Huawei Advances Computing Strategy and Industry Ecosystem Initiatives
[Shenzhen, China, May 19, 2020] At the 17th Huawei Global Analyst Summit, Huawei announced that it would advance its computing strategy with the industry ecosystem, and foster an ecosystem with computing and HUAWEI CLOUD to cultivate the fertile ground for the digital world. Huawei has and will continue to promote the industry ecosystem and innovate technologies and products. In 2020, Huawei will invest USD200 million in the computing ecosystem and develop 2 million developers worldwide.
Patrick Zhang, Senior Vice President of Huawei and Director of Strategy and Industry Development Dept, Cloud & AI BG, introduces the industry ecosystem
By innovating products and solutions and optimizing business models, Huawei is dedicated to cultivating the fertile ground, where partners can develop more applications and fully tap into data value for business benefits. The Huawei ecosystem innovation centers, jointly built with industry partners, are the regional catalysts for computing industry incubation, including best practices showcase, industry chain enablement, industry solution incubation, computing talent development, innovative enterprise cultivation, and application innovation. In recent years, the Huawei cloud and computing industry ecosystem is thriving thanks to global collaboration. For example, HUAWEI CLOUD has more than 10,000 consulting partners, and the number of technology partners for HUAWEI CLOUD and ISVs in computing has exceeded 3,500. Moreover, 37 ecosystem innovation centers have been established around the world. Over 5,000 cloud applications and Huawei-certified solutions have been rolled-out, which are all provided by our partners of HUAWEI CLOUD and computing.
The new digital infrastructure driven by cloud, AI, and 5G is a new engine for the global economy. In particular, cloud is the key to unleashing the potential of AI and driving robust economic growth. The continuous innovation has made HUAWEI CLOUD the first choice for digital and intelligent transformation of governments and enterprises, bringing shared business success for customers and partners. Huawei aspires to offer diversified, abundant, and more affordable computing for ubiquitous cloud and pervasive intelligence. According to the Ubiquitous Computing Power: the Cornerstone of an Intelligent Society, a report released by Huawei, the per capita computing power is highly correlated with the economic development. For example, in the traditional manufacturing industry, the investment of 1 US dollar in computing power can increase the output value by 10 dollars.
Edward Deng, Chief Marketing Officer of Cloud & AI BG, Huawei, shares the market progress of cloud and computing services
Since the release of the overall computing strategy in 2019, Huawei has achieved rapid growth in the cloud, computing, and data infrastructure fields.
- Cloud: Huawei capitalizes on the synergy of cloud, AI, and 5G to offer stable, reliable, and sustainable public cloud services and hybrid cloud solutions running on innovative full-stack technology. To date, HUAWEI CLOUD has launched over 210 cloud services of 23 categories and more than 190 industry-specific and universal solutions. It also operates 45 availability zones (AZs) with partners in 23 regions. In recent years, HUAWEI CLOUD has maintained stable service growth that empowers its fast development. Its IaaS offering ranked top 3 in China and top 6 in the world in 2019, boasting the fastest growth among all service providers. In March 2020, ModelArts Pro, the first-ever AI app development suite for enterprises, went live on HUAWEI CLOUD to supercharge industry AI. Going from strength to strength, Huawei released the government and enterprise strategy in May, and launched HUAWEI CLOUD Stack series products, which aim to become the first choice for government and enterprise intelligent upgrade. Running on the QingTian Architecture, HUAWEI CLOUD, HUAWEI CLOUD Stack, and HUAWEI CLOUD Edge share the full-stack infrastructure for capability upgrade. The all-scenario QingTian Architecture supports cloud-edge-device collaboration, unified experience, and a unified ecosystem, fueling the intelligent transformation of government and enterprise customers in the digital age.
- Computing: Huawei is committed to unleashing diversified computing power based on x86, Kunpeng, GPU, and Ascend. For general computing, Huawei provides a broad product portfolio, such as integrated equipment, motherboards, and cards. To accelerate AI computing, Huawei launches the powerful Atlas series products. Thanks to the diversified product lineup, the computing device shipments of Huawei registered a year-on-year growth of 8% in 2019.
- Data infrastructure: Huawei focuses on building an OceanStor data storage system powered by innovative algorithms and architectures. Huawei also works with industry partners in the fields of big data and databases to create the converged, intelligent, and open data infrastructure, where the data value can be maximized at the optimal cost throughout the lifecycle. Currently, Huawei storage serves over 12,000 customers around the world, with a 39% compound average growth rate (CAGR) of global revenue. In 2019, the market share of Huawei in both all-flash and mass data storage fields grew up over 50%.