The 2nd Huawei Cloud Congress West Africa (HCC Nigeria 2016) summit opened yesterday at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos, with the theme of ‘Transforming with Cloud, Setting New Benchmark’.
More than 300 industry bigwigs, ranging from telecom carriers, finance, governments, to energy companies and partners across West Africa. Huawei used this summit to share its vision and ideas about the future, strategies on how to work together with various industries in order to advance ICT, and showcase its experiences in IT.
Huawei shares IT trend and experience: IT Transformation Strategy
In this digital era, user demands a ROADS experience: Real-time, On-demand, All-online, DIY, and Social. To adapt effectively, telecoms carriers and big business must change their business models, improve O&M, build ecosystems, add new infrastructure, develop organizations and processes, and learn new skills.
Michael Lian from @HuaweiWa IT Product Line: User experiences must be ROADS: Real-time, On-demand, All-online, DIY and Social.
— TechCabal (@TechCabal) April 28, 2016
Traditional industries find themselves under increasing pressure to transform and upgrade. IT has shifted from being a support system to a business and production system. The emergence of technologies represented by cloud computing is driving the need to change and reshape IT.
In addition, the rise of Big Data is spawning additional cloud computing-based IT initiatives. IDC forecasts that cloud computing will be one of 2016’s IT megatrends. IT will shift from being a support service to a core production platform, as operators revitalize their closed, low-efficiency networks and shorten time-to-market (TTM).
Open, agile, cloud-based networks will give them the power to seize fast-moving market opportunities (e.g., digital and cloud services).
As an IT industry leader, Huawei concentrates on IT infrastructure, and continues to openly invest in and work with partners to provide innovative, differentiated, and leading IT solutions for customers worldwide.
Traditional industries need to transform and upgrade themselves: IT is becoming the engine by which traditional industries are transforming and upgrading. Informatization (increased IT usage) is the latest revolution, following the previous three revolutions – mechanization, electrification, and automation. Innovative technologies such as Industry 4.0 connect everything, and Big Data analytics can be increasingly applied to industrial processes. This phenomenon drives traditional industries to transform, and redefines business models. As such, each enterprise across every industry is taking up a new starting place. The enterprise IT system is not just a support system, but is becoming a business and production system. Each enterprise is expected to fully leverage their IT system to enhance competitiveness, accelerate product Go-to-Market (GTM), increase operational efficiency, and reduce costs.
The rise of cloud computing drives the need to reshape IT: IT technologies represented by cloud computing bring about new changes and lay the groundwork for the digital restructure initiatives of traditional enterprises and IT staff. Cloud computing assists enterprises and industry players alike (including telecom carriers) to rebuild their IT framework to become future-proof, so they can evolve network architectures, revamp business models, and become increasingly competitive. Huawei firmly believes that cloud computing is an important opportunity within the IT sector that should be seized. The emergence of cloud computing is a key factor behind Huawei’s massive investment in IT.
Big Data creates unlimited opportunities for business innovation: Data is increasingly becoming a core asset that is critical to an organization’s IT initiatives. By fully leveraging data, companies are able to intelligently deliver transformations and innovations, as well as the ability to efficiently implement precision marketing. Data also aids enterprises with customer satisfaction survey, helps improve customer satisfaction, and increases operational efficiency. To fully capitalize on the value of “digital asset” – data, enterprises need a Big Data-capable platform. Huawei helps customers unleash the full potential of data by building a feature-rich Big Data platform that offers a variety of services, such as complete and real-time analytics.
New products and solutions
Cloud is the future of business. Hardware innovation, software re-architecture, and data intelligence have become the three most important factors of business success.
Huawei shared innovative products and solutions, not only include architecture, but also hardware (High-end Server, High-end Storage, Hyper-Converged Infrastructure and Spark-based Accelerator), software (Enterprise-class open cloud OS FusionSphere) and solution (Heterogeneous Virtualization Resource Pool, Hybrid Cloud Solution, and Cloud Disaster Recovery Solution) at the event.
"We need to begin to move away from physical data centers, towards virtual data centers" #HCCNigeria2016
— TechCabal (@TechCabal) April 28, 2016
Huawei also released its hyper-converged infrastructure FusionCube 6000 for virtualization and desktop clouds. FusionCube delivers high performance with low latency, and deploys rapidly. FusionCube 6000 uses a Huawei-designed, built-in, distributed storage engine. It deeply integrates computing and storage resources, eliminating performance bottlenecks and supporting flexible capacity expansion.
Build an open, collaborative, and Win-win cloud ecosystem
By depending on joint innovation, technology innovation and cooperation innovation, Huawei has devoted itself to build an open, collaborative, and Win-win cloud ecosystem together with customers, and partners. Huawei also looks to strengthen cooperative relationships with its customers, and seek greater marketing opportunities. Thus, Huawei launched its partner promotion product and policy to encourage partner’s aggressiveness at this summit.
Huawei drove the conversation at the event by engaging with industry leaders and IT vendors on promoting more open, more efficient, and more structured business growth for enterprise and carrier.