Steven Lu (left), Director, AIEQ Systems and Jacques Botha, Chief Technology Officer, AIEQ Systems.
AIEQ Systems has adopted Huawei Cloud to help the company develop tailored, compliant and secure service offerings and solutions in line with the growing needs of the business market.
Co-founders Steven Lu (CEO) and Jacques Botha (CTO) report that the partnership with Huawei Cloud has enabled the company to expand its product offering in the cloud. “We are able to deliver cloud services with one click and allow our customers to customize their own solutions in the future. By giving our customers the ability to launch and scale down their products every month and scale up and scale subscription revenue, we hope to attract more SMEs to the cloud market, ”Lu said.
With the founding motto: Innovate – Connect – Evolve, AIEQ Systems strives to provide businesses with the agility necessary to adapt and prosper in the market through the deployment of cutting-edge technologies. The company’s solutions and services span cybersecurity, cloud computing, managed services, backup as a service, VoIP and connectivity. It also offers hardware, software, network infrastructure, data centers, facilities management and related equipment used to design, test, implement, operate, monitor, manage and support IT services.
Botha says, “For a few years now, there has been a massive increase in the adoption of cloud solutions and services. By helping businesses migrate to the cloud, we can save them on their annual operating expenses. With the different models of cloud solutions available, it makes it easier for all companies to choose their cloud computing based services according to their needed products and solutions.
The AIEQ says there has been a significant increase in interest in the cloud since the start of the pandemic. “As businesses move towards a more hybrid working environment, the cost of having physical servers on-premises can be seen as a higher cost over the operating model,” Botha explains. By moving services to the cloud, businesses can slowly see a greater ROI by hosting in the cloud, ”he says. “However, one of the biggest challenges businesses face when migrating to the cloud is moving their data, along with compliance and security issues. There are many considerations that will need to be considered before starting their cloud migration journey. Businesses will need to look at their current environment and try to match the same offering in the cloud. With this, the accessibility and speed of the internet is crucial for users to access data in the cloud.
AIEQ Systems chose to partner with Huawei Cloud because the company has solid experience in South Africa and now has two Availability Zones in the country.
Lu says, “Huawei has been in the country for over 20 years now. With their vast technology portfolio and data centers around the world, they are a force in the country to be reckoned with. Having Huawei Data Center hosted in South Africa meets our policy and governance requirements, and with both sites established, low latency and local support, it was easy for us to choose them as our cloud partner. prefer. We have also worked a lot with Huawei and understood their data center education and written several certifications to bring our products to their market.
Sanjay Gunpath, Business Development Director at Huawei Cloud (Southern Africa), said, “The availability of Huawei Cloud in South Africa in two Availability Zones, along with all security controls, enables partners to build and deliver services that have network latency sensitivity like voice and offer it to customers competitively, removing barriers to entry for those small businesses to take advantage of services like cloud-based telephony, which was once only accessible to large companies that could afford the down payment. The cornerstone of Huawei’s success is providing our partners and customers with the right technology and the right technical support to create mutually beneficial solutions and this is what we have achieved with AIEQ.
“With the Huawei Cloud offering, we are able to bring various technologies to customers’ doors to help them overcome everyday challenges. By offering the cloud solution, we are able to speed up the delivery time of the services and reduce their investment in traditional hardware and operating costs.Huawei Cloud helps us innovate in our services to connect the people, places and products and to evolve businesses and people in an ever-changing digital landscape, ”Lu said.