Huawei FusionSphere Scores First in Two SPECvirt Performance Tests

Huawei FusionSphere Scores First in Two SPECvirt Performance Tests

[Shenzhen, China, February 23, 2017] Huawei’s FusionSphere 6.0 cloud operating system has once again received leading scores on virtualization software performance tests from the internationally authoritative Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC).

According to the latest SPECvirt test results released on the official SPEC website, FusionSphere scored 658.3 using the Intel Xeon E5-2690 CPU and 2366 using the Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 CPU. FusionSphere's test results on the Intel Xeon E5-2690 CPU exceeded the second highest score of 638.6 by 19.7 points. FusionSphere performed well under a 7-tile workload, the industry benchmark for two-CPU servers.

FusionSphere is an OpenStack-based cloud operating system designed for customers from a wide range of industries. It offers powerful virtualization and automated resource pool management functions, rich cloud components and tools, and open infrastructure and APIs. FusionSphere accelerates enterprise IT cloud transformation, realizes cloud-based critical services and innovative service applications, and provides a high-performance, high-reliability cloud platform.

Huawei FusionSphere supports more than 2 million cloud computing virtual machines for mainstream industries from over 130 countries, including government, public utilities, telecommunications, energy, finance, media, transportation, health care, education, manufacturing and other industries. In January 2016, Huawei was named a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Software Suites, Q1 2016 report, the first Chinese vendor to receive a place in the ranking.

SPEC developed SPECvirt_sc2013 to measure the virtualization performance in general hybrid scenarios. SPECvirt_sc2013 measures the end-to-end performance of all components, including hardware, virtualization platforms, and virtualized operating systems. These test rankings are widely used by customers and vendors.

Huawei has worked closely with Intel since 2010, releasing new SPECvirt performance test results for each newly launched Intel CPU. According to the latest SPECvirt_sc2013 standards, Huawei FusionSphere continues to lead the ranking in SPECvirt tests on all versions of Intel Xeon CPUs.

Ren Zhipeng, President of Huawei's IT Cloud Computing and Big Data Platform Product Line said, "As cloud computing is developing quickly, the IT transformation of carriers and enterprises has a higher demand on products and technologies. Huawei keeps investing in FusionSphere cloud platforms innovatively to provide carriers and enterprises with better products and solutions. "