Huawei targets simplified cloud computing
Thu 19 Jun 2014
Global information and communications technology provider, Huawei, has made a strong play for the cloud market with the announcement of an interconnecting solution.
The Agile Data Centre Cloud Connect Solution (ADCCCS) is designed to make it easier for customers to get on the cloud by bringing together its CloudEngine data centre switches, Agile Controller cloud applications, cloud platforms, and data centre network resources.
Liu Shaowei, president of Huawei Enterprise Networking Product Line (pictured), said the rapid development of cloud computing, big data and data centre infrastructures, offered unprecedented challenges as well as opportunities. “The solution will integrate network, compute, and store resources in data centres to unify the virtual and physical network worlds, implementing multi-cloud connectivity and cloud-based network automation to make cloud computing simpler,” he said.
He said the ADCCCS addresses the challenges of the modern age. “Currently, enterprise servers, storage devices, and switches in data centres are highly virtualised,” he said. “These devices form a virtual world to support cloud computing. However, there are still a large number of independent physical network devices in data centres, and the distinction between the virtual and physical worlds makes it difficult to implement fast service deployment, unified resource allocation, fault isolation and diagnosis, and automated service optimisation.”
Liu said: “Huawei is actively building a cloud computing data centre ecosystem”. He said the Cloud Connect Solution will integrate with solutions and technologies from other global cloud infrastructure providers and standards organizations such as VMware’s vCloud cloud management platform and NSX network; Microsoft’s Cloud OS to provide a hybrid overlay fabric; mainstream cloud platforms, such as OpenStack and the Huawei FusionSphere cloud platform to deliver an end-to-end distributed cloud data centre (DC2) solution.