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Huawei and China Unicom to work jointly on SDN

Says the agreement will foster extensive cooperation conducted in the field of SDN in the future

Public cloud industry leader China Unicom Cloud Data Co. Ltd. (China Unicom Cloud Data Company) and Huawei have formally signed a strategic cooperation agreement on “Software Defined Networking (SDN) joint innovation”.

In a joint statement, China Unicom Cloud Data Company and Huawei said that the agreement will foster extensive cooperation conducted in the field of SDN in the future.

Within the framework of the agreement, Huawei and China Unicom Cloud Data Company will jointly develop SDN controllers, and deploy SDN-based innovative solutions in China Unicom data center base networks. Both sides will collaborate on developing and innovating on key technologies to provide next-generation cloud services based on SDN, fully supporting the implementation of China Unicom’s cloud strategy. The strategic cooperation aims to explore SDN technology values for scale virtual tenant access, Virtual Machine on-demand deployment and migration, network centralized management, energy saving, and data center capability openness, etc., to further enhance China Unicom’s cloud service competence.


Jiao Gang, GM, China Unicom Cloud Data Company, said, “By introducing technology innovations like SDN, we hope to improve our operational efficiency and service quality. This strategic cooperation will fully exploit the operational advantages from China Unicom and technology advantages from Huawei, providing top-quality cloud computing services for China Unicom customers.”

Zha Jun, president, Huawei’s fixed network product line, said, “Both China Unicom Cloud Data Company and Huawei will cooperate closely in the field of new technologies and new services, by establishing joint working committees, enabling both parties to benefit from their respective strengths, build future-proof competitive advantages.”

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