At the Asia-Pacific Digital Innovation Congress 2022 recently held in Singapore, Huawei, together with the ASEAN Foundation, worked with customers, experts, scholars, and analysts to discuss new scenarios and directions for digital economy and industry innovation. At the “cloud service” industry forum, Jacqueline Shi, President of Global Marketing and Sales Service of HUAWEI CLOUD, delivered a keynote speech.
IDC predicts that the global cloud computing market will exceed 1.3 trillion US dollars and this market in China will exceed 1 trillion RMB. The cloud computing market will usher in the second phase of innovation and development by playing an increasing role in shaping the IT industry, even taking a dominant position. Cloud is an important foundation for full enterprise digital transformation. Business innovation and outcomes of enterprises are increasingly dependent on the rapid development and use of innovative technologies and services anytime, anywhere.
Enterprises are going digital and migrating to the cloud faster because of the pandemic. COVID-19 has driven enterprises to speed up cloudification by one to three years. This will in turn drive enterprises to usher in higher stages of digitalization. The pandemic has increased demand for online office, elastic IT resources, breakdown of data silos, cost reduction, and efficiency improvement. It has accelerated cloudification and collaborative office. Enterprises are increasingly willing to migrate to the cloud and develop a cloud mindset and a habit of using clouds.
In response to this trend, HUAWEI CLOUD released its latest strategy in 2021. “Dive into digital with Everything as a Service.” “Everything” includes Huawei’s vision and understanding of the industry. In the past, when we talked about cloud services, the most people know about IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. Most of the time, they were presented from the perspective of a technology provider. Digital transformation in many industries, however, requires not only technologies and resources, but also experience, services, ideas, and everything that can be shared.
Over the past 30 years, Huawei has earned extensive trust from customers and partners in the carrier and enterprise markets by adhering to the principles of “good service, good quality, quick response to customer requirements, technological innovation to create customer value, and win-win cooperation with ecosystem partners.” Embedded with same values and business strategy, HUAWEI CLOUD continues to create trustworthy and innovative cloud services to realize our commitment of “in Asia-Pacific, for Asia-Pacific.”
In his speech, Zeng Xingyun, President of HUAWEI CLOUD Asia-Pacific, reviewed HUAWEI CLOUD’s rapid growth in 2021 and its advantages in localized services in the Asia-Pacific market.
Zeng pointed out that, “There are six strategies of Huawei CLOUD in Asia-Pacific. In terms of industry strategy, we focus on “Infrastructure as a Service, Technology as a Service, and win-win with ecosystem partners” to continuously improve the core competitiveness of Huawei Cloud. In terms of market strategy, we focus on ‘Dive into digital transformation, accelerate cloud native and business innovation, and build the best 2B services’ to continuously create value for customers.”
In Huawei 2021 Annual Report Press Conference，Rotating chairwoman of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou mentioned that “In 2021, our revenue from Huawei Cloud grew by more than 30% year on year. In addition, Huawei Cloud has risen to become the second largest IaaS vendor in China and the fifth largest in the world. In 2021, we officially announced our strategy for Huawei Cloud as “everything as a service”. In 2022, we will focus our efforts on implementing this strategy and speeding up the deployment of data centers and acceleration networks worldwide, to provide a consistent experience for our customers”. Guo Ping, former Rotating chairman added that, “In the Asia Pacific, Huawei Cloud is one of the fastest growing public cloud providers”.
HUAWEI CLOUD has been operating in Asia-Pacific since 2018. After four years of development, HUAWEI CLOUD has risen to No. 2 in China, No. 3 in Thailand, and No. 4 in developing markets in Asia-Pacific, becoming the fastest growing cloud provider among the top 5 frontrunners in the region. HUAWEI CLOUD Region has been launched in Hong Kong (China), Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia. It will also be introduced this year in Indonesia, with access points to be deployed in Philippines, Vietnam, India, Japan, and South Korea.
In 2021, HUAWEI CLOUD’s key customers in the Asia-Pacific region will increase by 156%, and the number of ecosystem partners will grow by 90%. What’s more exciting is that revenue of our partners will rise by 150%, which is higher than HUAWEI CLOUD’s revenue.
In 2022, new services such as global network acceleration service (GA), real-time audio and video service (SparkRTC), software development production line (DevCloud), and financial distributed database GaussDB (for openGauss), will be launched in the Asia-Pacific market to continuously improve the competitiveness of our cloud solutions in the region.
Up till now, Huawei Cloud has deployed 11 availability zones (AZs) in China’s Hong Kong, Thailand, and Singapore to provide secure and reliable cloud services for users in Asia Pacific. Huawei Cloud has also set up local service teams in more than 10 Asia-Pacific countries and regions.
Across Asia Pacific region, Huawei Cloud is the fastest-growing mainstream public cloud vendor and has become a digital transformation partner for thousands of enterprises. Since Huawei Cloud released its Spark Program, it has quickly become a leader in the regional startup ecosystem. Huawei Cloud will invest 100 million US dollars in this program in Asia Pacific over the next three years to further foster the regional startup ecosystem.