Xiaomi was founded in 2010, and in seven short years the company has become the fourth largest manufacturer in the world. But the company is much more than that, as its former vice-president Hugo Barra said in 2014. According to Barra, Xiaomi is an Internet and a software company more than it is a hardware company. At the time he made the statement, the company generated most of its revenue from hardware, but the investments it has been making in data centers and Internet services since validates that statement. Currently, the company has seven data centers in and around Beijing that are going to be interconnected with the deployment of Nokia's 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS). The centers will allow Xiaomi to improve its operations, create a private cloud, and have the capability to offer high-speed next generation communications and Internet services.
According to Nokia (News - Alert), the state of the art fiber-optic network is going to link the seven data centers to reduce bottlenecks and lower latency levels for faster and higher quality Internet services. In order to make this possible, Nokia is providing its data center interconnect (DCI) solution, based on the company's 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) and managed by the Network Services Platform.
With the DCI solution, Xiaomi is going to be able to bring its data centers together and manage them effectively so it can establish a private cloud for supporting internal data management. The reliability of the DCI platform has been proven internationally for global enterprises that require highly secure environments governed by strict regulatory bodies, including financial institutions, healthcare providers and Web-scale companies.
“As large enterprises in China and around the world look to take advantage of the benefits of private cloud, Nokia's data center interconnect solution offers an ideal way of bringing together geographically distributed assets to form a single, high-performance cloud. This initiative is enabling Xiaomi to maximize network capacity, address fast-growing traffic demands and enjoy the flexibility of the cloud with the security, reliability and performance of a private network,” said Drazen Lukic, head of China IP and Optical Networks Business Group at Nokia.
As Xiaomi brings all of its data centers together, many of the connected devices the company manufactures will be part of the next generation communication services with the Internet of Things (IoT), virtual and augmented reality, cloud services and more.
The deployment of the 1830 PSS is going to provide Xiaomi with a high-performance Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) platform that can handle enterprise data center networks with the capacity, security and control required to manage such assets. With the 1830 PSS platform, Xiaomi can deploy services rapidly, reduce network TCO, and extend network as more of its customers in China demand next generation communications services. The platform supports a wide range of applications and services, including metro and long-haul transport, broadband backhaul, data center interconnect, multicast video, carrier Ethernet and wavelength services.
Edited by Alicia Young