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Huawei Launches FusionSphere 3.0, the latest Highly Efficient Open Cloud Operating System

Sep 02, 2013

Shanghai, China, September 2, 2013: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced the launch of its latest cloud operating system, FusionSphere 3.0, at Huawei Cloud Congress 2013 (HCC 2013). FusionSphere is Huawei's proprietary cloud computing platform targeted at enterprises and telcos, which is based on an open architecture and is fully compatible with OpenStack.

As a major component of the Huawei's FusionCloud converged cloud computing solution, the FusionSphere cloud operating system provides a highly efficient and open platform that is able to seamlessly run computing, storage, and networking resources from different vendors on the same data center. It provides superior resource virtualization and management functions, abundant cloud service components and tools, and open application programming interfaces (APIs). These features enables management of hardware infrastructure from different vendors, upper-layer hypervisors, and a variety of management software on the same platform, while providing full-scale service backup and recovery capabilities.

With FusionSphere, customers develop more efficient cloud computing platforms to support their traditional or new enterprise services, maximizing investment returns on IT assets while improving operation and maintenance (O&M) efficiency, and reducing O&M costs.

In the widely-recognized SPECvirt_sc2010 benchmark of data center server performance, FusionSphere 3.0 received an impressive score of 4687 for 40 computing blocks, besting all competition for virtualization performance based on the same hardware environment. FusionSphere 3.0 also significantly outperformed its predecessor FusionSphere 2.0's 2012 score of 3895 points in the same evaluation using the same hardware platform. This achievement is a solid evidence of Huawei's strong R&D capabilities in core cloud computing technologies, as well as the company's commitment to technology innovation.

China Network Television, the largest network TV operator in China and a subsidiary of CCTV International Network Co., Ltd (CCTV), has deployed the FusionSphere-based Huawei FusionCloud data center virtualization solution. "Huawei's FusionSphere has made a remarkable performance improvement over the past two years, and its management functions are capable of meeting our requirements for service resource pool expansion," said Yu Yang, Director, Mobile Service Operation at CCTV. "FusionSphere's compatibility with OpenStack is particularly important for us to gain the most out of our legacy virtualization investment. FusionSphere also provides the indispensable capability of managing and scheduling physical and virtual resources provided by Huawei and other vendors."

"Huawei has continuously innovated and invested on a large scale in the research and development of cloud operating systems," said Ren Zhipeng, President, IT Cloud Computing Product Line, Huawei. "Huawei has taken a leadership position in the industry by virtue of its widely-recognized product functions and performance. With excellent performance, Huawei FusionSphere 3.0 is undoubtedly the optimal choice for customers to build a next-generation information infrastructure."

As of June 2013, Huawei has provided cloud computing services to over 180,000 users from more than 260 customers in over 40 countries and regions around the world, covering a variety of industries, including government and public sectors, telecom, energy, finance, transportation, health care, education, media, and manufacturing.

Photo caption: Mr. Ren Zhipeng announces FusionSphere 3.0