At the HUAWEI CLOUD Chile Summit 2019, HUAWEI CLOUD announced that its Chile region is open for business, providing a full-stack cloud platform and a wide range of Artificial Intelligence (AI) services for Latin America. Representatives from the government, leading companies, top universities, and other institutions joined at the summit to explore how new cloud services and solutions can accelerate economic growth in Latin America.
Digital transformation has been high on Chile’s agenda in recent years, and the country has introduced advanced technologies such as cloud computing, AI, 5G and undersea cables to boost its economy and improve living standards. As the digital center of Latin America, Chile is a solid base for HUAWEI CLOUD's new region, which will serve Chile and the rest of Latin America.
Zou Zhilei, president of Huawei Latin America Region, said: "Huawei has been serving Chile for 16 years and has earned the trust of customers, partners, institutions, universities, and governments in the country. Huawei Cloud's mission here is to create a fertile environment for enterprises and governments to digitally transform and improve international competitiveness."
To meet the demands of the region’s current and future digital applications, HUAWEI CLOUD delivers a domestic latency of only 20ms, and a latency of 50ms for other Latin American countries.
Edward Deng, President of HUAWEI CLOUD Global Market, said: “Cloud, AI, IoT, and 5G will be important drivers of digital transformation. Every industry can make significant progress by adopting these technologies. The Chile region is our first region in Latin America and more regions will be launched this year. We will empower governments and enterprises across Latin America and facilitate the regional economic development with full-stack all-scenario AI services, multi-architecture cloud services, excellent hybrid clouds, and global local technical support."
The HUAWEI CLOUD Partner Network (HCPN) program was also introduced at the Summit, with 36 Huawei partners from around Latin America named as certified program partners. Through the program, HUAWEI CLOUD will work with local partners to build an open ecosystem. The program provides partners with business, technical, marketing, and go-to-market support to help them develop services or solutions to drive business success with HUAWEI CLOUD.
Cristián Rodríguez, director of Invest Chile commented that: "Huawei's investment to offer its public cloud in Chile to cover Chile and the rest of Latin America reinforces our country's position as a digital hub and leader in the region in technological and infrastructure transformation. We will also add our commitment to be an open and competitive economy, an increasingly digitized and automated economy. We are currently living with the Artificial Intelligence, so we have to be well prepared as a country and prepare our infrastructure for the work of the future."
Leveraging years of in-depth understanding and insights into industrial requirements, HUAWEI CLOUD now offers a wide range of general-purpose and industry-specific solutions for governments and enterprises in Chile and Latin America, covering industries such as urban development, e-commerce, education, finance, Internet, healthcare, manufacturing, and logistics. The ultimate purpose is to improve urban efficiency, accelerate industry transformation, and make enterprises more competitive. These high-performance, low-latency cloud services and solutions are reliable, secure, trustworthy, and cost-efficient. In addition, 24-7 technical support and Spanish-language support is provided by a local Huawei service team in Latin America.
As of June 2019, HUAWEI CLOUD and its partners have opened 23 regions with a total of 44 availability zones, and launched over 180 cloud services and 180 solutions. An increasing number of enterprises are benefiting from HUAWEI CLOUD and AI services, including the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), PSA Group, Shenzhen Airport, and Port of Tianjin.
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