ZTE launches proprietary cloud operating system
By Asia Cloud Forum staff 19-May-2011
China-based network solutions provider ZTE launched its first proprietary cloud computing operating system "CoCloud."
With the 'CoCloud' operating system at its core, ZTE's cloud computing solutions consist of an IT resources management platform, virtual computing, cloud operating management and cloud security.
Global cloud center in Nanjing
On March 18, ZTE announced its commitment in developing emerging technologies including cloud computing. "It is our ambition to use cloud computing to account for a third of ZTE's total revenues," said ZTE's President Shi Lirong. The company also officially announced the establishment of its Global Cloud Computing Center in Nanjing.
"It is our ambition to use cloud computing to account for a third of ZTE's total revenues."
-- Shi Lirong, president, ZTE
According to ZTE's Vice President Lv Ebin, the department of cloud computing and IT operations has already put in place over 3,000 research and development (R&D) teams. The Center will be first used by ZTE Nanjing's employees to refine their cloud computing solutions, and will be opened to visitors afterwards.
In the short run, ZTE will continue its R&D in the areas of cloud computing and applications with telecom operators. ZTE has also inked partnerships with governmental agencies and enterprises on the cloud development of e-governmental, e-affair, and intelligent transportation.
ZTE defines cloud computing as "a technical architecture framework, and commercial application model based on the cloud computing technology." According to ZTE, the core of the cloud computing development should include following key elements: cloud computing technology, complete network architecture, key issues, and commercial model innovation based on cloud applications with cloud operating system as the key element.