Cloud-computing services of Huawei has unveiled a new region in South Africa, making the company the world's first cloud service provider that operates a local data centre to provide cloud services in Africa.
The cloud services by the electronics manufacturer will enable organisations to access lower-latency, reliable and secure cloud services such as Elastic Cloud Server (ECS), Elastic Volume Service (EVS) and Object Storage Service (OBS).
According to Director-General, National Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, South Africa Mr Robert Nkuna Huawei has been a great technology partner having brought cutting-edge technologies to African shores.
"The launch of the Huawei Cloud is taking place in an exciting period in our country. For an example, we are investing in skills development with numerous partners. We'll engage Huawei to transfer cloud technology skills to SA and the continent. We are convinced that we can fast-track our development if we work in partnership with other stakeholders.”
Li Peng, President of Huawei Southern Africa Region, said:” Huawei has been operating in Africa for 20 years, contributing to the social and economic development and enriching African people's lives with its ICT solutions and services. We have an in-depth understanding of the African market and is capable of better meeting customers’ current and potential needs. 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 the key engines drive the growth in this era.”
Edward Deng, Vice President of Huawei Cloud Business Unit, commented, “With over 30 years of technical accumulation in ICT infrastructure and products, Huawei provides reliable, secure, and sustainable cloud services to customers worldwide. 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 has additionally 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.
Huawei Cloud has a global reach that covers Southeast Asia, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Africa, and China, with 22 regions and 37 availability zones.