The demand for Huawei Cloud service has been growing fast in Latin America and the Caribbean, making it now one of the top four cloud service providers in the region, senior executives from the company said on Thursday, May 25 at the Huawei Cloud Summit.
Speaking to reporters from Latin America and the Caribbean in an online press conference, the executives said that the Huawei Cloud business grew by more than 50 per cent in 2022, thanks to its concept of constant innovation and offering everything as a service.
"In Latin America, Huawei Cloud has three core regions and the most AZs [availability zones]. In the second half of this year, we will launch new AZs in Brazil, Mexico, and Chile. By then Huawei Cloud will have 11 AZs in Latin America," says Fernando Liu, president of Huawei Cloud Latin America.
The press conference happened during the COMPASS, an event organised by Huawei Cloud Latin America in China so that guests from the region can have better interactions with people from the information technology industry in China. Huawei Cloud now has some 1,400 local partners and 5,000 customers in the region.
Senior executives at the company said that the unique value of Huawei Cloud is being "accessible, innovative, trusted, and globalised". KooVerse, its unified global infrastructure, allows global customers to access services on Huawei Cloud in just 50ms.
Huawei Cloud has released industry-tailored solutions for e-commerce, FinTech, media and entertainment, and online education. These solutions are expected to bring in new experience, efficiency, and models for customers in the region, says Liu.
William Dong, head of Huawei Cloud Marketing, says that Huawei Cloud also has a strength in its cloud-native capabilities. As an advocate and pioneer of cloud native technologies, Huawei Cloud held a special event for the Latin America Branch of Cloud Native Elite Club (CNEC) during the COMPASS summit.
"Cloud native will be the new oil to fuel the local digital economy. More and more enterprises will build and grow their services on the cloud. Through Cloud Native Elite Club (CNEC), Huawei Cloud will partner with industry organisations, such as CNCF, to present Latin American enterprises the latest technologies, best practices, and industry trends, with the aim to enable more new cloud native enterprises," Dong says.
Keith Chan, CNCF regional director, shared his insights into the cloud native industry, and technical professionals from China and Latin America had in-depth exchanges on their own practices. As a global technical community for cloud native, CNEC is expected to bring in new momentum to advance cloud native in Latin America.
The COMPASS summit also brings together more than 200 stakeholders for industry roundtables and workshops themed 'Consumer and IT Services All on Cloud' and 'Huawei Cloud SRE', with an eye on how companies in the region can use cloud technologies to accelerate digital development and innovation.