[Paris, France, April 10, 2019] Huawei's Network Cloud Engine (NCE) has achieved a strong performance and completed multi-vendor interoperability tests in both the Path Computation Element Communication Protocol (PCEP) and NETCONF/YANG fields, according to the 2019 Interoperability Test White Paper released by the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) at MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress 2019.
The interoperability test brought together 20 vendors and focused on PCEP, NETCONF/YANG, Segment Routing (SR), Ethernet VPN (EVPN), clock, and microwave. In the PCEP field, Huawei NCE functions as a path computation element (PCE) to compute intra- and inter-domain paths and optimize paths in interoperability tests with multi-vendor devices.
In the NETCONF/YANG field, Huawei NCE functions as a NETCONF/YANG client to create VPN services and complete NETCONF/YANG configuration in interoperability tests with devices. Huawei NCE is the software product that has completed both the PCEP and NETCONF/YANG tests, achieving exceptional test results that show NCE's capability in terms of network openness and function integrity.
“The Huawei NCE implementation has shown great multi-vendor interworking," said Carsten Rossenhoevel, Managing Director, EANTC. "NCE has impressed us with regards to the interoperability of its PCEP and NETCONF/YANG implementation. This success reflects the consistent commitment of the NCE team to multi-vendor evaluation at EANTC over multiple years.”
Guo Dazheng, President of Huawei NCE-Data Communication Domain, said, "Huawei actively participates in interoperability and openness tests initiated by industry organizations and has participated in EANTC interoperability tests for more than 10 years. At this test event, Huawei NCE has successfully interconnected with multiple vendor devices, which fully reflects Huawei's strength and determination to promote and develop cutting-edge technologies.
“Huawei will continue to work with EANTC and industry partners to promote relevant technical standards and commercial processes, build a more intelligent and open network, and allow SDN-enabled networks to enter the autonomous driving network era, thereby creating a better connected world with optimal experience."
NCE is the industry's first automation network platform that integrates management, control, analysis, and AI functions. It additionally provides Design Studio, which is an open and programmable integrated development environment, and a developer community; and also connects to third-party network controllers or network devices in the southbound direction.
To date, Huawei has completed integration certification or interoperability testing with more than 40 industry partners and players. Based on the unified open NCE platform, Huawei works together with partners in upstream and downstream industries to create an open industry ecosystem.