Huawei cloud BU president Zheng Yelai
In the afternoon of February 4, Huawei announced the 2017 annual performance data with a sales revenue of 500 million U.S. dollars and a 300% increase in the number of users and resource usage. Zheng Yelai, president of Huawei Cloud BU, told Sina Media and other media that the competition in the public cloud market is far from over. He also predicted that the growth of Huawei cloud will exceed 2017 in 2018.
Turning to the fiery AI and the blockchain, Zheng Yelai said that these technologies are over-hyped in China. Huawei has long invested in these two technology fields and applied it to the actual scenarios. "Huawei will not follow the trend of speculation concept. & rdquo;
Public cloud competition is far from over
In March 2017, Xu Zhijun, vice chairman and rotating CEO of Huawei, announced the establishment of Cloud BU, which specializes in public cloud, adding that it will increase its investment to 2,000 in 2017. At the time, Cloud BU was set up under the Products and Solutions division and was led by President of IT Products, Zheng Yelai, as Cloud BU President. Less than six months after its establishment, Cloud BU was upgraded to a Tier 1 organization from Tier 2 at the end of August of that year.
Recalling the case of Huawei's incoming cloud service, Zheng Yelai said many people thought Huawei was late and had no chance. However, after the data came out in 2017, Huawei Cloud grew rapidly and "we are confident." & rdquo;
According to data released by Huawei Cloud, Huawei's cloud sales in 2017 reached 500 million U.S. dollars. As of now, Huawei Cloud has released 99 cloud services and 50 + solutions in 14 major categories, achieving a 300% increase in the number of users and resource usage and more than 2,000 cloud service partners.
"There were two things that exceeded my expectations last year. "Zheng Ye said that one is Huawei's internal cloud business to quickly reach a consensus on the adjustment of personnel in place, also gave full authorization, and second, Huawei cloud soon after the establishment of many large and medium-sized enterprises, foreign enterprises, The trust of government agencies, the rapid growth of performance.
In his view, the government and enterprises choose cloud service providers, the main pain point is stable and reliable, safe and credible and sustainable development in three areas.
And Zheng Yelai think this is the advantage of Huawei cloud, "the outside world does not worry about Huawei's technology, but Huawei is not determined to do. "Zheng Ye said that in the past, Huawei's investment in chips and hardware solutions could generate revenue from public cloud services. At the same time, Huawei does not touch the data, do not do the application, do not do equity investment "Three Do not" commitment also let Huawei cloud become the most neutral cloud service providers, "the original choice of Huawei IT companies is natural, the future Internet companies choose Huawei is also normal, because our "three not" commitment, we are neutral, do not compete with them. & rdquo;
However, compared with BAT and other Internet companies, Huawei's cloud service is indeed relatively late in the layout. There is a belief that the competition in the first half of the public cloud market is over and the pattern is basically established.
Zheng Ye to this very disagree, "no competition in any industry over, can not use the Internet staking thinking 2B business. "He shared bicycles, for example, from the beginning of the hot to the current wave of closures, emphasizing the 2C can not be used to understand the 2B cloud business. "Public Cloud Competition Without the second half of the first half, the competition for Cloud 2.0 has just begun, awaiting a truly neutral, down-to-earth service provider. & rdquo;
For Huawei cloud 2018 expectations, Zheng Yelai admitted frankly did not set a specific target number, but rather value the changes and values for the industry. "But the growth of Huawei cloud in 2018 will surely exceed that of 2017. & rdquo;
AI and blockchain are over-consumed
In addition to the public cloud business, Zheng Yelai also talked about the current fiery AI and blockchain.
He said AI is currently being entertained and bubbled in the country. "Artificial intelligence is not to do two applications brush a face on the line" In his view, the future of AI is the core of two things: First, to solve business applications, the need to combine specific issues; Second, the economic cost Efficiency, through software and hardware innovations, make AI the most cost-effective.
Huawei Cloud also released EI enterprise intelligence in terms of artificial intelligence, including 30 enterprise intelligent services such as EI-based platform services, general services and industry scene solutions. Zheng Ye to disclose, April and September this year, Huawei will also focus on the release of artificial intelligence products.
In the area of blockchain, he said Huawei had invested as early as 2016 and released related products. For example, the advantage of Huawei on the blockchain is the algorithm, which is in cooperation with some banks in areas such as big data platforms, risk control and credit reporting. Huawei Cloud has many test strings generated by using blockchain.
"Blockchain itself is a good technology to solve the safe, credible transmission problems, but the virtual currency is only an application of the blockchain. Huawei will not follow the trend of speculation concept. "Zheng Ye said.