MWC 2016: Huawei builds cloud migration platform

Chinese vendor makes a slew of enterprise announcements in Barcelona

Huawei wants to move mobile operators into the cloud with its new service.

The telecoms equipment maker revealed its Huawei Cloud Data Center at MWC 2016 this week, targeting it at telecom providers who want to make use of the cloud.

The platform comprises servers, consolidated storage, software-defined networking and modular datacentres, and acts as the central point of an ecosystem that encompasses other vendors.

SAP is set to provide cloud migration services to customers of the service, while Accenture is on hand to build private cloud apps.

Zheng Yelai, president of Huawei IT Product Lines, said: “Huawei continues to openly and enthusiastically build an everybody-wins cloud ecosystem with partners.

“Through continuous innovations and the results of focused efforts with our partners, we are building clouds that benefit carriers the most – clouds featuring shortened service provisioning, reduced OPEX, and automated O&M [operation and maintenance]. These improvements allow carriers to develop new business in public cloud and effect their transformations.”

Huawei’s cloud platform came as part of a slew of enteprise-focused announcements in Barcelona from the Chinese technology giant.

Others include a new big data analytics platform dubbed FusionInsight-Universe, which aims to offer analytics as a common utility, such as the internet.

Its primary aim is to make big data analytics more accessible to telecom operators, so they can use it to improve business and operational efficiency.

But it also allows end users to analysis information through a simpler analytics environment using an easy-to-understand UI.

FusionInsight-Universe also uses its analytics capabilities on data integration to improve the efficiency of data production by 70 per cent, claimed Huawei. 

The platform can also be delivered as big data-as-a-service (BDaaS), the company said.

This delivery model, it believes, will help operators quickly develop digital services and reduce their infrastructure costs by getting the service through third-parties, who have not yet been identified.

Another service it announced at MWC was Huawei's collaboration with Nexusguard to create a security product defendiung hybrid clouds from DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks.

Hybrid DDoS Protection combines Nexusguard’s cloud-enabled Origin Protection and Huawei’s DDoS Protection System Appliances to ensure customers can quickly defend their systems with hybrid implementations.