Huawei Launches AI-integrated Public Cloud Offering For Africa

"South Africa is one of the most diverse and promising emerging markets globally with tremendous potential."

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Huawei has officially launched its AI-integrated public Cloud offering for Africa at AfricaCom 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Huawei Cloud South Africa region will start providing cloud services at the end of this year, allowing organizations operating inside South Africa and its neighboring countries to access lower-latency, reliable, and secure cloud services, such as Elastic Cloud Server (ECS), Elastic Volume Service (EVS), and Object Storage Service (OBS).

Huawei Cloud also indicated a plan to unveil more new regions in Africa.

In additional, Huawei also launched InTouch Aggregator, a PaaS platform powered on HUAWEI Cloud, which helps connect carriers, open up telecom capabilities, enable OTT, and build up the cloud ecosystem.

“With over 30 years of technical accumulation in ICT infrastructure and products, Huawei provides reliable, secure, and sustainable cloud services to customers worldwide,” Edward Deng, Vice President of Huawei Cloud Business Unit, said

“Looking forward, Huawei Cloud’s innovative technologies and services, such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence, will help African governments, carriers, and enterprises in a variety of industries such as finance, energy, agriculture, to leapfrog to a fully-connected, intelligent era.”

Huawei announced last week its plans to build its Public Cloud in South Africa to provide cloud services to all sub-Saharan African countries. This is another significant move by the leading global leading ICT solutions provider to accelerating its cloud business across the world.

South Africa is an important piece of Huawei Cloud’s globalisation map.

Huawei believes cloud services are essential for digitization of economies.  Huawei Cloud is committed to providing open, flexible, easy-to-use and secure cloud services, laying a solid foundation for a fully connected, intelligent world by bringing digital to every person, home and organisation.

“Huawei has been operating in Africa for 20 years, contributing to social and economic development and enriching African people’s lives with its ICT solutions and services. We have in-depth understanding of African market and is capable of better meeting customers’ current and potential needs,” Li Peng, President of Huawei Southern Africa Region, said.

“South Africa is one of the most diverse and promising emerging markets globally with tremendous potential. With cloud services, we are aiming to unleash the latent capacity by introducing cloud computing, one of key engines drive the growth in this era.”

In the event, Huawei Cloud released the Africa Partnership Program with local channel partners, such as Altron, ATOS, BCX, Datacentrix, EOH, Gijima, StorTech, TCM,  Tech Mahindra, T-systems and  XON.

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