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Cloud ecosystems can transform telecom industry

Anuradha Shukla | Oct. 16, 2014
Huawei reinforces its importance at Network Functions Virtualization Open Cloud Forum.

Huawei has emphasized the importance of building an ecosystem based on open cloud platforms.

At a recent event, the China based telecom company said that open cloud platforms are important as they form the core component of future telecom network.

Huawei helps in the evolution of network architecture by continuously upgrading its OpenStack-based FusionSphere Cloud Operating System.

The company developed the FusionSphere Cloud Operating System based on OpenStack standards, to create an open and standardized platform for NFV innovation and network evolution.

"Network virtualization based on NFV technology is one of the core strategies of Huawei's SoftCOM future network architecture," said Wang Shengqing, president, Global Marketing and Solution Sales, Huawei.

"Huawei will continue to assist carriers in maximizing the benefits and value brought by technologies and concepts such as Software Defined Networks, NFV, cloud computing and Internetized operation, creating new value opportunities of ICT convergence through close cooperation."

Demanding network requirements

The FusionSphere Cloud Operating System is highly reliable and addresses the demanding network requirements of high performance for both carriers and enterprises.

The easily manageable system is secure and helps establishing data centers that are ready for future ICT convergence.

FusionSphere was launched in 2013 and since then it has been commercially verified by carriers such as Vodafone and Telefonica.

All future networks built on Huawei's FusionSphere will be able to support third-party devices and products across hardware and applications.

"OpenStack is the clear choice for major carriers for their telecom network virtualization," said Michael Howard, co-founder and principal analyst, Infonetics Research. "The Huawei FusionSphere Cloud Operating System has proven its performance through deployments with major cloud service providers and telecommunications providers. We expect FusionSphere will continue to play a key role in the ICT evolution of the telecom industry."



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