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CloudEngine 16800 Series Data Center Switches

A fully connected, intelligent world is fast approaching. As data centers evolve from the cloud era to the AI era, they become the infrastructure core for new technologies such as 5G and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The Huawei CloudEngine 16800 is the industry’s first data center switch built for the AI era. Huawei defines three data center switch characteristics in the AI era: Embedded AI chip, 48-port 400 GE line card per slot, and the capability to evolve to the autonomous driving network. With an innovative incorporation of AI technologies into data center switches, Huawei can help customers accelerate their intelligent transformation.

ItemCloudEngine 12804SCloudEngine 12808SCloudEngine 12804CloudEngine 12808CloudEngine 12816
Switching Capacity30/258 Tbit/s259/516 Tbit/s245/258 Tbit/s289/516 Tbit/s2178/1,032 Tbit/s
Forwarding Performance17,280 Mpps34,560 Mpps17,280 Mpps34,560 Mpps69,120 Mpps
Service Slots484816
Switching Fabric Module Slots24666
Fabric ArchitectureClos architecture, cell switching, VoQ, and distributed deep buffer
Airflow DesignStrict front-to-back airflow design
Device VirtualizationVS (1:16 virtualization)
Cluster Switch System (CSS)
Network VirtualizationM-LAG
VXLAN and VXLAN bridging
BGP EVPN
QinQ access VXLAN
ProgrammabilityAnsible-based automatic configuration and open-source module release
O&MNetwork-wide path detection
Telemetry