At HUAWEI CONNECT 2017, Huawei launched the 400G Data Center Interconnect (DCI) solution, which enables the rapid migration of massive amounts of data between data centers and eliminates bandwidth-related bottlenecks, greatly improving bandwidth utilization between data centers while reducing power consumption in equipment rooms and giving enterprises a way to smoothly evolve their data center networks over the next 10 years.

Enterprises are moving services to the cloud at an increasing pace, and tens of thousands of servers are required to expand a current generation large-scale cloud data center. With east-west traffic between data centers growing exponentially and total server data exceeding 1000 PB per data center, interconnection networks are now needed that can offer low latency and no congestion.

Huawei’s 400G DCI solution features high-speed interconnection technology along with intelligent global control based on the company’s Agile Controller. The solution enables the efficient operation of enterprise cloud services and supports the evolution of network bandwidth; it also brings services online quickly while monitoring and adjusting network traffic in real time. Customers that select Huawei’s solution can enjoy globally adjustable and controllable networks, a 50% improvement in bandwidth utilization, and a reduction in operating costs.

The solution is focused on high device density and energy efficiency, the defining characteristics of data centers. Its ultra-integrated 4T router line cards offer energy savings of 50%, and the crucial issues of heat management for high-capacity boards and power consumption for devices are addressed through patented, state-of-the-art heat dissipation technologies including carbon nanotube thermal pads.


Ma Ye, Vice President of Huawei’s Router & Carrier Ethernet Product Line, launches the 400G DCI solution

Explaining the benefits that the solution will bring, Ma Ye, Vice President of Huawei’s Router & Carrier Ethernet Product Line, said, “Considering the overall movement to the cloud that we now see in enterprise services, building ultra-broadband, intelligent, and energy-efficient DCI networks will be a necessity for bringing about cloud-and-network synergy in the future. Huawei’s 400G DCI solution makes enterprises and service providers ready to achieve commercial success in this future by helping them push forward the innovation of their services and move to the cloud more quickly.”