China Mobile, one of the world’s largest mobile phone operators, has selected Huawei’s CloudFabric solution to build a private cloud resource pool for its data centers in Hohhot and Harbin. Huawei is supporting China Mobile in evolving its traditional IT systems to a centralized cloud computing platform. The Hohhot and Harbin data centers would now be ready to support China Mobile’s plans for expanding its private cloud resource pools.
Cloud computing is one of the key strategies of China Mobile. 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.
The Huawei CloudFabric solution would align seamlessly with China Mobile’s “innovative” POD and multi-tier Spine-Leaf network architecture. By introducing distributed gateways, SDN DCI, and other key technologies, resource network deployment can be automated to provide “high-reliability” and “high-performance” forwarding services for various businesses.
By introducing a three-segmented Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) design and deep integration of controller northbound APIs with the cloud management platform, it is possible to provide a standard interface for multiple POD services and coordinate service deployment. Depending on the security level requirements of various services, the solution supports flexible definitions for whether cross-VPC data flows can pass through firewalls.
It also provides SDN network O&M tools for topology management, “rapid” fault locating, and statistical analysis. These tools would enable visualization of topology management between application, logical, and physical networks, connectivity testing and fault locating at the VXLAN level, as well as bandwidth customization and VXLAN traffic analysis in an OpenStack environment.
Huawei’s CloudFabric solution has been deployed at more than 1,200 data centers in over 120 countries until now. By building agile, open, and secure cloud data centers for customers, Huawei would be committed to helping operators and enterprises gain a competitive edge in the cloud service market.