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Huawei Facilitates Business Cloudification of the Container Industry

Mar 30, 2017

[Berlin, Germany, March 30, 2017] The second global CloudNativeCon + KubeCon took place in March 29-30, in Berlin, Germany. Huawei is a founder and platinum member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), and at the event demonstrated its best practice and innovations in cloud native applications based on Huawei's FusionStage PaaS platform. Huawei has been promoting the development of container communities, working together with them to build a container ecosystem aimed at facilitating the business cloudification and development of cloud native applications.

CloudNativeCon + KubeCon, the flagship conference of Cloud Native Computing Foundation, gathers leading technologists from multiple open source cloud native communities to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing. This event attracts a large number of developers and technologists from Huawei, CoreOS, Intel, Red Hat, Google, IBM, Tigera, etc, focusing on the emerging trends in microservices architectures and orchestration, container operations, distributed logging for containers, serverless, security, advanced DevOp, etc.

Huawei demonstrated its best practice of cloud native applications

The chief architect of Huawei's cloud platform, Dr. Ying Xiong, made the keynote speech at the conference, sharing with the audience some best practices for enterprises as well as some innovations in the industry. FusionStage is a PaaS platform based on open source container projects like Kubernetes and Docker. It not only provides an automatic, streamlined process that consists of development, testing, and deployment, but also an advanced microservice framework with numerous service components. It has a rich ecosystem through the Ecosystem Software Development Kit (eSDK), enabling developers to focus on code development, which thereby improves efficiency when it comes to development, deployment, and release.

To support the rapid development of our services around the world, Huawei's internal IT team has built 8 regional data centers that are used to serve more than 180,000 employees, with over 800 applications and nearly one million VMs running. In order to promote the deployment and release efficiency of a large number of new or updated applications, Huawei began to redesign applications in cloud native way from 2015. By the end of 2016, Huawei had used the FusionStage platform to support over 20,000 containers, reducing global deployment from a week to mere minutes, and improving the efficiency of deployment and release tenfold. Huawei made a number of technical innovations and product enhancements, including the global deployment of management multi-clusters, container release pipes, and global mirror synchronization. FusionStage is able to deploy and manage both container and non-container applications, supporting the orchestration of hybrid applications. The FusionStage platform reduces 95% of the manual work it takes to manage complex applications that run as containers and as processes on virtual/physical machines.

Huawei actively engages in building open source container communities, giving technical enhancements back to the community, and sharing its innovation with customers. When it comes to container technology, Huawei has played an important role. Since 2014, Huawei has invested in Docker technology, making significant contributions to container technology isolation, large-scale concurrent launching, container security, and container networks. In the Docker community, Huawei has multiple seats as maintainers and remains in the global top 3 in terms of code contributions. As one of the founding members of the Open Container Initiative (OCI), Huawei proactively promoted the standardization of OCI by formulating standards of container runtimes and mirrors. For the OCI community, Huawei has contributed six maintainers and was ranked as one of the top 3 global contributors. In addition to this, Huawei was a founding member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and entered the container orchestration domain in PaaS. Huawei has also contributed considerably to the Kubernetes community, ranking sixth in the world. Huawei contributed the key features of cluster federation, forgiveness in Kubernetes 1.6, accelerating container commercial deployment in enterprises.