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Dr. Peng Cloud is actively engaged in writing of the White Paper, to promote development of cloud network convergence

2019-07-05

On July 2, 2019, the Trusted Cloud Summit (TRUCS 2019), hosted by China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), was inaugurated at Beijing International Convention Center. The theme of the summit was "intelligent cloud network with future on trust." It aimed to focus on China's cloud computing development, discuss on outstanding cases and practical applications of cloud computing, and gain insight into the frontier of cloud computing technology and products. At the forum of "Cloud Network Convergence and SD-WAN" on July 3, the White Paper on the Development of Cloud Network Convergence (2019), for which Dr. Peng had participated in writing, was officially released to the public. In the White Paper, Dr. Peng fully demonstrated its professional views, staged achievements and service cases within the field of cloud network convergence.


Hybrid cloud plays a crucial part in typical scenarios of cloud network convergence

As it was engaged in the writing of the White Paper on the Development of Cloud Network Convergence (2019), Dr. Peng Cloud held the view that hybrid cloud boasts the flexibility of public cloud and also the security and stability of private cloud, thus being increasingly applied in recent years. In this respect, the hybrid cloud IT architecture in future will be the main trend of enterprise IT infrastructure. For data centers, IT asset management and data transmission between private cloud and public cloud will become a major challenge that enterprises have to face up to in future IT development. As for major application scenarios of cloud network convergence programs, we'd define 3 mainstream scenario models as follows, and shall solve the data transmission issues thereof by means of Dr. Peng's exchange platform.

1. Interconnection between the local computing environment (user's own IT system, control center, data platform) and the resource pool on cloud;

2. Interconnection between the local data center (private cloud) and the resource pool on cloud;

3. Interconnection between different public cloud service providers.

Dr. Peng's cloud exchange platform is network-centric, and integrates cloud computing resources. Relying on SDN technology and DCI network scenarios, and based on network resources in 210+ cities nationwide, it can meet enterprise customers' demand for data center - cloud, cloud - cloud, and data center - data center interconnections. Moreover, the platform can help enterprises to quickly build the high-quality private network, to "hop onto cloud." Currently, Dr. Peng's cloud exchange platform has been linked with the major public cloud vendors in North China, East China and South China, such as Aliyun, Tencent Cloud, Huawei Cloud, Baidu Cloud, Kingsoft Cloud, Ping An Cloud, JD Cloud, and Azure Cloud. It features high availability, high stability, low latency, flexible networking, flexible management, visual management and other advantages in regard to its network and platform. As Dr. Peng's cloud exchange platform is used to perform data transmission in various scenarios, it'd ensure network stability, high speed, security, and avoid the risk of data theft in transmission due to instable network quality issue caused by detour from and to public network; and at the same time, it'd allow the enterprise to, while accessing the powerful public cloud resources, also guarantee the security of core data through local data center.

 

Cloud management platform to demonstrate infinite value
in interconnection of cloud resource pools of cross-cloud service providers

 

Dr. Peng Cloud said: cloud computing, after decades of development, has entered the multi-cloud era that comprises of private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud and a variety of heterogeneous resources. According to the latest survey report of RightScale 2018, there had been already 81% of enterprises adopting multi-cloud. Multi-cloud will certainly become the first choice of enterprises. That an enterprise deploys a part of its business on two or more different public cloud platforms has been more and more preferred by medium and large enterprises. Therefore, the multi-cloud management platform that allows the user to conduct unified management of the multi-cloud environment will sure become a must-have. As the managing enterprise starts to use cloud management platform to do multi-cloud management, the network among multiple clouds should still restrict the management of multi-cloud environment.

Dr. Peng Cloud's multi-cloud management platform provides one-stop solutions for enterprises, facilitating their convenient, fast and efficient management of existing virtual platform, private cloud, container cloud and other resources of major cloud vendors, thereby further reducing the administration costs, and optimizing the efficiency. During this process, Dr. Peng Cloud fully exerts its resource advantages and, relying on its powerful network coverage, incorporates the third-party high-quality public cloud resources, such as Aliyun, Tencent Cloud, Baidu Cloud and Huawei Cloud, into its own network. In the future, the "cloud market + network market" integration concept shall take shape, that is, a concept achieving "one platform for unified services" through cloud management platform. So when an enterprise selects some cloud services, it may turn on the inter-cloud network transmission service in the first place, so as to solve the traditional cloud network separation issue.

 

Cloud network convergence turns to be a must-have for enterprises' cloud deployment

Cloud network convergence is a concept that has been proposed and developed by infrastructure operators in recent 2 years, however, their development pattern and competition also delayed the commercial marketing process of cloud network convergence. The early products for cloud network convergence were more about access to a same public cloud node or access to a certain public cloud service, rather than forming an integrated, cross-cloud, multi-operator and heterogeneous environment for transmission.

Along with the maturing of cloud computing, especially driven by encouragement policies like the program of cloud migration for a million companies in 3 years, the cloud migration trend will start to spread from traditional medium-and-large enterprises, Internet companies and government agencies to SMEs, and enterprises of second and third tier cities. Although the demand for cloud is amplified, the traditional IT organizations and cloud service providers will remain interdependent, and mutually cooperative. The complex network architecture will give birth to ever-increasingly expanded application scenarios of cloud network convergence products.

Meanwhile, more and more companies began to gradually deploy multi-cloud environment to ensure normal operation of business in terms of disaster recovery, diversification and other scenes. Previous transmission patterns cannot guarantee multi-cloud management and data transmission. So cloud development is also one unified demand for businesses of this type.

 

Currently, cloud network convergence has been gradually developed into a complete system of service capabilities, including virtual private cloud (VPC) at the bottom, cloud network products in the middle, and industrial application scenarios on top. As the largest private listed company offering telecom value-added services, Dr. Peng has network resources and data center resources at the bottom; takes VPC, multi-cloud management platform as products and services in the middle; and works with partners to provide the "cloud + network + MSP" one-stop cloud network convergence solution for enterprise customers from varied industries.

 

Dr. Peng Cloud - an online education platform's cloud architecture with high availability

Customer profile: an online educational platform supporting live teaching for thousands of people simultaneously online. The network classroom supports audio and video interaction, real-time video recording, group chat, document presentation, whiteboard, raising hand to speak, text communication and other features.

 

Business Challenge

1. Branches across the country to access each other with high reliability and to do cloud migration;

2. Avoid prolonged streaming, caching, buffering and other situations when students watch the live video;

3. Support online students' highly concurrent access during peak periods;

4. Easy to maintain and controllable costs.

 

Solution

1. Adopt dual-plane network architecture to achieve interconnection of public cloud and branches;

2. Use private network provided by the cloud exchange platform as the primary network; and in case of highly concurrent access, the SD-WAN network should be responsible for the transmission of non-core applications (identified by terminal device).

 

Customer Benefits:

1. Dual-plane network architecture to provide high availability;

2. The cost for private network and Internet-based SD-WAN network is significantly reduced compared with dual private networks.


Partly sourced from: OpenSource Cloud Alliance for Industry (OSCAR)