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NPO Saturn successfully tested the Huawei data communication equipment

Site news 13.03.2015

March 13, 2015, Rybinsk. - In the period from 1 November 2014 to 13 February 2015 NPO Saturn (a company in UEC belonging to the Rostec State Corporation) conducted tests of the hardware and software components of the Huawei-supplied data communication equipment taking into account the requirements of the NPO Saturn corporate computer network.
The purpose of the tests was to evaluate the feasibility of using active network equipment of alternative suppliers in order to decrease the infrastructure development and maintenance costs while also in the context of finding a substitution for goods previously imported by occidental manufacturers.
Considering the fact that at present NPO Saturn is using active network equipment supplied by Cisco Systems, the main objective of the testing was to check compatibility of the Huawei equipment with the network infrastructure already in place and subsequently perform an upgrade of the active network equipment of the company’s computer network.
For project implementation the joint team consisting of the Huawei, NPO Saturn and SINTO specialists elaborated and approved a program and methodology for conducting tests, a layout of the test bed, the equipment bill of materials, and specific tasks and tests at each step of the testing campaign.
At the first stage, the test bed was activated at NPO Saturn’s test laboratory without the inclusion of the equipment into the network infrastructure existing at NPO Saturn. Tests were conducted with the purpose of verifying the Huawei hardware and software functionality, compatibility of the tested equipment with the technologies used by the company in the already existing network infrastructure built off the Cisco Systems equipment, checking fail-safety and reliability, and verifying the guaranteed capacity and scalability of the new equipment.
During the second stage, the test bed equipment was integrated into the NPO Saturn network infrastructure and the hardware and software functionality was tested in the real-time NPO Saturn data transfer network mode while also testing the controllability and compatibility with the software products used by the company. Besides, an equipment efficiency check was conducted for deciding on the future scalability of the network and achieving full compatibility with the hardware and software products existing in the company.
Based on the test results, it was concluded as follows:
- the Huawei network equipment fully meets the company standards and technologies utilized by the NPO Saturn computer network;
- the Huawei network equipment can be used conjointly with the Cisco Systems network equipment in building a unique infrastructure of the NPO Saturn computer network;
- the Huawei network equipment can be used for upgrading and developing the NPO Saturn computer network on the “core-distribution-access” basis;
 - the Huawei network equipment ensures operation of any software used on any platform within the company.
“We are interested in collaborating with Huawei. We are completely satisfied with the responsiveness to our requests and the high level of competence of its personnel. It’s worth a separate mention that this network core testing project was carried out in strict accordance with the test methodology and in the shortest term possible. In the course of testing the Huawei network equipment demonstrated full compliance with the effective company standards and technologies, and that it is fully compatible with the equipment of other vendors,” - noted Kamil Gazizov, general director of RT-INFORM (a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation).
“I wish to thank both Huawei and SINTO for the furnished test equipment and all their support rendered during the elaboration of the test methodology and carrying out of the tests. We slightly feared that during the tests our personnel certified to operate the Cisco Systems (CCNA) products would encounter problems with setting up the equipment which is new to them. However, the knowledge and skills of the NPO Saturn specialists turned out to be sufficient to independently configure the Huawei equipment, which makes me quite content. That once again proved the high qualification level of our employees and their capacity to tackle even the toughest of tasks,” - commented Pavel Bekher, NPO Saturn chief information officer.
The NPO Saturn Research and Production Association (OJSC) is an engine-manufacturing company specialized in the design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and commercial aviation, naval ships and power-generating plants and gas-pumping units. The association is part of the Union of Russian mechanical engineers, an all-Russian public organization whereby the regional branch is headed by I. N. Fedorov, NPO Saturn CEO.
NPO Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation (JSC) and acts as the leader of the Commercial Engines Division, a business unit of UEC founded on 09.10.2012 as a result of integration of the following companies: NPO Saturn (OJSC), Aviadvigatel (OJSC), PMZ (OJSC), Metallist-PM (CJSC), Energetik-PM (OJSC), REMOS-PM (CJSC), Motoservis-PM (CJSC) and Zheleznodorozhnik-PM (CJSC).
United Engine Corporation (JSC) (a Rostec State Corporation company) is an integrated organization specialized in the design and development, serial production and after-market support of the engines for military and commercial aviation, space programs, the Navy, as well as for the oil and gas industry and power generation. One of UEC’s prioritized fields of activity is the implementation of comprehensive programs of development of the companies in the industry by introducing new technologies meeting the world-class standards. In 2013 revenues of the corporation amounted to RUB 158.9 billion.

The Rostec State Corporation is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and commercial application. Today it comprises over 700 companies, which form 9 defense-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings as well as 22 direct control companies. The Rostec portfolio includes such renowned brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA, etc. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and deliver their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2013 revenues of the corporation amounted to RUB 1.04 trillion. Total taxation exceeded RUB 138 billion.
Huawei  is a world leading supplier of data communication solutions whose purpose is to enrich people’s life through communication. Thanks to our innovative developments oriented to our customers’ needs and a well-developed partner network, we have been able to reach outstanding results in designing telecommunication networks, terminal solutions and cloud computing systems. 150 thousand Huawei employees worldwide strive to create the best conditions for service providers, companies and end users providing them with competitive solutions and services. One third of the planet’s population uses our innovative products, solutions and services in more than 170 countries of the world. Founded back in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.
RT-INFORM is a 100% subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation specialized in infrastructure projects. Pursuant to a decision adopted by the Corporation, it is the sole competence center for trade and purchasing operations of the holding companies and organizations constituting the Corporation in the field of information technology, information security systems, acquisition, implementation and support of the software products for managerial and productive accounting and rendering of services in the field of information technology.
SINTO Ltd. is a leading system integrator in the Yaroslavl Region specialized in the development and implementation of complex system solutions in the field of information technology; it is rated by CRN as one of the 25 best IT-companies.
NPO Saturn press service
Phone: +7 4855 296898
E-mail: press@npo-saturn.ru 
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