Cloud trends heading higher
During the past 10 years, we’ve seen a surge of interest in cloud. It follows dramatic advances in the technology infrastructure to support it, along with far more knowledge and understanding about its benefits.
For many, the prospect of not having access to the cloud is unthinkable. After all, who wouldn’t be drawn to a low-cost, on-demand, scalable and highly flexible service that drives business? Cloud is especially good for larger companies with complicated businesses, because it helps cross-border collaboration which fosters innovation while improving responsiveness and agility. It also facilitates work and internal communication among employees.
According to World Economic Forum Report, there are several benefits of cloud:
- Accelerate the way companies create new products and services, using new business models, faster research and more extensive information sharing
- Support broader data mining and analysis to serve customers better
- Lower expenditure on software, servers, data centers and so on
- Enable technology to leapfrog to a new higher level, with affordable applications, tools and infrastructure
- Empower governments to provide healthcare, education and financial services were they didn’t previously exist
- Reduces carbon footprint through economies of scale and less energy usage
Enterprises moving faster to cloud; larger companies to drive the momentum
Not surprisingly, growth in cloud uptake is strong – and it’s getting stronger. According to Gartner, the percentage of organizations using cloud is set to reach 77% in 2017, up from 58% in 2016 – by 2019, it is forecast to reach 85%.
Early adopters were smaller businesses, often ones born in the Internet era. But with their needs largely met, looking forward, it’s the medium- to large-sized companies that are the ones to watch. They will drive development, more so in public cloud as it closes the gap on private.
International institute such as Harvard has conducted a survey and here are some feedbacks from companies on how cloud improves their business:
Source: Harvard Business Review
In the Asia Pacific region, Malaysian businesses are more cloud-ready than those in Singapore, according to the findings of the Cloud Readiness Index (CRI) 2016 study released by the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA). The Asia Cloud Computing Association is an apex industry association that represents stakeholders of the cloud computing ecosystem in Asia. Its CRI study measures the cloud readiness of economies along 10 parameters. According to the Asia Cloud Computing Association, Malaysia ranked higher (7.6) than Singapore (7.3) and Hong Kong (7.4) on the two parameters which indicate how prepared a country is in adopting cloud computing. Outranked only by Japan (8.3), Malaysia emerged as an undisputed leader in South-East Asia when it came to business sophistication.
Stress-free cloud transformation with helps of the right partner
Migration to cloud is more than a technological revolution. It has significant implications on enterprises’ operational and business models. Thus, choosing the right partners is paramount. Unlike startups and small businesses that don’t have legacy pressures, large- and medium-sized enterprises need to look beyond vendors’ technology capabilities, and identify long-term partners that match their key business priorities. The right partners must obtain below criteria:
- Understand both traditional IT systems and new business needs so as to ensure future-oriented upgrades;
- Make your interests and concerns an absolute priority, and respect your data integrity and privacy;
- Have the capacity and capabilities to ensure enterprises’ businesses can run safely on cloud;
- Support an open structure that ensures seamless data transfers among various platforms in a way that protects earlier investments in legacy systems and helps smooth the migration to new systems;
- Offer proven local capabilities and on-the-ground support to ensure fast response times every step of the way on the journey to cloud, while also providing complete cloud adoption services, including evaluation, system transfer and testing, operation maintenance etc.
- Provide up-to-date industry knowledge and strong local partner networks with a deep understanding of the local lay of the land, including regulations.
Huawei builds trust with reliable, open and local service worldwide
With 20 years of experience serving medium-and-large sized companies, Huawei has thorough understanding of enterprise business needs and has a leading competitive edge in the China market for private cloud, server, storage and networks.
By providing cloud service to most of the customers to achieve real commercial benefits, Huawei has customized its services to meet different requirement from all customers. In order to meet the diverse needs, Huawei has also provided joint-operation clouds including China Telecom eCloud, Deutsche Telekom Open Telecom Cloud, Orange Flexible Engine, and Telefonica Open Cloud with application development platforms and data-processing tools only.
Huawei Cloud Services has earned numerous recognition on its security measure, various of certificates and qualifications have been rewarded after the dynamic examination and assessment by ISO27001 Information Security Management System, TÜV Trusted Cloud Service, MIIT Trusted Cloud Service Certification and, most recently, the Open Trusted Technology Provider™ Standard and the Cloud Security Alliance CSA C-STAR Assessment, which Huawei achieved a gold certification in July 2017.
From private to public cloud and from self-support to joint-operation clouds with partners, Huawei always embraces OpenStack-based open-cloud architecture to achieve interoperability between clouds, which allows the customer’s businesses to be shifted onto cloud smoothly. Huawei is working with over 12,000 partners to provide such consulting, delivery and migrating services in 170 markets worldwide. Huawei has also established 13 OpenLabs globally to make joint innovation with local partners and provide the latter with technical support and solution validation service.
By the end of June 2017, Huawei had launched a total of 65 cloud services in 10 categories, namely computing, storage, security, network, management and deployment, application services, database, data analysis, software development, and enterprise applications.
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