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Building the OpenStack Ecosystem by Embracing Open Source and Contributing to the Open Source Community

2016-10-27

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[Barcelona, Spain, October 27, 2016] The 14th OpenStack Summit is currently being held in Barcelona, from October 25-28. Huawei jointly explored and discussed OpenStack technological trends with business leaders, technical experts, and developers from all over the world at the summit.

As the cloud solution of Huawei, FusionCloud was introduced at this summit. The solution can be deployed in multiple scenarios such as on a private, public, or hybrid cloud. It also helps enterprises deploy open-source-based commercial applications and cloudify IT services.

During the summit, Anni Lai, OpenStack Board Director and Head of Global Business Development IT Product Line of Huawei, delivered a keynote speech titled, ‘Taking OpenStack to Industries’, which introduced Huawei's enterprise-level cloud OS, FusionSphere.

This core network functions virtualization (NFV) component was developed using OpenStack, an enhanced cloud OS which accommodates all enterprise requirements on security and reliability. Since joining the OpenStack community in 2012, Huawei has proactively promoted OpenStack's development to evolve from a technical platform to an enterprise platform. Huawei has also helped carriers, governments, organizations, public utilities, and customers throughout various industries such as those in finance, media, manufacturing, and energy to construct open source business applications.

Huawei fully leverages its traditional advantages in the ICT industry and is committed to establishing an open, cooperative, and mutually beneficial ecosystem with customers and partners, such as Deutsche Telekom. Huawei’s existing cooperation with Deutsche Telekom was reinforced at the summit when the two companies jointly launched a white paper titled: ‘Deutsch Telekom Open Telekom Cloud Powered by Huawei Fusionsphere.’

This white paper introduced the joint project, ‘Open Telekom Cloud’, which is a secure, easy-to-integrate, extensible, and cost-effective public cloud service. Going further and deeper, the cooperation between both companies resulted in Deutsche Telekom passing their Interoperability Tests in October 2016, which allows them to bear the ‘OpenStack Powered’ logo.

Huawei also announced at the summit a global collaboration with Intel as part of Intel’s ‘Cloud for All’ initiative. Huawei will optimize FusionSphere using Intel's architecture to provide reliable, secure, easy-to-deploy, and high-performance features for enterprises. Intel and Huawei have a strong history of cloud computing collaboration, and this collaboration is expected to expand the areas of focus for technical optimization.

In September, Huawei joined hands with OpenStack and mainstream backup vendors such as Commvault, Veeam, and Veritas to discuss the Data Protection-as-a-Service (DPaaS) ecology, data protection service standards based on the OpenStack Karbor program and reached a consensus on the future evolution of cloud data protection. Currently, five companies have interconnected to Karbor or are on their way to deploying DPaaS solutions.

Due to its flexible architecture, mature Research and Development (R&D), and more participants, the OpenStack open-source community has rapidly grown to become the second largest open-source community behind the Linux community.

Ren Zhipeng, President of the IT Cloud Computing Product Line, Huawei, said, "In order to realize win-win cooperation and mutual benefits, providers need to make efforts through the whole ecosystem. Huawei will continue contributing to OpenStack, providing better services for OpenStack developers and users with its partners, and accelerating the commercial use of open-source solutions."

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