Cisco has said that Chunghwa Telecom, a leading cloud service provider in Taiwan, enhanced its ‘hicloud' Cloud Server Service with the deployment of the Cisco Unified Data Center architecture.
This offers virtual server computing services through a stable, highly secure and reliable network platform, helping enterprises improve IT system and facility utilization, and swiftly and flexibly providing computing resources for enterprises, effectively paving the way for cloud business opportunities.
In the inaugural Cisco Global Cloud Index (2010-2015), Cisco estimates global cloud computing traffic will grow 12 fold from 130 exabytes to reach a total of 1.6 zettabytes annually by 2015, the equivalent of 22 trillion hours of streaming music or 1.6 trillion hours of online high-definition (HD) video streaming.
The study also predicts that over 50 percent of computing workloads in data centers will be cloud-based by 2014. Cloud is becoming a critical element for the future of IT, and in addressing today's business demands for agility, continuity and security amid a dynamic economic ecosystem.
Cisco Unified Data Center is a key component of Cisco CloudVerse, a framework that combines the foundational elements needed to enable organizations to build, manage and connect public, private and hybrid clouds. Cisco CloudVerse combines these key cloud elements, Unified Data Center, Cloud Intelligent Network, and Cloud Applications and Services, enabling businesses to realize all of the benefits of clouds, improved agility, better economics, enhanced security and a dynamic, assured experience. It responds to the prevalence of cloud computing in a world of many clouds.
"With cloud computing data center technologies, not only can enterprises reduce the repeat purchase of IT facilities, but they can also take advantage of virtualization to respond swiftly to market needs, simplify management procedures and go green by improving resource utilization. Cisco is very pleased to support far-sighted Chunghwa Telecom in building a high tech next generation cloud data center with high scalability and greater computing capacity by deploying Cisco's standardized and high-performance Unified Data Center architecture. This will enable Chunghwa Telecom to deliver highly secure and stable ‘hicloud' Cloud Server Services to their customers, setting a new paradigm for the use of the cloud platform," said Frank Wu, general manager, Cisco Taiwan.
Chunghwa Telecom's ‘hicloud' Cloud Server Service is officially launched, providing virtual server space, cloud data security and protection, applications for smart devices and program access platforms, and more. Chunghwa Telecom indicated that the cloud computing plan has two objectives. The first is to offer end to end cloud services, to develop new services and to create a cloud service market. The second is to deliver cloud solutions for private cloud, public cloud and government cloud. The company's ‘hicloud' service provides an agile and highly secure IT cloud platform and infrastructure, together with affordable and highly scalable solutions, allowing enterprises to deploy cloud computing with ease.