Enterprise Cloud: Time for 2.0

September 07, 2016

By Maurice Nagle - Web Editor

Just a few years ago, questions loomed large when it came to cloud migration, capability and security. In a short time, the enterprise cloud space has seen an explosion of innovation and adoption as a result of this burgeoning area’s undeniable benefits.

 “Cloud is changing everything,” uttered Huawei (News - Alert) ‘s rotating CEO Ken Hu at the recently concluded Huawei Connect 2016 event. Hu continued to explain, “We view change as a process of rebirth. For any business in the Cloud 2.0 era, change brings hope. And through action, we can create the future.” Hu believes the next 10 years will be instrumental in cloud proliferation; Cloud era 2.0 is upon us.

Huawei will take center stage in this transformation, putting investment in three areas of focus: devices, network and the cloud. Long term, the cloud will be pivotal, as Hu illustrated, it will host network intelligence. And, with IoT in its infancy, the network will connect the foretold billions of devices, with the cloud mission critical in supporting this development.

Hu continues to note, “Interconnected computers spread across the planet will aggregate vast amounts of data, forming a 'digital brain' in the cloud. This digital brain will evolve in real time, and it will never age, providing intelligence that can be called upon at any time by people and machines via high-speed connections and devices,”

The theme of this year’s event, “Shape the Cloud” permeated the program. China’s largest telecom took attendees on a tour of cloud trends, digital transformation and the cloud ecosystem at large. In Cloud era 2.0 Huawei expects 85 percent of enterprise apps to be cloud-based, leveraging the power of this nascent arena for high-performance, flexibility as well as reliability.

Cloud apps are not new, and adoption is certainly on the rise. Ask ServiceNow, a firm that’s app store has seen nothing but success since its launch. It’s nice for Huawei to offer such a sunny vision of the future, but it’s easy for people to forget “it takes a village.” The ecosystem will determine the cloud’s ultimate success or failure.

Is your head in the cloud, yet?

Edited by Alicia Young