SHANGHAI, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced that it kicked off the Huawei Cloud Congress 2013 (HCC 2013) at the Shanghai Expo Center. Building on its proactive innovation in the IT infrastructure field in collaboration with industry partners such as Intel, SAP and Seagate, Huawei officially launched its "Fusion" strategy for the information technology (IT) area at this year's HCC. Themed "Make IT Simple, Make Business Agile", the two-day event attracts over 10,000 participants, including industry experts, partners, customers, media and analysts.
Since the first HCC held in 2010, Huawei has worked closely with global partners to promote the deployment and application of cloud technologies around the world.
"IT industry is an open industry and Huawei has a very clear strategic roadmap. We will focus on developing and offering future-oriented cloud data center solutions and products, including servers, storage, data center networks, cloud operating systems as well as cloud management platforms," said Mr. Eric Xu, Deputy Chairman of Huawei. "Meanwhile, Huawei is committed to conducting open and close collaborations with partners across multiple industries, jointly offering innovative, competitive and differentiated ICT products and solutions to global enterprises, helping customers realize informationization."
Open collaboration is central to the future success of the ICT industry. With a strategy to develop an open industry architecture and enhance integration within the industry ecosystem, Huawei is dedicated to developing closer collaborations with partners around the world, jointly offering effective and agile technology solutions to customers to help enterprises improve business efficiency.
"IT is an area of strategic growth for Huawei. With unwavering commitment to technology innovation, we are devoted to the ongoing development and evolution of the IT domain," said Mr. Zheng Yelai, President, IT Product Line, Huawei. "Today, we have a team of over 10,000 technical experts in IT R&D facilities around the world, including in Europe, Canada and Russia. Through collaboration with these facilities and our partnerships with leading universities, technology institutes and key industry players, we are able to provide reliable IT products and solutions that help customers enhance competitiveness and achieve business success in the era of ICT convergence."
The highlight of this year's HCC is the official launch of Huawei's "Fusion" strategy, which combines an array of IT technologies, including computing, storage, virtualization and data center technologies, to lay the foundation for an open platform that enables third-party system integration, simple deployment, simple management and simple operation and maintenance of enterprise IT infrastructures. At the event, Huawei unveiled and showcase a series of innovative IT products and solutions specifically developed to support the "Fusion" strategy, including the world's first "converged data plane" storage philosophy, the world's first fully-distributed cloud operating system FusionSphere 3.0, the high-performance converged all-in-one appliance FusionCube 2.0, and the only converged big data infrastructure platform in the industry integrating storage, filing and analysis.
The first of the many benefits of Huawei's "Fusion" strategy is to help enterprises simplify IT deployment and reduce business launch time. The second of the many benefits of Huawei's "Fusion" strategy is to help enterprises streamline O&M and to reduce TCO. And the third benefit of "Fusion" is helping enterprises to simplify management and thus improve business efficiency and create value.
Delivering on our commitment to customer-centricity, Huawei has been striving to better understand customers' needs, innovate hand-in-hand with customers, ultimately helping customers realize business success. Building on the cloud platform independently developed by Huawei, and consolidating software development resources in the industry, Huawei successfully helped Shanghai Tower, a new landmark of the city, deploy China's first Building Information Modeling (BIM) Cloud for engineering construction. BIM Clouds can enable engineering construction companies to rent computing infrastructure, software and system resources on the Internet according to their own needs, substantially reducing the costs for hardware deployment and system maintenance. During HCC 2013, a launch ceremony was hosted by Huawei in conjunction with the Shanghai Tower to unveil the BIM cloud.
By offering competitive products and solutions based on its customer-centric approach to innovation, Huawei has achieved a comprehensive breakthrough in the IT market, gaining recognition from industry customers across government, transportation, energy and power, finance and large enterprise sectors. As of August 2013, Huawei has successfully constructed 330 data centers worldwide, including 70 cloud data centers, and enabled over 260 cloud computing customers around the world to explore the business value of cloud technology with Huawei. In addition, Huawei deployed the world's largest and most complicated desktop cloud system, which supports 100,000 users on simultaneous business operations within the company. Meanwhile, Huawei also recorded remarkable progress in the storage and server markets, becoming the first Chinese vendor to be included in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Blade Servers, as well as its list of global mainstream storage vendors. In the first quarter of 2013, the shipments of Huawei's storage solutions ranked number one in the China market, while the shipment volume and capacity both ranked number eight globally. The shipment of Huawei servers was ranked number three in China.
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