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Huawei and Intel Release KunLun L-Par Service Consolidation Solution

Helping Enterprises Consolidate Mission-Critical Services

Oct 12, 2018

[Shanghai, China, October 11, 2018] Huawei and Intel jointly released the KunLun logical partitioning (L-Par) Service Consolidation Solution at HUAWEI CONNECT 2018. By building computing platforms using Huawei KunLun Mission Critical Servers, the solution leverages Huawei’s innovative L-Par technology to flexibly consolidate scattered small or medium-sized databases into one or a few KunLun servers. In doing so, the solution maximizes resource utilization and reduces the total cost of ownership. KunLun also offers a unified management portal to reduce Operations and Maintenance (O&M) complexity.

Two executives from Intel and Huawei shake hands during the KunLun L-Par Service Consolidation Solution joint launch

KunLun is a high-end server designed for enterprise mission-critical services. With an open processor architecture, the server provides flexible resource allocation capabilities. Enterprise IT infrastructure is constantly developing: from closed to open, and from decentralized to integrated. Systems based on Intel® architecture, such as Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor-based platforms, are preferred because they allow for greater flexibility and faster innovation so that enterprises will not be bound by traditional proprietary, closed systems. As service systems and IT infrastructure become increasingly complex and large in size, enterprises need to consolidate services to improve IT infrastructure and management efficiency. The KunLun L-Par Service Consolidation Solution empowers customers to complete the transformation from closed to open service platforms with minimal investment. By keeping the upper-layer software architecture and management methods unchanged, this KunLun solution helps improve resource utilization, reduce the total number of physical devices, and simplify O&M.

The solution delivers excellent reliability that is especially suitable for enterprises’ mission-critical services. KunLun can identify components with potential faults and provide proactive warnings. The fully modular server also allows replacement of faulty components without opening the chassis cover, ensuring service continuity. KunLun is the industry’s only server that supports hot-swapping of key components such as CPUs and memory modules. In addition, KunLun can dynamically add CPU, memory, and drive resources to logical partitions when service volume increases, eliminating the need to restart partitions for reconfiguration to meet growing service requirements. The L-Par function also supports key memory data mirroring to ensure that data in the L-Par logical control layer is backed up in the memory. In this way, the entire service integration platform does not crash due to memory faults, maximizing service uptime.

Furthermore, Huawei has maintained close partnerships with industry partners around the globe. For example, Huawei and SAP have jointly launched the KunLun-based SAP HANA appliance solution, which supports interconnects of up to sixteen Intel® Xeon® processors and scale-up to 16 TB HANA database. Currently, Huawei and SAP are jointly collaborating, based upon KunLun L-Par, to support SAP NetWeaver and SAP HANA mission-critical service consolidation. This will enable SAP services to provide flexible expansion of mission-critical services on the premise of ensuring reliability and high performance.

Philip Jiang, General Manager of KunLun and FusionCube Product Development Team, Huawei Intelligent Computing Business Department, said: “The KunLun L-Par Service Consolidation Solution brings better user experience to global customers. During service deployment, customers can integrate databases and service systems, including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Supply Chain Management (SCM) into the KunLun L-Par service consolidation platform, and flexibly adjust services based on service changes, facilitating more efficient enterprise O&M.”

Through continuous innovations, KunLun L-Par achieves high reliability, high performance, and flexible scalability for enterprise mission-critical services, and seamlessly integrates with the x86 open architecture ecosystem to improve customers’ return on investment as well as accelerate enterprise business development and digital transformation.

HUAWEI CONNECT 2018 – “Activate Intelligence” – is held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center and Expo Center from October 10 to 12.This year’s HUAWEI CONNECT conference is designed to help all businesses and organizations step over the threshold and stake their claim in the intelligent world. You will be joined by the best minds in the industry – including global ICT leaders, industry experts, and ecosystem partners – to chart the way forward and explore new opportunities.