GITEX INTERVIEW: Terry He, Middle East President, Huawei Enterprise
ITP.net talks with He about the company’s plans for GITEX
What will Huawei Enterprise be focusing on at GITEX this year?
In GITEX 2015 we have a lot to offer to our visitors, Huawei will be featuring a range of its ICT innovations including its Software-Defined Agile Networks for Campus & Data Center scenarios, Agile IoT applications, Service-Driven Distributed Cloud Data Center (SD-DC2), eLTE critical communications solutions and its range of Unified Communications and Convergence technologies such as its Ultra-HD video conference products, alongside many others.
Huawei will also preview how its integrated portfolio of End to End and focused vertical industry solutions can be used to create a competitive business advantage in the fields of Public Safety, Oil & Gas, Transportation, Government, Hospitality, Education and Healthcare and Banking. Being a vendor which has a wide range of product & solution offering vertical industry solutions is becoming our clear edge in the market.
Additionally , Huawei ‘s leading global and regional experts will highlight key trends that are driving its innovative ICT solutions in the Middle East such as the Service Driven Cloud Solutions, Critical Communication Networks for Safe city, Agile Service Connections and Smart IoT solutions based on 4.5G and Software Defined Networking (SDN) technologies.
Huawei will also unveil a series of new additions to its solutions portfolio as part of our Product Launches, coupled with live demonstrations and interactive case studies offering strategic guidance to governments and businesses on how to approach developing an IoT wide infrastructure. We will also sign some MoU's with of our alliances with some major industry partners.
What sort of uptake has Huawei seen of SDN technologies?
SDN adoption is still in its infancy in the region; however, it is definitely gaining more interest as network virtualization and on-demand allocation present bigger challenges for CIOs. Amongst the primary drivers for SDN adoption today is the need of businesses to support virtualization of IT applications, the ability to deliver new applications across the network, and increased speed for provisioning application workloads on the network.
Since its global rollout in 2013, Huawei's SDN ready Agile Networks (SDN ready) has been deployed by over 200 names in the fields of government, finance, healthcare, education and more. Its latest addition of the Agile Controller-which forms part of the wider Huawei Agile Network solution-enables organizations to benefit from more orchestrated, real-time connections between their services and their IT network.
What progress has been made in cloud adoption in the region?
Cloud adoption has witnessed a significant increase in interest in recent years within the Enterprise sector. There is currently a prevalence to move the sensitive applications to their own private cloud platform where the Cloud Service Brokerage will make both public and private cloud services fully transparent to the users with single sign on.
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