Huawei is making a big push in South Africa through the launch of its Intent-Driven CloudCampus solution to its customers, and it’s seen globally as the next big thing in enterprise networks.
In the future, digital transformation will drive enterprises to roll out their businesses at a higher speed.
Networks will need to respond quickly to market and operation needs, creating unprecedented challenges for networks.
Intent-Driven networking is a piece of networking software that helps to plan, design and implement or operate networks that can improve network availability and agility.
In reality, this is seen as “self-driving” network”, which helps enterprises build future-proof wired and wireless networks that feature uncompromised user experience, automated service provisioning and operations and maintenance, and converged access.
This Huawei technology is well accepted in Asia and some parts of Europe and the Middle East and it’s the first time it is being introduced in Africa.
The company’s CloudCampus solution will help enterprises to build an intelligent digital network platform that links together business intent and network architecture, enabling digital transformation.
Once adopted CloudCampus solution will allows South African companies to leverage cloud, big data and artificial intelligence technologies to enable networks to recognize the quality of the end user experience in real-time and perform predictive analysis to improve network performance.
This allows users to take full advantage of high-performance network platforms, and automation tools on the cloud implement day-level Wi-Fi network deployment.
“A Better Connected World is fast approaching,” says Kameshwar Rao Sorda, solutions director, Huawei Enterprise Southern Africa.
“Fast-growing technologies such as Big Data, cloud computing, Internet of Things, and mobile Internet are driving society to the next level of intelligence. It is predicted that by 2025, there will be more than 100 billion connections worldwide, and digital transformation will thrive in diverse sectors like commercial, education, transportation, and manufacturing.”
Huawei CampusInsight which is the first module of the CloudCampus, analyses the network performance for each user at each moment, based on billions of user data records. It improves the identification rate of potential faults by 85%, ensuring optimal service experience. It collects network and application data from network devices in real time and on demand. Big Data and AI technologies are used to implement network fault analysis and proactive prediction.
As a result, CampusInsight helps build a predictive, self-healing, closed-loop system with added visibility for each user in real-time.
In addition to CampusInsight, the second campus module is the campus network automation solution Software-Defined Campus (SD-Campus).
SD-Campus implements full-lifecycle automation of physical and virtual networks from planning and deployment to O&M. It is designed for medium- and large-sized campus networks, and leverages Software-Defined Networking and cloud technologies to automate network deployment, rollout of virtual networks, and user/application-oriented policy management. These features help to reduce operating expenses by 80%.
The findings of the Huawei 2017 Global Connectivity Index which surveyed 3,000 enterprises from a range of industries, show that connectivity enables enterprises to break regional boundaries and respond to customer faster, improving their productivity, efficiency, and competitiveness in the marketplace.