Huawei Cloud unveils in South Africa

26394857992 01cb2c6eaf zThis will make Huawei the world’s first cloud service provider that operates a local data centre to provide cloud services in Africa. (Image source: Open Grid Scheduler/Flickr)Huawei announced the launched of its first South African cloud service (Huawei Cloud) at AfricaCom 2018 in Cape Town

The Huawei Cloud South Africa region will be offering cloud services by the end of this year, enabling organisations operating in South Africa and neighbouring 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).

The Cloud service indicated at opening up further new regions in Africa.

The company 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.

Robert Nkuna, director-general of the national department of telecommunications and postal services, South Africa, said, “Huawei has been a great technology partner to our country and they have regularly brought cutting-edge technologies to our 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 will engage Huawei to transfer cloud technology skills to SA and the continent,” he added.

Li Peng, president of Huawei southern Africa region, commented, “We have an in-depth understanding of the African market and are capable of better meeting customers’ current and potential needs. 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, further added, “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.”

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