Huawei KunLun EulerOS 2.0 Operating System Passes UNIX Certification

Shanghai, China, September 9, 2016 – Today Huawei announced that its EulerOS 2.0 operating system for its KunLun mission critical servers has earned UNIX 03 certification from The Open Group. This means that Huawei EulerOS 2.0 has been officially certified as a UNIX system.

The certification will be instrumental in migrating core business applications from mission critical servers of closed architectures such as RISC (reduced instruction set computing) and EPIC (explicitly parallel instruction computing) to KunLun mission critical servers of the open architecture x86, thereby providing more platform choices for customers, eliminating vendor binding risks, unifying architectures for data centre services from marginal to core services, and reducing Operations and Maintenance (O&M) costs. The x86 architecture and UNIX 03 certification make the KunLun ecosystem more open, allowing KunLun customers to choose from standard operating systems such as Linux, Windows Server, and UNIX.

Huawei EulerOS is an operating system developed independently by Huawei for its KunLun mission critical servers. Based on a stable system kernel, it supports mainstream virtualization applications, and hardware and software in the industry, and features high reliability, security, and scalability. EulerOS provides enterprise users with a stable and secure high-end computing platform.

UNIX®, a robust open standard managed by The Open Group, enables increased IT agility, scalability, stability, and interoperability across diverse operating and computing environments driving business, technology and innovation around the globe. UNIX 03 defines the requirements for systems compliant with the UNIX system. Achieving UNIX certification indicates that the operating system provides the standard UNIX application interfaces, thereby allowing applications to be easily migrated between UNIX operating systems. Prior to this, only RISC and EPIC based operating system mission critical servers of closed architectures had passed UNIX 03 certification.

Qiu Long, President of Huawei IT Server Product Line, said, “The Huawei KunLun operating system EulerOS 2.0 passing UNIX 03 certification is a key milestone for Huawei in its efforts to build an ecosystem for mission critical open platforms. Now, the operating systems supported by our KunLun servers have extended from mainstream Linux and Windows Servers, to UNIX, bringing customers maximum flexibility.

“Huawei integrates old and new information systems by using KunLun mission critical servers and the UNIX operating system standard, bridging the past and future of enterprises’ mission critical computing: On the one hand, it provides enterprises’ mission critical application experiences; on the other hand, it turns from closed computing platforms to open platforms and builds ICT infrastructure for enterprises’ long-term strategies, thereby avoiding being bound by vendors and boosting ROI,” continued Qiu Long.

“High reliability, availability and scalability are all attributes associated with certified UNIX systems,” said Andrew Josey, Director of the UNIX Program, The Open Group. “By registering this product as compliant with the Single UNIX Specification, Huawei is assuring users of its stability, application portability and interoperability with other UNIX systems.”

“With the adoption of The Open Group UNIX certification by Huawei, they continue to take their place among a select few global benchmark organizations. This milestone again validates the opportunity The Open Group has seen in China and the entire Asia-Pacific region, for open standards,” said Chris Forde, General Manager of Asia Pacific and VP Enterprise Architecture, The Open Group.

“Organizations around the world have learned that conformance to open standards will enhance interoperability and improve information flow throughout organizations and their ecosystems to increase efficiency and encourage innovation. We are confident that Huawei and its customers will realize similar benefits from the UNIX standard and are excited to continue to work closely with leading Chinese organizations to build our presence in the region.”

Fit for enterprises’ core business fields, Huawei KunLun and EulerOS 2.0 will provide better services and support for the government, utilities, communication, finance, transport, power and energy sectors.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to build a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

 

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About The Open Group 

The Open Group is an international vendor – and technology neutral consortium upon which organizations rely on to lead the development of IT standards and certifications, and to provide them with access to key industry peers, suppliers and best practices.  The Open Group provides guidance and an open environment in order to ensure interoperability and vendor neutrality.  Further information on The Open Group can be found at www.opengroup.org.