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Developed by Huawei, FusionSphere is a cloud operating system that meets the needs of customers from a wide range of industries. FusionSphere offers powerful virtualization and resource pool management functions, comprehensive cloud infrastructure components and tools, and open application programming interfaces (APIs).

It helps enterprises to horizontally consolidate physical and virtual resources in data centers and vertically optimize service platforms, facilitating the construction and use of cloud computing platforms. In July 2014, the outstanding performance of Huawei's FusionSphere led to Huawei becoming the only company added to Gartner's Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure during that year. FusionSphere was also recognized as an up-and-coming product in emerging markets.

FusionSphere integrates OpenStack architecture to build up a software-defined data center capability (including SDS and SDN) and optimal automated management capabilities, and supports commercial use of cloud-based telecom services (NFV and network function virtualization).

In addition, FusionSphere is an open, agile, and reliable cloud OS that aims to help enterprises and carriers deploy server virtualization, as well as private, public, and hybrid cloud services. Therefore, enterprises can use standard OpenStack architecture and APIs to choose freely from OpenStack-based third-party products and services, making cloud computing easier.

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Efficient: Designed and tested for high-performance, high-availability, large-capacity resource clusters, extensibility, and customizable automatic management capabilities

Secure: End-to-end security protection, multiple disaster recovery options, and comprehensive defense mechanisms provided in FusionSphere's Trusted Platform Module

Converged for manageability: Centralized physical and virtual resource management, management of multiple data centers; a complete cloud OS solution for private, public, and hybrid clouds

Open for growth: OpenStack-based architecture, hardware, and software support with comprehensive APIs and rich embedded Systems Development Kit (eSDK) accommodate unbounded flexibility

FusionSphere Hierarchical Architecture

Huawei FusionSphere cloud OS supports resource reuse and automated resource management by achieving virtualization and its management. The centralized management and services provide dynamic data center adjustment and allocation, meeting requirements for high (resource) performance, high reliability, high security, and high adaptability of key enterprises applications for cloud migration. In addition, FusionSphere increases the infrastructure's automated management capability, ensuring the rapid adaptability that services require and as a result reducing IT investment.

FusionSphere adopts a hierarchical structure which includes the following components:

● FusionCompute, the engine that virtualizes hardware resources and realizes resource sharing and reuse.
● FusionManager, the cloud management software that manages virtualized resources, hardware resources, and provides service management functions.
● FusionStorage, the software-defined storage (SDS) provides high performance, expandable storage resource pool, and block storage capabilities.
● FusionNetwork provides a solution that transforms traditional virtual switches to forward-thinking software-defined networking.
● UlterVR DR software and eBackup software provide all virtual applications with an end-to-end backup and DR solutions.
● FusionSphere system operation insight (SOI) monitors and analyzes the system's performance and provides administrators with performance management suggestions.

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FusionCompute Features and Capabilities

At the core of the cloud computing platform, Huawei FusionCompute hypervisor uses a bare-metal architecture to virtualize server resources, such as CPUs, memory, I/O resources, which are converted into logical resources that can be centrally managed, scheduled, and allocated.

Using logical resources, FusionCompute enables a physical server to simultaneously run multiple isolated VM execution environments, improving resource utilization, meeting flexible and dynamic resource allocation requirements for applications. In addition, FusionCompute provides live migration and hot backup functions to ensure high VM availability, as well as a VXLAN large layer-2 network with raw device mapping (RDM) functions to provide low operating expenditures (OPEX).

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FusionNetwork Features and Capabilities

FusionNetwork provides a solution that transforms traditional virtual switches to forward-thinking software-defined networking. With the support of Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) of VXLAN, FusionNetwork works with the Huawei SDN Controller to automatically deploy and configure the SDN, service level agreement (SLA) controlling, as well as multi-tenant isolation and division. FusionNetwork integrates the Virtual Service Appliance Management (VSAM) and Virtual Service Appliance (VSA) nodes to provide basic network services, such as load balancing, DHCP, routing, and firewall services.

In this case, customers can lower networking costs, increase networking flexibility. FusionNetwork creates a fully automatic, intelligent, and dynamically programmable network, which provides multi-layer security protection for data center applications.
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FusionStorage Features and Capabilities

Huawei FusionStorage is a distributed storage software that can be deployed on generic x86 servers to consolidate all local disks into a virtual storage resource pool, providing block storage functions. Huawei FusionStorage has the following features:

Industry-leading Distributed Architecture
FusionStorage uses a distributed architecture, which includes the distributed management clusters, distributed hash-based routing algorithm, distributed stateless engine, and distributed intelligent cache. This architecture effectively prevents single points of failures (SPOFs) in the entire system.

High Scalability
The distributed stateless engines in the FusionStorage system support horizontal expansion, smooth and parallel capacity expansion of storage and computing resources, and non-chimney ultra-large capacity expansion. A maximum of 4096 nodes are supported in the FusionStorage system.

FusionStorage is installed on generic x86 servers instead of dedicated servers. In the distributed storage system, fiber channel (FC) network interface cards (NICs) and host bus adapters (HBAs) are depreciated for reduced energy consumption and reduced system storage space required.
In addition, FusionStorage uses solid state disks (SSDs), PCIe acceleration cards, and InfiniBand NICs. In this case, millions of IOPS, high throughput, and low latency are provided with the help of a distributed hash-based routing algorithm, I/O parallel processing, and distributed storage technologies.

High Reliability and Quick Restoring of Faulty Data
FusionStorage supports several data copies and each copy is allocated on different servers or disks. Therefore, failures on a single hardware device do not interrupt services. In addition, the strong-consistency replication technology used by FusionStorage ensures data consistency among data copies.
The data is fragmented and distributed in the resource pool. If a disk is faulty, these data fragments can be automatically reconstructed by simultaneously restoring data copies in the resource pool. It takes less than 30 minutes for FusionStorage to rebuild 1 TB data.

Openness and compatibility
FusionStorage is compatible with OpenStack and mainstream hypervisors. It supports most mainstream operating systems (OSs) and database applications, and can be installed on almost any kind of server, offering customers flexible choices.

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FusionManager Features and Capabilities

FusionManager is a cloud platform for unified resource management. It provides a unified management portal with the following functions:

• Automatic detection of physical devices within its management domain, including subracks, servers, blades, storage devices, and switches, as well as networking between these devices.

• Physical and virtual resource management, such as centralized topology, alarm reporting, monitoring, capacity management, metering, performance reports, correlation analysis, and lifecycle management

• Organization VDC management, self-service portals, service catalogs, rights management, capacity management, IT resource management (including heterogeneous resources), performance management, configuration change management, and task management.

Developed based on industry standards, FusionManager is compatible with third-party hypervisors and diversified hardware devices.

FusionManager comes with the following features:
Centralized management
• Centrally manages hardware devices, virtualization platforms, and applications.
• Centrally manages virtualization platforms and hardware devices from different vendors.
• Manages organization VDCs.
• Provides rights- and domain-based management, and role-based access control

Automatic management
• Automatically detects and deploys hardware.
• Automatically deploys applications using templates.
• Schedules resources based on demand.
• Manages service catalogs.

Fault diagnosis
• Centrally manages hardware and software systems.
• Provides complete resource, topology, alarm, and log monitoring mechanisms.
• Generates performance reports.


Highly Scalable Design

Maximum Number of Hosts Supported by a VRM Node


Maximum Number of VRM Sites that can be Cascaded


Maximum Number of Host Clusters Supported by a VRM


Maximum Number of VMs


Enterprise-class Server CPU Memory Capacity

Maximum Number of Logical CPU Cores per Physical Server


Maximum Physical Memory per Physical Server

12 TB

Maximum Number of VMs per Physical Server


Virtual Machines and vCPU Specs

Number of vCPUs Supported by a VM


Maximum Memory Capacity per VM

4 TB

Maximum Virtual Disk Capacity per VM

64 TB

How to Purchase

Huawei FusionSphere services use a license authorization mode that only depends on the number of CPUs on a server, counting no other in-use physical resources. Huawei provides FusionSphere Foundation, a free-trial edition, which provides customers with a convenient and excellent experience before purchasing other FusionSphere editions. You can download the free-trial edition from Huawei's official website or the Chinese software develop net (CSDN) Huawei cloud computing forum. This free-trial edition allows users to use FusionSphere in a system with less than or equal to six CPUs free of charge permanently, without any function restrictions. If more virtualization CPUs are required, purchase a license for an upgrade edition.

FusionSphere provides various commercial licenses: FusionSphere Standard Edition, FusionSphere Advanced Edition, and FusionSphere Platinum Edition. These editions differ from each other in functions and prices.


☆ indicates that the component or function is optional and ★ indicates that the component or function is mandatory.
• FusionSphere Foundation is a free-trial offer that requires no license, supports a maximum of six CPUs, and has no time or license restriction. This edition includes FusionCompute and FusionManager.
• The features listed in the preceding table are only the module functions of FusionSphere. For details about the functions of those
components, see FusionSphere Feature List.

Category Function and Feature Product FusionSphere Edition
Foundation Edition Standard Edition Advanced Edition PLatinum dition/Operation Edition
Virtulization Computing virtualization FusionCompute
Virtual Storage
Virtual Network
VM reliability
Security management
Antivirus Virtualization
VDC VM management FusionManager
Infrastructure operation and
maintenance (O&M)
Managing VPCs
Automatic application deployment
Application monitoring
Hypervisor compatibility
Hardware management
Cloud Infrastructure services Application programming
interfaces (APIs) for cloud
infrastructure services
Load balancing
OpenStack cascading FusionSphere OpenStack
Multiple resource pool FusionStorage
DR and backup Data backup eBackup
Remote DR UltraVR
System performance optimization System performance optimization FusionSphere SOI