IBM has joined forces with 21Vianet Group, one of China’s largest carrier-neutral Internet Data Center (IDC) service providers, to introduce IBM’s cloud infrastructure service in China and accelerate managed private cloud adoption.IBM will provide the physical Point of Distribution (POD) and service while 21Vianet will host the POD facility at 21Vianet datacenter in Beijing.
IBM has a long history in driving innovation in China and already manages numerous high value cloud engagements in the country with many large organizations. The partnership with 21Vianet will bring IBM’s cloud infrastructure, IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+, to China.
IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ delivers a customizable infrastructure service built on open standards for the most demanding workloads of Chinese clients. IBM’s cloud capabilities would be able to deliver a comprehensive, yet flexible enterprise cloud environment within a few hours, with the highest levels of security. It uses a virtual private network to provide access to cloud infrastructure and provides end-to-end 99.9 percent availability.
Services 21Vianet Group
21Vianet provides hosting and content delivery network (CDN) services, as well as managed network and cloud computing infrastructure services. The company operates in more than 40 cities throughout China and reckons Internet companies, government entities and enterprises of all sizes to its client base. 21Vianet’s proprietary smart routing technology, BroadEx, enables customers’ data to be delivered across the Internet in a faster and more reliable manner.
“IBM is a sincere partner, not only sharing its own technologies and services, but also growing together with us with business insights, management experience, operation and marketing to help drive innovation,” said Josh Chen, Chairman and CEO of 21Vianet Group, Inc. “Through this cooperation, 21Vianet Group, Inc has obtained not only business growth, but also comprehensive enhancement in service capability of cloud computing, providing a platform upon which enterprises to base their critical and production workloads for growth.”