A virtual human and cloud firsts at Huawei Connect 2021
Huawei has claimed an industry first with the launch of its "ubiquitous cloud-native service" Huawei Cloud UCS as it looks to "build the cloud foundation for an intelligent future".
Huawei said the development marked the industry's "first distributed cloud-native product", the launch of which is part of its strategy to "work with partners towards a global cloud alliance".
Speaking at the launch, Huawei Cloud CEO Zhang Ping'an (pictured) said: "For the past 30 years, Huawei has been relentless in connecting the world. For the next 30 years, we will build the cloud foundation 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. Digitalisation is a wealth of opportunities, and we call on all to think cloud native, act cloud native. Let's dive into digital and into the potential of Everything as a Service."
Ping'an went on to confirm two new customer cloud regions, Ulanqab and Mexico taking Huawei Cloud to 61 Availability Zones in 27 geographic regions worldwide.
However, the headline maker was the launch of 10 new cloud-based services, which included: MacroVerse aPaaS, OptVerse AI Solver – which has been used by Tianjin Port for global optimisation scheduling – Pangu drug molecule model, a blockchain service and the FunctionGraph computing service. There was also SparkRTC, a real-time audio and video cloud service that covers more than 170 countries and regions with a reliability up to 99.99% and latency under 200 ms.
Ping'an also announced "the first virtual human", Yunsheng, and three technical upgrades to Huawei Cloud GaussDB, while Huawei Cloud Stack was upgraded to 8.1. That now supports eight services, including AI inference, big data governance, and cloud desktop. Now providing more than 80 cloud services in 12 categories, Huawei said this makes it "the solution with the widest range of on-premises cloud services".
Huawei Connect 2021 opened today, with Eric Xu, Huawei Rotating Chairman, unveiling the plans during his keynote speech.