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China Mobile's Big Cloud System Based on OpenNebula

Big Cloud Elastic Computing will Power the China Mobile‘s Operation Platform

China Mobile has just announced in the OpenNebula's blog that its flagship cloud infrastructure, Big Cloud Elastic Computing, is going to production in few months using OpenNebula as cloud management platform. Big Cloud is the cloud computing software stack developed by China Mobile Research Institute to support China Mobile‘s operation platform and provide services to its more than 600 million customers. China Mobile started to experiment with OpenNebula in 2008, four years ago, and since then the China Mobile Research Institute has developed new components to address the specific demands of its target customers.

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The Big Cloud Elastic Computing is being used in China Mobile's internal business and is now ready to provide public services. The first version of the public cloud includes 1000 servers, 700 servers of those will provide virtual machine computing service based on BC-EC and another 300 servers will provide cloud storage based on Big Cloud's object store system, named Onest.

During the next months China Mobile will make deep cooperation with OpenNebula to contribute its enhancements to the project.

More Stories By Ignacio M. Llorente

Dr. Llorente is Director of the OpenNebula Project and CEO & co-founder at C12G Labs. He is an entrepreneur and researcher in the field of cloud and distributed computing, having managed several international projects and initiatives on Cloud Computing, and authored many articles in the leading journals and proceedings books. Dr. Llorente is one of the pioneers and world's leading authorities on Cloud Computing. He has held several appointments as independent expert and consultant for the European Commission and several companies and national governments. He has given many keynotes and invited talks in the main international events in cloud computing, has served on several Groups of Experts on Cloud Computing convened by international organizations, such as the European Commission and the World Economic Forum, and has contributed to several Cloud Computing panels and roadmaps. He founded and co-chaired the Open Grid Forum Working Group on Open Cloud Computing Interface, and has participated in the main European projects in Cloud Computing. Llorente holds a Ph.D in Computer Science (UCM) and an Executive MBA (IE Business School), and is a Full Professor (Catedratico) and the Head of the Distributed Systems Architecture Group at UCM.