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Huawei and Global Elites Define a Cloud World at the First Tokyo Cloud Congress

To address the global mega-trend of "Cloud-based Enterprise Transformation", Huawei sponsored the first Tokyo Cloud Congress at Interop Tokyo 2016, co-hosted by Interop Tokyo Committee and the Widely Integrated Distributed Environment (WIDE) Project. Promoting openness, cooperation, and win-win collaboration, the Congress brought together leading industry experts from global ICT markets to share their latest strategies and insights.

The event attracted over 1,000 attendees, to explore Internet infrastructure development and embrace cloud to drive enterprise transformation. With informative discussions on new ICT industry trends driven by academic research, standards formulation, industry applications, solutions development, and industry cooperation, participants gained valuable insights on driving cloud-based transformation in the digital era.

At the opening address, Jun Murai, Professor of Keio University and Founder of the WIDE Project, said: "Internet infrastructure is the backbone of today's digital economy. Innovative technologies to build advanced networks and operations are critical to powering this Internet infrastructure, and international collaboration among governments, enterprises, industry alliances and academic and research institutions will be central to accelerating innovation to create winning outcomes. Today in Japan, it is encouraging to see the collaborative efforts of leading ICT companies such as Huawei advancing digital and driving future opportunities."

Rapidly developing Asian Internet economies, led by China, Japan, and South Korea, have become major global drivers

During a discussion on “Internet Development in Asia”, Professor Murai, together with Kuo-Wei Wu, Board Member of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), William Dong, President of Huawei IT Solution Sales Department, and Kei Furuta, Representative Director of Equinix Japan, shared their insights on the status, trends, opportunities, and challenges of Asia's Internet development. As the engine of the world's economic growth, Asia is leveraging existing ICT infrastructure built during the last Internet boom to accelerate the mobile Internet. In the past, the West influenced the East on new technologies. In the Internet era, innovations are gradually moving from East to West.

A Panel discussion on “Internet Development in Asia”

As enterprises embrace the application-centric cloud era, new ICT becomes the corner stone of the new industrial revolution

During a discussion on cloud-based industry opportunities, guests from the University of Tokyo, Deutsche Telekom, Intel, and Huawei shared insights on how cloud is driving enterprise development and growth. Stefan Gubi, Senior Vice President of MNC Sales and Service and IoT Push Programs at Deutsche Telekom AG, said: "The European cloud market is growing at an annual rate of 21%. New digital business models require Hybrid & Multi Cloud solutions. Strong partner ecosystems will become a key success factor in the cloud and big data market. Deutsche Telekom has established a robust end-to-end ecosystem from hardware to software and platform. Deutsche Telekom offers a full-range cloud portfolio to meet customers' multi-cloud needs." In March 2016, Deutsche Telekom and Huawei announced the launch of Open Telekom Cloud, which can be directly and easily accessed by users via public networks. With the Open Telekom Cloud, Deutsche Telekom is able to provide convenient and flexible customization services for all enterprises, large and small.

Joerg Welters, CIO of Huawei Global Cloud Business, shared the company’s successful deployment of "Open, Hybrid, and Industry Clouds." He discussed how to effectively use technological innovations and business models based on cloud computing to drive enterprise transformation. Welters believed that most existing public clouds have been built to address the needs of Internet businesses. Hybrid clouds will drive and support industry and enterprise transformation, supplementing public clouds and bridging the gap between traditional legacy IT and a cloud-native architecture. Hybrid and industry clouds will become the mega-trends of cloud transformation in the foreseeable future.

Joerg Welters, CIO of Huawei Global Cloud Business, introduced the development phases of cloud business

During industry digital transformation, the whole network will use a data center-centric architecture to accommodate all network functions and service applications. By 2025, 70-80% of the systems will be deployed on large-scale data centers, while software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and hyper scale will become forces of change.

Hiroshi Esaki, Professor of the University of Tokyo and Director of the WIDE Project, said that cloud has become a basic infrastructure service for enterprises. Only those industry players who can fully understand and follow the trend will gain competitive advantages. The creation of a cloud-based society requires the collaboration and joint efforts of all relevant stakeholders and regional organizations.

The "Cloud-based Enterprise Transformation" process requires the concerted efforts of the whole ICT industry to build an open, healthy cloud ecosystem. Huawei, an information and communications technology company with a global view and continuous innovations, has deployed more than 160 cloud data centers and 700,000 cloud computing virtual machines across the globe. Huawei has been chosen as a digital transformation partner by many leading companies from a variety of sectors, including governments, finance, transportation, energy, Internet, media, and education. In line with the Business-Driven Innovative ICT (BDII) approach, Huawei is committed to implementing open innovations, working with partners and customers to build healthy cloud ecosystems in the industry, and leading the new ICT era.

To learn more information about Huawei at Interop Tokyo 2016, please visithttp://enterprise.huawei.com/topic/interop2016_jp_en/index.html

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