28 March 2018
| James Pearce
China Mobile has partnered with Nuage Networks, part of Finnish vendor Nokia, to build its new public/private cloud services infrastructure.
The Chinese operator’s subsidiary China Mobile
Software Technical Company will use the Nuage Networks
Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) to offer a suite of
cloud-based services including virtual machines, containers and
bare-metal based servers.
The new software defined networking (SDN) plstform for China
Mobile’s public and private enterprise cloud
services offering is based on the Nuage VSP and aims to address
the growing appetite for cloud services among China
Mobile’s enterprise customer base.
It is the second such partnership between the two firms. In
the past two years, Nokia Shanghai Bell, Nokia’s
joint venture in China, helped deploy the Nuage Networks VSP
solution to deliver China Mobile’s public and
private cloud services in 10 data centers, the largest
deployment containing over 1,000 servers.
The new services, enabled by the Nuage Networks VSP, allows
CMCC to expand its offer to include new public, private and
hybrid cloud services such as hosting workloads on either
Kubernetes (K8S) containers or on bare metal servers.
Sunil Khandekar, CEO for Nokia’s Nuage
Networks, said: "Having a strong relationship with CMCC based
on the work we’ve already done with them, we were
especially pleased to be chosen to continue with this important
project. The Nuage Networks solution allows CMCC to offer some
very dynamic, high performing and attractive cloud services for