Huawei Connect 2017 opened today at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. More than 20,000 ICT industry leaders and experts gathered from over 150 countries and regions to jointly explore the direction of advancements in digital technology, share new opportunities, drive industry digitization, and embark on a path to new growth. At the event, Huawei also shared its vision to build one of the five major world clouds it predicts will be created in the future.
The theme of this year’s event is ‘Grow with the Cloud’, focusing on the practical implementation of Huawei’s cloud strategy, first unveiled at last year’s event. Topics under this theme include business, technology, and ecosystem strategies in the cloud era.
Guo Ping, Huawei’s Rotating CEO, kicked off the event with a keynote entitled ‘Grow with the Cloud: Enabling an Intelligent World’.
“The cloud is a cornerstone of the intelligent world,” he said. “Society is experiencing a tangible Matthew effect in digital technology development. Because of this, as well as economies of scale in investment, clouds around the world will begin to converge – becoming more and more centralized. In the future, we predict there will be five major clouds in the world. Huawei will work with our partners to build one of those five clouds, and we’ve got the technology and know-how to do it.”
Guo Ping assured customers and partners that Huawei has made strategic investments in the public cloud domain, and will provide long-term public cloud services.
The company will build a global cloud network based on its own public clouds, as well as clouds that it has built together with partners.
He went on to explain Huawei’s business model for the cloud, emphasizing that Huawei will monetize technology and services, not data.
Guo said, “Huawei’s Cloud DNA is made of a unique combination of technology, security, services, and shared success.” He wrapped up his keynote with details on Huawei’s hybrid cloud solutions that specifically target the needs of governments and enterprises, including a diverse array of success stories from around the world. Architecturally speaking, Huawei Cloud builds on the company’s decades of experience in devices, networks, clouds, and other digital domains, and is better equipped to achieve synergy between devices and the cloud.
Mr. Zheng Yelai, President of Huawei’s Cloud BU shared his team’s progress on Huawei Cloud.
Yelai shared case studies from 12 automobile companies (including Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz), Philips, the Commercial and Industrial Bank of China (ICBC), and several government service platforms that have chosen to use Huawei Cloud and the cloud services from Huawei’s partners.
Zheng Yelai said, “Our people have an in-depth understanding of our customers’ business scenarios, whether they’re working in R&D, marketing, or sales. We keep a close eye on the needs of our customers, and innovate accordingly. We’ve developed Huawei Cloud to help enterprises go digital more smoothly, and help ensure the success of more companies who are willing to innovate.”
Huawei announced the launch of its new Enterprise Intelligence cloud services.
The company will provide these services with a platform of general and scenario-specific solutions. This combination of Huawei Cloud and EI makes Huawei Cloud more intelligent, and will help create greater industry value with new advancements in technology.
Huawei’s public clouds and private clouds have a unified architecture, support smooth evolution, and deliver a consistent experience. Companies can efficiently and freely deploy their services on public or private cloud platforms, which readily support service migration and expansion. To prevent vendor lock-in, Huawei offers hybrid cloud solutions that enable integration with third-party public cloud platforms, including those from Amazon and Microsoft.