Guardian of Web Security

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By employees reporter NAN BEIBAO

FOLLOWING fast improvement of science and know-how, the Web has discovered its method into nearly each family in China. With the Web now intertwined with our computer systems, smartphones, and residential home equipment, it’s exhausting to think about how we used to handle with out it. A standard day in China begins by checking the WeChat app on our cellphone. Most individuals can’t wait to verify the newest updates on the app, which serves as a gateway into the lives of our buddies and a spot to examine world information. On the best way to work, map apps assist us keep away from visitors jams. For day by day work, individuals use search engines like google, emails, teleconferences, voice mails, and video clips. After work, they play on-line video games, and seek for widespread eating places on meals apps. Earlier than going to mattress, individuals watch TV collection on-line and even purchase issues on widespread purchasing apps. With as a lot as we now depend on our smartphones, it’s unimaginable to think about what our life can be like with out all this know-how.

Chen Lei is a diligent employee, using any obtainable time to delve deeper into analysis and improvement.

The Web has made our lives a lot simpler, largely due to the engineers who work as builders, firefighters, and medical doctors within the digital world. They supply us with first-rate providers by growing quicker and extra steady Web and troubleshooting the quite a few bugs. Their contribution is invaluable. Chen Lei, a senior community engineer at China Unicom’s Shenyang department, is one such engineer. By his tenure, he has earned many titles akin to Web Professional and Grasp in Shenyang Unicom. He has labored 17 years to safeguard Web security in Shenyang for tons of of hundreds of customers.

 

Extra Haste, Much less Pace

Seventeen seconds is greater than sufficient time to kind in two laptop instructions, nevertheless, when and the place to kind them have been practiced by Chen Lei over the previous 17 years. Chen graduated from the Liaoning Provincial College of Posts and Telecommunications nearly 20 years in the past and went to work in China Unicom’s Shenyang department as a pc room technician, which he admits was somewhat boring. Regardless of this, Chen didn’t cease striving to study all he might, absolutely immersing himself into laptop science. “Chen was solely 19 years previous when he got here right here however he was aspirant and by no means lagged behind,” recalled a supervisor on the middle for Web service.

Chen Lei (first left) and his devoted staff members testing out their analysis outcomes.

In the course of the day, he labored exhausting, and after work, he was normally so immersed in studying books about computer systems that he typically slept only some hours. Regardless of his exhaustion, he nonetheless discovered artistic concepts to resolve earlier technical difficulties at work. Like a sponge, Chen absorbed the whole lot round him, continually taking in new data. Though he labored full-time, he obtained his bachelor’s diploma in Laptop and Communication Engineering in 2004 from Jilin College by part-time examine. In 2006, Chen was provided a brand new submit within the Web Administration and Upkeep Heart and spent a lot of time working at evening, which gave him a leap ahead in his experience. In 2009, he obtained the CCIE-SP certificates, essentially the most authoritative one among its form on the earth, solely given to 2,000 individuals on the time. Pavel Fefelov, an professional from Cisco, was amazed by Chen’s experience. Chen had already established himself as a pillar in his firm, identified for his sharpness, data, and technical means. In 2015, China Unicom determined to problem the IPv6, a cutting-edge IT method. Proper earlier than that they had completed, the consultants had been confronted with a tricky problem. With a stable theoretical basis and wealthy expertise, in solely 20 minutes, Chen submitted two instructions, completely fixing the initially insurmountable drawback. His contribution made China Unicom the primary home operator that put IPv6 into use within the Web for firms and public establishments.

 

Huge Innovation

The Web Administration and Upkeep Heart the place Chen Lei labored is the mind of Shenyang’s community. Chen’s accountability is to beat difficulties to take care of easy operation and implement improvements to make it even higher. At first of 2007, Shenyang was chosen to host the soccer matches for the twenty ninth Olympic Video games in 2008. In an effort to present service for a lot of sports activities fanatics who would go to town, Chen’s firm determined to improve and rebuild the core and convergence layers of its community. Nevertheless, odd operators didn’t have the flexibility to undertake this activity. When Chen was requested if he might do it along with his staff, his reply was constructive and agency, and he revealed that he had wished to do it for a very long time. With none prior expertise, Chen and his staff labored for 120 days and nights, efficiently finishing the duty.

In 2012, when checking potential dangers that may result in critical issues, they found that there was one thing mistaken with a number of LDPs. They wanted to right away uncover the causes to keep away from bringing hassle to tens of millions of Web customers in Shenyang. The potential hassle rendered the employees at a loss as what to do. They may consider no different answer than to ask Chen for assist. Chen spent quarter-hour brainstorming, isolating the trigger, after which repairing it. Within the eyes of Zhang Hongyan, normal supervisor of Chen’s middle, the important thing to fixing such issues lies within the familiarity with the construction of the Web and the gear on which it runs – which may solely be completed by Chen Lei.

In 2015, as a way to make up for the deficiencies of the standard IP leased line, Chen devised a particular mode based mostly on PON. It made the opening of a particular leased line absolutely automated and solved a giant drawback linked with person entry. Chen additionally utilized a digital dialing method on BRAS, which interfaced AAA certification and the assets system, and automatic the kinds for particular line enterprise. This saved the corporate over 90 % of optical cables, all human assets, and 75 % of the tackle assets, and shortened the time wanted to begin the service by 97 %. Quickly after, China issued the technique for Fiber to The Dwelling (FTTH). With the stable basis that Shenyang Unicom had laid, China Unicom rapidly occupied the market and have become aggressive on this subject.

Selling Teamwork

Though Chen was capable of resolve many issues in a brief period of time, he realized that teamwork was the one assure of an organization’s greatness. Within the eyes of Mu Feng, Chen’s colleague, Chen was keen to share the whole lot he knew with whoever got here to him. Beneath Chen’s steering, quite a few laptop engineers have gone on to make excellent contributions of their work teams.

In his staff of over 10 individuals, Chen Lei and his colleague Chen Xiaobin are rated as B Stage Expertise of China Unicom, which is a nationwide honor (solely 55 individuals have received this honor nationwide). One other eight colleagues are rated as C Stage Expertise of China Unicom (a provincial honor). Within the eyes of Qiu Rui, who got here to Chen’s middle a couple of months in the past, Chen is sort of a brother who all the time provides him the right answer every time he’s in hassle.

In 2012, a communication know-how innovation work studio named after Chen was opened in Shenyang Unicom. Right here, everybody is inspired to precise his or her concepts and teamwork is cherished. Chen Lei doesn’t consider himself as an authority and in his eyes, ample experiments communicate louder than mere phrases. With their joint efforts, Chen Lei’s studio has achieved a lot of innovation initiatives. When the studio was first arrange, as a way to save prices, Chen Lei and his staff developed a brand new technique to deploy IPTV, which eased the strain of servers on IPTV platforms and saved half of the information visitors used beforehand. This innovation helped improve platform customers to 140,000 from 70,000, ensured the usage of IPTV for 100,000 customers, and saved almost RMB 20 million of funding.

For Chen Lei, it is very important enhance oneself, however extra vital to enhance a staff. By mentoring, skilled employees advise and assist these with much less expertise, which proves mutually helpful, injecting new vitality into their staff in addition to the corporate. As an IP employee within the digital world, Chen Lei guards the protection of the Web for tens of millions of individuals in Shenyang, and nurtures Web professionals along with his expertise. He has devoted himself to his profession with a ardour and perseverance that has proved helpful for tens of millions of individuals.  

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