Daily Archives: March 22, 2016

Huawei Cloud OS FusionSphere Passes SUSE YES CERTIFIED Test

SHENZHEN, China, March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei open cloud operating system (OS) FusionSphere passed the SUSE YES CERTIFIED test recently. As a cloud computing software product, Huawei OpenStack-based FusionSphere is compatible with diversified servers, storage systems, and mainstream virtualization platforms as well as enterprise-class application software, providing virtualization and management features for enterprise and operator customers. The Open Telekom Cloud launched by Deutsche Telekom at CeBIT 2016 adopts Huawei FusionSphere as its system architecture software for FusionSphere’s openness, convergence, and agility.

The SUSE YES CERTIFIED test is widely respected in the industry and represents compatibility of SUSE’s products with third party products. A comprehensive list of products with the YES CERTIFIED mark is of great value for SUSE, partners, customers, and end users.

In the SUSE YES CERTIFIED test with Huawei FusionSphere, the virtual machines (VMs) are SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 12 for AMD64 & Intel64, the mother board is Tecal RH2288H V2-8S, the CPU is 2 Intel Xeon® Processor E5-2620 v2 2.10 GHz, the host platform RAM is 96 GB, the 64-bit VM guests is 8 GB, and the single maximum guest tested memory is 64 GB. All full virtualization (FV) guests are tested with para virtualized (PV) drivers installed. The SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 drivers are supplied by FusionSphere.

With the flexible combination of components, FusionSphere is applied to virtualization, private cloud, public cloud, and hybrid cloud. Huawei Cloud Computing is committed to building open architecture and win-win ecosystem in order to make enterprises’ IT transformation simpler. By the end of December 2015, Huawei had deployed more than 1.4 million VMs in 108 countries and regions, serving over 2500 customers in the government and public sector in addition to operator, energy, finance, and other industries. Till now, FusionSphere has passed the compatibility tests of multiple partners such as Microsoft and Standard Software.

For more details about the test, please visit: https://www.suse.com/nbswebapp/yesBulletin.jsp?bulletinNumber=144101.

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Kidnapping, Machine Gun Theft in South Sudan’s Morobo County


Officials in South Sudan’s Morobo County said unknown gunmen kidnapped three SPLA (Sudan People’s Liberation Army) wildlife officers on duty in new Yei River State on Sunday. They said the gunmen also stole dozens of machine guns.

Officials said this is the first kidnapping and robbery in Morobo County since fighting broke out in Juba in late 2013 and quickly spread across the country.

Morobo County Commissioner Toti Jacob said the gunmen stole 40 guns, including AK-47s, and are still at large.

“If they are rebels, rebels have their leaders, they would have shown themselves that we are under a command of Mr. X, but we have not seen who is responsible for this group. We have not established exactly where they are staying. They are just moving among the people,” he said.

Jacob said SPLA forces and wildlife officers failed to pursue the attackers.

The attack occurred nearly two weeks after a group of unidentified armed men held up vehicles traveling on the Yei-Morobo Road, leaving one woman injured.

Yei Deputy Governor Brigadier General Abraham Wani believes the gunmen were rebels operating underground. He blames government forces for not responding more quickly to such attacks. He said the state’s poor infrastructure does not help matters.

“The government of Yei River state comes recently from Juba. The same situation, the insecurity that is happening in Yei started before our coming. We have poor roads, lack of transport; our forces here they could not catch up in time. If I think if they were to get these outlaws, definitely, they would confront them.”

Toti called on all residents to work with security agents in identifying individuals who cause insecurity in the area.

“I want to ask our public to cooperate with us because it’s too much for us and we can’t bear it. You can imagine we are born during time of war, we grew up during time of war and we got children during time of war. Up to when are we going to stop such kind of behavior?”

Morobo County is located in the southern part of South Sudan, in the former Central Equatoria state, which borders Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Source: Voice of America

New bulk water scheme launched in KZN

Pretoria – Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has urged the beneficiaries of the Lower Tugela Bulk Water Supply Scheme to save and reuse water.

“Make sure that you use water more than once so that we can ensure that those that are not serviced do get services,” said Minister Mokonyane.

Minister Mokonyane made the call during the launch of the Bulk Water Supply Scheme under Ilembe District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal. The event was held on Tuesday at Nced’omhlophe Stadium.

The R1.32 billion project includes the infrastructure required to abstract and treat water from the UThukela River to supply to secondary bulk and reticulation networks within the iLembe District Municipality.

These networks will ultimately supply both developed and unserved areas. On completion, the scheme will reach a total of 750 000 inhabitants. Local municipalities within iLembe District Municipality, who will benefit from the scheme include KwaDukuza and Mandeni.

Of the population to be served, 209 859 are indigent people.

Minister Mokonyane said the department is going to bring forward all plans to bring water from the scheme and show how best to accelerate the project working hand in hand with Umgeni Water.

“As we continue to bring this infrastructure into place, let us ensure that we do not do illegal connections, steal water or destroy infrastructure.”

She encouraged those who can afford to pay for water services to do so, while those who cannot pay to register accordingly.

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, who also oversaw the launch of the project, said the scheme will assist in relieving the impact of the current drought conditions.

“Now iLembe Local Municipality and eThekwini will find some relief. We are aware too that some in the community even lost jobs due to the closure of the sugar mill. We hope that this scheme will bring some relief,” said MEC Dube-Ncube.

Phase 1 of the project is about 95% complete. The last part of the contract is expected to be completed in September 2016.