Innovation Experts Explore ICT Challenges and Trends at Huawei Events in Lisbon

LISBON, Portugal, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei hosted a trio of events over two days in Lisbon last week. During the events innovation experts from a range of industries discussed the challenges and opportunities of emerging ICT trends in big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing.

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Over 300 Chief Information Officers (CIO), business managers, and press members from nine Western European countries attended the Huawei Media Day, the CIO Forum and the Huawei Network Congress (HNC) on 29 to 30 October. Key discussions revolved around megatrends in mobile, social, cloud and big data, which are transforming the business and technology landscape.

The events also provided an opportunity to present Huawei's solutions, strategies and developments that will help address these challenges. Major announcements included details on the soon-to-be opened Huawei Enterprise ICT Solutions Open Lab in Munich, the newly launched OceanStor Flash Memory Strategy, and Huawei's commercial SDN-based enterprise network solution Agile Network 3.0.

Speaking at the CIO Forum, Leon He, President of Huawei Enterprise in Western Europe, noted, "The world is changing rapidly, and unless businesses are prepared, they will encounter unprecedented disruption with the emergence of new technologies. Huawei wants to partner with innovation experts from industry to help them meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of ICT advancements for better connected enterprises for a better connected world."

Pre-launch of the Huawei Enterprise ICT Solutions Open Lab (Munich)

During Thursday's Media Day, participants were given a glimpse into one of Huawei's key tools for progressing cloud computing and IoT in Europe at the pre-launch of the Huawei Enterprise ICT Solutions Open Lab.

The new Open Lab will aim to strengthen collaboration with European customers, partners and independent software vendors to push joint technical developments, clearing the way for innovative ICT infrastructures such as smart cities and connected transport. It will make a key contribution to creating an ecosystem conducive to innovation together with customers and partners.

European launch of OceanStor Flash Strategy

The Media Day also provided the perfect opportunity for the European launch of Huawei's OceanStor flash strategy, which aims to widen the adoption of flash memory in data centres, while opening the door for customers to step into an all-flash era of high performance and total reliability. Based on the strategy, Huawei envisages a full-scale flash revolution, as it works with partners within the industry chain to innovate flash controllers, media chips and enterprise storage systems.

Agility to Imagination - Huawei's Agile Network 3.0

Huawei's Agile Network 3.0, which will be akey tool for CIOs intent on ensuring agility within their enterprise, emerged as a key focus of discussion during Friday's Huawei Network Congress (HNC) sessions.

Agile Network 3.0 is the innovation and extension of Huawei's Agile Network Solution, encompassing innovations of Cloud Fabric, Agile Campus, Agile WAN, and enterprise information security, as well as extending the Agile Network architecture to the IoT. Huawei's first-of-its-kind SDN-capable Agile IoT Solution automates connections among a variety of objects, enabling them to communicate with each other freely, while also allowing for unprecedentedly convenient management and maintenance. This is undoubtedly a growing market - by June 2015, Huawei Agile Campus solutions were being used by more than 600 customers and had won nine coveted industry awards. More than 170 000 Agile Branch devices have been shipped worldwide, ranking No. 1 in terms of growth rate. Huawei has helped customers deploy more than 300 agile WAN networks, of which more than 60 support SDN applications.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei's 170 000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

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