The FINANCIAL — The first OpenStack Days China Conference was held on July 14th and 15th at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. In this event, Huawei participated and shared the practices of public cloud and private cloud with the China Telecom’s Guangzhou Research Institute and Dongfeng Motor Corp. Huawei also introduced container deployment technology, cascading technology and data protection technology based on OpenStack. By working with open-source entities, partners and customers, Huawei’s goals are to jointly build a cloud ecosystem and to help enterprises achieve their digital transformation, moving them forward on the path to a fully cloudified IT enterprises.
Jiang Xiaoli, OpenStack & Container Open Source Ecosystem General Manager of Huawei, introduced Huawei’s FusionCloud, an open, hybrid and integrated cloud architecture based on OpenStack. This architecture supports deployments of the public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud. At the very core of FusionCloud, the FusionSphere cloud operating system enhances enterprise-level functions, such as security and reliability based on OpenStack, thereby offering the best way to comprehensively cloudify Enterprise IT, according to Huawei Technologies Co.
Huawei’s cloud solution has been highly recognized by Forrester, one of the most influential research and advisory firms. According to “Leverage OpenStack To Fuel Your Cloud Strategy —The Dynamics Of The OpenStack Market In China” released on January 6, 2016, Huawei can offer variety of service models and has a large customer base. Huawei has a strong product strategy and market presence around FusionCloud, an OpenStack-based cloud solution, and a very solid base of customers in China. Huawei partners with PLUMgrid and Red Hat, enabling simplified deployment of OpenStack for SDN and NFV.
This event is the first OpenStack Days in China’s mainland, and is a huge milestone for cloud computing development in China. It has attracted over 2400 participants from a variety of industries, including communications, Internet, finance, education, and energy.
Launched in 2010, the OpenStack project is one of the fastest growing open-source communities on the planet. In 2012, Huawei joined the OpenStack Foundation. Currently, more than 600 R&D engineers are involved in the development of the OpenStack project. Huawei has also set up FusionSphere OpenStack R&D centers internationally in Silicon Valley, Toronto, and Europe, and domestically in Shenzhen, Xi’an, Beijing, Hangzhou, and Chengdu.
Up to now, Huawei’s contributions to the Newton release of OpenStack Community have ranked 6th in the world and 1st in China.