Huawei, SUSE Debut Always-on Solution for Mission-Critical Apps


At Huawei Western Europe Partner Summit, Huawei and SUSE introduced an always-on solution for mission-critical applications which is based on in-memory computing.

This solution is based on Huawei KunLun mission critical server and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. It is the first solution in the industry to adopt x86 server and commercial enterprise Linux operating system (OS) to implement always-on mission-critical applications for enterprise customer.

Huawei and SUSE introduce an always-on solution for mission-critical applications

Compared with traditional mission critical applications which have been based on disk, in-memory computing technology can deliver faster data accessing and a stronger concurrent read/write capability. It also has significant advantages in the performance of running real-time online transactions and business intelligence (BI). As the in-memory computing technology gradually becomes popular, enterprises start to focus on how to ensure the non-stop running of mission-critical applications and minimize service loss caused by system breakdown.

Leveraging Huawei’s innovative RAS 2.0 technology, KunLun can support online CPU and memory replacement without stopping service. As a pioneer at the forefront of the open source community, SUSE has accumulated rich experience in innovative kernel technologies, enterprise engineering and implementation practices. Based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for KunLun RAS 2.0, Huawei and SUSE worked together to research and verify the characteristics of enterprise mission-critical applications based on in-memory computing technology, and have made in-depth optimization on the data migration process in memory. The whole optimization greatly improves the efficiency for online memory replacement process, ensures the reliability and availability for mission critical applications, and eliminates potential service interruption risk.

“Huawei and SUSE have been collaborating for a long time in the mission-critical computing space,” said Cody Wang, Vice President of Huawei’s IT Server Product Line, “We had jointly released the first standard Linux OS for KunLun RAS 2.0 in the industry at CeBIT 2017. Now, we team up again and release the first always-on solution for mission critical applications based on in-memory computing technology, which makes Huawei KunLun mission critical servers as the most reliable in-memory computing platform in the industry.”

Ralf Flaxa, SUSE President of Engineering, said, “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server supports mission-critical workloads with the highest level of performance and availability. Our enterprise-class operating system takes advantage of Kunlun’s online CPU and memory replacement technologies to deliver an always-on solution for the customer. This is made possible through deep collaboration between the engineering organizations at Huawei and SUSE.”

Huawei has collaborated with partners in the industry, from chipset to platform, from OS to application to achieve the optimization. Now KunLun perfectly addresses the high reliability, high availability, high performance, and scalability requirements of mission-critical applications, and at the same time enriches the x86 ecosystem. Our vision is to help customers achieve higher ROI and accelerate their business development and digital transformation.