Cisco and INSPUR set up a joint venture company

During the time when the Chairman Xi Jinping visited the United States, Cisco and INSPUR jointly announced the establishment of China joint venture. The cooperation included in the Chinese market to resell Cisco's network equipment and jointly develop hardware and so on. This partnership will enable Cisco and INSPUR expand business coverage, and have a significant impact on the pattern of Chinese IT infrastructure market.

Since the 1990s, China has benefited from substantial investment in the network market, Cisco's business in China continued to maintain rapid growth. However, after 2013 the situation was reversed Snowden event, Cisco performance worsened in China, and continues to decline today. IDC data show that the first half of 2015 sales of Cisco's network equipment in China was only 81.3 percent in the first half of 2013, market share fell from 28.5% to 19.4%; At the same time, China's overall Internet market grew by 19.5%, Huawei, Rui Jie, ZTE and other domestic manufacturers market share increased from 27.2% to 46.3%. Chinese networking equipment market accounted for 10% of the world, there is still much room for development the United States and Europe. In recent years, China's Internet market has entered a stable period of development, but the growth rate is still far higher than the global level, especially in the data center, for any one of the international companies in terms of Chinese market can not be ignored.

China markets size of enterprise network equipment, 2013H1-2015H1

One as a mainstream server vendors, INSPUR also looking for a new growth point. Because there is no network product line, formerly INSPUR in competition with Huawei, HP and other vendors can not help but binding the hands. Collaboration with Cisco will help INSPUR improve their infrastructure product line. Cisco's networking products in conjunction with INSPUR own server, storage, cloud computing and other product lines, to provide users with more convenient INSPUR overall package solution. For INSPUR, the Cisco networking products is the best choice of partners, Cisco's leading technology products, but because of policy restrictions can not display their fists. INSPUR good government through their own relationships to help sell Cisco products, while INSPUR can learn from technology and experience to develop their own products.

China market size of X86 server, 2015H1

After the collaboration, Cisco and INSPUR will benefit. Cisco aid INSPUR can re-enter the market-related part of the government, is expected to return to the growth track, INSPUR may be in the server project sales of network equipment, add new sources of revenue. Early industry is expected the cooperation will focus on government and finance, Cisco in these two sectors, the affected self-control policy, business serious decline. In these two sectors in the two sides will focus on the data center market, so INSPUR can use their own existing client resources quickly into the market, in the data center network investments accounted for most of the switch, so that the data center switch will be the focus of bilateral cooperation products.

Cisco phasing out of these two years, Huawei, ZTE and Rui Jie, quick to seize its market share in the government and financial sectors, and now Cisco borrow INSPUR comeback, bound to give these companies create new pressures. H3C due to changes in ownership, etc., the first half of 2015, a drop in performance, this time in terms of Cisco's access to H3C will be worse. Network market contest resumed, arrived in the hands of the domestic manufacturers can keep market share, will begin to be more comprehensive test of the strength of the manufacturers. Competition will become more intense, thus further driving down prices, users can buy more cost-effective products, from this perspective, users will benefit from it.

Of course, before the joint venture has many problems, such as how the price setting, whether it will affect the existing channels, the depth of integration and other solutions can, how to solve these problems will test the sincerity and intelligence cooperation.

"China's Internet market, after nearly three decades of development, has been to the eve of change", IDC research manager Hu Xiangdong of China's Internet market, "said the transition to the third stage from the second stage, ICT depth of integration, SDN technology development period, network competition big change to take place, only close grasp of user needs, the introduction of competitive products and solutions, in order to have a foothold in the market. "

OFS published commercially available multimode fiber Laserwave® FLEX WideBand

Innovative fiber optic network equipment and solutions provider of world-class design and production company OFS, on September 21 announced Laserwave® FLEX WideBand multimode fiber reach commercialization. This fiber is designed to meet today's OM4 and next generation short-wavelength WDM (SWDM) applications.

On the basis of the bending LaserWave FLEX 550 (OM4) fiber above, LaserWave FLEX WideBand fiber to meet and fully backward match an existing OM4 requirements, and extends the traditional OM4 multimode fiber supports multi-wavelength capability. Unlike traditional multimode fiber supports 850nm single wavelength transmission, LaserWave FLEX WideBand fiber also supported from 850nm to 950nm wavelength range transport. This causes a single optical fiber multi-channel transmission becomes possible, significantly improving bandwidth capacity multimode fiber, while maintaining up to 300 meters or more short-range applications, the cost advantage. This fiber supports four wavelengths 100Gb/s applications, providing future 400Gb/s or higher speed bandwidth.

OFS product line management and R & D department, senior director Oliviero Mr. Andrew said: "We have been committed to providing the end user to the data center a 400Gb/s transmission and SWDM solutions that solve 400G offers just eight duplex fiber 100Gb/s connection The possibility .WDM technology known in single mode transmission, but recently the use of short-wavelength VCSELs in multimode applications also began to be applied, these applications make SWDM multimode fiber compared to single-mode fiber to maintain a cost advantage of short connection while greatly increasing the overall link capacity.

Prysmian help Italy lead the world fiber industry

Prysmian Italy was embarking on fiber production, focusing on the country's ultra-wideband communication network construction. It is reported that Prysmian has completed production centers Battipaglia €30 million investment to further improve their competitiveness. The center currently has a world-leading production capacity, technology and expertise.

Prysmian is the world's communications and cable industry leader, it is the world's five production plants (Italy, France, Netherlands, USA, Brazil) average production of nearly 30 million km fiber a year, including 9 million kilometers Italian production in order to achieve their global strategic wiring project.

Battipaglia optical fiber manufacturing plant employs 300 highly specialized staff, is the only Italian manufacturer of optical fiber.

Innovation and productivity are the core competitive Prysmian fiber strategy. Prysmian recent investment Battipaglia 200 micron fiber, this product allows an unprecedented density fiber is installed in the cable being. In this system innovation center, Prysmian is constantly developing new wiring and connection technology based on application requirements.

"Prysmian is the only Italian manufacturer of optical fiber. With our Italian qualified claiming to have a leading position in optical fiber such strategic high-tech fields." CEO of the Italian company Prysmian Hans Hoegstedt said, "in order show how Italy has a leading-edge technology, expertise and capacity to develop ultra-broadband network project, we have launched a communications campaign called L'Italia mostra la sua vera fibra In addition, the production of tomorrow in Battipaglia plant, we will showcase the latest technologies at the conference. "

"The new generation fiber-optic network and is destined to become the whole economic system upgrade infrastructure, improve the future of Europe is also a key point in Italy's competitiveness. With the popularity of next-generation networks, the demand for high quality optical fiber is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years. "Nicola Scafuro Prysmian Manbadipa Seville plant manager, said the installation of speed fiber-optic communications network has now reached 300 million km/year, while in 2006 only only 95 million kilometers, which confirms that it is a positive whole industry, the fastest growing fields.

Huawei OCF define the next generation data center network architecture

With the big data, cloud computing and the Internet+, things booming, SDN global telecom circles in recent years become one of the hottest topics. Huawei in its 2015 Cloud Computing Conference (HCC 2015) released a cloud data center for next-generation data center network architecture - open cloud network architecture OCF (Open Cloud Fabric), through an open and decoupling of SDN network architecture enables cloud rapid business innovation.

SDN has become an inevitable trend, based on SDN's OCF create a new network architecture. It allows network further opening, from the top down to application-driven network, which is a big step forward network.

Network from the previous black box technology is moving towards open, otherwise it is impossible to match the application, computing, storage requirements driven by cloud, and Huawei in this respect walk in the forefront.

What is OCF?

Huawei definition of OCF, is a new data center network architecture, which is based SDN architecture thinking, the traditional closed network decoupled into data plane, control plane and service plane, three plane interworking via standard protocols, while highly compatible third-party products .

Open SDN program, has become the common needs of enterprises and industrial chain. A large number of companies are considering or are deploying SDN, the reason is very simple, cloud computing, big data, Internet+, the emergence of the Internet of Things requires the network to keep up with the support of various new applications. The existing network not flexible enough to meet the demand, SDN creates opportunities. Huawei's continuous investment in SDN field, Cloud Fabric from 2012's 1.0, 2014 2.0 2015 3.0, Huawei has been committed to promoting data center SDN development, OCF architecture announced today, will be long-term support data center SDN solve development programs.

Traditional network is closed, can not be dynamically adjusted according to user needs, and OCF through open protocols, will be adjusted to control the network and resources open to the user to achieve the best service by dynamically adjusting the control network.

OCF as demands for different types of open architecture client base in the data plane, provided by ONF OpenFlow 1.3 conformance certification of CloudEngine series data center switches, while facing the virtual network released a new generation CloudEngine 1800V virtual switch. In the control plane, the new release of cloud-oriented network Agile Controller 2.0 can achieve a unified policy management of physical and virtual networks and issued. In business plane, there will be more network applications to provide users, including network quality testing, safety-oriented policy definition applications and other business arrangement.

Future data center network will be decoupled and layered, future changes in the speed of data center operations will be in hours and minutes level, this rate is far unable to meet the needs of traditional networks, both in policy definition, network operations and management, and even business-oriented customization capabilities, the traditional networks have a great disadvantage. Huawei released OCF goal is to make the network more flexible and agile infrastructure, embrace cloud business changes.

OCF core components Highlights

OCF groundbreaking, and constitutes the core components of the same OCF many highlights. Among them, Huawei CloudEngine series switches get ONF certification issued by the OpenFlow 1.3, Huawei also became the first in the world and China's first manufacturer to obtain the certification. Testing and certification show, CloudEngine series switches meet the OpenFlow standard, enabling control and forwarding decoupling, and successful docking third party ODL, RYU, ONOS controller; at the same time, CloudEngine series switches support Hybrid model, can meet the networking needs of the traditional network , but also have the ability to OpenFlow network evolution model can help customers achieve a smooth upgrade legacy networks to SDN network, reducing network transformation risk and protect investments.

Huawei CloudEngine 1800V is for data center virtualization environments, distributed virtual switches, can be combined with Huawei CloudEngine series switches and Agile Controller controller hardware, to achieve a unified visualization and management of physical and virtual networks; at the same time, CloudEngine 1800V supports VMware, Microsoft, KVM and other mainstream virtualization platforms, and business unified bearer; in addition, it also supports the standardized northbound interfaces can be 1.0 / 1.3 interface and a variety of standard docking SDN controller through OpenFlow, the controller can also interface to it by OVSDB configuration and management.

Latest Agile Controller 2.0 is based on open architecture platform designed to meet the new generation of network-based SDN building aspirations. Agile Controller 2.0 provides the SDN architecture layered decoupling ability to achieve open interfaces and programmability based on business layer, and supports third-party docking mainstream cloud platform for network services automatically grant, its core functions include automated deployment, fine operation and maintenance and highly reliable clusters.

Industry for the realization of next-generation networks have different approaches, but the most critical is that the next hop of the network is open, open to innovation networks open opportunity for us to see more of the new stuff. And Huawei, our switches can be a third-party controller, our controllers can also be integrated, we hope to provide customers with a comprehensive open platform.

For customers, OCF open architecture brings tremendous value. OCF can provide external network open system-level capability, which is opening up the network as a whole, through the "physical Net + Virtual Network + controller" full open SDN solutions enable customers to build networks for their business demand, Achieving business agility to deploy, more refined operation and maintenance management, and more efficient use of resources, the overall cost savings ownership (TCO) while improving maintenance efficiency.

Open ecosystem of open architecture

Huawei has established around the OCF and cloud computing industry downstream partners on multiple levels of cooperation, and gradually build and enrich OCF industry ecosystem, allowing seamless integration of Internet and cloud IT, but also to play a more value, boosting cloud network calculate the user's business innovation. Currently, there are already a lot of partners' products and solutions are incorporated into Huawei's agile data center OpenLab open laboratory.

In the cloud operating system level, OCF has been achieved with Huawei FusionSphere, VMware, OpenStack, Microsoft and other mainstream cloud platform interoperability; network application level, and Puppet Labs, F5, Citrix and other network application vendors to cooperate; network security level, Huawei has been with the Checkpoint launch joint programs.

OpenLab is open ecosystem strategy we support, we will continue to SDN architecture in different levels of many manufacturers to include, from the bottom of the virtualization software to interconnection applications, controllers, not only from north to south, including the east-west It can be interconnected.

Huawei switches and general manager of the OSS product line Cheng Changqing field of corporate communications, said Huawei's network industry alliance partners to provide a good platform, based on the platform partners can publish their applications and products that can work together for customer acquisition and Huawei commercial success. Next, Huawei will further improve the developer environment, community technically allow partners to open faster and better user-oriented needs.

Currently, Huawei agile data center networking solutions Cloud Fabric has been successfully deployed in more than 80 countries around the world more than 1,000 data centers, SDN business partner is no lack of Century Internet, China Unicom, Tencent, Telefonica this global leader.

Corning preparing for a high-density data center cabling solutions EDGE8TM

Recently, Corning introduced a data center dedicated fiber cabling solutions EDGE8. "Corning EDGE8 program uses 8-core optical fiber modular structure, with a higher density per rack mounting. EDGE8 solution helps data center operators improve the user experience, to adapt the rate of evolving requirements and new standards evolution, and reduce procurement Uncertainty .EDGE8 cabling solution is to 40G, 100G, 400G upgrade the easiest and most flexible way. "Scott Gregg Kang Ningguang Communications Asia Pacific marketing manager for enterprise network recently said in an interview.

EDGE8 exactly match QSFP module, data center cabling easier

Scott pointed out that in order to meet the needs of the data center, Corning launched dedicated to data center EDGE8 system, which is based on 8-core fiber structure designed to perfectly match the latest QSFP optical module, it can achieve 100% utilization of the port rate, can achieve a more perfect port match. Because our new 8-core system using the new master PIN needle interventions with cable termination form, which is how it can simplify a lot of the kind jumper existing systems. In addition, the link system can be reduced Corning EDGE8 more than 35% of the loss. It can also support future 400Gbps applications. EDGE8 system uses 8-fiber MTP connectors help to simplify network deployment and optimize system configuration.

More energy-efficient

Compared with traditional copper cabling, as EDGE8 system uses the entire cable network, cable diameter will be much smaller than copper. For data centers, there will be greater in favor of air flow space, resulting in significant energy savings. For example, we are also a practical system for each port if you want to use copper consumed 2 watts of power, if the cable manner, the energy consumption of each port is only about 0.5 watts to 1 watt. And copper wiring compared to the same Gigabit network, cable energy only 1/4 or 1/2 of copper. When we consider such applications like cloud computing environment, it is a very large number of ports, thousands, tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of ports, each port of the energy savings add up, then it is very impressive.

Less time

And traditional field termination and splicing program compared to, whether EDGE8 EDGE program or traditional savings schemes can reach 90% of installation time. EDGE series, even when compared with Corning's own pre-terminated solution (Corning generation PNP-play mode), EDGE8 data center solution can save 35 percent of the time. Since the all-optical network based on EDGE platform, the new EDGE8 from the installation in terms of speed, it will also have to install fast EDGE an advantage.

ROADM market entered a rapid growth period

According to well-known market research firm IHS Infonetics latest report shows that in the optical transmission market, in addition to still maintain a rapid growth outside 100G, ROADM market has become another one star. 2015 second quarter, ROADM market income ratio in the entire WDM market revenue up 45%. The report predicts that, ROADM market in 2015 revenue will grow 12% in 2104, and 2019, the market's compound annual growth rate as high as 12%, which greatly exceeds the entire WDM market compound annual growth rate of 9%, to become the next four years, WDM segment of the market the fastest growing segment.

ROADM market entered a rapid growth period
Figure: Infonetics report ROADM market entered a rapid growth period
As can be seen from the chart IHS Infonetics report, in fact, starting in 2011, ROADM market performance had already started to speed, there's little need to explain that, 100G technology is also starting in 2011 at a global scale commercial. It is a coincidence?

Let's take a look at the status quo of large cities in China, the road to development, and perhaps give us some enlightenment. In recent years, some large cities continue to build and expand roads, often encounter the problem of the transformation of urban interchange. Some design and construction of transportation hub earlier, in the rapid development of today's urban road traffic has become the bottleneck. Similarly, the development of optical networks is also facing a similar situation. With 2011 global begin large-scale commercial 100G coherent optical transmission technology, many operators have seen the super-high-speed optical transmission technology challenge existing optical network architecture, and embarked on a strategy to reshape the optical network architecture project. Therefore, it is not a coincidence, but the optical network development inevitable trend.

Technology and market jointly call new networking technology of optical network

With the rise of Internet penetration to various industries in various fields, as well as cloud computing, big data, networking and other technology applications, data traffic is continuing to grow rapidly. According to IHS Infonetics analytical report 100G module shipments increased from 2011 in 2000 to 2014 or so quickly over 120,000. 100G optical transmission system on a global scale is rapidly expanding. In recent years, the industry has set his sights on Super 100G technology. Alcatel-Lucent deployed the world's first commercial 400G optical transport network in 2013, its 200G wavelength-division-board programmable achieve volume shipments in 2014. According to market analysts predict that by around 2017, 400G will gradually begin large-scale commercial.

You can see from the above data, ultra-high-speed optical transmission technology is rapidly improving the transmission capacity of the fiber, which makes electrical cross-way network to OTN optical network node is facing great challenges. According to the development trend of optical networks, long-distance backbone and metro core network topology often will tend to grid, the dimensions of each node may reach 8-dimensional, or even more. In this case, if pure electric cross 100G OTN networking mode, which means that the capacity of each node will reach 8x8T = 64T. If you consider the way for future 400G OTN network, then the capacity will be close to 200T, which is currently on the market, the largest capacity OTN electrical cross-connect equipment is far unable to meet. Meanwhile, large-scale OTN electrical cross matrix bound to bring higher power requirements and cooling requirements, as well as the difficulty of network evolution challenges operators have realized in the actual deployment of the deployment faced.

Future-oriented development, technology and markets are calling the new Optical Networking technology.

Be prepared to look at the development of optical communication industry

Wall Street analyst team Doyle Publishing Ltd yesterday wrote on SeekingAlpha analysis of financial performance of the leading companies in the field of optical devices Finisar's. Their conclusion is pessimistic. If they have a good analysis, whether our industry in trouble fast.

In fact, a few days ago Finisar CEO Eitan Gertel sudden resignation if he had let the outside world because of poor financial performance of Finisar resign, although officially denied this claim Finisar. Doyle analysis to verify the financial problems may encounter Finisar. These problems can be summed up that is Finisar's profitability fell again, and the reason is behind the rise over the past few years COGS costs faster than sales growth. As a direct result, Finisar's ROA is only 0.07%, ROE was 0.1%, which means that management is no return to investors. This means that even if investors put money in the bank than to vote for Finisar in exchange for higher returns.

finisar financial

Finisar Doyle conclusion is not supported by the current earnings outlook for the stock now. We are not the financial industry, for their analysis and conclusions can not comment. But from the feeling we live in the optical communications industry, the costs continue to rise should be an indisputable fact, more than Finisar, other optical device manufacturers face the same. Finisar has the leading technology in fact there are new technologies and products to improve profitability, most of their competitors do not have this power.

Market prospects for the optical communication industry, all these years of rapid development FTTH, data center, driving the rapid growth of optical devices and fiber optic cable and other markets. Now China Mobile to host the 90 million core km of fiber optic cable is an example of the bidding market hot. Today, however, Doyle read this article, but people have some concerns. After all, the world macroeconomic situation is also far from clear, the Americans say that the increase does not raise interest rates to observe the performance of the Chinese economy, China's own ability to maintain 7% in the second half of the growth or problems. Optical communications market in Europe has just improved, and now into a refugee crisis. Russian oil prices dragged down the market far less. Development of optical communication market growth depends on the bandwidth consumed by an unstable economic situation is difficult to say to have stable bandwidth consumption growth. Today, we still see the Wall Street Journal said that Verizon is expected to next year's estimated income levels and unchanged from 2015, is one of the reasons behind the rapidly changing needs of consumers.

If even Huawei said his far without success, so for today's optical communications industry, especially optical components industry, vigilant even more indispensable.

IEEE 25GbE standard is nearing completion

Early in 2012, LightCounting mention data center transformation is unprecedented. Changes than in 2012 and now worse, numerous and diverse. In response to these changes, the Ethernet Alliance in the OFC showed their Ethernet standards development roadmap, they might consider 50Gb/s, 200Gb/s, 800Gb/s, or even higher speed standards.

IEEE802.3 working group at full speed to finalizing standards for 25GbE. Participants discuss their next step will be to do what the standard rate, is the time. Only a year ago, LightCounting reported 40GbE standard parallel everyone responded with great enthusiasm. Interesting, with serial 10Gb/s SFI interface 10GbE SFP+ module brings success. Serial 40GbE now nobody cares. We are keen to 40GbE serial standards prior to the recent hot issue on increasing the standard rate, especially the increase in the rate of 50GbE standards.

Ethernet speeds

Three changes simultaneously. They revolve around 50Gb/s:
1. The giant data center operators like Microsoft wants to upgrade their 40GbE storage links to 50Gb/s.
2.OIF nearly completed a series of 50Gb/s electrical interface standard.
3.IEEE Task Force decided to 400GbE standard uses 8x 50Gb/s serial interface. These interfaces will use PAM4.

Giant data center operators by two industries plan, will soon have '50GbE' link-up. On a NIC, they started using dual 25G SFP28 port, but this is not a standard serial 50GbE. Thus held two informal 50GbE impromptu meeting to discuss the scope of the future IEEE 50GbE standards.

10Gtek will attend at ECOC2015

Important News: 10Gtek will attend ECOC2015, the leading conference on optical communication in Europe.

This time, our new released product- 100G QSFP28 DAC cables will be displayed on the show, besides the AOC, DAC Twinax Cables and optical transceivers.

Warmly welcome to visit our booth #220.

Date: 28th ~ 30th September
Adds: Feria Valencia Avenida de las ferias, s/n P.O. Bos 46035 Valencia Spain

Thank you.

SDN continuous innovation to accelerate business processes

As a contributor and one of the main advocates of SDN technologies, Huawei has been committed to promoting SDN ecosystem maturation and accelerate the pace of business, as early as in October 2013 that is released the industry's first carrier-grade SDN controller SNC1000.

SDN terms of standard-setting work, Huawei actively promote the full participation is an important position ONF, IETF, ETSI-NFV key documents and other standards organizations contributed most manufacturers, and assume the Chair multiple working groups. While also promoting the establishment of industry alliances and ONOS SDN controller open source projects. On commercial practice, Huawei by the world's leading network operators based on various scenarios to expand cooperation in the field of innovation, bring a lot of value to promote business innovation and listing, deployment and operation and maintenance efficiency, network transmission efficiency, enhance the user experience and so on.

To date, Huawei has collaborated on more than 40 SDN joint innovation projects and commercial deployment with China Telecom, China Unicom, China Mobile, Telefonica, Vodafone, Singapore Telecom, more than 20 leading global carriers, many of whom milestone Innovation Achievements - April 2014, and Beijing Telecom to complete the world's first commercial deployment of SDN carriers; in June 2014, China Mobile jointly released SDN innovations SPTN controller PTN network; in March 2015, with Telefonica completed the world's first collaborative SDN architecture based multi-IP+ Optical network now test innings.

A Current Analysis survey results released earlier showed that Huawei has been listed as the best operator SDN and NFV solutions provider. Research has 100 operators worldwide chief technology officer, chief operating officer and other executives participate, covering all major SDN and NFV solutions provider -- 69% of respondents said the most likely many vendors Huawei's SDN program, 79% said it was considering purchasing or have purchased Huawei's SDN program; 67 percent of respondents said the most willing to purchase Huawei's NFV scheme, 76% said it was considering purchasing or have purchased Huawei NFV scheme.

Shared global resources and developers win-win

In order to give customers more freedom, flexibility for the purpose of SDN, born should be open, interested companies, developers should be actively involved.

October 19, will be held in Shenzhen Huawei Developers Conference, participants can listen to the latest trends SDN industry, field experience online SDN scene programming and simulation laboratory services, and research and development staff and partners from various sectors face to face AC, so the ability to stimulate SDN open new ideas, new ideas collide, sparks bursting out with more innovative. Encourage more people and businesses to act, with a global SDN open source, and Huawei and other vendors to push SDN SDN full floor, and explore business opportunities in the process, win the market, gain huge returns.

Huawei SDN program with a mature commercial experience

RR+ quasi-real-time traffic tuning programs respond to the complicated flow

SDN achieve the separation of control and forwarding, unified network management, on-demand deployment, and flexible scheduling. The arrival of the era of big data to make flood of data continue to impact the existing network equipment, flow variability, bandwidth imbalance is a common problem in the existing network. Huawei RR+ program like Dujiangyan flood of data traffic tuning, near real-time to deal with complex traffic. RR+ program without changing the current network structure of the premise, the use of the IGP collect reporting network topology and, through the visual interface is presented to the customer; uTraffic collect raw traffic statistics, and then polymerized into polymeric flow suitable particle size; NetMatrix traffic analysis Mining and achieve User-defined management stream will flow adjustment policies or constraints notice SNC; SNC-based tuning information issued under NetMatrix calculate the flow path, and the flow path through the distributed repeater adjust the BGP protocol, and ultimately dynamic traffic Adjustment.

Value-added services on-demand deployment, provide new revenue streams for operators

By SDN controller business chain solutions, enables centralized control and management of value-added services, each tenant demand every business use. The value-added business resource pooling, you can customize each service for each tenant various value-added services, such as for tenants A business can be a custom FW (Firewall) business for tenants A business 2 custom LB (LoadBalance) business, but also that business tenants B 1 while custom FW and LB business. When tenants need to add or change business needs, simply re-use SDN service stream draining to the different business process network element can not only improve resource utilization NE business, while achieving a rapid and flexible deployment of business, More operators to develop differentiated value-added services to provide a strong support and new revenue sources. In addition, Huawei SDN technology provides an open API interface, enabling network resources and business collaboration through a unified service control platform; also achieved a satisfying link utilization threshold and specific traffic QOS premise, intelligent selection lowest settlement lines, investment savings for users.

VxLAN technology to achieve a large two-story exchange, resource sharing

Cloud data centers must meet the needs of the virtual machine migration, in VLAN network, the virtual machine can only be Layer 2 network migration, and in order to be able to support virtual machine migration, needs to be pre-configured VLAN on the Layer 2 network, resulting in VLAN Configuring abuse, affecting quarantine VLAN broadcast domain, reducing the efficiency of the network. VxLAN (Virtuale Xtensible Local Area Network) This standard is in this context came into being, it has become one of the mainstream technology industry. VxLAN is a large two-story virtual network expansion tunnel encapsulation technology, the main technical principle is to introduce the outer tunnel a UDP format, as the data link layer, and the original packet payload contents as a tunnel to transfer . Since the outer layer of the UDP as a transport means, just to meet the IP payload data can make up easily in two three-network transmission, to achieve DC large two-story exchange, resource sharing, virtual machine migration and service remote DC clusters. In addition, existing only 4094 VLAN virtual network identity, can not meet the current network of large-scale data center needs, VxLAN provide 16M tenants ID, to fully meet the needs of data center logical isolation large-scale users and businesses.

Core exit router using industry-leading 400G cluster router NE5000E

Huawei cluster router NE5000E core to meet the IDC export bulk forwarding and high reliability requirements. NE5000E cluster router chip technology leadership, the use of independent innovation Sloar3.0 chip, forwarding capacity per slot reach 400Gbps, can support 80,000 families while online watch high-definition video, and smooth expansion to 400G 2 + 8 cluster, the cluster capacity exceeding 100Tbps future smooth evolution to 1T platform can meet the demands of IDC long-term business development.

Huawei apply industry-leading 400G technology with mature commercial experience SDN programs and mainstream industry VxLAN new technology, help Guangxi Mobile to build infrastructure agility, the ability to open and operational intelligence, control centralized IDC network, and provide a richer Guangxi mobile business models and revenue sources. Huawei has been in continuous innovation capabilities continue to explore the development of the road network, to provide users with an open, efficient, intelligent and flexible network IDC, the real future of cloud collar, Zhaopin world.

PMC joint Mellanox promote NVMe over RDMA data transfer and P2P

Speed ​​up data transmission and efficient use of CPU and DDR bus pushed to the extreme is a good data center architecture evaluation criteria. Recently, PMC technology and Mellanox its NVRAM Joint High Speed ​​card company, to demonstrate the high-speed transmission instance NVMe over RDMA and P2P effective CPU and DDR bus will liberate resources and significantly enhance the data transfer speed. The joint demonstration consists of two parts, the first shows how to combine NVMe and RDMA, provided at the distal end of large-scale low-latency, high-performance, based NVM block access. Demos will be the second part of Mellanox's RDMA peer initiates operation of the PMC Flashtec NVRAM accelerator card integrated, the memory-mapped I/O (MMIO) RDMA as a goal to achieve distal massive persistent memory access. Each as described in detail below:

NVM Express over RDMA

NVMe over RDMA (NoR) NVMe agreement will extend to demonstrate the potential for RDMA over. The demonstration of the CCP using two computers, one as a client, then the other as the server - which is equipped with Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro NIC, and are connected by RoCEv2. NVMe device presentations is used in high performance and low latency PMC Flashtec ™ NVRAM accelerator. The figure below shows a block diagram of the demo.

This demo shows the use of RDMA to send commands and data NVMe result brings little extra delay does not affect throughput.

Compare the average delay local NVMe device and a remote NVMe device, as shown in the table, NoR programs increased latency of less than 10 milliseconds.

The other set of data which is compared the test results of local NVMe device and a remote NVMe device throughput. As can be seen from the table below, there is no reduction in throughput NoR program.

Point to point transmission RDMA and PCIe devices

This demonstration, by increasing server CPU and DRAM on top of standard RDMA diversion, using peer-initiated approach to the NVRAM distal client and a server / NVMe devices are directly connected. We will provide Mellanox RoCEv2-capable ConnectX-3 Pro RDMA NIC combined with PMC's Flashtec NVRAM accelerator together to achieve peer initiated between NIC and NVRAM operation. Peer initiates operations can achieve remote clients direct access to the NVRAM accelerator card, compared to traditional RDMA process, reduce latency, and effectively frees CPU and DRAM resources.

Similarly, the demo uses two computers, one as a client, and the other is as a server. Use server-side PCIe switching device can initiate will greatly enhance the performance of operations.

And on comparison with traditional RDMA RDMA server peer end DRAM bandwidth available backstage with perftest data obtained as follows:

The following table is an average delay for traditional RDMA RDMA peer initiated when making a comparison of the results obtained from RDMA mode of fio:

RDMA and NVMe two technologies are at the stage of vigorous rise, RDMA can provide long-distance, large-scale low-latency and high efficiency of data movement, and NVMe is able to provide low-latency access to the SSD. The combination of the two technologies to achieve exceptional performance.

Chinese PON equipment revenue to break $ 1 billion mark for Q2

IHS company reported that in 2015 Q2 worldwide broadband aggregation devices (DSL, PON, Ethernet and fiber to the home) revenues increased 12%, an increase of 11%. GPON growth largely from the rapid growth in China's shipments of drives, and high-speed DSL (VDSL) in.

"Service providers realize fixed broadband services highly profitable, so the level of investment to expand the speed and fixed broadband capabilities should remain stable and continue to focus on promoting the fiber to the access network. We have seen the expansion of FTTH in China, driven by the government to the country's policy China's EPON and GPON equipment continues to greatly enhance delivery record. "IHS researcher broadband access and pay TV Jeff Heynen representation.

GPON equipment market

More broadband market view:

Chinese market in 2015 Q2, PON equipment revenue hit a record-breaking first-quarter revenue estimate $ 1 billion.

2015 full-year expenses will be more operators tend to deploy FTTH.

North America 2015 Q2 consumption environment is very complex: GPON expenses
increased 1%, but the chain fell 10%; DSL expenses fell 18%, growth of 5%.

Due to the huge Chinese market, continued investment, IHS expects global broadband aggregation market will reach $ 9 billion in 2019.

Online SDN Laboratory promote ecosystem mature

Although more than 90% of operators have expressed strong willingness to deploy SDN, but there are some concerns, for example, migrate the existing network to the SDN not smooth implementation of the standard is not yet mature, the business model may occur so that operators can not adapt It changes.

The fundamental value of SDN is that agile, efficient, open, and the current SDN innovative practice is still in a relatively closed stage, mainly to solve network problems quickly and efficiently. SDN network and application integration in order to achieve truly open, so that the deployment of business become like today in the mobile terminal to download, use APP same; the same time, system integration, interoperability is currently the SDN commercial deployment of critical bottlenecks. Thus, only network and controller manufacturers investment is not enough to support an upper layer application software contains a strong ecosystem of developers, including essential.

From the upper application, the developer now difficult to obtain resources into SDN network laboratory construction, and SDN technology changes very fast at this stage, it is difficult to keep up with its own laboratory building rapidly changing controllers and network technologies. If you can network and controller manufacturers latest SDN network as an online laboratory services, any upper layer application software developers can remotely access a variety of innovative solutions for the laboratory and verify if, SDN applications will really develop.

It is seen that trend, Huawei will build online SDN laboratory as a strategy put in, it has begun in Suzhou SDN Laboratory set up the physical network and a corresponding plurality of scenes controller software for partners and developers to provide remote access to online SDN experimental environment.

Huawei also faced internal development and testing laboratory investment is too large problem, so long to develop a shared laboratory simulation laboratory, simulation and other technologies NE. Its routers and optical networking products are also very long had internal network simulation tool, you can quickly build and validate the development of functional simulation laboratory.

Huawei online SDN lab scenarios include a variety of types IP WAN, T-SDN, DC and ONOS controller, users can access online labs, can also be embedded in an integrated development environment by downloading a remote lab access, to achieve learning, coding, testing, simulation integration services, thus greatly save development investment, improve efficiency.

Huawei's upcoming online SDN Laboratory Services

In recent years, SDN has been a rapid transition from the concept stage to the deployment phase of the program innovation, and access to the vast majority of telecom operators worldwide recognition. However, SDN floor still faces many challenges, particularly want to really play its "network with service integration, network with the need to move" strong role, is inseparable from the upper application support.

In light of this, Huawei will specifically for the upper layer application software developers launched online SDN laboratory services, so that the world may be the first time developers access to Huawei's latest SDN technology and interfaces, online learning, samples, as well as the development, validation thereby releasing SDN value, to further accelerate its business processes. C114 It is understood that the service will be officially released in September, and in October 19 to 20 during the first Huawei Worldwide Developers Conference costumes attack, providing attendees experience.

II-VI Post embedded OTDR + Solutions

Next-generation optical networking solutions II-VI Inc. has introduced a unique network monitoring applications for embedded OTDR products. As the network requires more data, more flexibility, dynamic reconfiguration and control plane based on the center SDN carriers for real-time monitoring of optical physical layer is also increasing demand. A leading provider of next generation network operators require embedded OTDR functionality. II-VI's OTDR+ platform, using patented technology and advanced algorithms to achieve a wide dynamic range and high spatial finesse, and power consumption is very low, very suitable for embedded applications.

Dr. Sanjai Parthasarathi II-VI product marketing manager, said, "Our OTDR+ platform specifically for embedded applications, it is very small in size to achieve the level of performance of the instrument, the price is very close to the people, as an embedded optical channel Monitor, The market leader in this product launch once again driving fundamental changes in the embedded network monitoring products. "

II-VI said the OTDR+ platform is currently leading operators to trial. Telcordia reliability tests are being conducted. Product is expected to be launched in the fourth quarter of this year.

400G commercial need ultra low loss optical and opto-electronic hybrid cross

August 31 to September 2, the 17th China International Optoelectronic Exposition was held in Shenzhen, in the "2015 optical communication networks and technology innovation and development" thematic clubs held on September 1, the China Mobile Research Institute Network Technology Research Institute deputy director Li Han published "400G technology development and application of" special reports operators.

The development of business-driven trunk bandwidth rapid growth, 2012-2014 CMNET traffic increased by more than 100 percent per year, is expected to increase by the end of 2017 but also 7-15 times; backbone transmission network traffic by 30% -50% annual growth rate in recent It could double in a year. Specifically, as of 2014, China Mobile provincial backbone bandwidth of more than 80T, 2015 years will add 200T, China Mobile is currently building the world's largest 100G transmission network, and started to introduce ASON function. 100G show its superiority in the opening time, cost, power consumption, etc., more CMNET lay the foundation for development.

Opto-electric hybrid cross will become the future direction

Currently 100G OTN electrical cross-networking into the mainstream, opto-electric hybrid crossover also become the future direction of development, the introduction of photovoltaic hybrid cross, enabling businesses in a light layer of transparent transmission, to reduce cost and power consumption. But opto-electric hybrid cross to get the application must resolve performance testing, automated planning and layer synergy between other issues, which is critical in OTN applications SDN.

DC became the focal point for future traffic, the traditional network architecture challenges. Lee Han said China Mobile will be in DC for the core network construction, should face DC design, enhance DC traffic to divert to something. In addition, the 100G Internet era, the policy transport network protection needs to re-examine the introduction of ASON protection and restoration.

Ultra-low loss optical fiber demand urgent

Currently there are dual-carrier 400G and four-carrier scheme in which dual-carrier PM-16QAM modulation scheme is the industry's mainstream. Lee Han frankly, compared to 100G long-distance transmission system (about 3000km) need 5-6dB OSNR margin, currently 400G in the current network transmission margin is about 600km 2-4dB, still can not meet the long-distance trunk transmission needs. 400G PM-16QAM based on the current level of technology and current network conditions, such as to achieve 1000km transmission, you need a lot of aspects of the room, fiber, amplifiers, equipment upgrade for change.

At present, in the optical fiber field, Ultra-low loss and large effective area + Ultra-low loss represents the future direction of the optical fiber. Lee Han pointed out that the cost of cable construction giant, once laying is difficult to change, are strategic investments, fiber optic conduit at least need to consider the needs of the next 20 years, which means that today the deployment of optical fiber is bound to have the ability to ultra-low loss.

But the chain is weak, less commercial products, consider the deployment of a small amount of ultra-low-loss optical fiber network, to verify the performance of the existing network, and promote the development of the industry chain.

Data center is still the focus of CIOE2015

During CIOE2015, data center continues to hot, is still the focus of this exhibition, almost all manufacturers are playing jumpers "MPO/MTP" connector slogan, illustrates the market hot.

According to communication with the industry during the exhibition, it has been used to obtain the data center optical modules and jumpers, almost exclusively from Google and Alibaba orders. It is said that there are two companies in Shenzhen to carve a fortune from Google about 500 million yuan of large orders, production line capacity can be filled.

But this exhibition, still no shortage of new entrants into the ceramic ferrule producers, they do not see the momentum MPO/MTP it? Hunan Zhongke, said progress over the past year in the Division is very good, the current production capacity has been insufficient to support current customers, the future they will continue to expand production, the initial period is for them to quickly capture share, as to whether the investment in the future MT ferrule remains to be market conditions.

Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces ceramic ferrule manufacturers have said that domestic orders data center demand has not really released, are expected to erupt in 2017. This year the fiber link is still grown exponentially increase demand for ceramic ferrule, therefore, do not worry about the problem of production capacity in a short time can not be consumed, even to consider expansion. And MT ferrule technology threshold is also higher, domestic enterprises temporarily unable to fully grasp the techniques.

However, we still find Dongguan Zongxia communication, this year continue pushing its MT ferrule, which is the only one to focus MT ferrule and the external display. After CIOE2014 Dongguan Zongxia debut MPO ferrule sample, by the industry concerned, after a year of continuous research and repeated tests, the relevant responsible person said, MT ferrule since May this year after the official launch of the market, now we have a certain shipments, a lot of good customer feedback.

Competition status and trends of soft cable

1. FTTH with a soft optical cable

FTTH customer base with a soft optical cable main suppliers, competition in this area is mainly between traditional cable companies, and professional soft cable companies due to lack of brand influence, market channels is imperfect, the lack of scale advantages, it is difficult to enter the fields. But due to the current FTTH market with a soft optical cable capacity is relatively small, so the market can not accommodate too many cable companies, the market concentration degree will be far higher than ordinary cable, over the next three to five companies expected to occupy 80% of the market share, and currently occupy the forefront of the enterprise market will likely further expand the advantages, the industry average profit margin would be in a more reasonable level.

2. The optical connector device with a soft optical cable

Unlike soft FTTH optical cables and optical connectors for flexible cable customer base is a communication device manufacturer and device class manufacturers, more than the number of such enterprises, a relatively small-scale enterprises. Before 2005 professional soft cable companies occupy the market, but after 2005 with the expansion of market demand, the traditional cable companies quickly cut into the market, by virtue of its good brand image as well as the scale of strength and technical strength, coupled together with ordinary cable cost advantages and fiber resources supporting the formation of scale procurement of raw materials, the market share of traditional cable companies in the field of rapid increase, severely squeezed the soft cable professional living space, and this trend will become more pronounced. It can be expected, a few years later, the existing professional soft cable companies will gradually withdraw from the mainstream market in the field, the market will be the preceding several traditional cable business division.

From the application point of view, the optical connectors for flexible cable market capacity will not be great, and dispersed customer base, pre-equipment and research and development into a larger, more post-market investment, and general profitability and many other reasons, so new entrants were underpowered, the future market structure will remain relatively stable.

Soft fiber optic cable

The definition of soft cable

Cable from the use of the environment can be divided into outdoor and indoor fiber optic cables, indoor cables use of fiber-reinforced materials or very thin reinforcing member, the outer diameter of the smaller, flexible, and easy to bend, suitable for indoor or space smaller occasions wiring. But with the ever-changing cable applications, in the traditional sense of its structure indoor cable or fiber optic cable and similar materials often used for outdoor or other specific circumstances, so in order to more scientific definition of such products, suggested that it be defined as "soft cable ", its application areas include optical connector, FTTH, military field and sensing.

Soft cable Product Categories

Soft cable classification there are many, can be classified in terms of applications, application scenarios, product structure, from the point of view of applications, mainly divided into three categories:

(1) FTTH with a soft optical cable, such as: butterfly cable, drop cable, optical cable and other tree

(2) with a soft optical cable for connecting devices, such as: single cable, dual cable, flat ribbon cable, etc.

(3) Other Special soft cable: Military field cable, fiber optic cable station pull away, blowing micro-optic cable, optical cable and other sensor

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