Huawei announces establishment of the Computing Innovation Openlab

Another Step Forward in Enabling the KunLun Mission-Critical Ecosystem and Accelerating Digital Transformation

[Hangzhou, China, November 28, 2016] Huawei today announced the official establishment of its Computing Innovation Openlab. Dedicated to enabling computing innovation and transformation in the cloud computing and Big Data era, the Computing Innovation Openlab is a joint effort between Huawei and its partners to build a mission-critical platform for the industry ecosystem. The Openlab will advance the design, optimization, and delivery capabilities of joint solutions based on the Huawei KunLun Mission Critical Server. It will enable Huawei and its partners to provide solutions and services that drive better productivity for industry customers. The venture has now attracted over 20 partners, among them Intel, SAP, Oracle, Nantian, HAND, and United VARs, to name but a few.

Zeng Fanli, Chief of Huawei Hangzhou Research Center, Wang Zhen, VP of Huawei IT Server Product Line, and guests from Intel, SAP, Postal Savings Bank of China, Nantian, Oracle, United VARs, and HAND together announced the opening of the Computing Innovation Openlab

The Computing Innovation Openlab will serve as an open collaboration platform that brings together the IaaS universal solution partners (for horizontal collaboration) and industry mission-critical solution partners (for vertical collaboration). The former role focuses on system openness, performance optimization, TCO reduction, as well as joint innovation and optimization of chips and code-level fundamental technologies. The latter role focuses on customer experience, solution integrity, high availability, and business continuity. The open platform will enable both parties to synergize and develop solution designs that unleash more value and meet the requirements of customers such as the financial industry, government, enterprises, and carriers. In addition, the platform will make it easier for the solution providers to integrate and verify technical solutions in real-world environments, thereby enabling more agile response to market demands and bringing more benefits to end users.

In addition, at this opening ceremony, Huawei has partnered with Postal Savings Bank of China and Yunnan Nantian Electronics Information Co., Ltd. to release a joint solution of personal core banking business system based on Huawei KunLun. Additionally, Huawei has set up a co-innovation lab with Oracle and with HAND Enterprise Solutions Co., Ltd. respectively, and has signed a collaboration memorandum with United VARs, who is an important partner of SAP, to offer more competitive joint solutions and services to global customers.

"Huawei has cultivated a wealth of key technologies and world-leading hardware platform capabilities in the server business. However, this well of strength can be unleashed to its full potential only when combined intimately with our partners. Our concerted efforts will lead to better solutions that deliver high availability and interoperability with competitive differentiation," said Wang Zhen, VP of the Huawei IT Server Product Line. "The Computing Innovation Openlab offers just such an ideal platform for Huawei to work with the world's top-notch partners for open innovation. Huawei will unremittingly foster a complete, open ecosystem, to drive more value for our customers and achieve win-win with our partners."

Huawei has been of late adhering to what it terms its "focus" and "being integrated" strategies, and has been relentless in developing innovative ICT infrastructures. The Computing Innovation Openlab will offer the perfect opportunity for the open platform industry chain to join forces, and will place the partners in a better position to cope with the innovation requirements in the cloud computing and Big Data context. The Computing Innovation Openlab will turbo-charge enterprises in the process of digital transformation and enable them to derive better cost-benefits in the mission-critical computing environments.

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