Huawei embarks on annual IT Road Show in Qatar

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Huawei embarks on annual IT Road Show in Qatar The roadshow sees the return of the Demo Truck which includes access to a fully-functional and live Huawei data centre.
By  David Ndichu Published  January 7, 2016

Huawei has kicked off its annual nation-wide ICT Road Show collaborating with representatives from the government and private sector to showcase how organisations in Qatar can benefit from new technologies in Cloud computing in the coming years.

The Huawei Qatar IT Road Show is running from 10th to the 12th January 2016.

Under the theme ‘Open Roads to Cloud’, Huawei experts will offer guidance on how its new cloud-based IT portfolio, which includes both the Huawei Disaster Recovery solution and its Oceanstor Intelligent Storage solution, can be applied in various vertical sector enterprise environments. These include the fields of oil & gas, healthcare, education and banking & finance, the company says.

“Societies across the globe are entering into a new era of in-depth integration of the digital and physical worlds, changing the way that organizations deliver on-demand services to the public,” says Zong Yan, CEO Huawei Qatar. “In building a better connected Qatar and in line with the country’s Vision 2030, it is Huawei’s aim to help make IT simple and business more agile. We are also committed to make more contributions to Qatar’s 2022 FIFA World Cup efforts with our complete end-to-end IT products and solutions.”

The Huawei Demo Truck will also be returning for a second year to give visitors the opportunity to experience first-hand Huawei’s latest innovations in data centre solutions, virtual servers & desktops, plus a wide range of vertical industry solutions. The Demo Truck includes access to a fully-functional Huawei data centre container operating in a live environment and provides an interactive demonstration platform to showcase its full IT solution portfolio.

Huawei is currently one of the major players within Qatar’s technology sector providing a comprehensive set of IT portfolio in the industry to customers in the telecom, enterprise, and consumer space.

Analysts at IDC have noted that the combined IT services market of some of the countries in the region, including Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, and Kuwait, is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.5% over the coming years to total $1.82bn in 2018 .  According to IDC, Qatar presents the strongest growth in the region and is expected to lead in IT services spending, fuelled by large-scale, infrastructure-driven, and government-led projects in the transportation, healthcare, and education sectors.

The cloud market in particular is expected to continue perform strongly in 2016, spurred by the growing maturity of the Qatari ICT market and the increase in the number of companies using cloud services.

With much more data being generated today in Qatar compared with 10 years ago, participants recognise that much of the technology deployed previously wasn’t designed to cope with the size and variety of data types that exists today. Furthermore, deciding how to process this data and sort out what is valuable and what is not remains a key challenge for many organisations; one that this Road Show will look to address in helping governments and enterprises to make more informed business decisions.

During the Road Show, Huawei will be showcasing its Oceanstor V3 storage solution, which was recently unveiled in the Middle East. The Oceanstor V3 is a converged storage platform that combines a cloud-oriented architecture with new hardware architecture and intelligent management software. Huawei believes that it will bring new changes in traditional enterprise IT and provide future-oriented storage solutions for businesses in the Middle East.

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