Huawei, a Chinese multinational networking, telecommunications equipment and services company, is set to build its public cloud in South Africa to provide cloud services to all Sub-Saharan African countries.
The company, which seeks to expand its cloud business across the world, considers Africa to be an important piece of Huawei Cloud’s globalisation map. Huawei will hold a launching ceremony on 14th November, 2018 in Cape Town for its first African station in Johannesburg.
Huawei Cloud Business Unit, which was established in 2017, said it believes cloud services are essential for digitisation of economies abd has expressed commitment to providing open, flexible, easy-to-use and secure cloud services. The company notes that this initiative will lay a solid foundation for a fully connected, intelligent world by bringing digital services to every person, home and organisation.
The company has unveiled more than 120 cloud services in 18 major categories. These cover more than 60 general solutions including SAP, high-performance computing (HPC), Internet of Things (IoT), Security, DevOps and more than 80 industry scenario solutions; covering manufacturing, e-commerce, gaming, finance and Internet of Vehicles (IoV).
According to Vice President of Huawei Cloud Business Unit, Deng Tao, “based on Huawei’s 30 years of ICT infrastructure experience and nearly 10 years of continuous R&D in cloud computing technologies, Huawei Cloud can provide a one-stop solution to large enterprises; addressing their challenges in digital and cloud transformation, as well as to small and medium-sized companies that aim to expand their business”.