Global leading ICT provider Huawei hosted the Huawei Cloud Summit 2021 in Singapore. Themed ‘Born in Cloud, Grow with Cloud’, the hybrid event brought together industry leaders including SMEs and large corporates responsible for cloud migration strategies in their businesses, to explore how evolving cloud technologies impact and strengthen digital transformation across sectors.
Continued Cloud Commitment in Singapore
During his opening speech, Mr Foo Fang Yong, CEO of Huawei International, recognised Singapore’s leading position in ICT infrastructure and technology in the region, noting that Huawei has supported Singapore’s digitalisation journey since 2001. Partnering with industry leaders and customers, Huawei is now a key contributor in the connectivity, green energy, storage and many more innovative digital solutions across diversified industry sectors, aligning ourselves to realise Singapore’s Smart Nation goals.
Mr Foo Fang Yong stated at the Summit, “As we celebrate our 20th anniversary in Singapore, Huawei is committed to providing reliable, secure, and cost-effective cloud services to empower applications, harness the power of data, and help organizations of all sizes grow in Singapore and ASEAN region, we aim to be the mainstream cloud vendor and digital transformation leader in Singapore.”
Singapore is now the international hub for Huawei Cloud. To date, Huawei Cloud houses five data centres, four availability zones, and two nodes in Singapore. The sixth data centre will be launched soon in September 2021.
“Huawei has been committed to empowering digital transformation and innovation, nurturing a future-ready talent pool and driving sustainable growth for the future economy together with our local partners. It is our responsibility, not only as a global ICT leader, but also a committed member of the community to continue to create economic opportunities and societal impact in Singapore.” announced Fang Yong.
Born in Cloud, Grow with Cloud
In 2020, Huawei witnessed a 50% growth in enterprise revenue, 47% increase year-on-year of channel revenue, and 127% revenue increase by strategic focus partners – gearing up for another milestone year with new partnerships and a new era of Cloud Native 2.0.
Together with business leaders from Singapore Animators Connection (SAC), iQiyi, LingoAce, Orange, SP Digital and more, Huawei discussed how cloud technology plays a versatile and growing role in the animation, streaming, and energy technology sectors in the region.
Huawei’s key ecosystem partners including M1, YITU, Yonyou, F5, Axxis, WPS, Bamboo System Tech, and ZBJ also showcased leading solutions across different industry verticals.
Redefining Infrastructure with Huawei Cloud
Huawei Cloud aims to revolutionise enterprise infrastructure through improved services, platforms, and solutions.
- Cloud Container Engine (CCE) Clusters allow for accelerated computing, networking, and scheduling for more efficient applications, smoother and more secure communications, and the ability to allocate the required resources for applications without micro-management.
- Multi-Cloud Container Platform (MCP) brings cross-cloud applications into your routine as though they were local applications. Its compatibility with Kubernetes native APIs eliminates the need for refactoring, granting enterprise users the ability to govern instances on a larger scale, and boasting synergy with other networks on the cloud.
- GaussDB sees the company’s cloud-native database solutions come to the financial sector, where users can tap on high performance and elastic scaling for hybrid loads, increased security and availability, and intelligent optimisation and index recommendation.
In support of these launches, Mr Zeng Xingyun, President of Huawei Cloud APAC, also highlighted the five key strategies behind Huawei Cloud’s rapid growth – to continuously focus on ICT investment, boost product architecture innovation, support technology and solution innovation, introduce cloud-cloud synergy, and inherit and build the most optimal 2B service.
Extending Cloud Support to the Start-up Ecosystem in the Region
As part of the global shift towards a cloud-powered future and in recognition of the growth of start-ups and small businesses in the region, Huawei will host the second edition of the Huawei Spark programme for the Asia Pacific region.
A hybrid accelerator programme, Huawei Spark targets deep tech start-ups in e-Commerce, Fintech, Energy, Manufacturing, and Smart City industries with focuses on AI, IoT, SaaS, Edge Computing, and 5G. Together with its strong network of industry experts, Huawei aims to incubate and accelerate start-ups growth to further build a more connected and intelligent world.
To apply for the Huawei Spark programme, interested start-ups are able to submit their proposals here before 10 August 2021, and register here to join the Spark Founder Summit on 3 Aug.