[ShenZhen, 17 Sept. 2013]: Huawei, a leading global information and communication technology (ICT) solution provider, has today announced a strategic partnership with AppDirect, a leading provider of cloud service marketplace and management solutions, to its global carrier customers at Huawei's annual Innovation and Transformation Summit in Xi'an, China, Sept. 17th – 18th, 2013.
"Carriers today are facing tremendous challenges of revenue decline, higher customer expectations, widening field of competition, and a blurring of industry boundaries. Cloud Computing offers carriers new business and revenue opportunities. Global carriers have the urgent needs to quickly and safely enter the Public Cloud market. Carriers want turn-key and proven end-to-end solution and services", said Anni Lai, Head of Business Development, Carrier Cloud, Huawei. In order to jointly serve global carriers with their needs to become successful Public Cloud ICT service providers, Huawei and AppDirect join forces, combine strengths – Huawei's expertise in Telecommunications, carrier-grade IT and CT infrastructure, global support capability and AppDirect's industry-leading cloud delivery and monetization platform, rich cloud product catalogue, and expertise in the cloud software space to jointly offer a complete solution and services and enable global carriers to become successful Public Cloud ICT service providers.
"When you combine Huawei's advanced technology and carrier relationships with AppDirect's leading cloud delivery platform, the possibilities are endless", said Daniel Saks, Co-CEO of AppDirect. "Working together, AppDirect and Huawei are poised to offer the best end-to-end cloud computing solution and services to help carriers compete in the global market for cloud services. We are excited to participate in this partnership to deliver value to our markets in Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific regions."
With this strategic alliance, global carrier customers can enjoy the following benefits–
- Carrier-grade cloud solution and services
- Best industry expertise in both IT and CT
- End-to-end Public Cloud enablement and Go-to-Market
- Integrated vision and roadmap
- 24x7 global support for both hardware and software
This strategic partnership points to a long-term commitment in continuous joint technology integration, innovations, and go-to-market.