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Huawei Introduces Cloud-based Network as a Service Solution for SMBs to Large Enterprises

By CIOReview | Friday, May 6, 2016
Ian Foo, Director, Product Marketing & Management; Global Enterprise Marketing,  Huawei

Ian Foo, Director, Product Marketing & Management; Global Enterprise Marketing, Huawei

FREMONT, CA : Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has announced to introduce a Cloud Managed Network solution that enables cloud-based wireless and wired network planning and management for SMBs, large enterprises with branch networks and Internet of Things (IoT).

Huawei's Cloud Managed Network solution will manage wireless access points, switches, firewalls, access routers, and enterprise gateways. The CMN solution will be applicable to three major scenarios that include SMB/Branch, large enterprise campus, and IoT that achieves edge computing. The company’s Cloud Managed Network solution consists of the components such as Cloud management platform, a full series of Huawei Agile Network equipment on which cloud management is based, Cloud-based network planning tool, mobile operations and maintenance application, and cloud-based preventive maintenance inspection tool.

Huawei's Cloud Managed Network (CMN) solution will support public and private cloud, and will be available to enterprises through managed service providers (MSPs). In the MSP/carrier-hosted public cloud, MSPs and carriers will be able to purchase the Huawei cloud management platform and deploy it on their own or by third-party public cloud to provide cloud management services to enterprise customers. Enterprises can prefer Enterprise private cloud that aptly caters to their network requirements and purchase Huawei network hardware and the corresponding Cloud Managed Network solution licenses, which will be available in the first quarter of 2017.

"IoT, mobility, and cloud are requiring large-scale, on-demand enterprise network expansion," said Chang Yue, Chief Architect of Switch & Enterprise Communications Product Line at Huawei. "The Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) architecture, as an enabler for SDN and NFV, boosts service agility with highly efficient operations and maintenance, and supports fast service deployment."

Finally, the solution will provide more flexible, secure service capabilities, including multi-level user management and fine-grained policy control for large enterprises. The solution will also serve as a service-provisioning platform, enabling the quick provisioning of value-added services.

“This allows us to be dedicated to open systems, solutions, and ecosystem partnerships in which multivendor interoperability, mixed environments, and flexibility are customer requirements,” said Ian Foo, Director, Product Marketing & Management; Global Enterprise Marketing, Huawei.