Implementation at PCCW Global’s two next-generation data centers in Reston, Va. and Hong Kong is currently underway, with plans to expand to other strategic cities around the world over time. Cloud services provided in these centers are designed to enable self-service provisioning and integration with existing PCCW Global integrated communications solutions.
“As applications continue to move closer to the network edge, the demands for workload agility and mobility are becoming increasingly important for our customers,” said Bret Rehart, chief network and information officer of PCCW Global. “Customers have needs for new applications for network function virtualization (NFV_ and internet of things (IoT) and want them faster, at the right location, and tailored to their specific needs. Our aim is to provide dynamic network and cloud based services that not only automatically flex in response to our customers’ policies and service level commitments, but also self-adjust based on rapidly changing network conditions. The approach we have taken, working with Canonical and CPLANE NETWORKS, will enable us to deliver a level of performance, scalability and automation that would otherwise be unachievable with traditional service configuration solutions.”
The delivery of additional value-added services such as security, video or application suites can be added on-demand, as well as integrated with connectivity to public clouds and other infrastructure to create enhanced, enterprise-level services, a hybrid private to public cloud offering..
Canonical’s Juju Charms will also extend the Canonical/CPLANE OpenStack solution by providing an automated mechanism to deploy base OpenStack cloud services, and enable an ecosystem of value-added services for enterprise and edge applications, network function virtualization (NFV) and IoT-enablement.
Brandon Williams, CPLANE’s CEO, added, The two great market forces of today, the proliferation of mobile / IoT devices and the conquering wave of public clouds, are growing at a phenomenal rate. But they are growing apart; the first is becoming more distributed and fragmented while the latter is becoming cheaper and more centralized. Canonical and CPLANE NETWORKS have bridged this gap with a hyper-distributed cloud solution for service providers. PCCW Global will be the first to market with an edge-cloud offering for the applications that will power this new frontier.”