HUAWEI Cloud IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) revenue jumped 202.8%, placing it in the list of the top five cloud IaaS providers in the world, according to a report by the research firm Gartner Inc.
According to the research firm, this is the second consecutive year of growth of over 200% for Huawei Cloud in the IaaS market, placing Huawei Cloud in the top five of IaaS providers with 4.2% of world market share.
HUAWEI Cloud was one of the first vendors to invest in cloud native technologies. HUAWEI Clouid helped establish the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) in 2015, and is the only founding member and first platinum member of the CNCF, bringing over 130 core features to the CNCF community.
As of December 2020, HUAWEI Cloud had launched more than 220 cloud services and more than 210 solutions. Through technology partnerships, HUAWEI Cloud has developed more than 20,000 partners, attracted 1.8 million developers and launched more than 4,000 applications in the market.
Since its launch in South Africa in 2019, HUAWEI Cloud has experienced exponential growth in the cloud market. Currently, the tech giant has four points of presence in Africa: two in South Africa, one in Nigeria and one in Kenya.
“The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in increased migration to the cloud and a need for technology catalysts. We plan to increase the number of on-premises data centers as the demand for cloud services increases. We are currently serving customers in 12 countries, with plans to grow rapidly as needed, ”said Stone He, the new president of HUAWEI Cloud in Southern Africa.
In South Africa, in 2020, Huawei experienced strong business growth in public cloud and hybrid cloud. The Automobile Association of South Africa (AASA), a 91-year-old AASA, is a non-profit organization that provides road safety, roadside assistance and vehicle-related services to its five million registered users and its 700,000 subscribers. Through its partnership with HUAWEI Cloud, they overcame infrastructure challenges and cut costs by around 10% per year.
“We have a unique strategy around our economic model, emphasizing the creation of joint value with our partners and customers. We are committed to helping our partners grow their businesses and strengthen their competitive advantage, through common go-to-market strategies. Our business model is focused on joint value creation, ”said He.