Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Huawei Develops its OpenStack-based FusionSphere Cloud Operating System

Huawei cited progress in developing its FusionSphere platform for NFV and SDN based on OpenStack.

Huawei is creating a distributed cloud data center solution (SD-DC2) based on FusionSphere.  The idea is to enable centralized resources scheduling and unified cloud services provisioning by integrating multiple data centers of various vendors' and service providers' into a single resource pool through the standard Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). This would create large-scale resource pools, flexible management, and openness.

Huawei also confirmed that its FusionSphere will be capable of supporting third-party devices and products across hardware and applications.

Huawei will work with major carriers, telecom vendors, IT vendors, and Over the Top (OTT) companies to encourage NFV innovation and best practice identification.

In a keynote address at the Layer123 SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Düsseldorf, Germany, Justin Dustzadeh, Huawei's CTO & VP Technology Strategy, said SDN requires a new way of thinking from carriers as well as from the network vendors and that Huawei is striving to implement openness across all its platforms. He noted that that do date Huawei has carried out more than 60 joint NFV and Software Defined Network (SDN) innovation projects with over 20 telecom carriers, including Telefonica, Vodafone and China Telecom. Huawei also accomplished several successful commercial deployments in 2014, including the SDN-based Wo cloud project in cooperation with China Unicom, and a NFV-based vIMS joint project with a leading European operator.

This week Huawei is hosting a Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Open Cloud Forum at its European Innovation and Experience Center in Düsseldorf.


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