10/31/16

Huawei Helped Deutsche Telekom’s Open Telekom Cloud Pass OpenStack Interoperability Tests

Recently, Deutsche Telekom’s Open Telekom Cloud, which is engineered by Huawei and operated by T-Systems (the business customer arm of Deutsche Telekom) and technically based on Huawei FusionSphere, passed the OpenStack Interop Working Group tests, making it a platform officially recognized as OpenStack Powered.

The OpenStack Interop Working Group was designed to establish unified international OpenStack standards. The Interop Working Group defines the standard that a company’s system must meet before it is certified as OpenStack Powered. After the system is successfully validated, the company obtains the right to use the OpenStack Powered trademark. Since its emergence, the Interop Working Group has been part of the efforts to improve OpenStack interoperability, playing an important role in OpenStack standardization and sustainable development. OpenStack Powered cloud platforms offer consistent core services, with the goal that an application requires only one-time development before it effectively runs on an OpenStack-based public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud.

In order to demonstrate how OpenStack delivers on the promise of interoperability among vendors across private, public and hybrid cloud deployments, the “Interop Challenge” was issued to the OpenStack community at the OpenStack Summit in Austin in April 2016, and called for fellow cloud vendors to show proof of interoperability. Both Deutsche Telekom and Huawei have joined the "Interop Challenge" and passed the initial workload testing for Huawei private cloud and Deutsche Telekom’s Open Telekom Cloud. Deutsche Telekom and Huawei along with other participants demonstrated this interoperability with other OpenStack clouds on stage at the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona.

“Interoperability of workloads across different OpenStack public clouds makes application portability and user choice a reality,” said Jonathan Bryce, OpenStack Foundation Executive Director. “As ecosystem members like Huawei and Deutsche Telekom meet the standards of interoperability, more and more cloud users will be able to run apps on the public or private OpenStack powered clouds that best fit their business cases.”

Open Telekom Cloud, the first large scale, multi-national OpenStack-based public cloud in Europe, was launched by Deutsche Telekom and Huawei in March 2016, initially focusing on the European market, with the plan of going global in the future. Open Telekom Cloud provides all the resources business customers need in development and operation of their digital business models, and for projects that require additional resource capacity. Based on Huawei FusionSphere, this IaaS from the public cloud makes customers' IT more flexible, reliable, scalable, secure, and cost effective than the proprietary public cloud services in the marketplace.

As the engine of Open Telekom Cloud, Huawei FusionSphere is an OpenStack Powered cloud operation system. Huawei added OpenStack expansions to improve the performance, reliability, availability, security, ease-of-use, compatibility, automation, and management of OpenStack for its customers' commercial use.

Both Deutsche Telekom and Huawei are committed to the longevity and the growth of OpenStack and its entire ecosystem. With Huawei and Deutsche Telekom's commitments in OpenStack and years of accumulated ICT and cloud computing expertise, Open Telekom Cloud will be the best public cloud for customers' needs.

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