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Cloud Computing

Cloud: From Playground to Production
Cloud computing is an inevitable trend nowadays. We talk with analysts from 451 Group about the key trends in cloud computing, the current stage of cloud computing, and differentiations that can set vendors apart from the competition.

Challenges

IT and CT are both converging and competing. This consolidation is gradually transforming the telco ecosystem. While confronting new Internet-based business models, customized requirements, and new services, carriers are also encountering bottlenecks in traditional service areas, especially long time-to-market for new services, low resource utilization, and high OPEX.

As a post-IP technology, cloud computing presents both opportunities and challenges to the telco industry and offers new directions for carriers looking to be more than just a dumb pipe. Spurred by the cloud, the entire industry is embracing ICT transformation, actively and openly.

Our Solution

Huawei’s Telco Cloud Solution consists of both private and public clouds, which can include IT infrastructure, integrated service, and managed service. Our private cloud helps carriers reduce costs and improve efficiency through building and consolidation of data centers during the cloud-IT transition; it also opens new market opportunities through one-stop ICT service for government and vertical industry clouds. Our public cloud solution helps carriers build a public cloud platform – an ecosystem that increases total revenue and allows operators to retain their industry leadership.

The advantages of Huawei’s cloud computing solution include:

  • E2E IT solutions & services

As the world's leading ICT solutions provider, Huawei offers a full range of cloud, IT infrastructure, equipment, and management software, while delivering one of the most complete E2E telco solutions in the industry. Huawei cooperates with more than 300 partners, including Intel, IBM, Accenture, and Citrix, in offering E2E vertical IT solutions and providing that encompass consulting ,planning, designing, integration, deployment, and managed services.

  • Cloud enablement expertise

Our carrier partnerships have given Huawei a profound understanding of operator needs, giving us an advantage over our rivals in the telco cloud arena. Huawei also has advantages in the cloud-pipe-device sphere, while our combination of integration service and managed service further make us the clear choice for the savvy telco.

  • Proven Telco Cloud Implementations
    Huawei’s expertise is not only theoretical; we have provided both SaaS to SME and ITO to large enterprises .Moreover, we are also active in cloud managed services and can claim the largest cloud data center in the world.

Applications & Benefits

Huawei devotes itself to being the trusted IT service partner for carriers in terms of higher ARPU, lower TCO, and open operation.

Huawei’s telco cloud solutions have been widely applied by the top carriers, including China Mobile, China Telecom, Vodafone, and STC. Thanks to our rich experience in data center construction, Huawei has established more than 210 data centers globally, including 20 cloud centers. Chief among them is China Mobile’s International Information Harbor, currently the world's largest cloud data center (May, 2012).

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Issue 23(08/2015)