Huawei Unveils Cloud Stack 8.3 at Africa Connect 2024

Huawei’s new cloud offering aims to accelerate digital transformation and innovation across Africa with enhanced services.

Huawei has announced the launch of its Huawei Cloud Stack 8.3 offering at the Huawei Africa Connect 2024 conference, currently underway in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The launch of the offering was announced in a keynote speech delivered by Hu Yuhai, Vice President of Huawei Hybrid Cloud. Titled, “Leap to Cloud to Accelerate Industrial Intelligence”, the speech also saw Hu provide details on how Huawei Cloud Stack provides trusted cloud infrastructure, innovative cloud service capabilities and extensive industry know-how to help government and enterprise customers in Africa accelerate cloud adoption.

In line with this, Huawei Cloud has ramped up investments in Africa to support the continent’s development into an intelligent digital hub. The journey began in 2018, with the launch of Africa’s first public cloud region of Huawei Cloud in Johannesburg, South Africa. This was followed by a significant expansion in June, 2024, with the launch of Northern Africa’s first public cloud region of Huawei Cloud in Cairo, Egypt. Huawei Cloud has been recognised as one of the fastest-growing cloud providers in the world.

Huawei Cloud strives to be the preferred cloud for intelligent transformation. In Africa, For Africa , we are ready to work alongside our customers and partners with better technologies, industry solutions, and ecosystem resources.

Hu Yuhai, Vice President, Huawei Hybrid Cloud

Huawei’s expanded cloud activity reflects the fact that government and enterprise customers in Africa are keen to embrace intelligent and digital transformation. Huawei Cloud is dedicated to offering an industry-leading hybrid cloud solution, empowering customers to spark cloud innovation. Huawei Cloud Stack 8.3 boasts a wide array of enhanced cloud services and features to provide a trusted, more resilient cloud native foundation. It boosts innovation in the following key areas and making new technologies locally available as fast as possible:

·  Trusted cloud infrastructure: Huawei has continuously invested in foundational software and hardware technologies alike, has established secure, reliable, and open cloud native infrastructure, and provides green, low-carbon IT hardware and data center infrastructure. Huawei aims to lay a robust foundation for digital transformation in Africa.

·  Innovative cloud service abilities: Huawei leverages data and AI technologies to provide numerous cloud services, aiming to help customers unleash the value of data and enhance data sovereignty.

·  Extensive industry know-how: Huawei provides a series of professional services, covering high-level design, service planning, implementation, and deliveries, based on robust experience from numerous global projects. Huawei looks to work with more industry partners to help customers accelerate intelligent and digital transformation.

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