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Deutsche Telekom and Huawei Shared OpenStack-Based Public Cloud Insights

Jul 05, 2016

[Cologne, Germany, July 5, 2016] OpenStack Days Deutsche was held in Cologne recently. Deutsche Telekom presented insights into its Open Telekom Cloud and introduced new major services: Docker container service (CCE) and relational database service (RDS). As a Gold Member of the OpenStack community, Huawei proactively participated in the community activity and shared its up-to-date contributions and achievements with other participants. Therefore, Huawei has gained extensive attention from the European strategic markets.

OpenStack Days, officially authorized by the OpenStack community, is a grand regional activity second only to the OpenStack Summit. Since 2016, OpenStack Days has been held for 22 times around the world. OpenStack Days focuses on the customer practices in a region, encourages IT executives, cloud carriers, and technology providers to discuss cloud computing technologies and customer practices, and helps users improve their cloud computing capabilities.

Götz Brasche, CTO of Huawei IT product line in Germany, introduced how to use the fault injection mechanism to improve the reliability of Huawei's OpenStack-based FusionSphere solution. With the fault injection mechanism, Huawei enabled FusionSphere cloud platform to automatically test and restore OpenStack and cloud applications. By intentionally injecting different types of fault, Huawei can test the problem-solving capabilities of the system and comprehend how to prevent and rectify possible faults.

Huawei’s partner, Deutsche Telekom, as an enterprise-level sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation, has delivered a keynote speech related to OpenStack and held a panel discussion. Dr. Clemens Hardewig, Vice President of the Open Telekom Cloud system in T-Systems, who is currently responsible for the delivery of Open Telekom Cloud at Deutsche Telekom, has stated in the conference:" Cloud services must be fast, secure, and reliable. In the meantime, open source becomes one of the most important considerations for enterprises to choose public clouds. Increasingly, the top European enterprises are going to take OpenStack as their primary strategies. Therefore, T-Systems takes up the mission to build up public clouds based on OpenStack for European customers. With the win-win collaboration between Deutsche Telekom and Huawei, Open Telekom Cloud comes into being. It is a Public Cloud solution that uses Huawei's OpenStack-based FusionSphere solution."

Currently Open Telekom Cloud published total 288 RESTful APIs with compatibility for OpenStack Standard APIs for Nova, Cinder, Glance, KeyStone and Neutron, which is beyond the OpenStack DefCore API, and most of them already have the Command line support. So Open Telekom Cloud is one of the most powerful OpenStack public clouds in Europe, with it T-Systems is able to support OpenStack Strategies for top European enterprises on a very high level and with the full compatibility to state-of-the-art OpenStack standards.

In parallel to the conference, Deutsche Telekom has rolled out its Docker container service CCE and RDS for the Open Telekom Cloud. Immediately with a Docker container service (CCE) available - for the transfer of applications across clouds away. For this purpose, complete clusters can be managed and displaced from containers. Furthermore, a relational database (RDS) is provided with extensive features for managing the database, backup and restore, as well as a comprehensive monitoring tools for performance optimization.

As an infrastructure consolidation engine, Huawei FusionSphere cloud OS is developed based on the open-source KVM/Xen and OpenStack. It is an open, converged, and agile enterprise-level cloud platform. FusionSphere uses open technologies to make the architecture more scalable. It initiates the OpenStack cascading solution in the industry to implement centralized management over multiple data centers. FusionSphere is compatible with standard OpenStack APIs and builds up an open ecological chain. It has been widely authenticated by over 5000 applications and supports mainstream enterprise services. In addition, it deeply integrates with open-source communities (Huawei is a Gold Member of the OpenStack community and has contributed five PTLs and 15 core members to the OpenStack community). As of the end of 2015, Huawei FusionSphere has been extensively deployed for over 2500 customers across 108 countries, covering mainstream industries and sectors including the governments, public utilities, telecommunications, energy, finance, transportation, health care, education, broadcasting and television, media asset, and manufacturing. Over 1,400,000 VMs are stably running on the FusionSphere cloud platform.