Why partnerships power the cloud ecosystem



The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation across industries. With many businesses in survival mode and looking to accelerate growth rapidly, becoming digitally advanced has fast become a priority to improve operational agility, reduce costs, and accelerate revenues.

Doing so isn’t without its challenges. As a result of the disruption brought about by the pandemic, organisations are looking to scale at pace without being burdened by steep learning curves. Despite this, they are also having to focus their resources more than ever due to the current cash-flow-challenged economy.

This is where partners can make all the difference. As the saying goes, two heads are better than one - and three, four or five can be hugely beneficial in helping businesses to execute their transformation agenda.

For small to mid-sized enterprises (SMEs), in particular, the benefits of having partners can be considerable. Partners can help organisations quickly identify places and functions within their business that would benefit from digital technology, can help to inform decision-making and quickly help resolve any issues that might arise. They can ensure solutions stay effective by maintaining systems, monitoring their effectiveness, and scaling as needed.

Partnerships can save costs, too, which is critical in the current economic climate. Building an internal team to do the same job, which would require employees with fluency in often niche functions, is expensive, time-consuming, and a constant draw on resources. With partnerships, these resources can be devoted to adding value in other areas of operations.

It’s not just SMEs that will reap the benefits, as collaboration is just as crucial to a vendors’ success and its continued ability to innovate. As a result of partnerships, vendors can build on their product offering to create more tailored, service-based solutions that match the exact needs of their customers, as well as create innovative services that can be extended to reach broader audiences and markets.

Huawei is a strong believer in partnerships and has long been collaborating with various organisations. The FusionServer Pro product line, intelligent servers that empower acceleration and management, is one such example.

To meet the ever-changing needs of businesses on their digital transformation journeys, Huawei has used partnerships to ensure it can continue to innovate. Intel, for example, is one of the most important partners for Huawei. The chipmaker’s 3rd-Gen Xeon Scalable processors power the FusionServer Pro 2488H V6, taking embedded AI performance to the next level with its Deep Learning Boost technology and providing unmatched performance with its innovative Optane memory. Running on the unrivaled configuration of the next-generation Intel processor, Huawei FusionServer Pro 2488H V6 delivers higher performance and better services for customers.

Both Huawei and Intel also invest heavily in research and development, ensuring equipment consistently performs at its top level.

Huawei’s partnership with SAP HANA is another example of the importance of collaboration. The Huawei SAP HANA joint solutions consist of single-node, cluster, and TDI solutions and feature high performance, high reliability, and smooth scaling. The joint solutions are empowered by the Huawei FusionServer Pro series, allowing enterprises to accelerate their critical services, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and data warehouse.

Thanks to the close technical collaboration between SAP HANA and Huawei, the joint products are able to achieve high performance and serve as an IT platform that fully complies with the technical specifications of SAP.

The FusionServer Pro series is ultimately built on Huawei's commitment to industry partnerships for a prosperous computing industry and marks a significant step to the rapid digital transformation of industries. These intelligent servers can help enterprises to build intelligent data centre infrastructure in an energy-efficient and cost-effective manner, with intelligent management and high-energy efficiency to reduce O&M costs, making them a must-have in the digital age.

This is why Huawei is committed to bringing in more partners to work together at every stage of the business – expanding the ecosystem for the benefit of customers and other technology providers.

Organizations today are under unprecedented pressure to adapt. Intel has delivered five generations of custom silicon built for cloud scale, along with co-engineering with partners and relationships with top cloud providers. Today’s top clouds are powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors.