Chinese Mobile Phone Maker Huawei Forms Strategic Alliance
September 11, 2017
Chinese mobile phone maker Huawei has formed a strategic alliance in a bid to advance its cloud computing activity. Huawei has headquarters in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China and is globally recognized as one of China’s ‘Big Four’ mobile phone brands. Established in 1987, the company offers a range of cloud solutions including a hybrid cloud solution for Microsoft Azure Stack. Huawei has stated the ambition to have a role as one of the top five cloud providers globally.
Huawei Cloud, Huawei’s cloud platform branch, has formed an alliance in a bid to advance its cloud computing technology globally. The company has chosen Deutsche Telekom and France Télécom to gain a foothold in European markets, and Telefónica for the same in the Latin American market. The company is also eying a partnership with China Telecom’s cloud computing division, Tianyi.
News of the new alliance was made by Huawei CEO Guo Ping at Huawei Connect 2017 in Shanghai on September 5, 2017. He suggested that the growth of cloud computing services will ultimately replace the need and the sale of hardware. Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), ‘Big Data’ and video analysis, he said, will be ultimately be provided through cloud computing. He also suggested that issues of data sovereignty will mean that ultimately there will be only a limited number of cloud providers globally, and it was important Huawei was amongst them.
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