Energy-efficient 100 GE platform for high-performance L2/L3 switching and routing in large-scale campus environments; becomes a fully programmable Agile Switch with Huawei X1E card upgrade.
S9700 Series Switches provide highly scalable gigabit access for terminals in enterprise campus networks; also ideal for resilient server support and aggregation in large-scale data centers.
Typical Deployment Scenarios
S9700 Switches Used as a Core Switch and Aggregation Node in a Large-scale Campus Network
S9700 Switches Used as Aggregation Nodes and for Virtualization in a Data Center
Highlights – Features and Benefits
Advanced, high-performance electronics with comprehensive scalability and management features make S9700 Series Switches ideal for next-generation data centers and enterprise campus networks.
Build a more agile, converged network and provide new services faster with Huawei’s S9700 Agile Switch
Advanced architecture for industry-leading performance
The S9700 is designed for a 100G platform and provides a maximum of 8.64 Tbit/s switching capacity, which can be smoothly expanded to 18.56 Tbit/s to support high-density GE/10 GE line-speed forwarding.
Intelligent virtualization through CSS technology
S9700 Series Switches support switch fabric and service port clustering through Cluster Switching System (CSS) technology. CSS technology virtualizes multiple physical switches into one logical device that offers higher reliability, switching efficiency, flexibility, and easier management.
Full-service Ethernet switching platform
S9700 Switches support distributed Layer 2 and Layer 3 MPLS VPN functions, including Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), Hierarchical VPLS (HVPLS), and Virtual Leased Line (VLL), meeting enterprise VPN access requirements.
High-performance IPv6 service support
Both the S9700 hardware and software platforms support IPv6, at the IPv6 Ready Phase 2 (Gold) designation.
Supported features include IPv4/IPv6 dual stack, various tunneling technologies, IPv6 static routes, RIPng, OSPFv3, BGP+, IS-ISv6, and IPv6 multicast to meet the requirements of independent IP and IPv4/IPv6 integrated networks.
Excellent security design
Integrated firewall card supports virtual firewalls and Network Address Translation (NAT) multi-instance, allowing multiple VPN customers to share the same firewall.
The S9700 performs Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) on access users, according to pre-defined policies. In addition, the S9700 supports 802.1x, portal, guest VLAN, and dynamic user access authentication.
For strengthened defenses, install a Huawei a Huawei next-generation firewall card in the S9700 Switch to add robust Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), anti-spam, web security, and application control functions.
Innovative energy-saving design
The S9700 uses a rotating ventilation channel, improving heat dissipation efficiency. In addition, it uses a variable-current chip to dynamically adjust the power according to traffic conditions: