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Huawei Champions Cloud-Acceleration Strategies and Open Source Ecosystem at OpenStack Summit Austin 2016

[Austin, USA, April 28, 2016] The OpenStack Summit is underway in Austin, Texas from April 25-29. Huawei, a gold member of the well-known foundation, along with other builders of the cloud ecosystem and technical experts from around the globe are exploring ways to add momentum to the OpenStack drive. Sharing successful practices and experience on building the cloud ecosystem are also on the agenda. As an "integrated engine" of brand-new cloud technologies, OpenStack is the most influential open source cloud computing community on earth and has now been the industry-recognized defacto standard of IaaS. The vendor-independent standards, innovation capabilities, and proven viable architecture of OpenStack enable enterprises to quickly achieve their cloud-based digital transformations. Huawei's comprehensive cloud strategy, based on OpenStack and other open source technologies, has helped enterprise to obtain commercial success with cloud-ready products and solutions.

Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation, delivered a speech

During the summit, Huawei further demonstrated to the directors, project team leaders (PTLs), core members, and technical experts from the community as well as other attendees just how well the FusionSphere cloud operating system gears into OpenStack expectations. Sixteen speeches from Huawei were presented, with topics ranging from OpenStack cascading (Tricircle/Multisite), networks (Service Chain, Dragonflow), containers (Magnum, Kuryr), storage (Smaug), NFV, and other hot technological trends and solutions. The technical design and planning of the updates to the next OpenStack release were also discussed. Huawei is promoting its programs and concepts in the next version as well and holding more than ten high-level discussions with customers, foundations, and partners to communicate its commitment to openness and its comprehensive cloud solution strategies.

In Mitaka, the 13th official OpenStack release, Huawei contributed significantly to the following community projects: Keystone, Nova, Glance, Neutron, Cinder, Swift, Ceilometer, Heat, Ironic, Dragonflow, and Magnum.

Huawei FusionSphere 6.0, an enterprise-class open cloud operating system, is developed based on OpenStack standards to be fully compatible with the ecosystem. The networking and architecture of the new release incorporate substantially reinforced reliability, security, management, and automation capabilities. FusionSphere delivers the production-ready solution at the management layer to help enterprises deploy private, public, and hybrid clouds and achieve their NFV efforts, moving key services to the cloud. In March of 2016, Deutsche Telekom announced official release of the Open Telekom Cloud that provides the full range of cloud services, including private and public cloud and software solutions. Open Telekom Cloud is based on the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) approach in the OpenStack program and is powered on Huawei's leading innovations in ICT technology.

By the end of April 11, 2016, Huawei's ranked 8th in commits, 5th in completed blue prints, 8th in file bug fixes, and 6th in reviews in the Mitaka release, ranking 8th in total contributions among participants from all over the global and 1st in Chinese. Conferred the title of gold member in 2013, Huawei was elected as the director of OpenStack 2016 Board, the first China-based vendor to be granted the appointment. Huawei continues to gain regard in the community with its commitment to open source approaches in cloud computing.

Huawei's contributions to the OpenStack community

Huawei is helping to champion the open source agenda, holding fast to open cooperation, and continuing to contribute in many significant ways to open source communities. In the areas of cloud computing and Big Data, Huawei continues to demonstrate its dedication to such open source communities as OpenStack, CNCF, OCI, Hadoop, and Spark with its extensive list of inputs. Huawei is committed to becoming the best choice for enterprises when selecting a partner for their cloud transformations, helping customers ensure a smooth evolution to the future with the applications to achieve their business success.