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CITIC Telecom CPC subsidiary opens new Beijing data center

18 Aug 2017

A CITIC Telecom CPC subsidiary has opened a new cloud data center in Ke Chuang, a part of Beijing’s high-tech town of Yizhuang.

As part of its cloud data center strategy, China Entercom has opened the facility to strengthen its cloud capabilities and services for its enterprise customers.

The Internet Plus era

An expression initially proposed by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Internet Plus (Internet+) is an initiative that encourages the development of the nation’s e-commerce, industrial networks and internet banking, according to China’s official government website.

According to CITIC Telecom CPC, the rapid development of ICT in China, particularly applications and technology such as cloud computing, Internet of Things and big data, has disrupted the nation’s industries and organisations.

The company says the Internet Plus era is revolutionizing and digitizing businesses and lifestyles, while fuelling the growth of big data applications.

As a result, modern enterprises not only require data centers with powerful computing, operational, maintenance, and management capabilities, but also data storage able to handle massive quantities of mission critical data, CITIC Telecom CPC claims.

Stephen Ho, CEO of CITIC Telecom CPC, comments, "The phrase 'Innovation Never Stops' is both our corporate motto, and core business value. Although the digital transformation era has arrived, traditional data center services can no longer satisfy enterprises' complex application requirements.”

“In this Internet+ era, enterprises need to invest lots of resources to maintain technological competitiveness. Therefore, their best technology partner is a trusted ICT solution provider who can help them properly leverage technological trends and empower their business development.”

“Today, we launch our new cloud data center based on our extensive experience serving enterprise customers, including our in-depth vertical industries insights. We believe that only new data centers which are innovative and able to reduce time-to-market can truly meet the higher requirements of enterprises in this new era."

DataHouse – The features

Located in Beijing’s Yizhuang, the new data center covers a total area of 14,000 square meters and is specifically designed to address modern enterprise stability, scalability and security requirements for data centers.

The CITIC Telecom CPC and China Entercom DataHouse cloud data center is ‘unconventional’, expanding beyond traditional facility management, hosting, colocation and network services.

According to CITIC Telecom CPC, the Beijing facility offers 24x7 monitoring services, customized hosting and co-location solutions as well as value-added services, such as remote service, smart rack management, WAN acceleration, and Disaster Recovery (DR) and backup configurations using hybrid cloud or public cloud topologies.

CITIC Telecom CPC and China Entercom have over 30 data centers around the world. The new Beijing Ke Chuang data center seamlessly interoperates with cloud data centers in Beijing's Jiu Xianqiao, as well as other regions, providing enterprises with local, cross-regional and cross-country managed disaster recovery and backup services.

Ho adds, "Traditional data centers are facing an array of challenges in issues of cost, speed, integration, management, security, resources sharing and dynamic deployment.”

“Thus, large or medium sized enterprises seeking digital transformation, or wishing to upgrade their business systems, are looking for new cloud data centers with capabilities to truly address their needs.”

SmartCloud BRR disaster recovery

In addition, CITIC Telecom CPC’s SmartCloud BRR, a backup, replications and recovery service, provides a full range of managed services for enterprises, with operation modes that include onsite and offsite backup and disaster recovery, and a variety of physical and virtual replication models.

CITIC Telecom CPC claims the solution offers enterprise disaster recovery with 60% lower investment costs in the first year compared with self-built disaster recovery infrastructure.

SmartCloud BRR's virtual backup and replication feature achieves a backup standard that supports "second-level" Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and "minute-level" Recovery Time Objective (RTO) parameters.  

Ho concludes, "We are confident that the launch of our DataHouse at Ke Chuang of Beijing can help our customers benefit from our high availability service platform."

"With DataHouse distributed across various locations, diverse cloud computing solutions, and a full spectrum of managed services, our portfolio as a trusted ICT solution partner is well equipped to assist our valued customers to achieve better business performance and capture more business opportunities."

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