Huawei and Telefonica have committed to upgrade the Traditional IT services to the cloud. Inked in the agreement, Huawei will deploy the Telefonica’s Open Cloud service based on OpenStack in eight Telefonica data centres and Telefonica to take Huawei’s expertise on its public cloud service in the Chinese market.
According to reports, Huawei and Telefonica has cited that the agreement will foster the capabilities of both companies, and will help enterprises to migrate their servers to the cloud, allowing them to use computing, storage and backup services in Telefonica’s data centres with no infrastructure investment required and on a pay per use basis.
The services offered include virtual servers, storage and physical servers, also known as “baremetal”.
The strategic partnership will also enable Telefonica to penetrate into the the latest technologies of Huawei, enriching Telefonica’s value proposition in the cloud services market while making easier for enterprise customers to securely move their data to the cloud.
Juan Carlos Lopez-Vives, CEO Telefonica Business Solutions said that with the agreement Telefonica will be better positioned to serve the needs of thousands of enterprises that require an easily scalable platform in the cloud at a competitive cost and with full reliability and security.
Ryan Ding, Huawei’s Executive Director of the Board and President of Products & Solutions said the global collaboration agreement represents a unique milestone in our long successful partnership with Telefonica, and will certainly have a big impact in promoting the migration of enterprises to the cloud and the digital world in all Telefonica footprint.
The first countries where the service will be deployed are Brazil, Mexico and Chile during the first quarter of 2016 and in five additional locations later on also next year.