CTCC implementing SDN from Nuage Networks in China

China Telecom’s cloud branch CTCC will implement Nuage Networks’ SDN technology into its public cloud services for the Chinese market.

Nuage Networks is an Alcatel-Lucent start-up venture focused on SDN. CTCC has selected its SDN technology to help deliver secure, scalable, and self-serve public cloud services in China's fast-growing cloud computing market.

CTCC is one of the largest cloud computing service providers in China, responsible for China Telecom’s comprehensive cloud services. To have the scalability and elasticity required to serve public cloud customers, CTCC is investing in virtualisation technologies. Nuage Networks was chosen to provide SDN capability that operates seamlessly in CTCC’s complex and geographically dispersed network infrastructure.

Nuage Networks will also address CTCC’s network security requirements, helping guard against the customer impact of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks by providing full network isolation in order to prevent attacks against a single customer impacting others.

With operators and enterprises requiring cloud services to offer their customers the highest level of responsiveness, CTCC needed its cloud infrastructure to be capable of creating a virtual machine for customers within minutes of a self-service request. Working with Nuage Networks’ VSP and the 7850 Virtualised Services Gateway platforms, CTCC can leverage virtual and non-virtualised network assets to establish customer policies throughout shared datacentre facilities supporting their cloud services.

To ensure availability and efficiency of cloud-based services over the scale of its public cloud project, CTCC must balance resource utilisation with the high-availability needs of their customers. To overcome traffic bottlenecks, Nuage Networks’ Virtual Routing and Switching (VRS) module will substantially increase the efficiency of each network port to enable the support of more virtual machines per server.

“We can now offer our customers self-serve public cloud services in a more secure and dynamic way, giving them services that are tailored to meet their unique business requirements,” said Guang Xiaoming, the chief technology officer of CTTC.

Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Nuage Networks added: “CTCC’s customers deserve instant access to public cloud services that are supported by a network that is capable of responding to their changing needs, and the full range of applications that they require and depend on to power their businesses.”



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