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Huawei Launches Enterprise-class Open Cloud Operating System FusionSphere 6.0

Sep 19, 2015

[Shanghai, China, September 19, 2015] Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solution provider, launched FusionSphere 6.0 at Huawei Cloud Congress (HCC2015). FusionSphere is an enterprise-class cloud operating system, which helps customers deploy virtual servers, private clouds, public clouds, hybrid clouds, desktop clouds, and NFVI, enabling key services on cloud and facilitating continuous production innovation.

Joy Huang, vice president of Huawei IT Product Line, said "FusionSphere is designed to help enterprises overcome challenges encountered during different IT transformation stages, making enterprise business and workflows agile and efficient to deal with changes in the markets, lowering investments on IT assets and human resources."

Joy Huang, Vice President of Huawei's IT Product Line, launched Huawei FusionSphere 6.0 at HCC2015

The concept of open source is employed in the FusionSphere 6.0 components, architecture, and ecosystem, allowing customers to have more choices in software. Huawei FusionSphere 6.0 keeps pace with the open-source OpenStack community, complies with the 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 any changes made.

With its contributions to the OpenStack community, Huawei ranked 7th in the latest official Kilo version project. Its contribution covers from resolved bugs and reviews to architecture evolution and innovation.

Huawei also takes steps in the open-source container field and is among the founding members of Open Container Initiative (OCI) project and Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Developed based on the OpenStack architecture, FusionSphere 6.0 integrates resource islands, centrally manages existing enterprise resources, such as physical servers and third-party hypervisors, makes these resources shareable 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 load and flexibly deploying services for enterprises.

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 VIS active-active disaster recovery, which builds reliable cloud. In addition, the SDN solution with software and hardware builds service-oriented network, automatically manages virtual and physical networks, and supports dedicated IT service operation.

Till now, Huawei FusionSphere has been deployed in over 80 countries and regions, serving more than 1000 customers from various fields, including telecommunication, finance, governments 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 towards cloudification. Huawei FusionSphere has become the benchmark in cloud transformation for enterprises.