks will quickly have three distinct characteristics: ubiquitous wireless, intelligent operation and management, and cloud-based management,” said Zhao Zhipeng, General Manager of Huawei’s Campus Network Domain. “To support digital applications, future campus networks will become more intelligent than ever. To bring the future to today, Huawei’s latest Intent-Driven CloudCampus Solution uses big data, AI, and SmartRadio WLAN performance optimization technologies to help enterprise users build high-quality networks featuring always-on business, assured user experience, and simplified O&M.”

Huawei’s next-generation Intent-Driven CloudCampus Solution addresses three key challenges affecting enterprise campus networks. First, due to the ever-growing use of mobile office and audio/video applications, user complaints about Wi-Fi instability and low quality are becoming more frequent. Second, network administrators are unable to backtrace and demarcate user- and application-related faults. Third, encrypted traffic such as HTTPS has increased dramatically, and attackers can exploit this traffic to evade traditional detection methods that use signature-based defense. As a result, core enterprise assets are exposed to high-risk environments.

Huawei’s next-generation Intent-Driven CloudCampus Solution addresses these challenges with three major innovations:

  • Huawei’s latest WLAN APs (802.11ac Wave 2 and 802.11ax) will support SmartRadio technology. This technology provides an easy way to meet the challenge of providing high-quality WLANs for the ever-growing audio and video streaming applications in enterprise offices. Traditional WLAN deployment requires professional network planning and highly skilled O&M engineers. Huawei’s WLAN APs with SmartRadio technology offer a much simpler approach that includes intelligent Dynamic Frequency Assignment (DFA), intelligent roaming and load balancing, intelligent Enhanced Distributed Channel Access (EDCA), and other algorithms for optimization. With these capabilities, the WLAN network can automatically adjust and optimize. This optimization typically improves the capacity of the entire network by more than 30 percent and greatly enhances the audio and video experience of each user.
  • AI-powered intelligent O&M engine CampusInsight. This upgraded CampusInsight embeds AI technology into campus network O&M, and achieves root-cause analysis of wired and wireless network faults. CampusInsight also uses SmartPersona technology to proactively predict the root cause of poor-quality users and proactively implement optimizations, accelerating network fault remediation from hours to minutes.
  • Encrypted Communication Analytics (ECA) for AI-powered unknown threat and encrypted traffic detection and defense. This system uses the security probes of switches to capture the features of encrypted traffic. By using cloud-based AI models trained on massive amounts of malicious encrypted traffic, Huawei’s CIS identifies malicious encrypted traffic with a detection rate of more than 99 percent and a false reporting rate of less than 0.01 percent. The threat disposal time is shortened from days to minutes.

Huawei will also release a series of new IDN-ready campus switches that can significantly increase terminal access capacity and support the advanced features of Intent-Driven CloudCampus through software upgrades.

“In the future, each enterprise’s digitalization process will see dramatic changes to the network access layer. Over the past few years, we have been attaching great importance to investments in intelligent, wireless, and cloud-based campus network innovations,” commented Zhong Kaisheng, President of Huawei’s Switch & Enterprise Gateway Product Line. “Huawei’s Intent-Driven CloudCampus Solution supports these changes by building a ‘fertile environment’ and platform for digital services of enterprises.”