Nuage to supply SDN platform for China Mobile’s hybrid cloud

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Nokia’s Nuage Networks has been chosen by China Mobile (Suzhou) Software Technical Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile, as the SDN platform for China Mobile’s public and private enterprise cloud services offering.

The platform is based on the Nuage Networks VSP and includes cloud implementations on virtual machines, Kubernetes (K8S) containers and OpenStack Ironic-based bare metal servers.

In order to address the growing appetite for cloud services among its enterprise customers, China Mobile is expanding its SDN)support for new private/public cloud services. 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 ten data centers, with the largest deployment containing over 1,000 servers. Nokia Shanghai Bell won 55% share in the project.

The new services, enabled by the Nuage Networks VSP, allows China Mobile to expand its offer to include new public, private and hybrid cloud services such as hosting workloads on either Kubernetes containers or on bare metal servers.

Along with OpenStack, the VSP platform supports multiple cloud management systems, hypervisor and workload types. A centralized policy manager and SDN controller automate the configuration, management and optimization of virtual networks, including security services that provide tenant isolation and access controls to individual applications and workloads. The Nuage Networks VSP combines policy based automation, large scale and high performance with multi-tenancy, resiliency and comprehensive end-to-end security.

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