China Mobile taps Nuage Networks for SDN-based public cloud

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Nokia’s SDN venture Nuage Networks announced that China Mobile has selected its Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) to implement its first commercial public cloud project based on SDN technology.

China Mobile has been rapidly expanding its large network of data centers, and needed a highly scalable SDN solution with rich services for a massive deployment of approximately 2,000 public cloud servers in Beijing and Guangzhou.

Nuage says its VSP enables China Mobile to virtualize its multi-tenant data center networks and establish connectivity among computing resources while at the same time providing more features to customers.

As a result, China Mobile can implement new data centers ten times faster than with physical deployments, and reduce operating expenses by up to 50%, Nuage says.

This particular deal builds on the deployment last year of Nuage Networks SDN technology in China Mobile’s DevOps private cloud architecture.

”The successful track record of Nuage Networks’ VSP in major operators’ clouds around the world, and our philosophy of building open cloud environments that avoid customer lock-in, were both instrumental in our ability to win China Mobile’s first open bid for its datacenter SDN,” says Yu Xiaohan, head of the China Mobile Customer Business Team at Nokia Networks China.

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