At CEBIT 2018, Huawei launched its hybrid cloud solution for Microsoft Azure Stack.
Qiu Long, President of the IT Server Product Line, Huawei, noted: "The enterprise digital transformation is advancing into greater depths, engaging more and more industries. Service workloads are increasingly diversified, accompanied by changes faster than ever before. These factors are making higher computing efficiency and agility the new drivers for computing industry innovations. The hybrid cloud solution for Microsoft Azure Stack, launched by Huawei this time solves problems caused by differences in private and public cloud architecture and greatly improves the computing efficiency and agility between public and private clouds. In the future, Huawei will continue to work with industry partners to continuously improve hybrid cloud efficiency and agility and jointly provide customers with innovative solutions to help our customers meet the computing and regulatory requirements for handling various workloads such as IoT, big data and artificial intelligence. Together we will help our customers accelerate digital transformation."
Huawei's hybrid cloud solution for Microsoft Azure Stack provides the same application model, self-service portal, and APIs as the Azure public cloud. Thanks to on-premises deployment of Azure’s wealth of resources and innovative services, the solution guarantees consistency of Azure with the local Azure Stack. This helps address customer challenges arising from data sovereignty, latency and connectivity issues and help in digital transformation projects in general. The solution offers a solid hardware platform built on Huawei's robust Fusion Server V5 servers and Cloud Engine switches. Powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Fusion Server supports up to 16 data drives. Huawei's high-performance NVMe SSDs provide an ultra-large capacity cache. These features enable Fusion Server to enhance overall system performance.
Cloud Engine provides 10G/25GE switching networks for low-latency, hitless, and one connection deployment with fewer connectors, cables, and ports for simpler O&M. The solution also comes with Huawei's eSight for efficient and unified management of servers and switches. Huawei's FDM system intelligently and automatically diagnoses and analyzes CPU, memory, and PCIe card faults and provides handling suggestions for more efficient O&M.
The hybrid cloud solution for Microsoft Azure Stack is poised to open industry doors. Customers stand to gain from the collective expertise of both industry giants. Microsoft software will enhance their hybrid cloud policies, so they gain the flexibility of cloud technologies while - also adhering to data sovereignty and compliance policies. Huawei's track record in performance and computing management makes businesses more agile and efficient.