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IDC Report: Huawei Takes 2nd Spot in Global Software Defined Compute Market

No. 2 in global software-defined compute market and No. 1 in China's cloud system software market
May 29, 2018

[Shenzhen, China, May 29, 2018] According to the latest 2017H2 SDC Software Tracker released by IDC, Huawei takes the 2nd spot in the global software-defined compute (SDC) market, and continues to hold the top spot in China's cloud system software (CSS) market, which shows customers' growing confidence in Huawei's FusionSphere cloud OS products, both in and outside of China.

Released on a semi-annual basis, IDC SDC Software Tracker provides accurate and timely market size, vendor share, and forecasts for hundreds of technology markets around the globe, supporting IDC clients' decisions in the planning and management of their businesses. The SDC software covered in the IDC tracker includes virtual machine software (VMS), container infrastructure software (CIS), and cloud system software (CSS), the combination of which, IDC believes, forms the foundation of software-defined computing and cloud computing. These software technologies are often used in the context of public or private clouds but can also be implemented in noncloud environments, particularly virtualized environments. Besides continuously following the trends of traditional VMS software, IDC started to track the OpenStack software market in 2017, which is part of the CSS software market.

FusionSphere is a core component of Huawei's FusionCloud, a full-stack cloud solution tailored towards a variety of industries. FusionSphere offers powerful virtualization and resource pool management capabilities, comprehensive cloud infrastructure components and tools, standard, open infrastructure and application programming interfaces (APIs), and a high-performance and reliable cloud platform. It helps accelerate the cloud transformation of enterprise IT and migrate core services or new services and applications to the cloud.

Besides the basic IaaS capabilities provided by FusionSphere, Huawei FusionCloud also consolidates big data analytics and container technologies, as well as the ability to integrate the services and capabilities of third-party ISVs. By implementing the "One Cloud, One Lake, One Platform" architecture, FusionCloud aims to help enterprises migrate traditional services and data analytics to the cloud and innovate on the cloud, enabling their business success through intelligent IT.

By the end of 2017, Huawei cloud computing products and solutions have been delivered to over 4000 customers in 144 countries and regions, covering government and public utilities, telecommunications, energy, finance, transportation, manufacturing, media, healthcare, education, and many other industries. Globally, Huawei has deployed over 3 million VMs worldwide. As of Q1 2018, Huawei has delivered over 380 NVFI projects worldwide. Many governments and enterprises, such as Vodafone, Telefonica, the Duisburg city government of Germany, the Shanghai municipal government, the State Administration of Taxation, State Grid, Bank of China, and Sinopec, to name a few, have successfully used Huawei FusionSphere to build their own private cloud platforms. Huawei FusionSphere cloud OS solution has become an ideal choice for global customers in their cloud transformation journey.

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