HUAWEI CLOUD, the cloud-computing services of Huawei, today announced it unveils a new region in South Africa, making the company one of the world’s first cloud service provider that operates a local data centre to provide cloud services in Africa.
Huawei Cloud South Africa region will start providing cloud services at the end of this year, allowing organizations operating inside South Africa and its 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). Huawei Cloud also indicated a plan to unveil more new regions in Africa.
According to Director-General, National Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, South Africa Mr Robert Nkuna: “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 Service 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.”
South Africa is one of the most diverse and promising emerging markets globally with tremendous potential. With cloud services, Huawei aims to unleash the latent capacity by introducing cloud computing, one of the key engines drive the growth in this era.
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 Cloud released the Africa Partnership Program with local channel partners, such as Altron, ATOS, BCX, Datacentrix, EOH, Gijima, StorTech, TCM, Tech Mahindra, T-systems and XON.
In additional, Huawei also 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.