Enterprise IT vendor IBM announced its deal with Chinese data center service provider 21Vianet Group to introduce IBM’s cloud infrastructure service and accelerate managed private cloud adoption.
As part of the deal, IBM will provide the physical point of distribution (POD) and service while 21Vianet will host the POD facility at 21Vianet data center in Beijing.
Laurie Tropiano, general manager of GTS, IBM GCG, said: “Our clients will see IBM accelerating its efforts around driving innovation in China with enhanced IBM cloud offerings as a platform. We are setting a new benchmark for cloud computing performance in China.”
The deal enables IBM to introduce IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ to China. The IBM cloud solution will assist enterprises to manage more complex, mission critical workloads and applications in the cloud.
IBM claims that it Cloud capabilities deliver a customizable infrastructure service built on open standards for the most demanding workloads. IBM’s cloud capabilities can deliver a comprehensive, yet flexible enterprise cloud environments within a few hours, with the highest levels of security. It uses a virtual private network to provide access to cloud infrastructure and provides end-to-end 99.9 percent availability.
Josh Chen, Chairman and CEO of 21Vianet Group, said: “Through this cooperation, 21Vianet Group, Inc has obtained not only business growth, but also comprehensive enhancement in service capability of cloud computing, providing a platform upon which enterprises to base their critical and production workloads for growth.”