China Telecom has signed a memorandum of understanding with the world's leading virtual and cloud infrastructure provider VMware to launch China Telecom's eSurfing mixed cloud services in China.
China Telecom's eSurfing mixed cloud services will reportedly target large enterprises whose existing data centers face infrastructure and power expansion problems. China Telecom will provide a mixed resource model which combines the owned data centers of those companies and public cloud hosting to enable the seamless and flexible extension of enterprise resources. The eSurfing mixed cloud services will integrate the advantages of both public cloud and private cloud. By effectively connecting the private cloud of customers to China Telecom's cloud data center, the Chinese carrier will offer related mixed cloud services to customers.
China Telecom's cloud company will provide advanced mixed cloud services to Chinese users, covering Infrastructure-as-a-Service and disaster recovery services. With those services, China Telecom will help enterprise users smoothly integrate their existing IT environment into China Telecom's mixed cloud model and implement unified and efficient management.
The mixed cloud will not only support the deployment of new cloud applications, but also will help improve business efficiency and flexibility. With the eSurfing mixed cloud services, IT departments can check, manage and operate in a mixed cloud environment by using their existing familiar and trusted platforms.
At the initial stage of the project, China Telecom's cloud company will focus on large- and medium-sized enterprises as well as the government market, especially the finance, energy, transportation, insurance, medical, and education sectors. At the same time, China Telecom's cloud company will cooperate with VMware to jointly promote the continuous innovation and development of mixed cloud services.
Financial terms of the MOU were not released.