Huawei discloses its MoU says it will promote its joint cloud growth with Microsoft, and the two together develop cloud app ecosystem with more Microsoft apps. The two sides both want to accelerate digital transformation in enterprises through it.
The strategic cooperation between the Chinese large tech and smartphone firm and Microsoft started after Huawei upgraded its Cloud Business Unit to the level 1 department. Specifically, on August 31, Huawei made adjustment in its framework. At that time, Huawei Cloud BU was upgraded as a level 1 department, which is to invest more resources on the public cloud markets.
On September 5, Huawei and Microsoft announced their partnership on cloud app at HUWEI CONNECT. According to the MoU, through this partnership between Huawei Cloud and Microsoft, more Microsoft enterprise class apps to Huawei Cloud will be released on the markets, so as to promote joint market expansion.
Although Huawei and Microsoft haven’t disclosed any details of the apps they would add, Huawei’s Cloud BU Zheng Yelai dais that their cooperation is to create a win-win cloud app ecosystem. At present, Huawei is able to offer its users the access to Windows Server as well as MS RDS for SQL Server.
Apart from those apps, the two companies are going to be collaborating together to offer premium experiences, reliable hosting, as well as digital transformation.
According to Microsoft China CEO Alain Crozier, based on technology innovation diving force, the fourth industrial revolution now is generating a number of opportunities for users to reach more across almost all industries. Huawei, being one of the global technology innovation industry leaders in the field of enterprise IT, is a good strategic partner for Microsoft to empower organizations in the mission when they are transforming. The increased collaboration is to force the innovation as the company builds a seamless framework to benefit users via those industry-leading technologies.
Collaboration brings a period of great growth for the later in cloud market. As its recent 10K filing showed, there is a 13 percent increase in server tools and products revenues. Meanwhile, its commercial cloud service revenue also increased to $14.9 billion from $9.5 billion.
As for this MoU, it is very likely to continue that cloud growth, and also this partnership will provide a foothold overseas for Huawei. The company recently also confirmed a series of plans to grow its cloud business footprint outside of China. For this, Crozier said that come together and Microsoft strongly believes that the company and Huawei will be the leaders and win in the digital transformation period, in the means of pay paramount attention to their customer’s needs.