China Mobile picks Nokia's Nuage VSP for public/private cloud offering

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 their customers.”