HUAWEI TECH Issue 93
Publication Date: Jan, 2022 Download (25.3M)View Back Issues
Intelligent Cloud Networks: Certainty in an Uncertain World
The world exists in a perpetual state of uncertainty. In 1927, the physicist Werner Heisenberg introduced the idea of quantum mechanics, framed in his uncertainty principle. As he put it, "In the strict formulation of the law of causality — if we know the present, we can calculate the future — it is not the conclusion that is wrong, but the premise."
The macroworld we live in is formed by quantum particles and thus subject to the same uncertainty principle. On a macro scale, this is exemplified by multiple recent black swan events that have disrupted production and life. However, humanity's pursuit of happiness and progress is one of the most certain things in an uncertain world.
Carriers and the ICT industry are experiencing a second wave of industry digitalization, which brings with it uncertainties and challenges – but also great strategic opportunities. In China, enterprise cloudification is set to create a new market worth US$3 trillion. And more than 50 nations have already developed digitalization strategies explicitly based on cloud and networks.
Industry digitalization in this new era will require the latest cloud-network infrastructure. Huawei understands the changes that next-gen cloud-network infrastructure will and won’t bring and how to seize nascent opportunities. Over the past decade, the first wave of industry digitalization brought high-quality, ubiquitous connectivity, deterministic bandwidth, and security to industry customers. That won’t change any time soon – new cloud networks will require the same customer experiences, service continuity, and growth. What will change is the increasing demand for more efficient, convenient services, cloud-based applications, and open ecosystems based on cloud native and AI technologies. Industries will need the new business models and new market potential that 5G, IoT, and smart devices enable.
This is where Huawei's recent intelligent cloud-network solution framework comes in. Intelligent cloud networks will be key to connecting users, streamlining cloud interoperability, and supporting industrial cloud migration. We’re focusing on building four new capabilities: on-demand access to any cloud, provision of deterministic experience and differentiated services, ultra-automated O&M, and ubiquitous security.
Let's embrace change and position the intelligent cloud network as an example of how we should be searching for certainty.
How Intelligent Cloud Networks Will Accelerate Industry DigitalizationDavid Wang | Executive Director of the Board and Chairman of ICT Infrastructure Managing Board, Huawei
A deterministic, ultra-automated, and ubiquitous intelligent cloud network will be at the heart of industry digitalization over the next decade.
Evaluating Cloud-network Architecture to Accelerate the Digital EconomyTian Hui | Director, Internet Center, Technology and Standards Research Institute, CAICT
CAICT has developed an evaluation index that can guide the construction of cloud-network infrastructure.
Nine Key Challenges Facing Optical Communications in the Next 10 YearsTang Xiaojun | Chief Technology Planner, Optical Business Product Line, Huawei
Our predictions for the challenges and solutions required to take optical communications to the next level.
Cloud-Network Convergence Unlocks Intelligent Digital Transformation for CarriersDang Bowen | Communications Industry Network
Cloud-network convergence is laying the foundation for greater business opportunities for carriers as they help their customers go digital.
Why Networks Have Failed to Keep Up with Cloud CapabilitiesZhang Shuai | TMTPost
As enterprises go digital, they are finding that their networks cannot keep up with computing demand.
New Wi-Fi 6 Technology Guarantees Continuous CoverageWu Rihai | Chief Architect of Campus Network WLAN Products, Data Communication Product Line, Huawei
Wave goodbye to poor Wi-Fi — Huawei is going above and beyond the current Wi-Fi 6 standard with AirEngine.
Enabling Industries with Gigabit Optical NetworksZhang Haiyi | Deputy Director, Technology and Standards Research Institute, CAICT
CAICT deep dives into gigabit optical tech and cloud-optical synergy.
Building Urban Data Center Networks with CloudFabric 3.0Leon Wang | President, Data Center Network Domain, Data Communication Product Line, Huawei
CloudFabric 3.0 overcomes the space and power constraints that limit urban data centers.
Premium OTN: Making Cloud Access Easy for EnterprisesLiu Xiaoni | Optical Architecture & Technology Planning Dept, Optical Business Product Line, Huawei
Five cloud-network experience indicators can help guide enterprises on their cloud migration journeys.
How Carriers Can Win in the Cloud Access Market with Premium OTNFeng Chao | Optical Architecture & Technology Planning Dept, Huawei
Four recommendations for carriers to provide high-quality, differentiated OTN cloud access experiences for enterprises.
Bank of China: Pioneering Deployment of New-gen StorageReposted from e-Finance
The Bank of China provides an excellent reference case for the latest-generation of intelligent lossless storage networks.
New-concept Video Opens a New 5G Revenue Stream for CarriersWang Zhiyuan | Huawei
Zhang Xiaodong | Huawei
With features like multi-view video, free-view video, and VR, today's video market is rich with opportunities for carriers.
Powerful Technologies Unlock the Industrial Internet EcosystemHuang Haifeng | Senior Technology Reporter
The industrial Internet is poised to drive the digital transformation of industries.
Cloud-based Software: A Crucial Stage for Industrial InternetXing Jingfan | ICT Strategy & Marketing, Huawei
Industrial software is undergoing a crucial development phase to become the pillar of industrial Internet applications.