Above: After the announcement at Huawei Connect. At centre left is Zheng Yelai, President of Huawei’s Cloud BU and IT Product Line and at centre right is Alain Crozier, CEO of Microsoft China. Photo courtesy Huawei.
At Huawei Connect 2017, taking place in Shanghai, China, Huawei and Microsoft signed a strategic memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Cloud Service under which Microsoft applications will be released on Huawei Cloud. The two companies will initiate in-depth cooperation on the public cloud to provide the optimal experience of cloud services for enterprises and help enterprises implement digital transformation.
Zheng Yelai, President of Huawei’s Cloud BU and IT Product Line, said in the MOU signing ceremony, “Adhering to a customer-centered philosophy, Huawei is dedicated to enabling and promoting the development of a smart society. As a world-leading provider of software, services, and solutions, Microsoft has played an important part in the enterprise market all along.”
“Huawei Cloud looks forward to cooperating with Microsoft to build an open and win-win ecosystem. The signing of this MOU marks the start of strategic cooperation between the two companies.”
Alain Crozier, CEO of Microsoft China hailed Huawei as a strategic partner in the digital transformation of enterprise and said the two companies shared a vision for the new industrial revolution. “The fourth industrial revolution, driven by technology innovation, is creating opportunities for customers to achieve more across nearly every industry,” he said.
“As a global leader in enterprise IT, Huawei is a strategic partner for Microsoft in the mission to empower organizations as they transform. Our increased collaboration will drive innovation as we build a seamless platform to benefit customers through industry-leading technology. Together, we are confident that we will lead, and win, in the era of digital transformation by focusing on what our customers need.”
Huawei and Microsoft already enjoy a time-honored and deepening cooperation in the field of cloud computing as the Huawei Cloud has provided Windows Server and RDS for SQL Server. In this new strategic cooperation, Huawei and Microsoft will bring more Microsoft enterprise-level products online.
Joint innovation by the two parties provide customers with trusted hosting and various enterprise applications as a service. Facing promising prospects in the global market, both companies will jointly carry out market expansion and marketing activities on schedule.