This launch is carried out in the context of the comprehensive partnership agreement established between the two companies to drive the migration of customers’ traditional IT services to the cloud. Huawei provides innovative hardware and software including servers, storage, networking and Cloud operating systems as well as expert technical support for the Open Cloud and Cloud Server services.
Open Cloud is a public cloud service based on OpenStack technology and hosted in Telefonica's data centers in Chile, Brazil and Mexico. The service represents Telefonica's commitment to an open and secure cloud and provides a broad range of services ranging from computing, storage, networks and databases to more advanced application development, security and analysis services.
One of the main advantages of Open Cloud is the ability to connect to customers’ private networks, as well as the connectivity to additional Telefonica data center services. All of this enables customers to have hybrid cloud environments in a fast and easy manner in accordance with a countries’ local laws and regulations.
Similarly, Telefonica's Cloud Server service, is already commercially available in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, running on Huawei's cloud operating system FusionSphere. Cloud Server makes it possible to deploy a cloud server quickly and easily without much technical knowledge. This enables companies to focus on their business and delegate the management of infrastructure to Telefonica. Cloud Server is Telefonica's solution to cover the basic IT needs of customers in the small and medium enterprise sector.
Telefonica Business Solutions and Huawei continue to work together under the existing global partnership agreement established between the two companies. The next countries in which these services will be launched are Peru, Argentina, and the USA to support Telefonica’s international customers operating in that market.
José Luis Gamo, B2B Products and Solutions Director at Telefonica Business Solutions, said, "The launch in record time of the Open Cloud and Cloud Server services in Chile, Mexico and Brazil is a huge joint milestone for Telefonica and Huawei. Huawei are a strategic technology partner for Telefonica that enables us to provide a better Cloud solution in the market with the best features at the best price and with the latest technology.
“With this release, which represents Telefonica's commitment to an open and secure cloud, we are moving towards our goal of providing the best products for Cloud services, while driving our customers’ digital transformation."
Yelai Zheng, President of Huawei IT Product Line, said, "We are honored to have the global cloud strategic partnership with Telefonica, the strategic alliance aims at delivering advanced public cloud services for all Telefonica enterprise customers. By combining Huawei's long-term and sustained investment in global information and communications technology, with Telefonica's leading B2B market development capabilities, both companies aim to transform the traditional industries by providing high-quality, innovative, and industry-oriented cloud services, to enterprises.
“Cloud is a key strategic new business for Huawei, and we are committed to growing more and more in this area. Working together, Telefonica and Huawei can build key differentiators to succeed in the market."