17 March 2016, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today launchedits “hybrid cloud” solution at CeBIT 2016, based on its unified smart performance optimisation deployment (uSmartPOD), which can effectively solve the challenges of high costs information security concerns when an enterprise migrates its IT to the cloud. This solution is part of ZTE’s strategic plan in helping global enterprises towards industry 4.0 in terms their infrastructure.
The ZTE Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution, based on ZTE’s adaptive virtual data center (VDC) cloud platform, provides cloud applications such as cloud desktop, cloud conferencing, as well as collaborative office functions. Through the use of ZTE’s uSmartPOD as the SW and HW combined smart private cloud carrier, it allows enterprises to rapidly construct local private clouds, solving challenges related to cable/wireless network access, voice over IP (VoIP), and network security. In addition, it can be seamlessly integrated with public cloud to construct hybrid cloud architecture, realising data privatisation, data isolation, and enterprise resources control while enjoying the low cost of the public cloud.
ZTE acknowledges that the requirement of an enterprise for hybrid cloud services has three development phases. During the first stage, the enterprise gradually moves edge services and storage backup data to the public cloud platform. During the second stage, the enterprise needs to constitute its local private cloud in view of its information security and reliability. At the third stage, the enterprise needs to interconnect the local private cloud with the public cloud platform to realise seamless linkage of services and truly realise a hybrid cloud. The solution can truly realise the automatic deployment and elastic scaling between the public cloud and private cloud through the smart adjustment capability of the uSmartPOD according to the enterprise’s capabilities and requirements at different stages.
Meanwhile, ZTE’s Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution, through the uSmart smart service management and orchestration system, automatically perceives service pressures and elastically expands the cloud-end networks and capabilities accordingly. When invoking the cloud-end capabilities, it also opens southbound interfaces for third-party software to invoke the cloud-end capabilities and provides customers with a more elastic and open cloud-pipe integration architecture.
At CeBIT 2016, ZTE demonstrated its “one terminal, two clouds” automated service deployment based on its uSmartPOD solution. Through deploying the cloud desktop service on the uSmartPOD all-in-one platform, ZTE realised two clouds (cloud video conferencing and cloud office) based on the same cloud terminal. According to Mr. Lu Ping, VP of ZTE, the ultimate purpose of the demo is to establish a future-oriented, effective and multi-win industry ecosystem to meet enterprises’ requirements for hybrid cloud development, which is the direction that ZTE cloud computing business unit is constantly exploring.
Based on its role as the M-ICT strategy enabler, its technical advantages and industrial understanding and experience, the ZTE Cloud Computing business unit offers the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution to help customers make the successful transition in the Internet of Everything era of the imminent future. In the M-ICT era, ZTE emphasises a more open, cooperative, and mutually beneficial attitude. ZTE’s Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution’s architecture is designed to closely connect telecom operators, enterprise customers, and third-party app developers to establish an open and cooperative ecosystem through resource sharing, innovation, and increased industry cooperation.