UnitedStack Becomes the No. 19 Gold Member of the OpenStack Foundation

UnitedStack, the first OpenStack open source cloud computing company in China, is the first company which offers highly reliable OpenStack-based platform UOS providing the same area nodes of public cloud and managed private cloud in Chinese cloud computing field. It becomes a Gold Member of the OpenStack Foundation during its meeting at OpenStack Austin Summit. AUSTIN, Texas // April 23, 2016 — China’s first open source cloud computing company UnitedStack has been approved as the newest Gold Member by the board of directors of the OpenStack Foundation. It has been the No. 19 gold member of the Foundation. It marks UnitedStack will work with IBM, Intel, Cisco, Huawei and other large IT service providers in the international market, and becomes one of the most important drivers in the global innovation and development of OpenStack. UnitedStack also is the first Chinese company which focuses on open source cloud services as it main business among the Gold Members. The election of the Gold Members of the OpenStack Foundation has a very strict process that the candidate enterprises need to sent delegates to the meeting, give a speech about “the relationships between yours business and OpenStack, and your contributions to OpenStack” to directors of the OpenStack Foundation, then win the majority of 24 votes to formally become gold memberships. Foundation membership is limited to 24 Gold Members, and UnitedStack is the No. 19 Gold Member of the OpenStack Foundation. The official website of the OpenStack Foundation will list UnitedStack as the Gold Member in first time. UnitedStack also is the first Chinese OpenStack-based startup which becomes Gold Members of the OpenStack Foundation. UnitedStack was one of the first companies to bring OpenStack to the China market, and now we are proud to welcome them as the newest Gold Member of the Foundation.

——Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation

“The companies which join OpenStack as Gold members are the backbone of OpenStack ecosystem. The election of gold memberships will go through very strict discussion and review of the board of directors of the OpenStack Foundation. UnitedStack elected as a Gold Member means the Foundation recognizes our past 3 years’ contributions. As I mentioned in the speech which was give to the board of directors of the OpenStack Foundation, Gold Membership is not a privilege, but is recognition of each other’s values and missions between the elected company and OpenStack Foundation and community. It also means trust and commitment.”

——Cheng Hui, Founder & CEO of UnitedStack

When talking about why UnitedStack to participant the election of Gold Members of the Foundation, “we want to make customers recognize UnitedStack is a company with long-term development goals, give them more confidence. At the same time, we hope to prove to the market that the company fully complies with the spirits of open source can succeed in business,” said Cheng Hui, founder & CEO of UnitedStack. In the process of election, UnitedStack showed its development process since it was founded in February 2013 and excellent results gained in the China and the Asian markets to 24 directors of the OpenStack Foundation. Cheng Hui said the major contributions of UnitedStack to OpenStack project and its ecosystem since it was founded included as follows: 1. Bringing the advanced, systematic thanking and knowledge of open source to the Chinese market 2. Looking for appropriate open source business model for the Chinese market and delivering high quality of cloud services to customers with the open source method 3. Helping customers to promote open source cloud practice and proving the value of OpenStack with the successes of customers. What new measures will UnitedStack take in areas of community cooperation, fostering Talents, customer practices, services innovation and so on after becoming the Gold Member of the OpenStack Foundation? Cheng Hui said the future resources of UnitedStack will focus on the following three directions:
  1. Providing a lot of profound and comprehensive UpStream training to enterprise customers in order to consolidate talent resource foundation of OpenStack;
  2. Accumulating more operational best practices in OpenStack deployment, and combining customer service experiences with the standardized products and services delivery to meet the needs of open source cloud from different industries;
  3. Building and improving the integrated solutions of OpenStack and AWS for hybrid cloud scenarios to meet the fast growing needs of hybrid cloud from the enterprise customers.
 
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UnitedStack Launching a New Generation of OpenStack Platform UOS 3.0 and Redefining Delivery and O&M Model of Open Source Cloud

Beijing, China, March 25, 2016 -- Today, China's first OpenStack-based cloud service provider UnitedStack launchs a new generation of OpenStack platform UOS 3.0. As the new benchmark, UOS 3.0 proposed "open source + professional services" model, and redefined the conceptions of delivery and O&M (operation and maintenance) model of open source cloud. “UOS 3.0 is built on OpenStack, but more than on OpenStack. It can bring more certainty and security for enterprise cloud customers and will play an important role in the transition to a new IT world from a legacy IT world,” said Cheng Hui, founder & CEO of UnitedStack. “The new system continues to maintain the flexibility to meet customized needs while ensuring the more SRA and the lower RTO. In addition to launching the new IaaS products, UOS 3.0 also includes a new continuous delivery system and new training certification system.”

What is UOS 3.0?

UnitedStack’s director of R&D Yu Xingchao define UOS 3.0. “UOS 3.0 is a standard OpenStack cloud service integrated with a newly developed platform of UnitedStack, a new version of the deployment suitand a matching documentation system. In this year, UnitedStack released RC version of UOS3.0 and passed production acceptance test. ” he said. Management platform features of UOS 3.0: Highly modular design (driver layer, middleware layer, the front-end rendering layer) which can support hybrid cloud (complex API); Support highly customizable interfaces (companies can be free to customize their visual standard); Simpler code, faster performance and higher single-page switching speed which increases more than 30%; Basic control panel and operating platform based these features; ProvidUskin SDK to customize development on the base of user needs. “UOS3.0 uses a high-availability architecture designed for the enterprise needs. It has huge improvements in availability, performance, flexibility comparing with the previous editions of UOS, ” said Tobe Chan, Manager of big data and container of UnitedStack. Availability: UOS 3.0 is a system architecture with high availability and reliablity. OpenStack services is based on a single node contain all of basic services, but it can cause a single point of failure.UOS 3.0 uses three fully symmetrical nodes with high availability so that node failures and online community have capability of self-testing and self-healing. For customers, OpenStack may be a simple cloud service, but in the eyes of UnitedStack, OpenStack is an automated operation and maintenance system consisting of a series of high-availability services which can deliver industry-leading multi-group and multi-active datebase services. UnitedStack use containers to isolate resources and provide 24*7 automated monitoring services. UOS 3.0 is a comprehensive system which can deliver stable and reliable services to customers through stable configurations. Performance: UnitedStack provide customers with a large number of performance optimization solutions. At the aspect of computing, it improves dramatically the utilization of physical machines and computing performance of virtual machines through the virtual machine CPU binding technology. At the aspect of storage, it can store the storage management network and data replication network separately to improve disaster recovery capabilities and storage performance.At the aspect of network, it adopts DPDK technology so that its packet throughput performanceincreases more than tenfoldthan traditional applications. There is no end of performance optimization and UOS 3.0 can bring more opportunties of optimization to its customers. Flexibility: UOS 3.0 currently supports KVM virtualization technology, commercial storages, professional networks and hybrid network architectures.Undoubtedly, the goal of UOS 3.0 is to integrate all services of the entire cloud platforms, and eliminate confusions of enterprise customers during selecting the type of infrustructures through a unified platform.

From 1.0 to 3.0 -- develpment path of open source cloud market in China

In China, open source-based cloud applications have been maturing gradually. In the process, the needs of customers increased gradually. The development of UOS is the best evidence of the growth of this market. UOS 1.0 launched in 2013 met the needs of customers deploying IaaS cloud platform, but it had no capabilitiy of managing hardware resources and O&M OpenStack-based cloud platform effectively.Therefore, UnitedStack launched UOS 2.0 to expand public cloud and managed cloud businesses in order to provide managed services of Openstack platforms and infrastructure management services to customers in 2014. By many ways such as providing Dashboard panels, CLI tools and API interfaces, it made the customers have ability to focus on their businesses. This product currently was adopted in dozens of domestic data centers and became an important cloud computing platform for enterprise customers. But when more and more enterprise customers have begun to accept the concept of open source cloud, UOS 2.0 is beginning to expose its shortages, such as its architecture lacking multi-region design,large scale clusters planning, how to plan IP resources rationally, how to provide better HA, etc. It also do not considerhow to integrate commercial virtualization, network and storage solutions.Enterprise customers have professional O&M teams. They have strong O&M requirements for the management of infrastructures and Openstack platforms, and have strict regulations for SLA and RTO. Meanwhile they have more complicated network topologies and need to integrate with commercial solutions. Thus UOS 3.0 debuted to meet these new demands.

what are the competitive advantages of open source projects?

All of codes adopted by UOS 3.0 arethe standard codes from the community. Then what is the value of UOS 3.0 for customers?"Answer to this question from the perspective of engineers, I think the greatest competitive edge lies in the control of the project which let us have the ability to quickly locate and solving problems," Yu Xingchao said. This capability is multifaceted, 21 UnitedStack’s engineers participated in the development of Mitaka, they finished 198 commits and the million lines of codes changed. In addition to these figures, the fact is a more robust evidence. On the customers' production clusters delivered in recently, the versions of OpenStack were deliveried is Liberty. At this version, UnitedStack repaired 12 bugs of 7 OpenStack projects on site. About UnitedStack: UnitedStack, founded in February 2013, always devotes itself to building united stacks around the world. As the earliest OpenStack-based open source cloud computing company in China, UnitedStack has completed Series C round of financing. As the first OpenStack open source cloud computing company in China, UnitedStack is the first cloud service provider offering managed private cloud in China market and also is the first company which offers highly reliable OpenStack-based platform UOS providing the same area nodes of public cloud and managed private cloud in Chinese cloud computing field. Moreover, it is the first Chinese cloud service provider initially passed a passel of interoperability tests of the OpenStack Foundation. UnitedStack is unique OpenStack cloud service provider mentioned in The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms In China, Q3 2015 released by famous research and advisory firm Forrester Research in October 2015. Moreover, UnitedStack is unique Asian company which was chosen by CIO Review for its 2015 list of 20 Most Promising OpenStack Providers. UnitedStack UOS, the core product of UnitedStack with high reliability, integrates with the core technologies and capacities such as elastic computing, distributed block storage and SDN (software-defined networking), etc. and unique features like second-level deployment and online migration. It brings a new generation of cloud infrastructure with more security, reliability and high performance. UOS 3.0 that was officially released in March 2016 proposed "Open source + Professional services" model which provided standard OpenStack services and UnitedStack’s new development platform, new version of the deployment package and the matching documentation as a whole in order to lay a solid foundation for standardization and large-scale adoption of cloud computing. UnitedStack is an important hybrid cloud provider in China market, its cloud service highly praised by its customers in various industries including internet, energy, finance, manufacture and other industries. Any Question PLS Contact: UNITEDSTACK (BEIJING) TECHNOLOGY CO.LTD Contact: Francise Yu Cell Phone: 86-13911020960 Email: yuxiang@unitedstack.com
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China’s First OpenStack-based Cloud Provider UnitedStack Announced the Completion of Series C Round of Financing

Beijing, China, December 16, 2015 --On December 16, 2015, UnitedStack, the first OpenStack-based cloud provider in China announced that it has completed Series C round of financing. UnitedStack is the first Chinese open source cloud computing startup that has completed Series C round of financing. It is an important symbol that OpenStack cloud computing industry in China market have obtained the acceptance of users. It also marks that this technology has evolved into mature stage and entered the large-scale commercial deployment period.

One of the global leading IT providers, and Sequoia Capital participated in this round investment. And Sequoia Capital also participated in the Series A and B round of financing.

UnitedStack is the first company which offers highly reliable OpenStack-based platform UOS providing the same area nodes of public cloud and managed private cloud in Chinese cloud computing field.

OpenStack open source cloud platform began to enter the harvest period, after ex-periencing five years of enterprise practice. The market potential is huge and the prospect of this industry is promising. It is attracting almost all of the world's IT giants into this market in different forms. More and more IT vendors, cloud startups and traditional businesses are embracing OpenStack. The organizations such as banks, public, energy, manufacturing, etc., have adopted OpenStack open source cloud platform. In this great scenario, China’s first OpenStack-based Operation and maintenance (O&M) services provider UnitedStack, founded in February 2013, officially launched its UOS platform in July 2014, and made great achievements.

  • As the first Chinese cloud service provider passing through the interoperabil-ity tests of OpenStack Foundation, UnitedStack is unique OpenStack cloud ser-vice provider listed in The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms In China, Q3 2015 released by Forrester Research in October 2015.
  • In managed private cloud field, UnitedStack has deployed more than 40 man-aged private clouds for enterprise customers such as public, energy, finance, manufacturing and other industries, which include Heilongjiang Electric Power Co., Ltd, SGCC(State Grid Corporation of China), OPPO, Internet Har-bour, Midea Group Co., Ltd, State Commission Office for Public Sector Re-form(SCOPSR), Shulan Health and so on.
  • Moreover, UnitedStack also accelerates to expand its partnership ecosystem and has established a partnership with Tencent, Baidu Security Service, Cisco, Dell, Inpsur, Mellanox, ECCOM Network System, Hillstone Networks. The partnership ecosystem of UnitedStack, which covers four areas including strategy, channel, solution and hardware, is growing.

At the same day when UnitedStack announced the completion of Series C round of financing, UnitedStack also announced that it signed a Memo of Cooperation with Cisco, the global leading network solution provider. Both companies will work closely to expand further in the cloud computing field. The cooperation will cover several fields including products, markets, sales, channels, customers and so on.

With its global leading cloud computing technologies, and innovative applications and service solutions, Cisco is committed to helping customers create complete systems and the architectures including private cloud, public cloud and hybrid cloud. In Cisco global strategic layout of the cloud, OpenStack open source platform has demonstrated the important position. In North America, Cisco has acquired MetaCloud and Piston Cloud Computing successively, which both were outstanding OpenStack-based startups and respectively had different technical capabilities in enterprise private cloud field. In China market, Cisco is committed to building a more complete ecosystem. According to demand characteristics of different industries and regional market, it has developed a integrated cloud computing platform which is the most suitable for localization of the development and is promoting industrial transformation and market transition to achieve higher and faster economic growth.

As a leading domestic OpenStack-based cloud service provider, UnitedStack has attracted the attention of Cisco with its excellent technical abilities and unique business model. Based on the common understanding of China market and high complementary, the two sides build a strategic business cooperation. This also is the latest layout of Cisco's cloud strategy in China OpenStack market.

He Jun, general manager at Cisco cloud computing & digital services division, said: "The collaboration of UnitedStack and Cisco is concrete manifestation of Cisco’s cloud service localization strategy. Cisco is a leading company in the global market of cloud computing infrastructure and UnitedStack, as the earliest OpenStack-based solution provider in China, has accumulated huge technological and market advantages so that it takes a key role in the industry which can be as a iconic reference. The alliance combines the respective advantages, so we can create the best OpenStack-based private cloud and hybrid cloud solutions for Chinese enterprise customers. The two companies will focus on the innovations of private cloud and hybrid cloud, work together on developing cloud computing solutions which are suitable for Chinese enterprise customers, strengthen the cooperation in the OpenStack community and jointly expand market and sales opportunities. Cisco has always attached importance to localize its business and develop for local market. So building the strategic cooperation with UnitedStack is one of the important initiatives of Cisco localization strategies. That also is the important part of the cloud ecosystem in China that Cisco is devoting to building. "

Cheng Hui, Founder & CEO of UnitedStack, said, “UnitedStack participated in the development process of China's cloud computing. From initially introducing Open-Stack into China to now, we always are the leader and practitioner of open source cloud market. In this process, UnitedStack has grown from several people at the beginning to today's hundreds of people. It achieved rapid growth in the number of customers and covered many industries. Completion of Series C round of financing also is the new beginning of our more rapid development. In the future, United-Stack will be devoting to building united stacks around the world.”

About UnitedStack:

UnitedStack, founded in February 2013, always devotes itself to building united stacks around the world.

As the first OpenStack open source cloud computing company in China, UnitedStack is the first cloud service provider offering managed private cloud in China market and also is the first company which offers highly reliable OpenStack-based platform UOS providing the same area nodes of public cloud and managed private cloud in Chinese cloud computing field. Moreover, it is the first Chinese cloud ser-vice provider initially passed a passel of interoperability tests of the OpenStack Foundation.

UnitedStack UOS, the core product of UnitedStack with high reliability, integrates with the core technologies and capacities such as elastic computing, distributed block storage and SDN (software-defined networking), etc. and unique features like second-level deployment and online migration. It brings a new generation of cloud infrastructure with more security, reliability and high performance.

UnitedStack is an important hybrid cloud provider in China market, its cloud ser-vice highly praised by its customers in various industries including internet, energy, finance, manufacture and other industries.

Any Question PLS Contact:

UNITEDSTACK (BEIJING)TECHNOLOGY CO.LTD

Contact: Francise Yu

Email: yuxiang@unitedstack.com

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观点|一场阿里云挑起的云概念之争

写在前面的话:上周,来自云栖小镇的消息在IT圈里刷了屏,三十多场云计算、大数据的论坛讨论,激起了无数思维的火花。在《计算就是公共服务》分论坛上,UnitedStack有云联合创始人兼COO王凤与阿里云计算总裁、金山云总裁、浪潮集团副总裁浪潮云 CEO、UCloud CEO、七牛云存储 CEO以及中国信息通信研究院互联网中心主任工程师论道云计算。以下是部分热点话题,或许这也是你正在思考的话题。 话题一:公共云、专有云的新概念出现,常见的公有云和私有云分类有问题? 背景解析:公共云的概念随着阿里巴巴集团CTO王坚博士在云栖小镇的演讲引起关注。“云计算是公共服务也即公共云(Public Cloud Service),它向人类提供高科技、低门槛、简单易用的云计算服务和能力,是一种普惠服务。”而“公有云私有云”有待自我革命。这要怎样解读呢?自然引起了热议。
王凤:UnitedStack有云在2013年2月开始做云计算,经过这两年多的实践,我们越来越坚信,计算未来一定会成为类基础设施的公共服务资源,但是,这个进程中“公共云”、“专有云”之类的概念并不是关键,关键是秉持开放、融合的心态,以开源的技术生态、通用的架构标准和聚合的服务模式,变革传统IT资源的组织方式和使用习惯。
在我们看来,云计算成为公共服务的核心特征有三个,一个是共享,即云计算未来将不分行业不分地域不分场景会以极低的门槛被使用,二是开放,这个开放主要指的技术生态的开放,只有依靠开源技术和开源社区,云计算技术才会更快的成熟和普及,也会形成通用的标准,成为真正的公共技术和公共服务,而不会被私占,三是融合,云计算的服务最终是要关注客户需求背后的需求,而要满足这些需求,在云计算生态中纵向需要融合IaaS/PaaS/SaaS等不同层级的技术架构和形态,在横向需要融合包括咨询厂商、SI/ISV等服务商,共同为客户提供一站式的服务。

《计算就是公共服务》分论坛现场

话题二:竞争对手是谁? 背景解析:过去这个问题非常明确,可是云计算的圈子却让人很伤脑筋,经常让人摸不到头脑,似乎是竞争对手,可是还经常坐在一起论道,是抢了传统IT厂商的生意,可他们又是上游的供应商。最典型的就是云栖小镇,满座的高朋似乎不少可以称之为对手。 王凤:UnitedStack认为,云计算厂商的竞争主要来自于客户和自身,并非来自传统IT厂商或者现有的友商。因为,云计算作为一种变革技术要推动社会发展,归根结底是需要变革传统IT资源的组织方式和使用习惯,因此,云计算厂商一方面需要推动市场和客户接受这种新新的IT资源组织和使用的方式,一方面要在自身的开放、融合与共享上做得更好。

UnitedStack有云联合创始人兼COO王凤在云栖大会论坛上

话题三:云计算的生态系统应该如何建立?为什么大家都热衷这个事? 王凤:云计算生态系统的概念是UnitedStack有云非常认同的,因为一个完善的生态系统可以帮助我们给用户提供一站式服务,对用户是有价值的。在构建生态系统的过程中,UnitedStack认同的方式是构建技术生态,也就是说在UnitedStack UOS云平台之上,进行技术融合开发,真正帮助用户解决实际问题。
归结起来,UnitedStack有云认为,云计算厂商想获得成功,需要具备开源的技术生态、通用的技术架构和聚合的服务模式,让客户在云计算之上的需求得到满足。
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UnitedStack Demonstrated the Power of Open Source Clouds in Asia from various dimensions at the OpenStack Summit 2015 in Tokyo

UnitedStack, the first OpenStack open source cloud computing company in China, will showcase the latest development of its service delivery in Asia market and also launch some new features of its OpenStack cloud service platform UOS with high reliability at the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo. It also is the first company which offers highly reliable OpenStack-based platform UOS providing the same area nodes of public cloud and managed private cloud in Chinese cloud computing field. Tokyo, Japan, October 25, 2015 - UnitedStack, the first OpenStack-based open source cloud computing company in China, announces that it will present at the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo, showcase the latest development of its service delivery in Asia market and also launch some new features of its OpenStack cloud service platform UOS with high reliability. It also is the first cloud service provider offering the same area nodes of public cloud and managed private cloud in China market. For the attendees, several technical experts of DevOps, storage, networking from UnitedStack will explain its innovative cloud service system verified by China market, which involves in public cloud, managed private cloud and hybrid cloud, and some new features like MySQL, Redis and object storage as well at Booth No. T63, Marketplace EXPO HALL. It will demonstrate the power of open source clouds in Asia from various dimensions. At the OpenStack Summit 2015 in Tokyo, UnitedStack will also showcase the latest development of its UOS public cloud service delivery in China market. As the first cloud service provider in China market passing through the interoperability tests of OpenStack Foundation, UnitedStack’s UOS public cloud has more than 8,000 registered customers. These customers distribute in more than 10 provinces and cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and cover the regions including North China, Northeast China, South China and East China. They are involved in various industries including internet, energy, finance, education, games, etc. UnitedStack is unique OpenStack cloud service provider mentioned in The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms In China, Q3 2015 released by Forrester Research in October 2015. After launching several features such as NAS file sharing, GRE tunnel, OpenVPN and load balancing, etc. at OpenStack Summit Vancouver in 2015, a series of new features will launch at the OpenStack Summit Tokyo, which include object storage, MySQL, Redis, on-demand pricing/subscription pricing method and so on. The innovations of these new features include:
  1. Object Storage
It can deliver a safe, stable and high performance object storage service and offer a more flexible solution for log archiving, video storage and big data processing.
  1. MySQL
It can deliver a high performance database clustering service which can be deployed rapidly, support online capacity expansion, real-time backup, monitoring alarm, and other efficient database O&M (Operation & Maintenance) tools, and make application services and databases to achieve seamless O&M.
  1. Redis
By automatic deployment, O&M-free Redis cache services, it can deliver a safe and high-performance cache service for applications, close the gap between customers and applications, reduce the pressures of database and storage, and improve the response speed and performance of application services.
  1. On-demand Pricing/Subscription Pricing Method
It support more flexible pricing methods such as on-demand pricing, and a monthly or annual subscription pricing method for available resources. The pricing methods include: ①On-demand pricing method is accurate to second. Customers can pay for their actual usage time; ②A monthly/ annual subscription pricing is suitable for long-term and stable business requirements, which can offer services at a discount. Customers also can renew and unsubscribe to resources. Since it was founded in February 2013, UnitedStack is devoted to building united stacks around the world. Up to now, UnitedStack have dozens of customers who are using its managed private cloud services in China market. Its customers are in various industries including internet, energy, public, finance, manufacture and other industries. Orienting Asia market and even the global market, UnitedStack offers three high reliable OpenStack-based cloud services including public cloud, managed private cloud and hybrid cloud to its customers. These services are all based on UOS platform with same area nodes, and provide three types of services: Infrastructure Services (cloud sever, cloud storage and virtual data center networking, etc.), Application Services (load balancing, file sharing, relational database, object storage, Redis, etc.) and Operation & Maintenance services (monitoring alarm, sub-account collaboration, full APIs support and on-demand pricing/subscription pricing). UOS platform supports customers to seamlessly migrate their data between public cloud and managed private cloud, and can help customers deploy a hybrid cloud which can ensure applications and data flow freely and safely on the hybrid cloud. For its managed private cloud service, UnitedStack not only help its customers deploying OpenStack cloud platform but also deliver specialized O&M services through automated sophisticated O&M and monitor system so that it can actively repair issues to prevent failures of the underlying infrastructure to interrupt business applications running. “The goal of OpenStack is ‘Automate all the things’. A high degree of automation also is the goal of the engineers of UnitedStack. Currently CIOs of China companies and even CIOs of Asia companies are all facing many IT issues. As a result, they reached a consensus on “transfer traditional IT to cloud" and actively took actions. UnitedStack is moving forward steadily. Now, it is working on reducing infrastructure complexity, lowering IT costs and helping enterprises to obtain the capability of IT rapid response in the fast changing business environment. We also can meet the actual use requirements of different customers in various industries by three modes – public cloud, managed private cloud and hybrid cloud.” UnitedStack founder and CEO Cheng Hui said. Moreover, UnitedStack also accelerates to expand its partnership ecosystem and has established a partnership with Tencent, Baidu Security Service, Cisco, Dell, Mellanox, ECCOM Network system, Hillstone Networks. The partnership ecosystem of UnitedStack, which covers four areas including strategy, channel, solution and hardware, is growing. About UnitedStack: UnitedStack, founded in February 2013, always devotes itself to building united stacks around the world. As the first OpenStack open source cloud computing company in China, UnitedStack is the first cloud service provider offering managed private cloud service in China market and also is the first company which offers highly reliable OpenStack-based platform UOS providing the same area nodes of public cloud and managed private cloud in Chinese cloud computing field. Moreover, it is the first cloud service provider in china initially passed a passel of interoperability tests of the OpenStack Foundation. UnitedStack UOS, the core product of UnitedStack with high reliability, integrates with the core technologies and capacities such as elastic computing, distributed block storage and SDN (software-defined networking), etc. and unique features like second-level deployment and online migration. It brings a new generation of cloud infrastructure with more security, reliability and high performance. UnitedStack is an important hybrid cloud provider in China market, its cloud service highly praised by its customers in various industries including internet, energy, finance, manufacture and other industries. Any Question PLS Contact: UNITEDSTACK (BEIJING)TECHNOLOGY CO.LTD Contact: Francise Yu Cell Phone: 8610-13911020960 Email: yuxiang@unitedstack.com  
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UnitedStack有云结盟华讯网络 推动中国OpenStack行业云落地

云计算落地的进程正在加速,在IT建设增速整体放缓的时候,云计算正在成为拉动增长的强劲动力。 从市场调研的数据来看,根据市场调研机构IDC公司的数据,全球2015年云计算基础设施支出(服务器、存储阵列和网络交换机)将增长26.4%,达334亿美元,约占IT总支出的三分之一(2014年IT总支出增长了28.1%)。这一预测的主要依据是:云计算将受到公共云数据中心投资的推动,而且云计算服务供应商将继续支持市场发展以便扩展相关业务。
中国云市场:底子薄,增长快
在全球市场迅猛增长的同时,中国市场特点鲜明:现有份额较小,但是增速更快。 据IDC统计,2014年中国公有云服务市场增长迅速,整体市场规模达到9.03亿美元,同比2013年增长61.9%,但即使如此,2014年中国整体市场规模其实还不到同年美国的3%。虽然中国提供云计算服务的企业众多,但在全球云服务市场的总体量中,中国云市场远低于美国市场的40%和西欧市场的25%,而中国云市场的平均增长速度高达65%,并已经形成了千亿级的市场规模。 市场状况表明,虽然中国云计算基础较先进市场为弱,但云计算恰恰给中国用户带来跨越发展和弯道超车的机会,从而引发了对云服务的大量需求似乎又在情理之中。 正是基于这样的现状,中国市场更需要国际水准的云计算解决方案才能承载如此迅猛的增长需求。在云服务提供商中,UnitedStack有云是首批通过互操作性认证的14个服务提供商之一,云计算产品集中了软件定义数据中心、软件定义存储、弹性计算、分布式块存储和软件定义网络(SDN)等IaaS核心技术。托管私有云通过复制已经经过大规模商用的 UnitedStack有云的平台技术,即UOS,不仅帮助用户的云平台落地,而且更关注云平台后续的运维、管理和升级。
行业需求复杂 亟待定制解决方案
与几年之前云计算更多是造势相比,今天的云计算已经开始真正落地到各行各业,并且在企业中发挥重要作用。但是,每个行业都有自己的特点,需求复杂,从政府部门、大型行业,到中小企业和创新产业,几乎包括所有行业中都有以云计算构建发展基础和激发创新活力的需求;由于复杂的需求环境,要求云服务具备深刻的业务理解能力,甚至能够打破产品和技术界限,提供跨平台的整合服务;中国云计算市场区域覆盖广、规模跨度大、安全环境复杂,更要求云服务具有全面覆盖和综合支持的能力。 市场状况表明,虽然中国云计算基础较先进市场为弱,但云计算恰恰给中国用户带来跨越发展和弯道超车的机会。而在弯道超车的过程中,了解行业特征的服务团队必不可少,这也是能否完全满足用户需求的关键因素。 作为拥有15年行业与企业客户集成经验和资源积累的IT服务提供商,华讯网络对于行业的理解可谓深厚。此外,华讯网络对新一代IT架构形态,即基于互联网、云计算、大数据等有的深入的研究与探索,尤其在云计算战略方面有着极具前瞻性的开拓与战略布局。
UnitedStack有云携手华讯网络 实现云计算的高速贴身服务
面对国内市场对于行业云计算解决方案的强劲需求,把云产品和行业服务紧密结合起来,打造标准化的行业解决方案是用户的诉求,也是云服务提供商的责任。正是意识到这一点,UnitedStack有云与华讯网络开展全面战略合作。合作双方无论是在云计算战略布局,产品耦合性,产品行业定位、功能方面有着极其适合的长期合作基础与产品技术合作点,这也是促成全面合作的基础。

图注:华讯网络CTO谢朝阳(左)与UnitedStack有云CEO程辉签订全面战略合作协议

根据协议,双方在企业级市场与垂直行业市场进行云计算产品全纬度的深入合作,打造标准化的行业解决方案。并且,参照UnitedStack有云现有托管云/私有云服务中心与运维支持中心的标准,双方共建华讯UnitedStack有云托管云/私有云服务中心与运维支持中心,华讯网络负责运维人员、系统硬件、场地、线路等、UnitedStack有云负责系统软件、运维流程、人员培训与技术支持等。此外华讯网络负责企业私有云业务的面向用户的售前团队、交付团队、运维团队、技术支持团队的组建。UnitedStack有云将对这个团队进行系统培训,确保具有成熟的安装与交付能力。 “与华讯网络的全面合作,可以帮助更多的行业用户使用到贴身贴心的云服务解决方案,满足大家对云计算的需求。”UnitedStack有云CEO程辉表示,“UOS平台目前已经应用到几十家行业用户当中,反应非常好。与华讯网络的合作,可以大大加快这一进程。” 华讯网络CTO谢朝阳博士表示:“与UnitedStack有云合作主要看中其在分布式存储、SDN网络方面对开源社区的贡献,以及对产品性能的极致追求,在国内鲜有像UnitedStack有云这样的公司可以做到如此全面,对于华讯而言行业与解决方案是两架马车,多年的的行业用户积累和对解决方案产品的理解成就了今天的华讯,从成就客户的角度来说,华讯希望可以向用户交付更立体,更全面,性能更好的的云计算与软/硬件解决方案,与UnitedStack有云在金融行业解决方案的交付合作仅仅是第一步,未来华讯期望与UnitedStack有云联手打造更多的针对行业的云计算解决方案,在国内的托管云计算市场占据一定的市场份额。” 云计算应用的进程正在加快,IDC数据显示,未来五年(2015年-2019年)云计算基础设施支出预计将以年均15.6%的速度增长,到2019年将达546亿美元,这将占据IT基础设施支出近一半(46.5%)的市场。同时,IT领域非云计算基础设施将年均减少1.4%。中国的云计算应用已经起航,在用户需求已经被点燃的今天,针对各行业的解决方案将极大的加快这一进程。
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UnitedStack有云入围2015年度电力信息化优秀解决方案

喜报:UnitedStack有云电力行业云计算解决方案入围“2015年度电力信息化优秀解决方案与应用案例”。 背景:传统的数据中心面临成本压力、业务压力、运维压力等诸多问题,云计算逐渐走入我们的视线,为今后的数据中心建设指明了方向。当前云计算已经步入了实质性的发展阶段,未来的3-5年将是云计算的快速发展期,数据中心建设将迎来一场循序渐进的升级。 方案:UnitedStack有云《电力行业云计算解决方案》,针对电力行业对数据中心进行新规划的需求,实现提高资源利用率、降低总拥有成本。利用云计算的技术优势,构建企业托管云,解决现有模式的问题。同时,能够很好的满足下一代数据中心对灵活、弹性扩展、按需服务以及资源集中、高效管控等要求。 案例:黑龙江省电力公司是国家电网公司全资子公司、国有特大型企业,负责建设、运行维护黑龙江电网和全供电区安全可靠供电。供电营业区域面积47万平方公里,占东北供电区域总面积的59%。 在国网集团对所有异构服务器进行数据中心云化的趋势下,黑龙江国家电网信通公司选择通过OpenStack对原有系统改造,在进行OpenStack的服务选型过程中,UnitedStack有云在国网应邀上线了一套基于OpenStack的云计算平台,并且成功通过国网测试! 评委:中国电机工程学会电力信息化专业委员会 感言:
非常感谢电力信息化专委会给UnitedStack有云这次机会,作为一个创业公司,我们分外珍惜这样的肯定,这是对我们技术能力的充分认可。 作为中国最早的OpenStack服务提供商,我们一直致力于解决各行业在向云迁移的过程中遇到的问题,电力行业的解决方案就是其中之一,目前我们的解决方案已经成功应用于国家电网黑龙江省电力有限公司等电力用户中,推动电力行业信息化发展。未来,我们将推出更多针对电力行业的OpenStack云解决方案。
——UnitedStack有云CMO,张群英
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近期,Forrester 发布了中国区2015年第三季度的企业公有云服务Wave报告,UnitedStack有云是其中唯一一家OpenStack服务提供商。 中国公有云市场正在加速发展,根据Forrester今年三季度的报告显示,2020年中国公有云市场规模预计将达到38亿美元,而今年的中国公有云市场规模预计为18亿美元。中国市场对于公有云的接受程度正在提升。超过六成的被调查者表示,将在未来12个月之内有较高的意愿增加公有云平台的投入。 在报告中,Forrester 对包括AWS、阿里巴巴以及UnitedStack有云等最重要的十一家公有云服务提供商进行了对比,重点比较了服务多样性、操作便捷性以及扩容弹性等三个方面,这三方面也是用户选择公有云服务重要的评判标准。 作为唯一一家入选的OpenStack服务提供商,UnitedStack有云的公有云服务在服务多样性、操作便捷以及扩容弹性等方面都有卓越的表现。在可靠性、存储性能、产品策略都有上佳的表现,特别是在与私有云以及混合云的配置方面,获得满分的肯定。Forrester 的评价是:UnitedStack有云具有细颗粒度的用户访问控制,全面的基础设施检测,以及完整的API接口,并且具有清晰的产品战略和生态系统。 “基于统一的OpenStack开源云平台,UnitedStack有云可以提供相同的公有云和托管云服务,实现无缝迁移,而不必增加代码。同时,也可以帮助用户更方便的部署混合云,并且确保应用程序和数据能够更安全自由的传输。“UnitedStack有云CMO张群英表示,“在此基础上,2015年UnitedStack的UOS平台将在服务的丰富性上更进一步。除了目前已经上线的负载均衡、NAS文件共享、GRE隧道、OpenVPN等功能外,我们将对容器、大数据应用提供更加强大支持。我们已经在一些小型数据中心内部署了Trove数据库服务和缓存服务,接下来将会逐步引入容器服务(CaaS)、大数据服务等。” 这是一个开放的时代,用户在选择云服务时有更多的选择。OpenStack这样的开源云项目所具备的开源、开放、低成本的特性,正在得到越来越多中国客户的青睐。目前,UnitedStack有云的云服务在互联网、能源、金融、制造等行业获得了用户的高度认可,成为中国市场重要的混合云提供商。
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张鑫:记得去年跟程总在硅谷畅聊了一次,谈到IaaS必须全API交付,都非常认同。但大家知道OpenStack本身是不提供管理物理设施的API的,例如添加物理机要自己去部署Nova和配置。UnitedStack在这方面有没有做一些额外的工作?做到全API交付,用户无需手动做任何配置和部署。 程辉:这个问题需要先了解一下行业目前对物理基础设施的API支持的情况。因为在底层硬件基础设施API支持不完善的情况下,上层做完美的API支持是不实现的。 软件定义数据中心的概念提了很多年,但是大部分突破还都在软件服务化方面,各大硬件厂商在硬件基础设施管理的API化方面进展都比较慢。现在的情况是,客户数据中心硬件基础设施普遍是异构的,几乎涵盖所有主流品牌的网络和服务器,年代也不一样。 全API交付,即完全自动化交付,客户只需要少量简单的配置,即可完成自动配置和部署。在我们的UOS 1.0曾经就把OpenStack做到了这样,只需要一个U盘,把所有的设备通电开机,即能实现自动的硬件部署、平台安装等工作。但是那是在对数据中心硬件配置、品牌和型号等方面高度明确的情况下才可以做到这样,但实际上当客户越来越多时,遇到的基础设施硬件越来越多时,你所面临的“适配”工作也越来越复杂。 我们后来改变策略,除了在硬件初始化(比如BIOS配置,Raid卡配置,交换机VLAN配置等)仍然手工做,后续的,集群物理服务器的操作系统安装、OpenStack / UOS 的部署和初始化等方面是完全的自动化部署。 当客户真正需要提供像Softlayer一样的完全自助的Baremetal Service时,只要有确定的基础设施硬件供应,实现起来是相对比较容易的。对于只有100台服务器以下的客户,谈Baremetal Service还不太现实。 OpenStack在这方面其实做了一些努力,在Ironic作为Baremetal Service项目中有很多厂商参与其中,提供各个的硬件管理的Plugin,有助于提升物理基础设施的API化水平。 张鑫:国内现在做OpenStack的公司非常多了,UnitedStack如何实现差异化? 程辉:我们一直在思考这个问题,UnitedStack 在2013年初成立时,是国内第一家OpenStack的公司,刚开始时,我们不需要思考这个问题,“我们做OpenStack”,就是我们在中国与其他云的差异。成立一年之后,陆续有越来越多公司看到这个市场机会,不论是IT巨头,还是初创公司,都纷纷投入这个市场。 于是我们开始思考这个问题,UnitedStack有何不同?如何实现差异化,经过2年半的摸索与成长,我总结如下几点: 坚持Upstream First的开发模式,与上游保持同步。UOS至今仍然保持与社区每六个月一次的同步,保证所有客户的Region无中断升级。另外,Upstream First不仅仅是指代码,还包括引入开源社区完整的开发、测试、自动化部署等方面的CI工具链,保证代码质量。 “为运营而生”,UnitedStack为客户提供持续的运维和运营管理服务,包括永久的无中断平台升级服务,保证平台永远是领先的,实时的故障和异常响应,为客户提供目前互联式的运维服务。这也是我们“托管云”概念的来源。相对于前期PoC和一次性部署工程,UOS则更注重后续的持续运维和运营,保证客户云平台的持续生产运营。我们有不少客户通过UOS做公有云的运营,获得运营收入。 SLA驱动的支持服务。与国内外大多数OpenStack厂商商业模式提供“人天”的人力技术支持的模式不一样,UnitedStack的托管云模式跟客户签署的是SLA,保证7x24时无中断。 以上分别是从研发、服务和商业模式三个角度看UnitedStack的差异化。 张鑫:从程总的观点看,OpenStack最终能不能做成一个产品化的东西?例如一套产品卖10万家客户,但公司的研发和部署团队仍然维持在一个小的规模。 程辉:VMware有超过10万客户,OpenStack社区的Mission也是建设“无所不在(Ubiquitous)”的云平台。 这个问题里有一个逻辑,产品化做得足够好,就能更容易卖给更多的客户。这确实是VMware成功卖给10万客户的原因。但我不认为OpenStack只需要把产品化做好,就能够实现。 UnitedStack / OpenStack私有云解决方案面临的复杂之处是他需要解决两部分人群的需求:第一类是IT管理员,他们在运维和运营这个云平台;第二类是云的最终用户。 前者对云的要求是易部署、易运维,有助于实现对IT资源的便捷管控,他们关注云平台构建,对产品化要求较高。而后者对云的诉求是平台稳定性(SLA)、性能、自服务水平(Self-Service)、API支持、功能多样化等方面,总结一点,他们更关注云服务质量。 对于UnitedStack,我们更关注云的最终客户的感受,比如,我们有不少客户就是公有云服务提供商,我们提供高质量的运维和运营工具,帮助我们的客户服务好他们的客户。换句话说,帮客户赚钱,我们才能赚到钱。因此,一个OpenStack云,如果做得好,上面可以支撑10万客户没有问题。 至于云计算公司研发和部署团队的规模,不取决于客户的数据,而取决于研发团队本身的素质,即团队做出来产品的自服务水平和自动化运维程度。 张鑫:OpenStack现在不再仅仅是一个IaaS项目,而是从PaaS,甚至到SaaS(app store)都有的全栈项目,对于这些新的项目,UnitedStack有没有计划何时向用户推出这些新的功能。 程辉:OpenStack也从来没有定位自己是IaaS,而是综合性的云计算平台。目前OpenStack提供了非常多样的PaaS层服务。我们也安排了不少工程师在社区维护这些项目。我们开始研发已经有一段时间了,目前我们已经在部分的数据中心部署了Trove数据库服务和缓存服务,接下来会逐步引入更多的服务,包括容器(CaaS)和大数据分析等应用。
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教师节特辑 | 数一数UnitedStack有云那些超厉害的老师们

教师节到了,向战斗在一线的老师们致敬! 作为IT大学,云计算学院中国区的一个在校生,UnitedStack有云也要给自己的老师送去感谢和祝福!下面将一一介绍老师队伍: 系主任:OpenStack 老师介绍:5岁,幼年成名,开源云平台中最成功的一位,战斗力五颗融合力五颗星!成长速度五颗星!从CloudStack和桉树等竞争对手出脱颖而出,大有一统天下的气魄,虽然用户自己部署仍有许多问题,但是仍不妨碍我们这个世界敬爱他。 UnitedStack有云学习成绩:代码贡献中国区三甲,世界范围前三十。在互操作性认证方面,曾受到系主任的表扬,跻身全球十四家通过认证的企业之中。 主课选修: OS:CentOS 老师介绍:系出名门,济世天下。源自Red Hat Enterprise Linux,但是免费使用。 备选项目:Ubuntu、Debian、Red Hat、CentOS等。 计算:KVM 老师介绍:年轻有为,学生爱戴。2007年出生,作为轻量级的虚拟化管理程序模块,对Linux重量级的持续支持非常不错。 备选项目:KVM、Xen、Docker、ESXi、Hyper-V等。 存储:Ceph 老师介绍:得遇伯乐,人气超高。2004年出生,遇到云计算,特别是系主任之后,发展一日千里,成为现在讨论最多的技术之一,他的直属弟子都成为各大公司哄抢的香饽饽。 备选项目:Cinder+LVM、Ceph、GlusterFS、SheepDog等。 网络:Neutron+OVS 老师介绍:联合教学,成绩显著。Neutron老师是系主任的直属弟子,当前已经越来越丰富,能够独当一面。OVS 老师知识渊博,遵循 Apache 2.0 许可证, 能同时支持包括OpenFlow 在内的多种标准的管理接口和协议。 备选项目:Nova Network、Neutron+OVS、OpenContrail等。 Operation:Puppet 老师介绍:集中精力,乐于分享。让学生只集中于自己要管理的目标,而忽略实现的细节。因为提倡相互交流和共享成熟的工具,从而避免重复的劳动的浪费。 备选项目:Chef、Salt、Puppet 容器:CoreOS+Fedora Atomic   老师介绍:新潮时尚,更多承载。从Docker大热开始,容器技术成为热门选修课。CoreOS老师专注于自动化,轻松,安全,可靠;Fedora Atomic老师来自Red Hat,集成了Kubernetes、Systemd等管理工具,提供容器应用部署的全套解决方案。 辅导员:程辉 辅导员介绍:OpenStack基金会前董事,中国OpenStack领域最活跃的布道师和实践者,具体指导UnitedStack有云成长的每一步。 与闭门自学不同,UnitedStack有云的成长,是在这些老师的帮助下一步步实现的。与此同时,也把自己的学习心得不断回馈给各位老师,与老师同学共同成长。 祝各位老师节日快乐!  
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