Nokia has won two contracts from China-based webscale giants — Tencent and Baidu — for supplying data center interconnect (DCI) network solutions.
Tencent and Baidu will strengthen their already strong relationship with Nokia to build out their software-defined DCI infrastructure, providing them with the dynamic, massive-scale optical bandwidth needed to support growing cloud operations in China and the US.
Tencent and Baidu are two of the top four China-based webscale operators. Baidu is the number one search engine. Tencent leads in social media and online gaming. They have large cloud operations in China and abroad to support their global businesses.
Nokia’s webscale DCI solutions, which are based on the Nokia 1830 Photonic Service Interconnect (PSI), are enabling webscale operators in China to support edge cloud applications such as Industry 4.0, AI, machine learning and autonomous driving.
Nokia’s DCI and SDN solutions maximize capacity and agility, while simplifying and automating key operational functions for lower costs.
Nokia is a world leader in the DCI market with its solutions used by webscale networks and large enterprises in the financial, healthcare, government, energy, transportation, consumer and industrial sectors for business and mission-critical DCI applications, said Markus Bochert, president of Nokia Greater China.