Huawei continues smart grid co-op with Oracle, adds NFV to Red Hat collaboration

Huawei and Oracle sign an MoU for continued cooperation on smart grid solutions; Huawei expands cooperation with Red Hat to include public and NFV clouds

Huawei and Oracle have officially signed an MoU for continued cooperation around the marketing and sales of the Huawei AMI Solution with Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management (MDM), Oracle Utilities Smart Grid Gateway (SGG) and related Oracle Utilities products.

Under the MoU, Huawei and Oracle plan to continue cooperating around customer requirements, enabling a robust end-to-end AMI solution helping power and grid companies to improve customer experience and operation efficiency, achieve energy saving and emission reduction.

Huawei says its AMI solution can manage smart meters, communications networks and head end systems using Oracle Utilities MDM, Oracle Utilities SGG, and Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing (CC&B) to support MDAS and customer systems.

Previously, Huawei and Oracle successfully completed integration testing for the Huawei AMI Solution Head End System and Oracle Utilities MDM and Oracle Utilities SGG. Both parties used standard IT technology under open architecture to achieve interconnectivity.

Oracle Utilities MDM provides comprehensive management of meter commands for remote switch, data and event access and meter ping. With these functions, Oracle Utilities MDM and Huawei HES work together to optimize AMI scenarios, such as smart meter implementation, remote control, power-theft analysis and power quality analysis.

In other news, Huawei also expanded its cooperation with Red Hat to include public and NFV clouds. The announcement expands upon previously announced collaborations between Huawei and Red Hat to deliver OpenStack-based solutions and carrier-grade SDN solutions.

The new strategic business and engineering cooperation is designed to enable Huawei customers to use Red Hat Enterprise Linux for critical services both on-premises and on Huawei’s public cloud platform. In addition, the expanded collaboration is aimed at providing a new solution portfolio for carriers to build NFV clouds.

For its NFV cloud, Huawei plans to certify its Virtualized Network Function (VNF) layer to work with Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The certification of Red Hat OpenStack Platform is expected to be completed in the first half of 2017.

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