Huawei was elected a platinum member of the OpenStack Foundation at its Board of Directors meeting held in New Delhi today.
For the first time an Asian vendor has become a platinum member. The decision reflects Huawei's dedication to sharing its experience with the OpenStack community, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.
Huawei joined the OpenStack community in 2012 and was upgraded to gold member in 2013. Until the end of February 2017, it ranked first in completed blueprints, fourth in resolved bugs, sixth in reviews, seventh in lines of code and sixth in commits among global OpenStack community vendors, and the number one in total contribution among Chinese community members for the Ocata release.
It has cooperated with other vendors for a long time to bring mature and advanced techniques to customers. It has also established an open-source ecosystem to help their customers achieve commercial success and helped the community fully understand their requirements. They have even provided cloud services that are suitable for multiple scenarios to contribute to the maturity of the OpenStack community. It has cooperated with carriers, such as Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica and China Telecom to provide public cloud services for customers, and has also developed its own public cloud services.
Huawei spares no efforts in cultivating talent in the open-source field. It has contributed a large number of developers and work groups to the OpenStack community, including six Project Team Leads (PTL) and 21 core members. In addition, Huawei has attracted more open-source developers by organizing or participating in OpenStack Bug Smash, OpenStack Days China, and various other meetups.
Zheng Yelai, President, IT Product Line, Huawei, said, "The journey started with OpenStack in 2012. Since then the company has consistently increased its contribution to OpenStack making its prime focus and passion ever since. Our goal is to make OpenStack a huge success so that it may truly bring value to our customers. We are honoured to be selected as a platinum member and will continue to demonstrate our leadership and commitment to develop OpenStack and its ecosystem."