Huawei's End-to-End SDN Solution Completes EANTC Interoperability Testing

By Rory Lidstone March 14, 2016

Huawei recently made a major interoperability announcement at the 2016 MPLS&SDN&NFV World Congress. In particular, the company successfully participated in the European Advanced Networking Test Center’s (EANTC) interoperability testing. Testing included three fields: SDN, IP/MPLS, and clock synchronization. Huawei’s end-to-end SDN solution performed well in each area.

Earlier in the year, Huawei completed testing of a different kind, resulting in its Unified Security Gateway (USG) and Eudemon series of firewall solutions being awarded Common Criteria (CC) certification at Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ (EAL4+).

As for EANTC’s interoperability testing, the center has spent many years designing test cases based on actual use case scenarios in real operator networks, resulting in strict, realistic testing methods. In this case, four Huawei device types were tested, namely the SDN Agile Controller, NetMatrix orchestrator, and the NE40E and ATN series routers.

Over 20 interoperability tests with more than 11 vendor devices were completed. By the end, Huawei has tested more devices in more fields than any other vendor, with specific tests including PCE, EVPN and clock synchronization.

“The results of this test show that Huawei's end-to-end SDN solution is an open, state-of-the-art technology,” said Gai Gang, president of the Router & Carrier Ethernet Product Line at Huawei. “Huawei will continue its efforts in the research and development of commercial applications of SDN as well as joint innovation. Huawei is ready to work with EANTC and other industry partners to advance SDN standard formulation and commercial deployment. We will create more intelligent, more open networks and construct the best user experience for a better connected world.”

As an active participant in the area of SDN and NFV development, Huawei has participated in SDN and NFV projects the world over, working with more than 20 of the world’s top 50 operators on projects covering data centers, WANs, enterprise leased lines, and metro edges. Huawei continues to work with companies in all areas of the industry chain to promote the development of SDN and NFV. Completing EANTC interoperability testing is just the latest step in the process.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

Contributing Writer

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