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Huawei KunLun EulerOS 2.0 Operating System Passes UNIX Certification

Sep 09, 2016

[Shanghai, China, September 9, 2016] Today Huawei announced that its EulerOS 2.0 operating system for its KunLun mission critical servers has earned UNIX 03 certification from The Open Group. This means that Huawei EulerOS 2.0 has been officially certified as a UNIX system.

The certification will be instrumental in migrating core business applications from mission critical servers of closed architectures such as RISC (reduced instruction set computing) and EPIC (explicitly parallel instruction computing) to KunLun mission critical servers of the open architecture x86, thereby providing more platform choices for customers, eliminating vendor binding risks, unifying architectures for data center services from marginal to core services, and reducing Operations and Maintenance (O&M) costs. The x86 architecture and UNIX 03 certification make the KunLun ecosystem more open, allowing KunLun customers to choose from standard operating systems such as Linux, Windows Server, and UNIX. 

The Open Group awarding Huawei with the UNIX certificate

Huawei EulerOS is an operating system developed independently by Huawei for its KunLun mission critical servers. Based on a stable system kernel, it supports mainstream virtualization applications, and hardware and software in the industry, and features high reliability, security, and scalability. EulerOS provides enterprise users with a stable and secure high-end computing platform. 

UNIX®, a robust open standard managed by The Open Group, enables increased IT agility, scalability, stability, and interoperability across diverse operating and computing environments driving business, technology and innovation around the globe. UNIX 03 defines the requirements for systems compliant with the UNIX system. Achieving UNIX certification indicates that the operating system provides the standard UNIX application interfaces, thereby allowing applications to be easily migrated between UNIX operating systems. Prior to this, only RISC and EPIC based operating system mission critical servers of closed architectures had passed UNIX 03 certification. 

Qiu Long, President of Huawei IT Server Product Line, said, “The Huawei KunLun operating system EulerOS 2.0 passing UNIX 03 certification is a key milestone for Huawei in its efforts to build an ecosystem for mission critical open platforms. Now, the operating systems supported by our KunLun servers have extended from mainstream Linux and Windows Servers, to UNIX, bringing customers maximum flexibility. 

“Huawei integrates old and new information systems by using KunLun mission critical servers and the UNIX operating system standard, bridging the past and future of enterprises’ mission critical computing: On the one hand, it provides enterprises’ mission critical application experiences; on the other hand, it turns from closed computing platforms to open platforms and builds ICT infrastructure for enterprises’ long-term strategies, thereby avoiding being bound by vendors and boosting ROI,” continued Qiu Long.

“High reliability, availability and scalability are all attributes associated with certified UNIX systems,” said Andrew Josey, Director of the UNIX Program, The Open Group. “By registering this product as compliant with the Single UNIX Specification, Huawei is assuring users of its stability, application portability and interoperability with other UNIX systems.”

“With the adoption of The Open Group UNIX certification by Huawei, they continue to take their place among a select few global benchmark organizations. This milestone again validates the opportunity The Open Group has seen in China and the entire Asia-Pacific region, for open standards,” said Chris Forde, General Manager of Asia Pacific and VP Enterprise Architecture, The Open Group. 

“Organizations around the world have learned that conformance to open standards will enhance interoperability and improve information flow throughout organizations and their ecosystems to increase efficiency and encourage innovation. We are confident that Huawei and its customers will realize similar benefits from the UNIX standard and are excited to continue to work closely with leading Chinese organizations to build our presence in the region.”

Fit for enterprises’ core business fields, Huawei KunLun and EulerOS 2.0 will provide better services and support for the government, utilities, communication, finance, transport, power and energy sectors.