Huawei announces new cloud operating system FusionSphere 5.0

Enterprise IT vendor Huawei today announced the launch of FusionSphere 5.0, its latest cloud operating system.

Announced at Huawei Cloud Congress (HCC) 2014, the latest cloud operating system supports server virtualization for enterprises and telecom operators and enables them to offer private, public, and hybrid cloud services.

Ren Zhipeng, president of the IT Cloud Computing Product Line, said: “The new operating system will enable enterprises to use a single platform to build an open, converged, and technologically independent cloud to support public, private, and hybrid clouds.”

Ren Zhipeng, President of Huawei’s IT Cloud Computing Product Line

Huawei said it will also support multiple data centers, leverage heterogeneous resource pools from various vendors, provide enterprises with key applications, and support the network functions virtualization (NFV) applications of telecom operators.

Compared with Huawei’s FusionSphere 3.1 platform, FusionSphere 5.0 has an integrated OpenStack architecture and provides a software-defined storage, software-defined networking and automated management capabilities to software-defined data centers.

This apart, FusionSphere 5.0 supports cloud-based telecom services such as NFV. The integration of the standardized OpenStack architecture and application programming interfaces (APIs) enables the seamless migration of applications developed based on OpenStack to FusionSphere.

Huawei said it has deployed FusionSphere platform in 42 countries and regions around the world covering industries including public services, telecommunications, energy, finance, transportation, healthcare, education, media, and manufacturing.

Baburajan K
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