Huawei Cloud unveils in Singapore
By Digital News Asia February 21, 2019
- Plans to develop the Singapore region into one of its largest regions outside of China
- Will launch a skill training and recruitment plan for the Asia Pacific region
HUAWEI Cloud, the cloud-computing services of Huawei, unveiled a new region in Singapore on Feb 20, expanding the reach of its full-stack cloud platform and Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities across the Asia Pacific region.
Huawei Cloud plans to develop the Singapore region into one of its largest regions outside of China.
Huawei Cloud's AI capabilities are scheduled to be built in the Singapore region. These AI capabilities will implement Huawei Cloud's technical solutions and innovations, serving startups and major industries in the Asia Pacific, and promoting the development of an affordable, effective, reliable, and inclusive AI.
As a leading international financial hub, Singapore is a key services and shipping centre in Asia, and an important member of both the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec). It is also a strategic hub for Chinese-funded enterprises expanding overseas and for overseas enterprises entering the Asia Pacific.
"Huawei Cloud is proud to strategically invest in Singapore region, expanding our presence across Asia Pacific with the support of local and global ICT ecosystem partners. We look forward to providing stable, secure, and scalable cloud platform for both local as well as Chinese-funded enterprises with overseas expansion plans," said Roben Wang, president of Huawei Cloud Asia Pacific region.
"These cloud services, which offer low latency and high cost-efficiency, will leverage on the high-performance chips, servers, storage and network equipment that Huawei has developed, as well as the high-speed networks we have constructed with carriers in Asia Pacific."
Following approvals under Singapore's strict data security certification process, Huawei will provide 24/7 technical support and service assurance to Huawei Cloud's customers in the government, the Internet, and the financial industry, as well as large local enterprises.
"Huawei has established a longstanding presence in the Asia Pacific region and has become part of the local ecosystems," said Jeffery Liu, president of Huawei South Pacific region.
"In recent years, many governments in the Asia Pacific region have announced their digital transformation strategies. We are ready to help local governments and enterprises implement their digital transformation strategies through exciting new technologies such as cloud computing and AI.
“In addition, Huawei Cloud will launch a skill training and recruitment plan for the Asia Pacific region, providing more employment opportunities and professional training programs for talent."
In addition to the Chinese mainland, Europe, and Latin America regions, Huawei Cloud had unveiled regions in Hong Kong, Russia, Thailand, and South Africa in 2018. By the end of 2018, 40 availability zones had been opened in 23 geographic regions, providing cloud services to users.
In late April 2019, Huawei will host Huawei Cloud Summit 2019 Singapore, under the theme of "Grow with Intelligence".
At this event, Huawei will discuss the development of digital economy with governments, experts, customers, partners, universities, and third-party analysts in the Asia Pacific region.