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Huawei FusionSphere Expands Enterprise Linux Support Earns Oracle Linux Certification

Mar 20, 2017

[Shenzhen, China, March 20, 2017] Huawei announced today that the Huawei FusionSphere cloud operating system has been awarded Oracle Linux TM Hardware Certification and now supports the Oracle Linux operating system as a guest operating system. With this announcement, Huawei’s FusionSphere cloud platform further extends its compatibility by supporting popular enterprise Linux operating systems.

FusionSphere is an OpenStack-based cloud operating system designed for customers from a wide range of industries. It offers powerful virtualization and resource pool management functions, rich cloud components and tools, and open infrastructure and APIs. FusionSphere accelerates enterprise IT cloud transformation, realizes cloud-based key services and innovative service applications, and provides a high-performance, high-reliability cloud platform.

Huawei FusionSphere supports more than 2 million cloud computing virtual machines for mainstream industries from over 130 countries, including government, public utilities, telecommunications, energy, finance, media, transportation, health care, education, manufacturing and other industries. In January 2016, Huawei was named a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Software Suites, Q1 2016, the first Chinese vendor to receive a place in the ranking.

Oracle Linux was released at the beginning of 2006 and in September 2010 Oracle unveiled its Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux. The kernel is optimized to run applications with enterprise-class performance and scalability, and has been proven with thousands of customers running mission-critical workloads around the globe. Oracle Linux and its Unbreakable Enterprise Linux, kernel are well recognized, certified and supported by original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, and other third-party providers.

Because of these relationships, Oracle Linux is a trusted solution for the enterprise, whether for on-premises or cloud deployments. This recent certification demonstrates that Oracle Linux runs well as a guest operating system on Huawei FusionSphere. The cooperation and compatibility between Huawei FusionSphere and Oracle Linux is mutually beneficial, as it provides customers with a greater range of application and deployment choices.

Ren Zhipeng, President of Huawei's IT Cloud Computing and Big Data Platform Product Line said, "We have been committed to building an open and collaborative cloud ecosystem to help customers succeed. This certification marks a solid step in our drive to improve the FusionSphere ecosystem. We will continue to work hard to exceed our customers' expectations."

Robert Shimp, Group Vice President, Oracle Linux and Virtualization Product Management said, “We are pleased to be working with Huawei on the certification of their systems with Oracle Linux and the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. Engineered for open cloud infrastructure, Oracle Linux delivers leading performance, scalability and reliability for enterprise SaaS and PaaS workloads as well as traditional enterprise applications. This Huawei certification provides enterprise customers with added choice and flexibility in deploying a low-cost, highly reliable Linux infrastructure for their on-premises cloud environments.”

For more information about the Oracle Linux certification list, visit:,P2_VIRTUAL_FLAG,P2_PRODUCT_ID:11723,2,542.