China Mobile Communications Corporation, more commonly referred to as China Mobile, was founded in 1997. It is the biggest mobile phone provider in the world with 824 million customers. It also has garnered 60 percent of the Chinese telecom market. It ranked twenty eighth on the Forbes Global 2000 list. It has also been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven years, in a row. As of May, 2015 the company had a market cap of 271.5 billion dollars.
As a cellphone provider giant, China Mobile is involved in promoting voice business, improving cloud computing infrastructure, and deploying the world’s leading 4G network. This must all be accomplished while maintaining reliable operation of the business. The system that supports these changes must also be efficient, easy to use, and adhere to strict quality control.
The magnitude of China Mobile’s dealings make it difficult for traditional servers to cope with such demand and volume. The operating costs of China Mobile must also be manageable. Any expenses that the company incurs due to the operations of the servers, will be passed on to the China Mobile users. As the service provider strives to deliver its customers with the lowest rates possible, this is not an ideal situation.
The Inspur Rack Scale Server SR 4.5 Rackscale Architecture is ideal for supporting the issues created by the demand of the China Mobile system. The different branches of the China Mobile company has individual requirements. These needs may be storage, computing, or IO capacity. The Inspur cabinet server has varieties of nodes that cater to the different needs of the system. These nodes include 1U full-width dual-way 12 disks integrated node, 1U full-width single-way 18 disks cold storage node and 1U half-width dual-way computing node. The server nodes do not have an independent power supply, this drastically lowers the possibility of failure of single points.
The rack nodes, power supplies, and fans are all run by centralized monitoring management. This allows the RMC to monitor and run various modules of the cabinet in an integrated manner. The Inspur Rack Scale Server SR 4.5 has a specifically designed visualization management software. This allows for a simplified yet rational management of the system.
The TCO of China Mobile can be decreased by the high density deployment and sophisticated cooling systems. The reduction in data centers and power consumption will lead to an overall lowering of the TCO.
The use of the Inspur servers has allowed China Mobile to consolidate its position as the leading mobile phone provider. The compatible features of the servers has ensured that the sheer volume of the China Mobile users has been processed efficiently and smoothly. This has resulted in the continued and uninterrupted provision of cell service and 4G services.