Shanghai, China, Sept 13 – Global technology firm Huawei Technologies, has embarked on a strategic corporate mission to build a global cloud solution as consolidation in the digital space begins to take shape.
Speaking at a global digital technologies conference hosted by the firm and dubbed HUAWEI CONNECT 2017 in Shanghai China, the firm has further predicted that the world will soon experience the convergence of the existing cloud technologies with only five key players in coming years.
Speaking at the conference, Huawei’s Rotating CEO, Mr. Guo Ping said that cloud technologies with global coverage will become more centralized in the future.
While describing cloud technologies as a cornerstone of the intelligent world, Mr. Guo said the Huawei is forecasting a scenario where 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,” said Mr.Guo.
At the conference that brought together more than 20,000 ICT industry experts and delegates from over 150 countries including Kenya, Mr. Guo assured that Huawei is sparing no effort to jointly explore the direction of advancements in digital technology.
The three-day conference themed ‘Grow with the Cloud’ hosted at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre provided a rare global opportunity for experts in the tech industry to share new opportunities, drive industry digitization, and embark on a path to new growth.
In his speech, Mr. Guo 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.
Guo likened Huawei’s strategy to the three major airline alliances – SkyTeam, Star Alliance, and Oneworld – which take passengers wherever they need to go in the world. Huawei Cloud, he said, will open up the world to its users.
He went on to explain Huawei’s business model for the cloud, emphasizing that Huawei will monetize technology and services, not data. He said, “Huawei’s Cloud DNA is made of a unique combination of technology, security, services, and shared success.”
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.