ZTE launches its uSmartPOD enterprise information-oriented all-in-one product
17 March 2015, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, has launched its uSmartPOD enterprise information-oriented all-in-one product at CeBIT 2015, Hannover, Germany. ZTE is demonstrating the product at the event on Stand C12, Hall H.
The uSmartPOD’s design is based on standard cloud architecture and supports a number of enterprise service templates and applications. The uSmartPOD can help enterprise customers greatly reduce IT deployment costs and difficulties.
A huge number of IT products are available to businesses and choosing a reliable and appropriate solution is not always easy or convenient. As the market becomes saturated with such products, enterprises need to improve their operation efficiency to ensure that what they do purchase can be deployed, integrated and used effectively without impacting day-to-day operations. By not addressing this, maintenance costs will remain high as many enterprises do not have dedicated IT personnel, while many that have in-house IT engineers hope to lower these costs by using products that require little-to-no maintenance.
To solve customers’ growing concerns, ZTE has launched the uSmartPOD, an all-in-one product which supports the separation of hardware and software. For hardware, it provides three series of products, namely, Minibox, Expressbox, and Agilebox to meet low cost, high density, high capacity, and high integration requirements.
For software, it has launched the uSmartPOD OS smart service management system. The uSmartPOD, which is equipped with an automated service deployment engine and background application repository, provides middleware and an automated service deployment reconstruction graphic tool to help partners achieve automated deployment and automated operation and maintenance (O&M) through reconstruction. It supports all-in-one prefabrication in factory, shipping with board, onsite power on-and-play, and one-click installation and deployment of the service system through the App store. According to data provided by Forrester Consulting, the deployment of ZTE’s uSmartPOD takes one fifth of the time of traditional enterprise IT deployment and can be put into application after one hour, saving nearly 70 percent of deployment costs.
ZTE has selected services provided by partners for enterprise customers according to enterprise characteristics, and selects open-source products which have seen proven results with SMEs.
ZTE’s uSmartPOD addresses enterprise security concerns by using software defined networking (SDN) to isolate enterprise resources. ZTE’s uSmartPOD also supports bring your own device (BYOD) by providing E2E (terminal, access, platform, and application) security assurance, so that enterprises can address their information security objectives in confidentiality, integrity, availability, and controllability.
ZTE’s uSmartPOD can increase the value of IT resources and help enterprise customers reduce their IT O&M cost. It provides middleware support and intelligent O&M such as load balancing, elastic expanding and shrinking, host and backup, service self-recovery and disaster tolerance. It also supports the Easy Cloud remote O&M tool, multi-expert online diagnosis, and whole-process video recording. The uSmartPOD is also available on Android and iOS versions for management via mobile device.
In the current Internet of everything (IOE) era, ZTE is aiming to help enterprise customers to transform their IT infrastructure and provide products that specifically meet enterprise needs. ZTE pays close attention to the value-added services beyond enterprise customers’ current requirements, such as big data and mobile payments. The uSmartPOD is ZTE’s first step in its enterprise M-ICT strategy. In the next three to six years, ZTE aims to innovate and transform the IT landscape, explore and develop terminal technology, service cloud, and big data businesses based on the pipeline established by its new M-ICT strategy.
ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices, and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, carriers, companies and public sector customers. As part of ZTE’s M-ICT strategy, the company is committed to provide customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. Listed in the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), ZTE’s products and services are sold to over 500 operators in more than 160 countries. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in international standard-setting organizations. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.