Huawei Joins Xen Project’s Advisory Board

Global ICT leader looks to contribute and develop Xen Project software to advance its cloud computing growth

SAN FRANCISCO, May 11, 2016 – The Xen Project, a project hosted at The Linux Foundation, today announced Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, is a new Advisory Board member. The Xen Project Advisory Board consists of major cloud companies, virtualization providers, enterprise IR, silicon vendors, among others, that advise and support the development of Xen Project software for cloud computing, and embedded and IoT use-cases.

Huawei is the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, and has consistently contributed to open source projects from The Linux Foundation. It became a platinum member of the Linux Foundation in 2015, the highest level of investment at The Linux Foundation. Huawei is also an active member of several of Linux Foundation projects, including OPNFV, Open Container Initiative, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, IO Visor, and Kinetic Open Storage Project.

Open source, especially in cloud computing, has grown tremendously in China over the last few years. As key technologies are increasingly built collaboratively, more and more Chinese companies are using open source to leapfrog competitors and are joining the Linux Foundation’s open source projects to help drive further growth and development. “Xen Project pushes the envelope with the next generation of technologies that support cloud computing, and we look forward to joining the board and community to help propel cloud computing even further,” said Guangniu Su, Director of Huawei UVP Team.

“Xen Project software is a perfect fit for hyper-scale clouds, and we look forward to continuing to use this technology in our cloud and business strategy to provide the best services to enterprise IT.” Xen Project software offers superior flexibility, performance, scalability and advanced security features for cloud computing. It supports multiple cloud platforms and powers some of the largest clouds in production today, including Alibaba’s Aliyun Cloud Services, Amazon Web Services, IBM Softlayer, Tencent, Rackspace and Oracle, to name a few. Member involvement includes, financial support, technical contributions and high-level policy guidance.

“There’s been a tremendous uptick in contributor growth coming from China for the Xen Project,” said Lars Kurth, chairperson of the Xen Project. “We are excited to have more companies based in China join the Advisory Board and look forward to working with Huawei on contributions and growth of the Xen Project technology.”

About Xen Project

Xen Project software is an open source virtualization platform licensed under the GPLv2 with a similar governance structure to the Linux kernel. Designed from the start for cloud computing, the Project has more than a decade of development and is being used by more than 10 million users. A Project at The Linux Foundation, the Xen Project community is focused on advancing virtualization in a number of different commercial and open source applications including server virtualization, Infrastructure as a Services (IaaS), desktop virtualization, security applications, embedded and hardware appliances. It counts many industry and open source community leaders among its members including: Alibaba, Amazon Web Services, AMD, ARM, Bromium, Cavium, Citrix, Huawei, Intel, NetApp, Oracle, Rackspace, and Verizon Terremark. For more information about the Xen Project software and to participate, please visit XenProject.org.

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