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HUAWEI CLOUD: Everything as a service

Published on October 11, 2021

Shenzhen, China: Eric Xu, Huawei Rotating Chairman, gave a keynote address Nonstop innovations for faster digitization in the introduction of HUAWEI CLOUD UCS. This ubiquitous cloud-native service is the industry’s first distributed cloud-native product. Zhang Ping’an, CEO of HUAWEI CLOUD and President of Huawei Consumer Cloud Service spoke about HUAWEI CLOUD: Everything as a service. In this keynote, two new regions were announced and ten new services launched, including MacroVerse aPaaS, OptVerse AI Solver, HUAWEI CLOUD Stack 8.1, Pangu Drug Molecule Model, and SparkRTC. Zhang also announced the first virtual human, Yunsheng, to join HUAWEI CLOUD.

Zhang Ping’an, CEO of HUAWEI CLOUD and President of Huawei Consumer Cloud Service

After four years of development, HUAWEI CLOUD has attracted 2.3 million developers, 14,000 consulting partners, 6,000 technical partners and released 4,500 marketplace products. HUAWEI CLOUD has become an important platform for internet companies and organizations to go digital. More and more companies have teamed up with HUAWEI CLOUD to face digitization. Emergencias, a leading medical services company in Argentina, used HUAWEI CLOUD for remote diagnosis and treatment. Wuliangye, a well-known Chinese Baijiu brand, went through a complete digital transformation with HUAWEI CLOUD, from brewing to distribution to sales. Conch Cement has implemented its IT system on HUAWEI CLOUD and built a smart factory and a greener industry by working together on technological innovations, including 5G, cloud and AI.

Zhang used these success stories to illustrate the key to digital success. “For the past 30 years, Huawei has worked tirelessly to connect the world. For the next 30 years we will build the cloud basis for an intelligent future – infrastructure as a service for global accessibility, technology as a service for flexible innovation and expertise as a service for shared excellence, ”he said. “Digitization offers a wealth of possibilities and we call on everyone to think in a cloud-native way, to act in a cloud-native way. Let’s dive into the digital world and into the potential of Everything as a Service. “

Infrastructure as a service for global accessibility

HUAWEI CLOUD continues to expand its global data center and network vision to connect the globe with a seamless media experience for customers. Ulanqab joins Mexico as two new regions and as the world’s largest rendering base of the HUAWEI CLOUD with the computing power of ten thousand cores for fast rendering of images. By September 2021, HUAWEI CLOUD and partners are operating 61 Availability Zones (AZs) in 27 geographic regions worldwide, covering more than 170 countries and regions.

HUAWEI CLOUD is working with partners on a global cloud alliance that gives customers and partners access to cloud resources with a single account, interface and bill. Christophe Ozer, Head of Orange Cloud (Orange Flexible Engine) APAC, shared his experience with HUAWEI CLOUD in helping customers with global development. He said, “From the Asia-Pacific region to Europe, we offer a network and a cloud for data connectivity and global innovation.”

Audiovisual network services are a basic requirement for many digital applications today. At this year’s HUAWEI CONNECT, SparkRTC was presented, a real-time audio and video cloud service that covers more than 170 countries and regions with a reliability of up to 99.99% and a latency of less than 200 ms.

Technology as a service for flexible innovation

Corporate customers avoid “reinventing the wheel”. They want solutions that help them use the latest digital technologies as conveniently as water and electricity. This dramatically reduces repetitive work so you can focus on innovation, lowering costs, and increasing efficiency.

Huawei will continue to share its benefits built by 100,000 engineers and an average annual R&D investment of $ 10 billion. The solution provider offers customers, partners and developers from a wide variety of industries basic technologies such as operating systems, databases, AI, compilers, codecs and algorithms via cloud services.

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2021, Zhang Ping’an released innovations such as the OptVerse AI Solver, the Pangu Drug Molecular Model, the Blockchain Service and the FunctionGraph Function Computing Service. He also announced three technical upgrades for HUAWEI CLOUD GaussDB while upgrading HUAWEI CLOUD Stack to 8.1. HUAWEI CLOUD Stack 8.1 now supports eight services including AI inference, big data governance and cloud desktop to deliver more than 80 cloud services in 12 categories, making it the solution with the broadest range of on-premises cloud services.

HUAWEI CLOUD’s OptVerse AI Solver drives operations research beyond the limits of operations optimization. This innovation solves problems with hundreds of millions of variables at 100 times the computing speed thanks to distributed parallel acceleration. AI-enabled modeling is 30 times more efficient than manual modeling, while AI-based adaptive tuning is 30% more efficient than manual parameter setting. Thanks to these metrics, OptVerse AI Solver takes first place in the Hans Mittelmann benchmark for Simplex LP solvers.

The OptVerse AI solver was used by Tianjin Port for global optimization planning. Wu Qiang, Vice President of Tianjin Port Holdings, said, “The Port of Tianjin is one of the top 10 ports in the world with an annual turnover of nearly 20 million containers. HUAWEI CLOUD’s OptVerse AI Solver helps us make planning 100 times faster, even with tens of millions of variables and constraints. We have maximized resource planning and significantly improved operational efficiency. “

At the Huawei Developer Conference (Cloud) 2021, the HUAWEI CLOUD released Pangu’s hyperscaled pre-trained AI model. Chen Haining, General Manager of IT Dept at Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (SPDB), shared how the SPDB finwarehouse was built with Huawei. The large Pangu model identified the type of container and the amount of goods stored. “By deeply integrating digital technologies into industries, we can use digital capabilities to examine supply chain scenarios from various real economic sectors. SPDB decides to work with Huawei to boost the economy. “

Following this conference, the drug molecule model HUAWEI CLOUD Pangu was presented at HUAWEI CONNECT 2021. A joint publication by HUAWEI CLOUD and the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (SIMM) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, this model learns the chemical structure of 1.7 billion small molecules and supports drug design throughout the process for improved R&D efficiency. One of the first achievements of this model is a new broad spectrum antimicrobial drug developed by the First Affiliated Hospital of Medical School at Xi’an Jiaotong University, which cut the lead compound R&D cycle from several years to a month.

Expertise as a service for shared excellence

Zhang Ping’an introduced MacroVerse aPaaS, which was positioned by HUAWEI CLOUD as aPaaS for industry. It uses know-how and innovations from the digital transformation of the industry and incorporates them into cloud platform services for industry developers. MacroVerse offers mobile developers five digital engines: payment, search, browsing, map, and advertising. Mobile applications developed on the basis of the HUAWEI CLOUD can be released with one click in the Huawei AppGallery. In nine vertical markets including industrial, automotive, retail, healthcare, interactive media and news, HUAWEI CLOUD MacroVerse offers 50+ scenario-specific cloud services, 128 kits and over 20,000 APIs.

Huawei Hetu cloud integrates 2D or 3D digital information into any physical space to seamlessly merge the physical and digital world. It has been applied in more than 20 scenarios including museums, shopping malls, and historical relics.

HUAWEI CLOUD WeLink leverages Huawei’s own digital office experience and has served 180 Fortune China 500 companies. In addition to a major upgrade, HUAWEI CLOUD WeLink will be rolled out in more countries this October.

HUAWEI CLOUD’s new digital media pipeline automates film and television production. Jiang Chuanrong, chairman of Shanghai Mirror Pictures, stepped onto the stage as the first joint innovation partner to deploy this pipeline in the industry.

Building on the HUAWEI CLOUD digital content production line, HUAWEI CLOUD created the first virtual human, Yunsheng, to join the HUAWEI CLOUD.

Digitization offers many opportunities. The key is to think cloud-natively, act cloud-natively, and apply that fully digital, fully cloud-based, AI-driven mindset to explore the potential of Everything as a Service. HUAWEI CLOUD has set itself the goal of creating the cloud basis for an intelligent world with ubiquitous cloud and ubiquitous intelligence.

Huawei is hosting HUAWEI CONNECT 2021 online from September 23 to October 31. The theme of this year’s event is Dive into Digital – into the practical application of technologies such as cloud, AI and 5G in all industries and how they can make organizations of all kinds and sizes more efficient, more versatile and ultimately more resilient on the way to economic recovery.



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