CITIC Telecom CPC partners with EMC and Riverbed on cloud
By Asia Cloud Forum editors 24-Aug-2012
CITIC Telecom International CPC (CITIC Telecom CPC) today signed two open-ended partnership agreements with EMC and Riverbed Technology to enhance its SmartCLOUD hybrid cloud computing offerings.
CITIC Telecom CPC's new SmartCLOUD offerings include EMC's storage capabilities and Riverbed's traffic and application balancing solution TAB (Traffic and Application Balancer).
Launched in July 2011, CITIC Telecom CPC's SmartCLOUD solutions currently include infrastructure-as-a-service (SmartCLOUD Compute and SmartCLOUD Compute performance agent), value-added service SmartCLOUD backup, replication and recovery, and software-as-a-service (SmartCLOUD M@il, SmartCLOUD video conferencing, and the newly launched SmartCLOUD TAB).
Daniel Kwong, CITIC Telecom CPC's vice president of IT and security services, said the company will launch more cloud offerings under the SmartCLOUD portfolio by end of 2012. These will include storage, virtual desktop infrastructure, private cloud, CEP (complex event processing), GeoDrive, call center and enterprise cloud IP PBN.
Storage and application delivery
Partnering with EMC, CITIC Telecom CPC enhanced its SmartCLOUD storage by EMC's VNX storage family, which delivers file, block and object storage. Providing up to 30TB storage, the enhanced SmartCLOUD storage service will come with provide quality of service for "the best application performance," prioritized IOPS (input/output operations per second) up to 10,000, data encryption at storage level within the cloud, and remote protection against localized failures, outages and disasters.
CITIC Telecom CPC plans to extend its partnership with EMC. Through joining EMC's Velocity Service Provider Partner Program, CITIC Telecom CPC plans to launch storage-as-a-service and other value-added solutions running on EMC's Atmos and Iomega platforms.
Gabriel Leung, general manager of EMC Hong Kong and Macau, said EMC will refer deals to CITIC Telecom CPC's SmartCloud service. While EMC is not in the position to deliver public cloud services, it will do so through partnerships, such as with CITIC Telecom CPC.
As with Riverbed, CITIC Telecom CPC will launch a new service offering SmartCLOUD TAB (Traffic and Application Balancer) that combines CITIC Telecom CPC's cloud infrastructure with Riverbed's Stingray application performance and traffic management solutions. The Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager software includes Riverbed's virtual application delivery controllers (vADC) that manages application execution across the SmartCLOUD infrastructure.
According to CITIC Telecom CPC, the company will expand its storage-as-a-service and software-as-a-service portfolio by forming more strategic partners alliances in the Asia Pacific.
CITIC Telecom CPC has deployed more than 50 points of presence in the Greater China and Asia Pacific Region, including Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Australia and the US. The company also has plans to extend its presence to Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, London and New York. The company operates six cloud services centers in the region (one each in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Taiwan and Singapore, and two in Hong Kong), with the first ASEAN SmartCLOUD services center launched in Singapore in July 2012.