Container momemtum, according to Huawei

During his talk, Xiong discussed the growing use of containers in China. In 2016, Huawei found that 14 percent of companies were using containers in production, and another 23 percent were using them for test and development. About 44 percent had plans to adopt container technologies within the next six months.

While 14 percent is still fairly low, it is growing rapidly. It is up 250 percent in the past year. “To me, that means the tools are maturing,” Xiong said.

Of those using containers in production, about 42 percent were using a formal orchestration tool, such as Kubernetes, compared to 51 percent who were using scripts and other homebuilt tools.

Source: Huawei Launches a Kubernetes-based Container Engine

Huawei public cloud momentum

The company sells a public cloud platform, mostly based on OpenStack, to service providers who want to stand up their own clouds. A sampling of customers thus far from Agatha’s recent report:

the group claims to have deployed more than 1.4 million virtual machines for customers across the board, and enabled the commercial deployments of public cloud (T-Systems’ Open Telekom Cloud), hybrid cloud (Vodafone’s Vodaplex Hybrid Cloud Platform) and HPC (University of Warsaw’s Top500 HPC project’s HPC cluster).

Source: Huawei pushes further into the telecom market with its public cloud platform