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Mar 26, 2013

Shenzhen, China, March 6, 2013 - Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, announced that it received Frost& Sullivan Best Practice Award–2013 Product Innovation Award in Cloud Infrastructure, in recognition of the company’s remarkable efforts toward the product innovation and technology development in cloud infrastructure market.

According to Frost & Sullivan, total investment of data center hardware has reached 105.2 billion USD in 2012, and the number is expected to maintain a two-digit growth in the future. Meanwhile, in the virtualization market, customer needs has continuously motivated the development of the market. Virtualization software revenue has increased 33.6% to 6.4 billion USD in 2012, and it is estimated to reach $11 billion USD in 2015. The development of cloud and virtualization technologies has largely helped in the progress of cloud infrastructure market. As various policies regarding green economy have been released by the governments, infrastructure providers have continuously released innovative products to achieve green; at the same time, the upgrade of old data centers has been started up. Both will further drive the development of cloud infrastructure market.

Huawei has officially launched the one-stop cloud infrastructure solution – FusionCube in 2012. Consisted of high-performance hardware platform E9000 and cloud software platform FusionSphere, FusionCube helps the enterprise users to simplify as well as optimize the internal IT system. The hardware platform E9000 integrates computing, storage and networking vertically, supports up to 512 CPU cores and 12 TB memory capacities in one machine frame, and ensures 14.4 Tbps of backplane bandwidth. Nevertheless, the outstanding design in cooling of the hardware platform helps in reducing the energy consumption to a large extent.

As a leading product in the market, Huawei’s FusionSphere offers hypervisor, resource virtualization, unified management, automatic deployment, and efficient maintenance. FusionManager, as the management component, not only provides users with resource pool management, cloud service and tools, and open operation and management APIs, also offers automatic system fault detection and recovery. FusionManager is an outstanding supporter to traditional and new business of operators and enterprises. Converged Storage DSware adopts a distributed storage technology, unifies all the storage devices, and provides centralized storage service.

Integrated of innovated virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies, the one-stop cloud infrastructure solution – FusionCube can shorten the whole deployment procedure to 2-3 weeks. With innovative scale-out storage engine, infrastructure can be expanded smoothly to protect users’ IT investments. Compared to traditional data centers, FusionCube deeply converges hardware and software to simply the IT investment of users. Furthermore, adopting advanced cooling technology, FusionCube can largely reduce the energy consumption and OPEX, and achieve real green data center.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. There’s no doubt that Huawei’s FusionCube has opened up the new era of one-stop cloud infrastructure. Its excellent performance and product design will definitely bring users with brand new application and management pattern. According to technology advantages, product design, operation and maintenance service, and market opportunities, Frost & Sullivan decided to present Huawei with “2013 Product Innovation Award in Cloud Infrastructure”.


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