Huawei Delivers Public Cloud Promise

To build one of its predicted five major world clouds

More than 20,000 ICT industry leaders and experts gathered from over 150 countries and regions at HUAWEI CONNECT 2017 in Shanghai, China, to jointly explore the direction of advancements in digital technology, share new opportunities, drive industry digitization, and embark on a path to new growth.

Huawei also shared its vision to build one of the five major world clouds it predicts will be created in the future.

The theme of this year's event is ‘Grow with the Cloud’, focusing on the practical implementation of Huawei's cloud strategy, first unveiled at last year's event. Topics under this theme include business, technology, and ecosystem strategies in the cloud era.

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Guo Ping, Huawei's rotating CEO, delivered a keynote entitled 'Grow with the Cloud: Enabling an Intelligent World.'

He said: "The cloud is a cornerstone of the intelligent world. Society is experiencing a tangible Matthew effect in digital technology development. Because of this, as well as economies of scale in investment, clouds around the world will begin to converge – becoming more and more centralized.

"In the future, we predict there will be five major clouds in the world. Huawei will work with our partners to build one of those five clouds, and we've got the technology and know-how to do it."

Guo Ping also assured customers and partners that Huawei has made strategic investments in the public cloud domain, and will provide long-term public cloud services. The company will build a global cloud network based on its own public clouds, as well as clouds that it has built together with partners.

Guo likened Huawei's strategy to the three major airline alliances – SkyTeam, Star Alliance, and Oneworld – which take passengers wherever they need to go in the world. Huawei Cloud, he said, will open up the world to its users.

He explained Huawei's business model for the cloud, emphasizing that Huawei will monetize technology and services, not data. "Huawei's Cloud DNA is made of a unique combination of technology, security, services, and shared success."


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