Huawei to Expand Its Server Product Portfolio to Deliver Jointly-Engineered Hybrid Cloud Solution for Microsoft Azure Stack

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Huawei will expand its server product portfolio to deliver Hybrid Cloud solution for Microsoft Azure Stack, a hybrid cloud powered by Huawei servers and switches. The jointly-engineered solution would enable enterprises and cloud service providers to deploy Azure services on-premises with seamless consistency with Azure.

The jointly-engineered solution, based on Huawei’s latest-generation FusionServer and CloudEngine switches, would uniquely offer built-in integration between Huawei’s eSight management software and Azure Stack, enabling customers to implement 360-degree management on hardware devices. Huawei Hybrid Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack is expected to be commercially available by Q1 of 2018.

Azure Stack is an extension of Azure, providing the same application model, self-service portal, and APIs. This would enable the modernization of applications across hybrid cloud environments, balancing flexibility and control.

huawei cloudThe Huawei and Microsoft jointly-engineered solution also shares the same architecture and user interface as Microsoft Azure, allowing users to “seamlessly” deploy, manage and migrate applications across clouds. As a result, enterprises would be enabled to transform their businesses through automated IT services, maintain critical data on-premise, and deploy new services and cloud-native applications faster with fewer costs.

Huawei’s hybrid cloud infrastructure featuring FusionServer would deliver integrated high-density architecture, large storage capacity, and reliable management. It would be an ideal choice for cloud computing, big data, and HPC applications. Huawei CloudEngine switch provides high-density 10G access and up to 100G interconnect, “enabling networks of high performance and reliability, large cache, and low latency.”

“Combining Huawei’s competitive strength in server hardware with Microsoft’s cloud expertise, the groundbreaking Huawei Hybrid Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack is an ideal option for enterprises moving to hybrid cloud,” said Qiu Long, president of Huawei IT Server Product Line. “The jointly-engineered solution epitomizes the successful and symbiotic relationship between the two companies.”

2 Million VMs

At the end of 2016, Huawei had delivered over two million virtual machines and 420 cloud data centers to customers in 130 countries in a number of sectors, including government, public utilities, carrier, energy and finance.

“We are pleased to work with Huawei on the launch of their new solution, Huawei Hybrid Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack,” said Mike Neil, corporate vice president, Enterprise Cloud, Microsoft. “Huawei has a strong market position and rich product portfolio, and will help to accelerate the adoption of hybrid cloud platforms with existing and new customers, and expand the strategy to new markets.”