The Huawei Cloud Middle East and Africa Summit was held in Dubai on March 28-29, 2022. Encourage change through services the event brought together more than 1,000 government officials, customer representatives and industry experts from the Middle East and Africa. The latter has exchanged various ways in which cloud computing can serve and promote different sectors, such as public services, finance, operators, media, e-commerce and games.
Zhang Ping’an, Huawei Executive Vice President and General Manager of Huawei Cloud Computing, delivered a keynote speech where he outlined Huawei Cloud’s vision of creating the foundation for a smart world through all the clouds and intelligence . He also explained in detail how Huawei Cloud is driving innovation through digital services.
According to Zhang Ping’an, more than 170 countries have now published their national digital strategy. In a post-pandemic world, economic recovery and low-carbon development are the two main drivers of digitalization, according to global organizations. Currently, we see active research activity in sectors such as government, carriers, finance, education, and the Internet.
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Huawei Cloud believes that the key to successful digitization is an all-digital and cloud-based approach, driving innovation in services. This approach is based on three pillars:
- Infrastructure as a service: Built on Huawei Cloud’s data center and acceleration network, the company provides a global network with consistent experience and fast accessibility. Regarding local deployment, Huawei Cloud has launched Availability Zones in South Africa and Abu Dhabi. Today, Huawei Cloud and its partners operate 65 AZ in 27 geographical regions, providing extensive local service to customers in over 170 countries and regions.
- Technology as a service: Innovation is at the heart of business competitiveness. Huawei Cloud continues to bring to life the achievements of more than 100,000 Huawei engineers, invests tens of billions of dollars in research and development each year, and provides cloud services to customers, partners and developers among others ’ t other industries. . Huawei Cloud has developed four channels to help developers around the world fully automate their applications, respectively, DevCloud for software development, MetaStudio for digital content development, ModelArts for AI development and data governance for managed development.
- Expertise as a service: Huawei Cloud launched MacroVerse aPaaS to integrate the collaborative experience of Huawei and its partners with transposable interfaces and tools to adapt to change in every scenario. Currently, MacroVerse aPaaS has over 50 cloud services, 128 kits, and 20,000 APIs, refining expertise with shared efficiency to accelerate digitization around the world. Last year, Huawei Cloud proposed a partnership between Huawei Cloud and Huawei Mobile Cloud. The deep synergy of cloud infrastructure and mobile app ecosystem combines the two mentioned services as well as the customer and partner experience. Going forward, Huawei Cloud will continue to strengthen its support for start-ups and OTT businesses in both the Middle East and Africa. Huawei Cloud’s power in cloud collaboration is fully utilized in business growth, through continuous innovation, local services, and a thriving ecosystem.
According to Zhang Ping’an, it has been more than 20 years since Huawei established itself in the Middle East and Africa, providing open, flexible and secure ICT infrastructure to bridge the digital divide for more than 3,500 businesses. and more than 1.2 billion people in these two geographical areas.
Additionally, Huawei Cloud Africa collaborates with local universities to educate students about the cloud. The Group also organizes regular training courses, developer competitions and certifications to help local talent quickly become experts.
” Over the next decade, Huawei Cloud will strengthen the construction of public cloud infrastructure in the Middle East and Africa, ” said Steven Yi, President of Huawei Middle East and Africa Area. “At the same time, I strongly believe that each country must build its own cloud to face the uncertainties and challenges.» Huawei will continue to adhere to technology neutrality and work as a reliable technology partner to help countries build a solid foundation for the digital future. These include strengthening cloud infrastructure, cultivating talent, and building a digital ecosystem.
” Today, Huawei Cloud is more confident than ever to build relationships with its partners and customers in the Middle East and Africa to accelerate digital transformation across all industries. said Zhang Ping’an. “Huawei Cloud hopes to work with customers and partners to deepen the digitalization of their industry. Let’s build the cloud foundation for a smart world, a world built on cloud and industry intelligence. »