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Huawei Cloud makes its SA debut

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Huawei says cloud services will unleash latent capacity and drive growth in the country.
Huawei says cloud services will unleash latent capacity and drive growth in the country.

Huawei Cloud has started offering commercial services in SA, the company announced in a statement on Tuesday afternoon.

This after the Chinese telecoms giant said last year its cloud services will become officially available in the country at the beginning of March.

In a statement, Huawei says it is leasing a data centre in Johannesburg from a partner from where it is deploying localised public cloud services based on local industry policies, customer requirements and partner conditions.

"Like all Huawei Cloud data centres, the South African facility complies with Tier 3+ standards and uses Huawei's high-performance chips and network devices to offer a better user experience."

Edward Deng, VP of the Huawei Cloud Business Unit, says SA is one of the most diverse and promising emerging markets globally, with tremendous potential.

"We are looking forward to Huawei Cloud's innovative technologies and services, such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence assisting African governments, carriers and enterprises in a variety of industries such as finance, energy, agriculture, to leapfrog to a fully-connected, intelligent era."

Huawei Cloud plans to gradually operate more data centres in Kenya, Nigeria and other countries in Africa, the company adds.

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