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Huawei Cloud surged by over 200% in the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market for the second consecutive year, positioning itself among the top five IaaS vendors with 4.2% in global market share. This is based on a Gartner report.

Being one of the first vendors to invest in cloud-native technologies, Huawei Cloud is the only founding member and the first platinum member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), contributing more than 130 core features to the CNCF community.

From a local perspective, Huawei has seen great business growth in the public cloud and hybrid cloud environments in South Africa. Currently, the technology giant has four points of presence (PoPs) in Africa — two in South Africa, one in Nigeria, and one in Kenya.

“The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in an increased move to the cloud, and need for technology enablers. We plan to increase the number of local data centers as the demand for cloud services grows. We currently serve customers in 12 countries, with plans to grow rapidly as the need arises,” said Stone He, the new President for the Huawei Cloud in Southern Africa.

Citing as an example, Huawei Cloud’s partnership with South Africa’s Automobile Association (AASA) has overcome infrastructure challenges and reduced costs by around 10 percent per year.

“We have a unique strategy around our business model, with the focus on joint value creation with our partners and customers. We are committed to helping our partners grow their business and strengthen their competitive edge, through joint go-to-market strategies. Our business model is focused on joint value creation,” He said.

Despite its four-year presence in the cloud landscape, Huawei Cloud has already made its way to the top. It delivers 200+ cloud services and solutions and 4,000+ applications in the marketplace as well as collaborates with over 20,000 partners and 1.8 million developers.

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