Huawei Launches FusionSphere 6.0 Open Cloud OS

by Ostatic Staff - Sep. 22, 2015

Is the world ready for another open cloud platform? The folks at Huawei think so. At the Huawei Cloud Congress 2015 event, the company has announced FusionSphere 6.0, an enterprise-class cloud operating system (OS).

The platform is targeted to help customers manage virtual servers, private/public/hybrid clouds, desktop clouds, and NFVI, “enabling key services on cloud and facilitating continuous production innovation."

FusionSphere 6.0 is an open source platform and Huawei claims that it complies with native OpenStack standards, and supports OpenStack application programming interfaces (APIs). Third-party applications for OpenStack can purportedly run seamlessly on Huawei FusionSphere 6.0.

Joy Huang, vice president of Huawei IT Product Line, said "FusionSphere is designed to help enterprises overcome challenges encountered during different IT transformation stages, making enterprise business and workflows agile and efficient to deal with changes in the markets, lowering investments on IT assets and human resources."

Not everyone knows it but with its contributions to the OpenStack community, Huawei ranked 7th in the latest official Kilo version project. Its contributions included resolved bugs and reviews of architecture evolution. 

According to Huawei:

"Developed based on the OpenStack architecture, FusionSphere 6.0 integrates resource islands, centrally manages existing enterprise resources, such as physical servers and third-party hypervisors, makes these resources shareable in a converged resource pool, and automatically allocates them on demand. FusionSphere also provides infrastructure as a service (IaaS) for tenants and upper-layer applications through unified service catalogs and APIs, elastically scaling service load and flexibly deploying services for enterprises."

"Cloudification of key enterprise services depends on the security of the cloud platform. Huawei FusionSphere 6.0 provides end-to-end disaster recovery and backup solutions that support host replication, storage replication, and VIS active-active disaster recovery, which builds reliable cloud. In addition, the SDN solution with software and hardware builds service-oriented network, automatically manages virtual and physical networks, and supports dedicated IT service operation."