Huawei’s proud of its Pub­lic Cloud

The Star Late Edition - - METRO - MTHULISI SIBANDA CAJ News African News Agency (ANA)

HUAWEI, a Chi­nese multi­na­tional com­pany, is set to pro­vide cloud ser­vices to the sub-Sa­ha­ran African re­gion through a Pub­lic Cloud to be built and launched in South Africa.

This is an­other sig­nif­i­cant move by the lead­ing global in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tions tech­nol­ogy (ICT) so­lu­tions provider to ac­cel­er­ate its cloud busi­ness across the world.

Huawei will hold a launch­ing cer­e­mony for its first African sta­tion to be lo­cated in Joburg on Wed­nes­day, at an event in Cape Town.

“Based on Huawei’s 30 years of ICT in­fra­struc­ture ex­pe­ri­ence and nearly 10 years of con­tin­u­ous re­search and de­vel­op­ment (R&D) in cloud com­put­ing tech­nolo­gies, Huawei Cloud can pro­vide a on­estop so­lu­tion to large en­ter­prises; ad­dress­ing their chal­lenges in dig­i­tal and cloud trans­for­ma­tion, as well as to small and medium-sized com­pa­nies that aim to ex­pand their busi­ness,” said Deng Tao, vice-pres­i­dent of the Huawei Cloud busi­ness unit (BU).

He was re­fer­ring to the Huawei Cloud glob­al­i­sa­tion strat­egy.

Huawei has been pro­vid­ing cloud ser­vices to part­ners like Deutsche Telekom (Ger­many), Orange (France), Tele­fon­ica (Spain) and China Tele­com.

Since it was es­tab­lished in March 2017, the Huawei Cloud BU has un­veiled more than 120 cloud ser­vices in 18 ma­jor cat­e­gories.

These cover more than 60 gen­eral so­lu­tions in­clud­ing SAP, high-per­for­mance com­put­ing (HPC), In­ter­net of Things (IoT), Se­cu­rity, DevOps and more than 80 in­dus­try sce­nario so­lu­tions cov­er­ing var­i­ous sec­tors such as man­u­fac­tur­ing, e-com­merce, gam­ing, fi­nance and the in­ter­net of ve­hi­cles (IoV).

Huawei Cloud of­fi­cially launched its Hong Kong, Rus­sia and Thai­land sta­tions this year.

By the end of Septem­ber, Huawei Cloud had pro­vided ser­vices in Asia Pa­cific and part­ner pub­lic cloud ser­vices in Europe and Latin Amer­ica, out­side of the Chi­nese market.

Huawei Cloud and Huawei part­ner pub­lic cloud are avail­able in 14 coun­tries and re­gions, and will be avail­able in most of the ma­jor re­gions around the world by the end of this year.

This month, Huawei launched its com­pre­hen­sive Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence (AI) strat­egy and full-stack, all-sce­nario AI port­fo­lio, which is de­signed to pro­vide pow­er­ful sup­port for Huawei Cloud En­ter­prise (EI), an AI ser­vice plat­form for en­ter­prises and gov­ern­ments, re­leased in Septem­ber 2017.

Jia Yongli, gen­eral man­ager of the EI prod­uct depart­ment of Huawei Cloud BU, said Huawei Cloud EI drives in­dus­try mod­erni­sa­tion in three sce­nar­ios, in­clud­ing repet­i­tive and high-vol­ume work, tasks that re­quire ex­pert ex­pe­ri­ence and work that needs multi-do­main col­lab­o­ra­tion.

“These will help im­prove ef­fi­ciency, pass on ex­per­tise, and break the lim­its of hu­man in­tel­li­gence,” Yongli said. |

THE Huawei Pub­lic Cloud is set to be in­tro­duced to South African and sub­Sa­ha­ran Africa.

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