Huawei and Mesosphere Collaborate on Cloud Foundry Open Source Framework

By Rory Lidstone, Contributing Writer  |  December 16, 2015

This week, Huawei (News - Alert) and Mesosphere announced a substantial new partnership that resulted in the creation of an interesting joint solution dubbed the CloudFoundry-Mesos. This open source framework, available now on GitHub, is the result of integrating a new Cloud Foundry framework developed by Huawei with Mesosphere’s Datacenter Operating System (DCOS).

Earlier in the year, Huawei began working with China Mobile (News - Alert) on a small-scale vIMS pilot test meant to help the latter develop basic NFV specifications for the design, implementation, operation and management of NovoNet 202 strategies. Around that time, Mesosphere DCOS was chosen by Verizon (News - Alert) to help more effectively deploy applications, services and big data infrastructure for the carrier’s customers.

According to Ying Xiong, chief architect of Cloud Platform at Huawei, this collaboration with Mesosphere is part of the company’s endeavor of a robust platform as a service (PaaS) platform that combines Huawei technologies with the power of open source. The overall goal is to make it easier for customer to deploy and manage applications in a hyper-scale cloud environment.

"As part of Huawei's vision of enabling the hyper-scale cloud computing environment, a holistic Mesos resource management infrastructure facilitates significant deployment flexibilities and improves resource utilization efficiencies—on the lines of 'Datacenter as a Computer' like distributed computing model. Integrating this new framework into Mesosphere DCOS deployments allows enterprises to build and run cloud-native apps, and use cluster resources at scale, while doing it all in tandem with other data center services such as Hadoop and Spark," said Xiong.

CloudFoundry-Mesos enables cloud-native applications to run securely, flexibly and reliably in a rich, multiservice environment. In particular, this collaborative effort allows enterprises to develop container-packaged, cloud-native applications within a Cloud Foundry PaaS environment. Those applications can then be run on the Mesosphere DCOS alongside other workloads.

Currently, the DCOS can run on any Linux machine, with Windows support in the pipe for the near future, meaning companies can run cloud-native applications in private datacenter, public cloud or hybrid environments.

Edited by Kyle Piscioniere