Friday, June 13, 2014

Huawei Delivers Cloud Data Centers for Phoenix TV Global Broadcasting

Phoenix TV, a leading broadcaster with operations around the world, has activated a distributed cloud data center platform supplied by Huawei.

The "2&7" initiative, covering Phoenix TV's main centers in Beijing and Hong Kong, as well as its offices in Shanghai, Taipei, London, Paris, Washington DC and Los Angeles, will enable the broadcaster to accelerate its content production worldwide away from tape-based production to online, real time availability and provide its viewers with an enhanced user experience. The initiative is the core of Phoenix TV's omnimedia strategy.

Phoenix TV has completed its data centers in Beijing, Hong Kong and London. By the end of 2014, Phoenix TV will have built and integrated its six remaining regional data centers. The new architecture provided by Huawei helps Phoenix TV to logically manage physically dispersed data center resources in a unified manner, enabling Phoenix TV to deliver news on key events from around the world in as little as five minutes.

In addition to the distributed cloud data centers, Huawei is also providing its cloud operating system, called FusionSphere, its USG9500 series firewall, its S9700 switch, OceanStor Enterprise Storage, and modular data center IDS2000.

"The way we create and our users consume our content are changing radically and we are deploying technology to address these changing needs," said Wang Hongbo, Deputy Director of Information and Network Management at Phoenix TV. "The advent of cloud computing has brought new challenges and opportunities to the IT industry. Our transformation to meet the demands of the omnimedia age see us building a resource-sharing platform that converges our corporate resources and serves our scattered institutions, faster and cheaper. We believe that Huawei's distributed cloud data center solution is helping us to deploy a highly secure, reliable and operable IT platform," he added.