Huawei launches AI + Digital Platform to improve digital transformation; achieve higher levels of innovation and growth

Huawei Enterprise Business Group released this week how its new digital platform strategy will enable governments and enterprises to accelerate digital transformation and achieve new levels of innovation and growth. Huawei also announced its AI + Digital Platform that adapts to various scenarios across industries; and a partnership with Tianjin Binhai New Area to create a smart city based on the adoption of the new AI + Digital Platform.

In addition, Huawei launched a new smart campus solution which is being implemented by Vanke, a Chinese-based real estate developer, to reshape its enterprise operations for growth and competitiveness.

Huawei’s Smart Campus Solution enables a smart mode by leveraging cloud computing, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence, which is more than digitalization. It innovates the campus operational mode and shifts it from planned to on-demand, making operating status visualized, manageable, and controllable.

The solution also redefines campus space and creates virtual communities, breaking the restraints of physical campuses. Additionally, the solution redefines business value, aiming to help enterprise customers develop hybrid businesses instead of a single business by unleashing potential through transactions and sharing.

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, Huawei Enterprise Business outlined the enhanced capabilities of its Digital Platform designed to help enterprises compete and thrive in today’s fast-evolving digital world. The capabilities include Huawei’s FusionStorage8.0 which can deliver a 300 microsecond I/O response, a fully-distributed architecture with no gateways and active-active reliability; Huawei’s private cloud solution offers cloud services on the IaaS-layer in the industry. Huawei’s CloudFabric solution can support minute-level uplink and downlink of 10,000 containers.

Huawei also offers acceleration module Atlas200 that can perform real-time analysis of high-definition videos and advanced smart small cells. In addition, Huawei announced its all-new full-stack AI portfolio, allowing industry-specific AI applications to be integrated into the Digital Platform to better support customers’ digital transformation journeys.

Huawei Enterprise Business Group introduced the Digital Platform + X + Ecosystem approach to give users a long-term strategy to accelerate digital transformation. With the Digital Platform as the foundation, new capabilities (the “X”), such as AI, IoT, Big Data, security, ICP, video; and the platform which integrates those sectors.

“Huawei’s Digital Platform offers three core advantages: it is full-stack, open and supports enterprises across multiple industries. Leveraging our capabilities in self-developed chips, mathematical algorithms and architecture design, we develop full-stack solutions including devices, the IaaS and PaaS layers, and the SaaS layer together with ecosystem partners. By implementing full-stack platforms, customers can focus on business innovation without spending precious resources on building their own unique digital technology platforms and capabilities,” said Lu Qi, president of marketing and solution sales at the department of Enterprise Business Group, Huawei. “Huawei delivers horizontal solutions with cross-industry standardization, and our Digital Platform can be used in a wide range of scenarios, as it supports both private cloud and public cloud. Additionally, Huawei is building an open, win-win ecosystem, in which our products and solutions can interoperate with those from other providers, offering customers the freedom to use the best solutions for their unique requirements.”

Lu Qi added: “Staying true to Huawei’s open approach, the Digital Platform allows partners to quickly develop upper-layer applications, and customers to digitally transform in an agile and efficient manner by focusing on creating business value rather than the integration of the underlying technologies. Using this approach, Huawei aims to become a long-term strategic partner for our customers.”

With Huawei’s expertise, the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) designed and developed an AI-based “1 + 4 + N” Smart City solution, which refers to one center, four platforms, and additional innovative applications.

The “1” of the solution represents the “City Brain” Intelligent Operations Center (IOC), which enables data sourced from government, enterprise, and citizen services through the Internet and IoT, to be aggregated and processed using AI. This provides powerful analytical capabilities to help transform Tianjin BinHai New Area into a smart city.

The solution is composed of four AI platforms that interact closely with the IOC to provide smart services including Resident Voices that features voice recognition and semantic parsing technologies that enable city managers to understand the voice of each resident to gain insight into their needs; sensing the city that uses image recognition and correlation analysis to explore the relationships between people, places, vehicles and things for the purpose of fostering harmony for all; Resident Care that integrates deep learning and correlation analysis throughout the service lifecycle to generate personalized resources for residents; and Enterprise Services that applies multi-dimensional and correlation analysis to clarify the internal relationships of industries in the TEDA district for the purpose of matching the availability of service resources throughout the enterprise lifecycle.

As more industries harness digital transformation, smart campuses will boost business growth and drive global competitiveness. By building smart campuses, enterprises can gain a more comprehensive, deeper and more accurate understanding of customers’ needs, and can provide relevant, authentic and efficient customer experiences.

With the goal of becoming a platform enabler, Huawei has redefined the smart campus enablement platform using four key principles of smart model by going beyond digitalization, the platform can enable interconnectivity, collaboration, integration and innovation; campus space where space constraints are no longer a limitation, as campuses move from physical entities to virtual communities; business model where the platform can enable customers to transform from a traditional stand-alone model to a multi-dimensional business, and optimize their value through transaction sharing; and campus operation where the functions are now visible, manageable, and controllable by changing the original plan-based operations into on-demand operations.

Huawei is committed to working with customers in the long term and takes a future-oriented approach to drive enterprise digital transformation through the power of the platform. So far, 211 of the Fortune Global 500 companies (including 48 Fortune Global 100 companies) have selected Huawei as their digital transformation partner.

HUAWEI CONNECT 2018 is held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center and Expo Center from October 10 to 12. Under the theme of “Activate Intelligence”, this year’s HUAWEI CONNECT is an open, cooperative and shared forum to help all organizations stake their claim in the intelligent world.


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