Huawei Cloud makes its AI and blockchain services available in Hong Kong

Speaking at the 2019 Cloud Summit in Hong Kong, Huawei has announced that from the end of March onward, full-stack AI solutions from Huawei's Cloud enterprise intelligence (EI) will be available in Hong Kong, alongside blockchain services. This announcement comes as a bid from the company to strengthen Hong Kong’s status as a global financial and logistics hub. 

Huawei Cloud’s enterprise intelligence (EI) full-stack AI solutions offer enterprises 48 EI services, including the one-stop AI developer platform ModelArts, optical character recognition (OCR), natural language processing, and video analysis. In addition, IoT services are now available for all scenarios, providing secure three-step global access to more than 1,000 object models.

The company said Huawei Cloud has become the first international cloud provider to offer three availability zones in Hong Kong, providing users with secure and scalable cloud services.

Huawei Cloud customers in Hong Kong include ICBC Asia, Phoenix TV, Freeman Securities, Skyworth Digital, TravelSky Technology, and Four Directions, as well as many more across financial, technology, media and communications, campus and other industries.

Speaking at the Cloud Summit, Zhang Yuxin, CTO of Huawei Cloud, explained why it offers customers full-stack services built on cloud and AI. “Our vision is to join hands with our Hong Kong customers, industry partners, and academic associations to build a smart future for this vibrant city, as well as to drive technology innovation and business development throughout the Greater Bay Area.”

Huawei's statement claims that in the era of digital transformation, cloud and AI technologies are the fastest way for the region’s enterprises and authorities to accelerate innovation and stimulate growth. With initiatives that focus on Hong Kong,  Huawei Cloud aims to be rooted in Hong Kong and serve Hong Kong by being an expert partner to help local enterprises transform towards cloud intelligence.

Huawei Cloud has also launched its AI Partners Club, which is a global program that helps partners build EI-based solutions by providing valuable business, technical, and marketing support, including advanced training and consulting and incubation services. Ten AI startups have joined the program so far. The first 10 partners in the program are companies that specialize in deep learning, voice recognition, data analytics, and visual and voice data labelling across the healthcare, retail, campus, education, and fintech industries.

Edward Deng, president of Huawei Cloud Global Market, also unveiled the Huawei Enterprise Overseas Application Store will open in April, with more than 40 Independent Software Vendors offering 250 solutions in over 16 categories, enabling users quickly purchase and obtain cloud resources and services.