Demonstrating a Continued Full Commitment to Building Open Ecosystems
[Austin, USA, May 11, 2017] The 19th OSCON (Open Source Convention) is being held in Austin, in the United States from May 8th through the 11th. At the event, Huawei openly shared some of its business practices and the progress of its developer ecosystem to help customers accelerate their digital transformations.
The event gathers open source developers, engineers, entrepreneurs, and technology innovators, while sessions cover open source tools, technology, best practices, and the sharing of successful experience between participants. As Huawei is a strong advocate and contributor to the open source cause and is now demonstrating its own versions of leading open source technology from IaaS and storage to containers and DevOps, the event was the perfect place to share information on its business practices.
At the conference, Ying Xiong, Chief Architect of Huawei Cloud Platform, delivered a speech titled ‘The Power of Open Source and Ecosystem.’ The speech explored prospects in China’s open source software market and shared Huawei’s approaches in the open source ecosystem in addition to its practices in commercialization. China’s open source market has continued to grow rapidly with an increase in participants and level of contribution. Huawei starts with open source approaches then reinforces the intensity of being open and gives back to community efforts, contributing significant momentum with its practices.
Huawei has developed a full range of offerings adopting open source-based layouts, including IaaS, PaaS, and cloud middleware, to better support customer’s digital transformations and full cloud adoptions. Huawei provides OpenStack-based cloud architectures and APIs to support unified development of public, private, and hybrid clouds. Huawei contributes to the OpenSDS project. Unified SDS architectures and standards mask the details of storage equipment in the southbound direction, pool resources, and eliminate fragmentation in the northbound direction. Storage is delivered ”as-a-service” and developers can innovate for general applications and refine to specific use cases. The intelligent container network (iCAN) is able to connect to various communities and applications in the northbound direction and different types of data planes in the southbound direction while complexity in developing cloud-native applications is largely reduced to allow developers to achieve the particulars of the use case with added agility. Huawei even allows developers to make use of DevOps orchestration engines and container component standards in their existing DevOps processes to enhance efficiencies.
Huawei has accumulated extensive expertise in ICT and has ingrained openness into its offerings. Huawei is committed to working with its many partners to create a more open ecosystem, using innovations to help propel the open source community with solutions developed in support of the effort. In 2012, Huawei started to build its own developer ecosystem (Huawei Developer Zone) and opened up the capabilities of its ICT infrastructure, allowing developers and partners to communicate openly and achieve unity in Huawei products. Huawei Developer Zone offers 15 popular products and solutions with open capabilities, including cloud computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, SDN, agile network, and enterprise mobile security. Developers can innovate their own solutions and applications built on Huawei’s open ICT capabilities. In addition, Huawei has also promoted the establishment of many alliances, including Apache CarbonDataTM, OpenSDS, and micro-service frameworks.
Recently, the CarbonData project, Huawei contributed to the Apache Software Foundation, graduated from the organization’s incubator and became a top level project (TLP). Huawei has established 13 OpenLabs throughout the world and plans to open six more in London, Paris, and other locations in 2017. With the level of collaboration made available through the OpenLabs, Huawei is helping enterprises accelerate their digital transformations and enabling them to achieve business success in a wide range of industries.