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Huawei Receives Miercom Performance Verified Certification for its Agile Switch at Interop Las Vegas

Lab test finds Huawei S12700 core switch fully programmable and SDN-ready

LAS VEGAS, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- INTEROP -- Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced that its Agile S12700 Switch has received Miercom's Performance Verified Certification for its overall performance and resiliency.  

The Huawei Agile S12700 switch series was evaluated by Miercom for Software-Defined Networking (SDN) programmable capability, performance, features and energy efficiency.

"The Huawei Agile S12700 series switches can play a significant role in campus networks now and for years to come, thanks to its future-proof design and capability to accommodate evolving user needs," said Robert Smithers, CEO of Miercom.  "Overall, we found the Huawei Agile S12700 series switches to be full-featured, high-performance with excellent programmability. We've witnessed the S12700's smooth pace of go-to-market and commercial use deployment since August last year. Just as we predicted and commented, the S12700 has been attracting and gaining high appraisals from global enterprise customers."

The Agile S12700 are core switches designed for next-generation campus networks meets new industry requirements, including: cloud computing, bring your own device (BYOD), SDN, internet of things (IoT), and big data-related analytics for business use.

Miercom lab testing also determined the Agile S12700 Switch:

  • Demonstrated 100 percent line rate throughput with 384 x 10GE ports in full line rate throughput tests.
  • Supported Protocol Oblivious Forwarding (POF).
  • Showed resilient operation with fully loaded 384 10GE ports even after removing one of four switching fabric modules.

Click the link for a downloadable PDF of the Miercom Report—Huawei Agile S12700 Switch.

See live demonstrations of the Agile S12700 series switch in Huawei's booth (#1739) at Interop Las Vegas from March 31 to April 4, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global ICT solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population. For more information about Huawei ICT solutions, please visit:

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