Huawei Data Center Network Solution Assists Ikoula in Developing Cloud Hosting Services

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The French company Ikoula used Huawei Data Center Network Solution to reconstruct the data center network and resolve the issues of low bandwidth and complex O&M, which enables public cloud customers to deploy VMs within 30 seconds in one-click mode. The significant growth in access performance enhances user experience and loyalty and will yield more benefits for Ikoula.

Background

Founded in 1998, Ikoula, the French cloud hosting expert and winner of the EuroCloud award for "Best Cloud Infrastructure Service," runs services in fields such as domain names, virtual servers (VPSs), and dedicated servers. Ikoula started business in equipment room and rack leasing and later engaged in dedicated server hosting and cloud services, enriching its services and transforming into a cloud service provider. Traditional data centers, however, couldn't meet its service requirements. The company needed to evolve them into cloud data centers.

Challenges

Ikoula has six data centers located on three continents, including 2 self-build ones in France. It launched cloud services in U.S., Germany, Singapore, and opened its first subsidiary in Netherlands in the spring of 2016. With 65 network maintenance employees, Ikoula hosts more than 37,000 websites and maintains more than 8,000 virtual servers, serving more than 25,000 customers. Ikoula works to substantially expand services and finds that legacy network issues become barriers to fulfill their vision of providing managed services up to a 99.999% SLA to customers as a cloud service provider. To meet cloud service requirements and achieve objectives of high performance, high reliability, elastic scaling, and simple O&M, Ikoula wanted to construct data center networks that could:


-- Break through limitations of the original STP network, make full use of
network resources, and elastically scale out over rapid customer and
service growth
-- Resolve the network congestion issue caused by the small cache of the
original network, maintain compatibility with subsequent evolution, and
can support 40 GE, 100 GE, or higher bandwidth
-- Feature simple O&M without requiring additional network maintenance
employees
Solution

Huawei Data Center Network Solution reduces service deployment complexity, improves system reliability, and provides functions of monitoring and managing resources, meeting Ikoula's quick service requirements.

Scalable network architecture: NE routers and CloudEngine data center switches were used to build a data center network that can support 100 GE interconnection, 10 GE access, and E2E large cache. Using an architecture that supports 10 GE, 40 GE, and 100 GE physical servers, the network can be elastically scaled out, relieving Ikoula from worring about bandwidth and network speed over quick cloud service.

Simple and convenient network O&M: The solution uses virtualization technologies to establish loop-free high-reliability networks, simplifying O&M management for network devices and improving O&M efficiency.

Evolution into an SDN ready network: All devices support VXLAN and EVPN, and the data center network can smoothly evolve towards the SDN network, meeting both present and future service requirements. The solution can be subsequently deployed without reconstructing the network, facilitating network automation and reducing CAPEX and OPEX.

Benefits

Ikoula used Huawei Data Center Network Solution to reconstruct the data center network and resolve the issues of low bandwidth and complex O&M faced by Ikoula. After reconstruction, Ikoula enables public cloud customers to deploy VMs within 30 seconds in one-click mode. The significant growth in access performance enhances user experience and loyalty and will yield more benefits for Ikoula.

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