A top Huawei executive revealed that in order to support the rapid development of its services around the world, the company’s internal IT team has built eight regional data centers that serve more than 180,000 employees. Those eight data centers have nearly one million virtual machines running and run more than 800 applications.
Huawei said that Ying Xiong, chief architect of Huawei’s cloud platform, provided these details at the CloudNativeCon + KubeCon conference in Berlin, Germany this week. Xiong also talked about Huawei’s efforts to redesign applications for the cloud and to promote the development of container communities.
The company claims to be one of the top three companies in terms of code contributions to Docker and is a founding member of the Open Container Initiative (OCI). Xiong said that Huawei has contributed six maintainers and was ranked as one of the top three global contributors. Huawei has also contributed to the Kubernetes community.
As part of its commitment to containers, the company introduced FusionStage in September 2016. FusionStage is a platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) based on open source container projects like Kubernetes and Docker. The PaaS can manage complex applications that run as containers and as processes on virtual and physical machines. FusionStage comes with an Ecosystem Software Development Kit (eSDK) so that developers can focus on code development.
Xiongi said that by the end of 2016, FusionStage supported more than 20,000 containers. The platform is able to deploy and manage both container and non-container applications and can also handle the orchestration of hybrid applications.
Photo: Ying Xiong provides details on Huawei’s regional data centers at the CloudNativeCon + KubeCon conference in Berlin, Germany.