Huawei helps enable cloud computing

Cloud Engine enables high-density traffic on business networks

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Huawei helps enable cloud computing Dong Wu says Huawei will introduce storage systems and enterprise switches.
By Staff Writer Published  September 14, 2012

Huawei will showcase its comprehensive portfolio of ICT solutions at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK, including solutions for data centres, cloud computing, enterprise networking, unified communication & collaboration (UC&C), video conferencing and telepresence. According to a statement, the company places a particular focus on desktop cloud applications and the different application of cloud computing in different industry scenarios.

"This includes some of our latest solutions developed to provide enterprises with components of a data centre that are able to run and process at a reduced cost, saving on both CAPEX and OPEX in the long term," says Dong Wu, VP, Huawei Enterprise, Middle East.

"We will also be introducing our latest HVS high-end storage solution and our Cloud Engine series of switches as part of our cloud computing initiatives."

To address the demands of cloud computing, Huawei has developed solutions such as HVS storage systems and the Cloud Engine series of enterprise switches. Cloud Engine enables high-density and high-speed traffic on business networks, supporting cloud-based applications and reducing power consumption. The HVS storage solution allows utilities to adopt a virtualised approach to storing data, conserving resources and saving energy and floorspace.  

In addition to showcasing products, GITEX allows Huawei to meet partners and customers. A Hot Topics forum at the Huawei stand will address a range of topical ICT issues. The company's main stand is located in the Gulfcomms area and it will be present in the Cloud Confex.

The company, which has enterprise IT and telecomms equipment divisions, booked US $3.22 billion in revenue in the Middle East last year. It now has around 4000 employees in ten offices in 12 countries across the Middle East, with training centres in Bahrain and Riyadh.

2357 days ago
Andrew Sullivan

Since the NY Times piece on the environmental cost of BIG DATA CENTERS, I guess everyone is wondering if cloud computing is such a good idea... However, compared to all those "mini servers" we run at our homes to store a sea of data; perhaps cloud computing is the way of the future. Huawei, considering the LONG TERM perspective of the Chinese culture always focused on the distant future and their announcement falls in line with their long term strategic plans.

However, we should not forget the environment and Huawei should mention what are the R&D they have in place to improve energy efficiency of their products. Also on the home front we should focus on saving energy as well... try to build more green certified homes.

I got my home green certified last year by installing solar power, re-doing the windows and installing a number of gadgets that helps me to automate the energy savings process. For example, I replaced all my old power extension blocks with these PwrUSB smart power strips that lets me schedule a calendar regarding when to turn on and off my garden lights, my computers and media center appliances.

Trying to save precious energy and reduce our carbon footprint take will power, efforts and time. But there are so many products that can help us save energy in our everyday lives these days – there shouldn't be any excuse!

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