Huawei, Telefonica Partner on Enterprise Cloud Migration
The first countries where the enterprise cloud service will be deployed are Brazil, Mexico and Chile during the first quarter of 2016.Information and communications technology solutions provider Huawei and Telefonica Business Solutions, a provider of range of integrated communication solutions for the B2B market, have reached an agreement to promote the migration of traditional IT services to the cloud. The agreement is designed to strengthen the capabilities of both companies, helping enterprises migrate their servers to the cloud, allowing these companies to use computing, storage, and backup services in Telefonica’s data centers with no infrastructure investment required and on a pay-per-use basis. Huawei will deploy Telefonica’s Open Cloud service based on OpenStack in eight Telefonica data centers, while Telefonica will use Huawei’s knowledge and experience on its public cloud service in the Chinese market. The service will be deployed in Brazil, Mexico and Chile during the first quarter of 2016 and in five additional locations later on next year.
"Huawei is a long-standing partner for telecom equipment with Telefonica. Earlier this month, Telefonica and Huawei signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop, evaluate and research requirements for a 5G network architecture," Francis Hopkins, director of corporate communications at Huawei USA, told eWEEK. "Huawei began researching 5G in 2009 and has committed $600 million in R&D to the technology."