02 January 2018
| James Pearce
China Mobile has announced plans to use Huawei’s CloudFabric solution in order to develop a software-defined networking data centre resource pool.
China Mobile is developing a private cloud resource pool for
data centres in Hohhot and Harbin as part of its aim to
transform its traditional IT systems to a centralised cloud
It has already completed the first phase of the project, but
the second phase will be much larger, the Chinese operator
claimed, resulting in what will be one of the
world’s largest OpenStack resource pools.
Huawei CloudFabric solution will align with China Mobile's
innovative POD and multi-tier Spine-Leaf network architecture.
By introducing distributed gateways, SDN DCI, and other
technologies, resource network deployment can be automated to
provide high-reliability and high-performance forwarding
services for various businesses, the Chinese vendor claims.
China Mobile has followed the principle of "planning and
building private cloud resource pools slightly ahead of the
"Cloud computing is one of the key strategies of China
Mobile," said Huawei in it announcement. "Based on its
definition of cloud computing systems, China Mobile mainly uses
private cloud to provide cloud-based infrastructure services
for its internal IT systems, including business platforms, IT
support systems, and other internal systems. China Mobile's
existing five private cloud resource pools can hardly meet its
increasing demand for resources, making it a pressing need to
build a larger resource pool."
Huawei's CloudFabric solution has been deployed at more than
1,200 data centres in over 120 countries.