The H3C AD-DC solution passes the authoritative Tolly Group test and supports continuous data center upgrades


BEIJING, June 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Recently, the Tolly Group, an internationally authoritative rating organization, completed testing of H3C’s Application Driven Data Center (AD-DC) solution. According to the test report, H3C AD-DC solution has significant advantages in providing full life cycle automation management, intelligent analysis and operation and maintenance (O&M) based on AI (Artificial Intelligence) and big data, comprehensive security, more resilient and reliable Network architecture and open programmability, which is a strong driving force for building next-generation data centers.

The H3C AD-DC solution, based on the Cloud & AI Native architecture, enables automated device configuration and network services based on an SDN control component (SeerEngine-DC) and provides comprehensive updates for data center status collection through an analysis component (SeerAnalyzer-DC) and combines AI and big data capabilities to accurately and quickly locate and identify errors. It features H3C cloud data center series switches to create a high-bandwidth fabric network with lower latency and zero packet loss, helping customers build next-generation, intelligent, on-demand data centers that meet the demand for rapid business delivery in the cloud Meet the Cloud Computing Era.

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

Rigorously tested by Tolly engineers, the H3C AC-DC solution has demonstrated excellent functional benefits in several areas:

Full lifecycle automation management

The AD-DC solution provides end-to-end network automation across the data center lifecycle from planning, design, deployment, simulation and backup with AD-DC. By automating physical network deployment, automating logical network deployment and automating service start-up, and automating faulty device replacement, the H3C AD-DC solution can improve O&M efficiency by reducing O&M labor and time for reduced device replacement.

Intelligent Analysis and O&M based on AI and Big Data

The H3C AD-DC solution achieves high-precision (millisecond level) data collection, data analysis of VMs and real-time display of errors using the H3C AD-DC with gRPC, Telemetry Stream, ERSPAN, INT (In-Band Telemetry ) and other technologies. This helps users to monitor the network globally, visualize tenant networks and derive business models. This is enhanced with accurate fault location, risk prediction, root cause analysis, and fault closure to perceive, predict, diagnose, and optimize (repair) the data center network, reducing the troubleshooting process from hours to minutes.

Comprehensive security

The H3C AD-DC solution supports on-demand scheduling of security features to provide full protection of security inside and outside the tenant. H3C AD-DC also supports “Network + Security” network-wide linking and collaborative defense, helping administrators move from manual O&M to intelligent O&M. Also, the H3C AD-DC solution can provide host-based network isolation for data center networks based on the micro-segmentation feature implemented by switch hardware table entries.

Resilient and reliable network architecture

As the digital transformation continues, 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, the edge data centers, micro and small data centers, and even hyper-scale data centers via AD-DC Lite, Remote Leaf, Multi-Fabric – and multi-DC network models. It also supports flexible egress models such as B. local output, primary and secondary output, and dual-active output to meet the network needs of enterprise hybrid IT and distributed multi-cloud environments.

Open programmability

The data center based on SDN technology allows administrators more flexible data center customization at the control plane, and the H3C-SDN controller SeerEngine is at the heart of the programmable data center. H3C AD-DC offers intelligent, secure and reliable information network architectures. It is changing the way networks are deployed and operated, providing richer and more flexible capabilities that enable organizations to adapt to network trends.

H3C AD-DC adopts the open standard RESTful API and northbound Java API and can be integrated and interoperate with enterprise management and orchestration automation systems. AD-DC supports interoperability with the OpenStack cloud platform via Neutron. It can also be integrated with the Ansible automation platform to automate customer work order systems.

In addition, through the cross-domain and cross-technology convergence deployment function, the H3C AD-DC solution supports the control and analytics convergence deployment, as well as the convergence deployment of campus, data center and WAN domains, providing customers with a unified management, O&M platform and portal for hybrid IT and multi-cloud network environments to effectively reduce CAPEX and OPEX costs. Meanwhile, the H3C AD-DC solution provides three-tier container-level, cluster-node-level, and cluster disaster recovery reliability assurance, and supports zero packet loss in primary and secondary switching of aggregated links via DNRI, thereby truly realizing high carrier-class reliability becomes data center network.

With the advent of cloud computing, big data and mobile internet, the amount of traffic going in and out of data centers is increasing and more and more companies are beginning to rely on such services. The data center network has to react all the faster. H3C AD-DC solutions have long served a variety of industries, proactively responding to the growing network demands in digital transformation through continuous iterations, aiming to provide customers with intelligently converged, secure and reliable, advanced, mature, open and integrative full- Stack network solutions for data centers.

Looking ahead, H3C also plans to further deepen its cloud and AI-native strategy while optimizing and upgrading its AD-DC solutions to support more industrial customers in their digital transformation.

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