Telefonica and Huawei partner for enterprise cloud migration

30 November 2015 |


Telefonica Business Solutions and Huawei are to provide a global service migrating clients’ internal IT systems to the cloud.

Under the agreement, both parties will help enterprises to outsource the management of their computing, storage and backup services to Telefonica’s data centres without any infrastructure investment.

"With this agreement Telefonica will be better positioned to serve the needs of thousands of enterprises that require an easily scalable platform in the cloud at a competitive cost and with full reliability and security,” said Juan Carlos Lopez-Vives, CEO of Telefonica Business Solutions.

“This is all possible thanks to Telefonica’s capabilities providing end-to-end service management including the network and data centre. The smart combination and scale of Telefonica’s and Huawei’s capabilities reinforce both companies and furthermore represents the best guarantee for our customers."

The cloud services will be charged on a pay per use basis. In addition, both companies will run a cloud innovation centre with the aim to contribute to the openstack community and create cloud services.

Huawei will use Telefonica’s open cloud service based on openstack in eight Telefonica data centres while the operator will utilise Huawei’s knowledge and experience on its public cloud service in China.

Ryan Ding, Huawei’s executive director of the board and president of products and solutions, said: “This global collaboration agreement represents a unique milestone in our long successful partnership with Telefonica, and will certainly have a big impact in promoting the migration of enterprises to the cloud and the digital world in all Telefonica footprint.”