18 Jan Huawei Releases the Industry’s First OpenStack-based Cloud Disaster Recovery Solution
In picture: Sun Zhenjian(R) General Manager of Huawei’s BC/DR Solution, IT Product Line and SU CHUNG YEN, BC/DR Technical Practice Director, IT Product Line, are at the Cloud Disaster Recovery Media Launch.
At the Huawei Cloud Congress 2015, Huawei released the industry’s first OpenStack-based cloud disaster recovery solution. This solution provides disaster recovery capabilities for cloud data centers that employ an open architecture. In addition, the solution helps telecom operators and large-sized enterprises provide disaster recovery services for tenants.
As enterprise IT construction experienced rapid development over the past years, enterprises have become increasingly dependent on IT systems, and they put a strong emphasis on the construction of service continuity disaster recovery systems to ensure the stable and continuous running of IT systems. Customers want disaster recovery construction and maintenance to be simpler, systems to allow for compatibility with and re-use of old devices, and disaster recovery resources to be automatically allocated as a service. In addition, the IT field is experiencing the third transformation with cloud computing at the core. Characterized by openness and convergence, OpenStack-based cloud data centers have attracted an increasing number of enterprise customers and have been actively put into use. The construction of cloud data centers as well as open IT system architectures and ecosystems requires disaster recovery capabilities to be provided for cloud data centers and disaster recovery to be provided as a service for tenants.
To provide comprehensive disaster recovery for cloud data centers that employ the OpenStack architecture, the cloud disaster recovery solution, released at the Huawei Cloud Congress 2015, incorporates Huawei’s mature Disaster Recovery Data Center Solution (Active-Active Mode), that was released in September 2014, as well as cloud management platform ManageOne, disaster recovery management software BCManager, storage service platform OceanStor DJ, OpenStack interface extensions, virtualization, active-active storage feature HyperMetro, and virtual machine backup software eBackup. Huawei’s cloud disaster recovery solution provides disaster recovery services for tenants through an operation management platform provided by Huawei or a third party. Tenants or service departments can configure a disaster recovery service level agreement (SLA) such as active-active, active-standby, and data backup in a self-service manner, shortening the disaster recovery construction time from months to minutes. Service departments can also perform disaster recovery drills on their own, simplifying maintenance and minimizing the recovery time objective (RTO).
Huawei has maintained rapid growth in the cloud computing and data center fields. By the end of August 2015, Huawei had constructed a total of 660 data centers across the globe, 255 of which are cloud data centers. As OpenStack keeps receiving popular recognition, Huawei is increasing its investments in OpenStack.
Huawei’s cloud disaster recovery solution has been developed through Huawei’s long-term accumulation in the cloud data center field and years of R&D in service continuity disaster recovery. Sun Zhenjian, general manager of Huawei IT data center disaster recovery solution, said, “Cloud computing technology is becoming increasingly mature. Disaster recovery solutions that employ new architectures and use cloud resource pools are evolving along with the advancement of technology and production capabilities. Huawei’s Disaster Recovery Data Center Solution (Active-Active Mode) has gained a lot of recognition from customers, which is a testament to Huawei’s dedication to constructing a superior disaster recovery ecosystem. Huawei’s cloud disaster recovery solution is the industry’s first solution that implements disaster recovery across data centers based on the OpenStack architecture. This solution demonstrates Huawei’s R&D capabilities in cloud computing, storage, networking, and data centers. In the future, Huawei will be dedicated to safeguarding the stability and continuity of IT systems for customers using public clouds, private clouds, and hybrid clouds.”