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Huawei-Intel Collaboration helps driving Cloud Operation System

Nov 04, 2013

September 21, 2013 | By VAR INDIA Correspondent

Huawei and Intel have reaffirmed their collaboration and highlighted the incorporation of Intel's innovative hardware virtualization technologies into Huawei's Cloud operating system FusionSphere at the 2013 Huawei Cloud Congress (HCC 2013). The collaboration has substantially boosted FusionSphere's reliability, compatibility, and security.

The integrated Cloud platform, FusionSphere helps customers improve IT infrastructure utilization, increase operating and management efficiency, and reduce costs on IT system management.Through persistent project implementation, testing, and verification, we hope to promote the evolution of cloud computing and application implementation. In this regard, Huawei has been a major strategic partner of Intel. Huawei FusionSphere cloud operating system incorporates cutting-edge technologies from both companies, and it will continue to bring significant business value to customers, said He Jing Xiang, General Manager of Intel Asia Pacific R&D Co., Ltd. and Intel Software and Services Division.

Intel's Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) technology has significantly improved the memory access efficiency and performance of virtual machines running on FusionSphere. FusionSphere 3.0, the latest version of the product, received an impressive score of 4687 in the SPECvirt_sc2010 benchmark of data center server performance, outscoring all competitors in the category of virtualization performance based on the same hardware environment.

FusionSphere has also adopted Intel's FlexMigrate capability, which allows it to support live migration of virtual machines that use CPUs of different models from the same chip maker. In addition, Intel Virtual Machine Device Queue (VMDq)-enabled network adapters support live migration of virtual machines, and its Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) technology allows virtual machines to share a single network adapter. These technologies significantly enhance the mutual compatibility of virtual machines using different network adapters and CPU generations.