Huawei Continues to Innovate with FusionSphere 6.0

Over the past decade, the Internet has had a profound impact on the global economy and revolutionized many industries, particularly the service industry. A increasing number of enterprises are realizing that innovation and transformation are the keys to future growth. 

In industry 4.0, enterprises' production and IT systems have been deeply integrated. An innovative IT infrastructure is the basis from which enterprise users can transform traditional services into Internet-based services. In the future, IT will not merely be a support or office system for enterprises, but will also become a part of the production and service flow, that is, IT-as-a-Service.

FusionSphere 6.0 was designed to help enterprises overcome challenges encountered during IT transformation. It provides enterprises with the necessary agility and efficiency to deal with market changes, decrease investment on IT assets and human resources, promote the continuous innovation of production modes, and ensure the long-term development of enterprises and market competitiveness.

Open Ecosystem

The open source concept is employed in the FusionSphere 6.0 components, architecture, and ecosystem, allowing customers more software choices. Huawei FusionSphere 6.0 keeps pace with the open-source OpenStack community, complies with native OpenStack standards, and supports OpenStack application programming interfaces (APIs). Third-party applications developed based on native OpenStack can run on Huawei FusionSphere 6.0 without making any changes. 

Huawei, as a gold member of the OpenStack Foundation, ranks 6th in contributions made. Huawei has begun to attach more importance to architecture evolution and innovation instead of contributions to resolved bugs and reviews. In 2015, at the OpenStack summit held in Tokyo, Huawei experts gave nearly 20 speeches, which is a Huawei record for a single event. In January 2016, Huawei was elected as a gold member director of the OpenStack 2016 Board, which indicates that Huawei will continue promoting innovations and contributions to the OpenStack community. 

New Benchmark for the Enterprise IT Transformation

For enterprises, overall project innovation cannot change profoundly in a short time. However, cloud computing-based innovation and transformation can be carried out gradually step by step. Huawei's cloud computing team continuously strives for excellence and innovation by introducing new technologies, so as to meet different application scenario requirements raised by customers. 

Developed based on the OpenStack architecture, FusionSphere 6.0 integrates resources, centrally manages enterprise IT infrastructure resources (e.g., bare-mental servers and third-party hypervisors), makes these resources available for sharing in a converged resource pool, and automatically allocates them on demand. FusionSphere also provides infrastructure as a service (IaaS) for tenants and upper-layer applications through unified service catalogs and APIs, elastically scaling service loads and flexibly deploying services for enterprises.

The cloudification of key enterprise services depends on the security of the cloud platform. Huawei FusionSphere 6.0 provides end-to-end disaster recovery and backup solutions that support host replication, storage replication, and virtual intelligent storage (VIS) active-active disaster recovery, leading to reliable clouds. In addition, the software-defined networking (SDN) solution integrates with both the software and hardware builds of service-oriented networks, automatically and intelligently manages virtual and physical networks and supports dedicated IT service operations.

Today, the Huawei FusionSphere has been used in 108 countries and regions, serving more than 2,500 customers in various fields, including telecommunication, finance, government and public sectors, energy, transportation, health care, education, media, and manufacturing. With its extensive experience in these industries, Huawei is fully capable of helping enterprises implement IT transformation. Huawei FusionSphere has become the benchmark in enterprise cloud transformation.