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Shanxi Mobile took the lead in building a cloud computing business support platform

for application. With the rise of Internet and mobile Internet and the advent of the all service era, the trend of operator pipelining is intensifying. How to realize the transformation from resource services to business services in the new market environment? At present, operators have realized the opportunities brought by cloud computing, and started to use cloud computing to build enterprise internal informatization, so as to improve operation and maintenance, decision-making efficiency, and rapid market response ability

as a huge and complex system resource platform for operating material and financial resources, the scale of the business support system (boss) is growing rapidly every year. However, the chimney construction mode has caused a series of problems, such as unable to share platform resources, low overall system utilization, unreasonable system resource allocation, difficult maintenance and high cost. Therefore, in order to achieve rapid delivery and flexible optimization of the capabilities of the business support system, The construction of cloud platform for operator business support system bears the brunt

stability and reliability are the basic

at present, the three major domestic operators have begun to study the application of cloud computing in their internal IT systems: China Mobile has released the big cloud research plan and piloted the use of cloud technology in it support systems; Chinatelecom started the cloud service and started the transformation of Bi cloud system; China Unicom has launched the test of cloud computing applied to it support system

Wang Feng, deputy general manager of Shanxi Mobile business support system, said that in order to better support business development, the business support system is transforming to cloud computing mode and virtualization mode

on the other hand, for operators, the business support system plays an important role. At the same time, cloud computing, as a new technology, still has many challenges. In particular, if cloud computing technology is rashly introduced into the core business system, there will be huge technical and business risks. In Wang Feng's opinion, the cloud platform construction of the operator's business support system should follow three principles: model selection on demand, smooth transition, stability and reliability

compared with Internet companies, telecom operators have more application scenarios, which should be selected according to the needs of different systems, and the appropriate is the best. Wang Feng said. At the same time of cloud transformation, performance and reliability should not be sacrificed

three-tier architecture transformation idea

it is learned from Shanxi Mobile that Shanxi Mobile has horizontally integrated the three-tier architecture of access layer, middle layer (application layer) and core layer (data layer) commonly used in business support system applications. After more than a year of construction, the cloud transformation has been preliminarily completed and officially launched

in the core layer (boss/crm core database system), the key databases are included and the application is complex. For the consideration of stability, high performance and reliability, Shanxi Mobile still adopts the traditional heterogeneous platform, splits the centralized databases according to regions and functions, deploys the loosely coupled application architecture, and reduces the impact of single node failure. Therefore, in terms of technical selection, this layer adopts the dynamic partition mode of medium and high-end minicomputers, and uses proprietary CPU and IO to meet the performance and reliability requirements of the system

in the middle tier (middleware, general database and background application), in view of the characteristics of large number of partitions, multiple types, fast system change, fast load change, controllable capacity requirements of a single zone, universality and centralized deployment, Shanxi Mobile has realized software and hardware decoupling at this level, and used virtualization technology to comprehensively improve resource sharing and delivery flexibility from three aspects: technical resources, network resources and storage resources. In this layer, the middle-end minicomputer is mainly used, and the advanced virtualization mode is used to improve the flexibility of partitions and meet the requirements of rapid deployment while taking into account the reliability and high performance

in the access layer (web server and small application system), due to the large number of small applications, the application itself has the characteristics of cluster operation, and does not have high requirements for the reliability and performance of a single node, the combination of virtualization based on Linux technology and x86 server virtualization scheme is adopted to control the cost and effectively use the original equipment, Later, the investment made the total amount of financing reach 28.56 million pounds, giving full play to the price advantage. At the same time, it also developed an application cloud platform based on SaaS layer

SaaS services will be improved in the future

it is reported that in the cloud construction of Shanxi Mobile's business support system infrastructure, IBM PowerVM advanced virtualization software and hardware solution is adopted in the middle layer of the business support system. While building the cloud platform, it also provides a virtualized resource pool for the security area services of different business systems, realizing the horizontal integration of business systems. At present, Shanxi Mobile has deployed various business support system middleware services, including business channel middleware, background applications, non core databases, interface systems, etc., totaling more than 80 business partitions. At the same time, its business support system has not only significantly improved the system resource utilization and system agility, but also improved the flexibility of dynamic expansion and on-demand use of resources

Wang Feng said that at present, the plastic granulator operation of the branch of Shanxi Mobile Industry touches a wide range of fields. The application level of unified cloud computing is still at the primary level, and there is still a big gap with the services provided by Internet companies such as Amazon. In the future, there is still a long way to go for the cloud of business support system, and the short-term goal is to make the service implementation principled and modular, and improve from the basic implementation level to a higher service field

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