Huawei Assists Abraxas in Building a Highly Efficient SDN-Ready Cloud Data Centre Network

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei and Abraxas, a large information and communications technology (ICT) integrator and Cloud Service Provider (CSP) in Switzerland, announced that Abraxas has successfully built a virtualized multi-tenant cloud data centre network with Huawei's Cloud Fabric Data Centre Network Solution. Thanks to Huawei's SDN-ready Cloud Fabric architecture and fully virtualized data centre network solution, Abraxas has significantly improved its ICT resource utilisation. Huawei's Cloud Fabric helps Abraxas provide highly efficient, flexible, and reliable cloud computing services for enterprises, government agencies, and scientific research institutions in Switzerland and in Europe.

Since 1998, Abraxas has been offering ICT outsourcing and data centre cloud services, as well as ICT solution consulting and deployment services. In order to accommodate its customers' requirements, Abraxas decided to improve its cloud data centre network efficiency in three aspects. "First of all, we want to improve the overall efficiency of IT resource utilisation by integrating data centre resources. Second, we have to implement data centre interconnections to guarantee flexible deployment and the migration of services among data centres. Last but not least, in order to fulfil sustainable service development, our data centre network architecture has to be flexible enough to evolve into SDN-enabled architecture," said Olaf Sonderegger, ICT Architect, Infrastructure Management, Abraxas. "After making a comprehensive evaluation, we found that Huawei's Cloud Fabric Data Centre Network Solution fully satisfied our requirements."

Huawei's Cloud Fabric Data Centre Network Solution is able to build a fully virtualized fabric using Huawei CloudEngine series high-performance data centre switches, enabling Abraxas to construct a highly efficient, reliable, and scalable multi-tenant cloud data centre.

1. A Fully Virtualized Fabric Flexibly Schedules VM ResourcesThe fabric,
built by Huawei through Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links
(TRILL) and Ethernet Virtual Network (EVN), has helped Abraxas build an
ultra-large cross-DC Layer 2 network, implementing flexible deployment
and scheduling Virtual Machine (VM) resources.
2. "1:N" Virtualization of a Core Switch Lowers the TCOThe Virtual System
(VS) technology used by Huawei's Cloud Fabric implements "1: N"
virtualisation of a core switch. Thanks to this technology, Abraxas is
able to implement a variety of service functions using different Virtual
Switches (vSwitches), thereby achieving service isolation.
3. A Smooth Network Evolution into SDN Ensures a High ROI

Huawei's CloudEngine series data centre switches work seamlessly with Huawei's Agile Controller. Together they help Abraxas build an SDN-based data centre. Abraxas is also able to develop its data centre network for its own service demands through SDN.

"We appreciate Abraxas selecting Huawei's Cloud Fabric Data Centre Network Solution to build the best-in-class cloud data centre. Huawei's Cloud Fabric has been deployed in more than 1,000 data centres in over 80 countries and regions around the world, including multiple world-renowned corporations such as Telefonica, Alibaba, Tencent, and 21Vianet Group, Inc., etc," said Wu Chou, CTO, Switch & Enterprise Communications Product Line, Huawei. "Huawei will continue to devote itself to building a better connected world by carrying out customer-centric innovations."

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing.

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