BEIJING, June 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Recently, Tolly Group, a leading international testing organization, completed testing of H3C’s Application Driven Data Center (AD-DC) solution. According to the test report, the H3C AD-DC solution has significant advantages by providing full lifecycle automation management, intelligent analysis, and AI (artificial intelligence)-based operation and maintenance (O&M) and big data, comprehensive security, resilient and reliable network architecture. , and open programmability, thus providing a powerful driving force for building next-generation data centers.

H3C AD-DC solution, based on Cloud & AI Native architecture, enables automated configuration of devices and network services based on SDN control component (SeerEngine-DC), and provides comprehensive detection updates data center health through an analysis component (SeerAnalyzer-DC), while combining the capabilities of AI and Big Data to accurately and quickly locate and identify faults. It includes H3C cloud data center series switches to create a high-bandwidth fabric network with lower latency and no packet loss, helping customers build intelligent next-generation data centers and application that meet the demand for rapid commercial delivery in the age of cloud computing. .

Architecture of the H3C AD-DC solution
Architecture of the H3C AD-DC solution

Under rigorous testing by Tolly engineers, the H3C AC-DC solution demonstrated excellent functional benefits in several areas:

Full Lifecycle Automation Management

The AD-DC solution provides end-to-end automation of the data center network throughout the lifecycle, from planning, design, deployment, simulation and assurance with AD-DC. By automating physical network provisioning, automating logical network provisioning, and automating service initiation, as well as automating faulty device replacement, the H3C solution AD-DC can improve O&M efficiency by reducing O&M workload and device replacement time.

Smart analytics and O&M based on AI and Big Data

The H3C AD-DC solution enables high-precision (millisecond) data collection, VM data analysis, and real-time fault presentation using H3C AD-DC with gRPC, Telemetry Stream, ERSPAN, INT (In-Band Telemetry) and other technologies. This helps users perform global network monitoring, visual presentation of tenant networks, and business model inference. This is enhanced by accurate fault location, risk prediction, root cause analysis and fault closure to perceive, predict, diagnose and optimize (repair) the data center network, thereby reducing the troubleshooting process from a few hours to a few minutes.

Complete security

The H3C AD-DC solution supports on-demand security capacity planning to provide comprehensive security protection inside and outside the tenant. H3C AD-DC also supports network-wide “network + security” bonding and collaborative defense, helping administrators move from manual O&M to intelligent O&M. In addition, based on the micro-segmentation feature implemented by the switch hardware table entries, the H3C AD-DC solution can provide host-grained network isolation for data center networks.

Resilient and reliable network architecture

As digital transformation continues to progress, data centers must also be well prepared for possible future increases in data processing activities. With a unified software platform and network architecture, the H3C AD-DC Anywhere solution provides users with SDN networks that can span edge data centers, micro and small data centers, and even large data centers. scale via AD-DC Lite, Remote-Leaf, Multi-Fabric and Multi-DC networking models. It also supports flexible traffic egress models such as local egress, primary and secondary egress, and active dual egress to meet the networking requirements of enterprise hybrid computing and multi-cloud environments. distributed.

Open programmability

The data center based on SDN technology allows administrators to customize the data center more flexibly at the control level, and the H3C SDN SeerEngine controller is the core of the programmable data center. H3C AD-DC provides intelligent, secure and reliable information network architectures. It changes the way networks are deployed and operated, providing richer and more flexible functionality to help businesses adapt to network trends.

H3C AD-DC adopts the open standard RESTful API and northbound Java API, and it can integrate and interoperate with organizations’ own management automation and orchestration systems. AD-DC supports interoperability with the OpenStack cloud platform through Neutron. It can also be integrated with the Ansible automation platform to help automate customer work order systems.

In addition, with cross-domain and cross-technology convergence deployment function, the H3C AD-DC solution supports control and analysis convergence deployment, as well as campus domain convergence deployment, of data centers and WANs, providing customers with unified management. , an O&M platform and a unified portal for hybrid IT and multi-cloud network environment to effectively reduce CAPEX and OPEX costs. Meanwhile, H3C AD-DC solution provides three-level reliability assurance at container level, cluster node level and cluster disaster recovery, and supports no packet loss in primary and secondary switching of aggregated links via DNRI, truly realizing high data center network operator-grade reliability.

With the emergence of cloud computing, big data, and the mobile web, traffic in and out of data centers is increasing, with more and more businesses starting to rely on these services. The data center network must react all the more quickly. AD-DC’s H3C solutions have a long history of serving a wide range of industries, while proactively responding to the network’s growing demands for digital transformation through continuous iterations, with the goal of providing customers with intelligently converged services, safe and reliable, advanced, mature, open and inclusive. complete data center network solutions.

Looking ahead, H3C also plans to continue deepening its Cloud & AI Native strategy, while optimizing and upgrading its AD-DC solutions to help more industry customers achieve their digital transformation.

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