Huawei announces OpenStack-based cloud OS and disaster recovery service
Mon 21 Sep 2015
Chinese networking giant Huawei has unveiled a new enterprise-grade cloud-based operating system, FusionSphere 6.0, which will run entirely on open source standards.
The technology vendor announced the platform at its Cloud Congress 2015, alongside the first OpenStack-based cloud disaster recovery (DR) service. Both solutions will be available to corporate customers deploying public, private and hybrid cloud models, as well as virtual servers and hosted applications.
The new operating system natively complies with OpenStack principles and supports the software’s application programming interfaces (APIs). Third-party apps developed over OpenStack can run on FusionSphere 6.0 without requiring any changes.
“FusionSphere is designed to help enterprises overcome challenges encountered during different IT transformation stages, making enterprise business and workflows agile and efficient to deal with changes in the markets, lowering investments on IT assets and human resources,” said Huawei VP of IT products, Joy Huang.
In addition, the Huawei disaster recovery service would run across the OpenStack platform, designed specifically for cloud data centres deploying open architectures. The service is also targeted at telecom operators, large organisations and other data centre providers to help them provide disaster recovery for clients.
The solution builds on Huawei’s 2014 Disaster Recovery Data Center Solution, as well as cloud management platform ManageOne, DR management program BCManager, storage service software OceanStor DJ, OpenStack interface extensions, virtualisation, active-active storage tool HyperMetro, and automated virtual machine backup service eBackup.
Huawei was among the first contributors to the latest version of OpenStack, Kilo, offering resolved bug data and reviews on architecture innovation. It has also demonstrated its commitment to the openness and convergence, becoming a founding member of the Open Container Initiative (OCI) and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which seek to promote container-packaged and dynamically managed systems architecture.
The company is also maintaining rapid growth in the enterprise cloud and data centre arenas. It currently counts 660 data centres worldwide, 255 of which are cloud data centres.