Previously, the national development and Reform Commission, the central network information office, the Ministry of industry and information technology and the National Energy Administration jointly issued a notice, agreeing to start the construction of National Computing hub nodes in 8 places, including Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, the Yangtze River Delta, Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macao, Dawan District, Chengdu and Chongqing, Inner Mongolia, Guizhou, Gansu and Ningxia, and planned 10 national data center clusters, and the “counting from the east to the west” project was officially launched.
Under the background of “counting from the east to the west”, the construction of national integrated network is also put on the agenda. What problems should we pay attention to in the process of network construction? What impact does the project of “counting from the east to the west” have on the digital transformation of enterprises? How to conduct the “overtime” of cloud computing? With these questions, IDC circle reporters interviewed several guests from China Enterprise Network Communication Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “China Enterprise Communication”).
Data is the core of “counting from east to west”
“Counting from the east to the west” is only easy to understand from the literal meaning, that is, “put the data of the East in the Western calculation”, but in fact, this sentence looks simple, but it is challenging to do. First, we need to build a “highway” of data so that data can flow quickly in the network. Second, we need a platform for integrating and collecting data to collect, sort, classify, process and process heterogeneous data. According to Zhan Dongdong, director of China enterprise communication data science and innovation, “East data and West computing” puts forward higher requirements for data computing and promotes the intelligent development of the whole IDC industry.
At the platform level, “counting from the east to the west” needs a platform to classify and classify the data. For applications with high time delay requirements such as finance, medical treatment and disaster early warning, these data are more suitable for processing in the eastern region and close to the application scenario; On the contrary, for the scenes with low time delay requirements such as data storage, data processing and deep learning, the calculation and processing in the western region can greatly reduce the data processing cost, cost and efficiency.
In the face of these comprehensive data classification, “soldiers and horses have not moved, food and grass first”. As an important support for data processing, cloud platform should also be changed as soon as possible with the launch of the “East digital West computing” project. Under the background of “East digital West computing”, enterprises will have more and more cloud architecture applications in the future, the framework will be wider and wider, and the requirements for data management in multi architecture will be higher and higher.
At the network level, under the background of “counting from the east to the west”, cloudy is already an inevitable option for enterprises to go to the cloud. How to better reach the enterprise business and realize the interconnection between data centers will become one of the directions that IDC service providers and cloud service providers need to discuss and optimize at this stage. In the future, the network is not just a transmission channel. In the face of different business needs, how to respond more quickly and flexibly through the combination of network and cloud is the key for cloud service providers to improve their core competitiveness. Through the analysis of the overall development trend at this stage, it is not difficult to see that cloud network integration and cloud network collaboration are inevitable trends.
Cloud as the core, distributed “landing”
Under the background of “counting from the east to the west”, how to realize the interconnection between multiple data centers and realize the call and processing of remote data without customers’ perception will become a new track of cloud “battlefield”. Taking the manufacturing industry as an example, “on the production side, the manufacturing industry has extremely high requirements for data delay, but the requirements for time delay are not so high at the management levels of energy consumption analysis, supply chain management and production plan management. However, they often need these to break through the data barriers between these different systems and conduct extensive data interaction, so they put forward higher requirements for the construction of diversified management system.” At the service provider level, customers should be able to call and process different data without perception. “Even if the customer’s data center is spread across the top 10 clusters, the customer’s use experience should be the same as in one data center, which is the difficulty of diversified management.” Zhan Dongdong, director of China enterprise communication data science and innovation, stressed.
It is worth noting that in terms of distributed management and even the construction of distributed data center management platform, China enterprise communication has long had a layout.
Guo Yuanda, general sales manager of China enterprise communication South China, said that from the perspective of IDC resources, China enterprise communication has accumulated more than 20 years of experience in information and communication services, and is still in the process of resource expansion. At present, China enterprise communication has cloud data centers in core cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, which can realize interconnection and unified call. As early as five years ago, China enterprise communications built a cloud data center distributed architecture in core cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, helping enterprises with digital transformation.
At the same time, China enterprise communications introduced sd-wan networking technology in 2018. After continuous optimization and construction in recent years, it has laid a solid foundation for cloud side collaboration and flexible business deployment.
In addition, China enterprise communication has also made an in-depth layout in the remote operation and maintenance of the data center. China enterprise communication has introduced AR technology at the operation level of the data center, and can realize the remote operation of multiple data centers, including data collection, display, unified management and other operations, so as to further promote the implementation of distributed data centers. With the cloud as the core, while building a multi cloud management architecture, China enterprise communications has continued to carry out technological innovation and “give advice” for “counting East and west” and even global network construction.
“Counting from the east to the west” is only the beginning
“Counting from the east to the west” is only the beginning of network construction, not the “ceiling” of network construction.
Jia Hong, senior vice president of China enterprise communications, said that the intelligent “cloud, network and security” integrated base created by China enterprise communications builds the datahouse cloud integration data center on high-quality network and it infrastructure, and cooperates with ICT solutions such as trustcsi information security management service and smartcloud cloud cloud computing service in the cloud era. Through the intelligent management mode, China enterprise communications can not only give play to their respective advantages, but also work together and manage uniformly.
Not only that, at the technical level, “East digital West computing” is not only a simple data processing, but also hopes to realize the flexible deployment of business and better stimulate the value of data through “East digital West computing” and even the construction of global integrated network.
Looking forward to the future, China enterprise communication will continue to cultivate the ICT field, focus on optimizing the multi cloud management architecture, and focus on the layout of cloud native applications, micro services, subscription services and other business fields. China enterprise communication will further integrate resources, and make use of artificial intelligence and other technologies to enhance cloud computing power and enrich service diversification.
It is worth noting that in order to better assist enterprises in digital transformation, China enterprise communications also put forward the innovative development strategy of ICT miind, which has become the “brain” to assist enterprises in successful digital transformation. Jia Hong, senior vice president of China enterprise communications, mentioned that ICT miind strategy is to use intelligent thinking and combine multiple elements to build innovative intelligent modules different from general intelligent operation and maintenance, coupled with customized and customized industry service scenarios to create a more intelligent IT service management platform for customers.
Through the integration and innovation of a variety of digital technologies and its own decades of industry accumulation, China enterprise communication has walked out of a unique and innovative path in helping enterprises’ digital transformation and promoting the implementation of the “East digital West computing” project. Relying on its enterprise background, IDC journalists believe that China Enterprise Communication will become the “vanguard” and backbone of the implementation of China’s “East digital West computing” project.