Story image

Huawei enables Cloud 2.0 to drive growth

21 Sep 16

Huawei combined its annual cloud and developer conferences in Shanghai into a new event called Huawei Connect, yielding an attendance of 20,000 customers, developers and partners. At the event the company announced an enhanced cloud strategy and solution set focused on shaping the cloud.

While the event theme was the cloud, specifically what Huawei calls “Cloud 2.0,” the company’s strategy extends beyond cloud services to include data centre and network virtualisation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI).

Huawei sees the cloud as the key enabler of digital transformation and is positioning to offer supporting software, hardware and services solutions that deliver business and consumer services as well as microservices on all platforms.

In keeping with the event’s theme, PaaS cloud services were a primary focus. Huawei's FusionStage PaaS software is built on open standards, especially OpenStack, but also includes Cloud Foundry and Hadoop. It is also supported by the company’s complete line of servers and storage and management systems.

While the cloud was originally built for internet companies, especially those providing consumer-oriented services, Cloud 2.0 is focused on enterprise and governmental organisations, which require greater security, reliability, intelligence and scalability.

Huawei will enable this “industry cloud” with not only hardware but also a new generation of PaaS — one that provides horizontally and vertically specialised services upon which partners can build clouds as well as entire digital systems that enable digital transformation.

To this end, Huawei announced 31 services with which partners can build public, private and carrier clouds tailored to the needs of their customers. Huawei envisions three clouds — public cloud, private cloud and industry cloud.

Article by Michael Sullivan-Trainor, TBR executive analyst.

Hillstone CTO's 2019 security predictions
Hillstone Networks CTO Tim Liu shares what key developments could be expected in the areas of security compliance, cloud, security, AI and IoT.
Can it be trusted? Huawei’s founder speaks out
Ren Zhengfei spoke candidly in a recent media roundtable about security, 5G, his daughter’s detainment, the USA, and the West’s perception of Huawei.
Oracle Java Card update boosts security for IoT devices
"Java Card 3.1 is very significant to the Internet of Things, bringing interoperability, security and flexibility to a fast-growing market currently lacking high-security and flexible edge security solutions."
How SMBs can use data to drive business outcomes
With the right technology, companies can capture consumer, sales, and expense data, and use it to evaluate and construct future plans.
Survey shows that IoT is RoI across Asia Pacific
A recent Frost & Sullivan survey across Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore shows that IoT deployment improves business metrics by around 12%.
IDC: Aussie spending on IT Services to hit $23.5B by 2023
the project-oriented market which is predicted to achieve the highest CAGR through to 2023; though no market is expected to decline
Sophos hires ex-McAfee SVP Gavin Struther
After 16 years as the APAC senior vice president and president for McAfee, Struthers is now heading the APJ arm of Sophos.
Security platform provider Deep Instinct expands local presence
The company has made two A/NZ specific leadership hires and formed several partnerships with organisations in the region.