Huawei yesterday unveiled its “Go Cloud, Go Global” ecosystem plan in a move designed to make the company a major player in the competitive cloud market.
With a focus on Everything as a Service, the "Go Cloud, Go Global" ecosystem plan aims to accelerate the development of a global digital industry ecosystem for “joint innovation and shared success”.
“Huawei Cloud will share its localised experience acquired in the services for more than 170 countries and regions, as well as insight into businesses and industries in major regions, and contribute its technologies and solutions to a global ecosystem. Such effort will help more enterprises use cloud better and go global more successfully,” said Zhang Ping’an, CEO of Huawei Cloud, at the Huawei Connect 2022, which is currently being held in Bangkok.
Huawei Cloud remains steadfast to its approach of "by local, for local" for building a global digital ecosystem. Over the next three years, it will provide support for at least 10,000 promising startups around the world, with support including cost optimisation, technical support, entrepreneurship training, and other business resources. More than 120 enterprises in Asia Pacific have joined the Huawei Cloud Startup Program.
Meanwhile, Huawei also announced its intention to launch new cloud regions in Indonesia and Ireland. By the end of 2022, Huawei Cloud will operate 75 availability zones in 29 regions around the world, boosting services for more than 170 countries and regions.
“Huawei Cloud is committed to building one global network, which allows services on Huawei Cloud to be accessed within 50 milliseconds from anywhere on the globe. Enterprises will no longer need to build their own data centres,” said Zhang.
New cloud-native services set for launch
At the Huawei Connect 2022 kick-off, the company also revealed plans to launch over 15 advanced cloud services, covering cloud native, AI development, data governance, digital content, software development, and MacroVerse aPaaS.
According to Jacqueline Shi, president of Huawei Cloud's global marketing and sales service, the innovative cloud services will include CCE Turbo, Ubiquitous Cloud Native Service (UCS), Pangu wave model, DataArts LakeFormation, Virtual Live, CodeCheck and CloudTest, KooMessage, KooSearch, and KooGallery.
“Looking ahead, Huawei Cloud will continue to enable industries through Infrastructure as a Service, Technology as a Service, and Expertise as a Service, to unleash digital with Everything as a Service and build the cloud foundation for an intelligent world,” said Shi.
Unleashing the power of digital transformation
In his keynote speech opening the annual Huawei conference, Ken Hu, rotating chairman of Huawei, said organisations should embrace the cloud for leapfrog development as “digital smart tech” is the future.
“Huawei Cloud has integrated more than 240 services and more than 50,000 APIs to bring the latest AI, application development, and big data technologies and development tools to the cloud. The innovation and expertise of Huawei Cloud will help more organisations move to the cloud faster and better,” said Hu.
He noted that GDP growth has been unstable over the past two years. However, the digital economy has seen consistent growth on a global scale – more than 15% in 2021. This has prompted many organisations to transform their operations and service offerings with next-generation digital technology.
Hu outlined three ways the ICT ecosystem can help break through common barriers in digital transformation:
- Boost digital infrastructure, including more robust connectivity and stronger, more diverse computing resources.
- Help organisations go beyond simple cloud adoption and truly make the most of cloud, focusing on advanced technology services that drive leapfrog development.
- Build out local digital ecosystems, including partner development, strengthening the digital talent pool, and providing more support for SMEs.
"Going digital is clearly the right choice," said Hu. "The demand is there, and so are the technologies. The world is unleashing digital productivity, and it's happening right now."
With the theme “Unleash Digital”, the three-day Huawei Connect 2022 is the first held outside of China, gathering over 10,000 ICT industry leaders, experts, and partners from around the world.