November 6, 2018

Huawei to launch public cloud service in South Africa

The launch seeks to provide open, flexible, easy-to-use and secure cloud services, laying a solid foundation for fully connected organizations.

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Huawei are all set to provide public cloud services to enterprises in South Africa and sub-Saharan African countries. With this launch, Huawei will facilitate open, flexible, easy-to-use and secure public cloud service, by laying a solid foundation for fully connected organizations.

According to Huawei, they had provided public cloud services to markets in the Asia Pacific as well as regions like Europe, Latin America, outskirts of the Chinese market. They say that these regions have matured and it was time to shift the focus to unexplored yet progressive markets like South Africa and the rest.

By unveiling public cloud in South Africa, Huawei believe that they will be accelerating the adoption of cloud technology in the region and enlist it as an important cloud nation in the global market. They say that AI can be fully leveraged only if an enterprise’s cloud capabilities are in place and well maintained.

Huawei say that they have been making efforts to convert AI- based organizations into EI-based firms (Enterprise Intelligence). They also say that the public cloud will prosper only when it helps customers create value on an ongoing basis.

Speaking about the launch, Jia Yongli, General Manager of EI Product Department of Huawei Cloud BU, commented:

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.

Huawei claim that their cloud business unit Huawei Cloud has introduced over 120 cloud services in 18 categories and cover 60+ general solutions including SAP, high-performance computing (HPC), Internet of Things (IOT), security and DevOps.

Deng Tao, Vice President of Huawei Cloud BU, commented:

Based on Huawei’s 30 years of ICT infrastructure experience and nearly ten years of continuous R&D in cloud computing technologies, Huawei Cloud can provide a one-stop 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.

In closing, the public cloud service provider said that offerings will be unveiled at AfricaCom in Cape Town on 14 November 2018. It will be interesting to see the turn of events for Huawei, following their partnership with Kaspersky to secure cloud environments.

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