China Telecommunications Corporation: China Telecom Introduces Cloud Services Platform in Just Six Months
China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom) is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the People's Republic of China. They need to expand their hosting business and they built an Internet data center (IDC) at subsidiary Shanghai Telecom to determine the best infrastructure for creating flexible cloud computing services. China Telecom built the IDC using the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with Hyper-V technology and Microsoft System Center data center solutions. By using Microsoft software, China Telecom got its first IDC up and running in just six months - half the time it would have taken using VMware - and realized significantly lower costs. By offering dynamically configurable cloud resources, China Telecom can meet a wider range of customer needs and greatly expand its hosting business.