March 16, 2018

Huawei to build three data centers in Hong Kong

The move seeks to support media, telecom, finance and other industries that are looking to leverage the power of cloud technology.

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Chinese mobile and technology company Huawei have announced that they will be launching three data centers in Hong Kong. With this launch, Huawei will boost cloud-native media, finance, telecom and government organizations with data center services.

According to Huawei, IT infrastructure dependency is going through a flux in Hong Kong since speed and scale have become the order of the day. They also claim that with more and more organizations looking to gain from economies of scale, moving to the cloud has become imperative.

Huawei say that by building three data centers in Hong Kong, they can extend their global market spanning several industries. They also claim that selecting a location such as Hong Kong will provide them a strategic advantage given the network capabilities provided by the region.

Speaking about the move, Zheng Yelai, President of Huawei’s cloud business unit, explained:

By bringing our cloud infrastructure, services, support and expertise to Hong Kong, enterprises can stand on Huawei’s shoulders to innovate the future. With connections to 10 submarine and numerous overland cable systems, Hong Kong is a gateway for Asia-Pacific trade and a regional hub connecting mainland China and global markets.

Industry experts opine that Huawei’s decision to build data centers in the developing but crowded cloud market of Hong Kong is an interesting one. Since Huawei’s expertise lies in mobile technology, experts say that it would be interesting to see how the tech mogul leverages fiber connectivity and cable systems to provide data center services.

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