Zheng Yelai, Vice President of Huawei, President of Huawei Cloud BU
The birth of the steam engine at the end of the 18th century sparked the industrial revolution. The invention of the transistor in the middle of the 20th century promoted the development of the information industry. Data could be measured and transferred by logarithmic means with the discovery of the entropy involved in the data sciences. Early in this century, cloud computing changed the ways in which IT resources are obtained and triggered the redefining of ICT infrastructures.
In the Cloud 1.0 era, Internet companies were the first to adopt and benefit from cloud computing. They could share and flexibly use resources to create disruptive business models.
While also benefiting from Cloud 1.0, Huawei kept a close eye on the hurdles in industry adoptions so it could do what it always does: help customers succeed in addressing pain points with dedication built into the starting point of everything it does. Backed by the 30-plus years of customer-centric approaches in R&D and proven practice in the information industry, Huawei proposed Cloud 2.0 so more industries and enterprises could extend to the cloud. Now, more organizations are availing themselves of the cloud and the improvements made possible through the new accelerator.
Industry is changing in the Cloud 2.0 era. Existing IT systems at medium- to large-sized enterprises are moving towards hybrid cloud architectures. Internet applications and other new technologies like cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and AR/VR are all growing at rapid pace. Short video and streaming TV broadcasts have shifted from simple dividends from traffic to dividends from data, forming new revenue models in the Internet industry. In the Cloud 2.0 era, infrastructure must meet the 'More than Moore' requirements so that hundreds of industries, especially Internet, can mine more dividends from data. The physicality of industry is integrating with IT in deeper ways to improve productivity and socioeconomic benefit.
Software innovations in Cloud 2.0 require much more agility in iteration compared to what was needed in Cloud 1.0. Continuous chip and hardware innovation is the norm. Driven by the rapid changes in business models and technologies, many of the applications for Internet enterprises will shift from universal hardware to vertically integrated systems and from focusing on providing resources to providing capabilities. Cloud service providers with full-stack capabilities in chips, hardware, and software will become the compelling choice for cloud native enterprises and medium- and large-sized enterprises. Chip and hardware innovation capabilities will determine which cloud service providers are able to thrive in the new age.
HUAWEI CLOUD delivers 'More than Moore' capabilities in chips, hardware, and software. The cloud arm also continues to build up industry influence in the Cloud Native field. In one example, Huawei is a founding member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) with contributions to the community ranking first in China for many consecutive years.
In the Cloud 2.0 era, HUAWEI CLOUD is now offering the 30-plus years of accumulated technology, innovation, and expertise in the ICT infrastructure field to provide customers in x-as-a-service convenience in their cloud service catalog. HUAWEI CLOUD provides stable, reliable, secure, and ever-improving cloud services for enterprises of all sizes with the nutrient-rich soil to grow and improve their profiles in a better connected intelligent world.