Huawei Connect 2017 reveals the company’s vision that in the coming years all cloud ecosystems will converge on five large clouds that will deploy all the necessary services worldwide.

The famous phrase that Thomas J. Watson , one of the most charismatic presidents of IBM, left in 1943, “In the future there will be only five computers and will own our data” , has been provided with a small variation to continue enjoying validity . In this case, according to Guo Ping, CEO of Huawei, just change the term computer by cloud to adapt it to the current context. From the assertion, one of the great objectives of the Chinese technology for the next exercises is born: to build one of the five global cloud ecosystems .

The strategy has been unveiled within the framework of Huawei Connect 2017, the company’s landmark event, which is taking place in Shanghai (China) and will be attended by more than 20,000 attendees throughout the week.  The cloud, we said, is a vital point for the company, which is committed to an increasingly centralized convergence of clouds around the world to be realized in five major systems. ” Cloud technology will form a large part of the foundation of the intelligent society we are targeting, and will propel other large growth tractors such as artificial intelligence and data analysis,” he said. To do this, Ping said, Huawei will continue to invest in public cloudwith the aim of forming a global network based on its own public clouds, as well as the clouds that it has built together with its partners. The final point, as the manager has called it, is to create a kind of “global alliance of clouds” .

“In our DNA cloud are present the development of new capabilities such as artificial intelligence, service and security . ” In this way, the company routes its solutions to companies and governments in order to establish a platform that fulfills the entire ICT cycle necessary to make digital transformation a reality.

Bringing added value to the cloud

A Gartner study says 46 percent of companies’ value assets will come from digitization in 2019. Not only does the cloud create opportunities, Under this demand, for Huawei comes into play another of the great technologies of the moment, artificial intelligence. The organization has focused on the development of commercial applications based on intelligence and has presented the Enterprise Intelligence solution . “We are positioning Huawei Cloud as an enabler of the intelligent world, which provides IA and IoT (Internet of Things) capabilities.”

The new platform provides voice, natural language and image recognition services along with graphics analysis, reasoning and indexing capabilities . As a result, Huawei intends to build specific solutions for specific industries.

Agreement with Microsoft

Finally, the opening day of the event has led to a cooperation agreement between Huawei and Microsof t by which applications of Redmond technology will be launched in the Huawei cloud. This move is intended to help companies complete and simplify their digital transformation. “Microsoft has a key role in the enterprise market. We hope to build an open ecosystem in which we all win, “said Zheng Yelai, Huawei’s cloud president.