Date
28 July 2017
Huawei hopes to develop 10,000 talented people in its cloud computing business within three years, Eric Xu says. Photo: chinabyte.com
Huawei hopes to develop 10,000 talented people in its cloud computing business within three years, Eric Xu says. Photo: chinabyte.com

Huawei gearing up human capital for cloud computing

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., a Shenzhen-based telecommunications equipment and services firm, is stepping up its investment in cloud computing, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Monday.

It quoted chief executive Eric Xu Zhijun (徐直軍) as saying the firm aims to nurture 10,000 talented people in the field within three years. 

Huawei, which entered the cloud computing market five years ago, has become China’s second-largest provider of such services, Xu said.

It will focus its corporate cloud computing business on four major segments — finance, government, energy and transportation — president Yan Li (閻力) said.

By the end of June, the Huawei had established more than 660 data centers around the world, of which more than 255 are cloud data centers, serving about 500 partners.

The output of the firm’s servers has ranked fourth in the world for eight consecutive seasons.

Income from non-internet clients in Hong Kong has grown 400 percent, and income from internet-related clients has grown 30 percent. 

Huawei aims to boost the income contribution from servers overseas to 50 percent from the 20 percent.

Markets overseas now contribute 68 percent of the firm’s overall revenue, said Qiu Long (邱隆), a general manager for server products.

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