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Huawei Cloud plans to build global open-source ecosystem
Mon, 16th Oct 2023

Huawei Cloud declared its plans to accelerate its efforts in establishing a reputable worldwide open-source ecosystem. In his keynote speech, Bill Ren, Huawei's Chief Open Source Liaison Officer and a CNCF Board Director, highlighted the evolution of the IT industry, stating the shift from free and open-source software to the novel paradigm of the open-source ecosystem.

Alfred Huang, Director of Huawei Cloud cloud native services, shared the latest developments in Huawei Cloud at the event held from September 26 to 28 at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing. He accentuated the company's technological innovation achievements in the cloud native field.

Due to the rapid advancement in cloud-native technologies, over 80% of Huawei Cloud customers have adopted cloud-native methodologies, with Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) serving as an excellent example. HMS has fully implemented cloud native technologies; consequently, resource utilisation has been optimised to 40%, and the resource allocation rate has improved to 87%. Currently, more than 30% of Huawei Cloud's compute capability is cloud-native, with Huawei Cloud AI compute being entirely cloud native.

Huawei Cloud believes that cloud-native technologies will evolve into ubiquitous, serverless, and intelligent models. Ubiquitous compute focuses on distributed cloud-native services and underlying platforms, enabling seamless interconnection across ecosystems. Serverless compute enables users to dynamically configure optimal policies, prioritising service and workload optimisation. Intelligent compute refers to an AI-driven cloud-native platform offering intelligent capabilities, including scheduling, O&M, and operations.

The company has participated in open-source projects, collaborated with the global cloud native community and open-sourced notable projects, including KubeEdge, Volcano, and Karmada. Karmada, a cloud-native multi-cloud orchestration project, was promoted to an incubating CNCF project this September, signifying CNCF's recognition of Huawei Cloud's commitment to open source and shared technologies.

During the event, Alfred Huang also announced Kmesh, an open-source serverless traffic governance project by Huawei Cloud. Kmesh, a kernel-level cloud native traffic governance framework, improves forwarding performance by 50% for L4 and 60% for L7 whilst reducing overhead by 70%.

Kevin Wang, Lead of the Cloud Native Open Source Team at Huawei Cloud, highlighted the success of Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), which utilises Volcano's hybrid deployment capabilities for resource scheduling, rebalancing, and QoS assurance. With these capabilities, HMS enhances resource utilisation, running efficiency, and guarantees service reliability and stability.

According to Wang, Volcano also supports rescheduling for defragmentation and resource threshold control, ensuring high-priority services can preempt required resources during peak hours to ensure service availability.

By open-sourcing its cloud-native infrastructure and application enablement capabilities, Huawei Cloud has built standard ecosystems for distributed cloud native and serverless deployments. These ecosystems not only facilitate the efficient development of cloud-native applications but also foster collaboration with industry partners to drive innovation, enabling digital transformation and accelerating intelligence across industries.