During their Open Cloud Forum 2016, Huawei unveiled its ‘Cloud Network Synergy ’ whitepaper, detailing the steps needed to build Experience-Centric B2B Cloud Services.
Based on the detailed analysis of several typical enterprise application scenarios, the whitepaper concludes that telcos will become leaders in the B2B cloud service market due to their unique advantages in cloud network collaboration.
Studies have shown that 91% of new software in the next 5 years will be applicable to cloud computing. Data center network traffic will grow dramatically. The cloud service market is predicted to be worth more than 3 trillion US dollars by the year 2020. Various enterprises focusing on network, software, infrastructure and cloud computing are now entering the cloud service market. A number of world-leading telcos have positioned B2B cloud service as a strategic growth engine.
True Value of Cloud
By analyzing typical enterprise application scenarios, such as video, e-commerce, enterprise key data retrieval and backup, the whitepaper points out that the true value of cloud services is in fact, an integral part of the whole network.
Cloud computing can support enterprises by upgrading their IT applications, lowering IT costs, increasing agility in business and achieving economies of scale. However, network bandwidth and quality must not be left behind as an afterthought but be built into the architecture from the start as they are the key factors that will affect applications’ performance, especially those that are time sensitive. Compared to most cloud service providers, telco networks are not a public network, but a E2E network under close management – a significant advantage for both network bandwidth and quality.
The whitepaper also points out that telcos have the ability to provide professional services and different cloud service experiences, cultivate enterprise customers’ understanding and acceptance to ‘pay more for the experience’ and to increase customer loyalty. Through cloud services which collaborate with the network, telcos are able to manage and operate the internal network of data centers, their global network, their edge-computing network, as well as the data center’s cloud resources.
This interaction between cloud services and the network enables data centers to calculate, store and collect the resources needed and distribute them anytime, anywhere as well as to achieve one-stop ICT resources auto-deployment and intelligent optimization. By doing so, a telco is able to fine-tune the resource adjustment process, improve the network efficiency of enterprise cloud services and ensure the best customer experiences.
Mr. He Weijie, Huawei President of Marketing and Solution Sales, Carrier Business, Western Europe, said, “Huawei has extensive experience in term of supporting multiplay services and improving customer satisfaction in telcos’ B2C business area, which can be translated to B2B business to enable telcos to provide one-stop cloud, network and application to its enterprise customers with the best customer experiences.”
Huawei will continue to improve end-to-end (E2E) cloud network collaboration solutions by assisting telcos to achieve All Cloud transformation in areas of equipment, network, services, and operations as well as working with telcos to provide different cloud service experiences with the goal of becoming B2B leaders in the cloud services market.
Download the whitepaper