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Press Release -- August 27th, 2015
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Huawei and Intel host second annual China OpenStack Hackathon

working collaboratively to increase China's influence in the Openstack Community

[Shenzhen, China, August 27, 2015] Huawei and Intel jointly hosted the second annual China OpenStack Hackathon in Xi'an from August 19 to 21, 2015.

Representing the highest-level of developer capabilities within China’s OpenStack community, the event consisted of three sessions: a series of OpenStack technical presentations, a programming marathon, and a visit to Huawei’s NFV/SDN Open Labs. By the end of the three-day collaboration, developers had repaired a total of 118 bugs in the OpenStack Liberty release, tripling the results achieved in the first China OpenStack Hackathon last year.

Attendees at Huawei and Intel’s Second Annual China OpenStack Hackathon

In the spirit of open source and open-minded collaboration, Huawei and Intel opened up the event to all developers working in the OpenStack community in China, and invited them to sign up to the event through the official OpenStack Foundation website. In total, the event gathered 45 top OpenStack developers from 8 enterprises including 99Cloud, AWCloud, UnitedStack, LETV, Mirantis and IBM. Seven core OpenStack developers from Huawei, Intel, Mirantis and IBM were among the 45 developers invited to provide technical support and share their experience.

To witness the OpenStack application in action, developers were also invited to visit Huawei's NFV/SDN Open Labs in Xi'an. With telecom NFV (network virtualization) the key application scenario for OpenStack, Huawei established an industry-leading NFV open lab at the beginning of 2015 to jointly carry out service innovations with customers, partners, industrial organizations and open source organizations.

Since joining the OpenStack Community, Huawei has actively participated in the R&D and optimization of OpenStack. With over 600 developers involved in the development of OpenStack projects, Huawei's contributions to the community ranked the tenth most in the world. What’s more, in addition to its active participation in the development of OpenStack, Huawei also plans to build an OpenStack-based cloud computing solution that will promote IT transformation among carriers.

A key Huawei partner, Intel chose OpenStack as a key component of its cloud strategy in 2012 and initiated the China Open Source Cloud Alliance (COSCL) on August 9, 2012. It is committed to the development of OpenStack, operating system support, performance optimization, scaled deployment, exploring OpenStack solutions, and promoting its industrialized application through peer cooperation. Intel has also actively made code contributions to the OpenStack community, enhancing China's influence in the community.

For details, please visit: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/China_OpenStack_Hackathon.

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